Originally Posted by henrybravo
Sorry you weren't happy. It worked out great for me. In November I bought a vanilla 280 GTX, overclocked it to faster than FTW speeds, and got 2 months of great gaming out of it. Now I'm stepping up to the vanilla GTX 285 for $6 (the price of shipping). I'm expecting to get speeds of at least 720/1700/2800.
Sure I am tempted to step-up to a vanilla GTX285 and overclock it. But, there is no guarantee that will happen compared to a factory overclocked card at advertised speeds.
What if you get a dud and it only works at factory clocks or less than 5% overclock? There is nothing wrong with the card so a RMA is not possible. It performs as advertised and your projected theory of 720/1700/2800 is a mere dream.
In your situation , you are going from vanilla to vanilla, I do not see the difference for me wanting to go from SSC to SSC. That is what I am disappointed about.