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Any difference between all these "Reference" GTX980s?

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I NEED a 980, and i'm planning on getting one today, is there a difference between the Zotac/Asus/EVGA/Gigabyte "Reference" cards?  The Zotac card is in stock right now on amazon and i don't know if i should go for it or wait for the Asus/EVGA (i really like both of these companies) cards.

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I NEED a 980, and i'm planning on getting one today, is there a difference between the Zotac/Asus/EVGA/Gigabyte "Reference" cards?  The Zotac card is in stock right now on amazon and i don't know if i should go for it or wait for the Asus/EVGA (i really like both of these companies) cards.

Nothing is different other than the brand. Which means different types of customer service/ support 

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I NEED a 980, and i'm planning on getting one today, is there a difference between the Zotac/Asus/EVGA/Gigabyte "Reference" cards?  The Zotac card is in stock right now on amazon and i don't know if i should go for it or wait for the Asus/EVGA (i really like both of these companies) cards.

Nothing is different other than the brand. Which means different types of customer service/ support 

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The warranty, but that's about it. They're "reference" cards for a reason, they're all the same.

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Warranty and overall service. Other than that all reference cards are the same.

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Wait for EVGA. Their customer service is perfect

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dont msi use their military grade parts on the reference too ? 

"I know its stupidly overdone and unreasonably unneccesary but wouldnt it be awesome if ..."

 

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dont msi use their military grade parts on the reference too ? 

Nope, all reference 980 are exactly the same.

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I NEED a 980, and i'm planning on getting one today, is there a difference between the Zotac/Asus/EVGA/Gigabyte "Reference" cards?  The Zotac card is in stock right now on amazon and i don't know if i should go for it or wait for the Asus/EVGA (i really like both of these companies) cards.

 

The difference is only the brand, the cards themselves are identical. There's nothing wrong with Zotac though, but EVGA has the best warranty by far, they don't even care if you break your card by overclocking or taking it apart, it's still covered under warranty.

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Nope, all reference 980 are exactly the same.

what about the software? should one get a specific brand because of special software only working with it?

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what about the software? should one get a specific brand because of special software only working with it?

nah, most people use MSI afterburner which is compatible with any brand

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what about the software? should one get a specific brand because of special software only working with it?

Nope, software is cross compatible even with non-reference 

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pny is different they dont include any foam in the box so you get a card that rattles around the box before you open it gooood job PNYYYYYYYYYYYY


ps card did work thats not the point though

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Yeah if getting reference cards, Warranty is your only concern really. Non-reference cards is when the debating comes in. Even in laptops. Bloody samsung vRAM on my 780Ms *grumbles about wanting Hynix RAM for better OCing*

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