Anyone ever heard of a GF3 A3?

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It appears to be a kind of stepping.
The information I can find about it isn't in English.
But from the german translation I think it was either a stepping that had problems or a stepping that fixed problems.
I think it has problems
 

Bozo Galora

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all the latest G3's have a -5 on the cpu, but tests have shown that the earlier o/c just as good as the new ones. No dif.
 

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A3 was an early revision GPU. Supposedly it couldn't clock as high as A5, but that depends on many other factors as well. If you can get a discount on a card with an A3 GPU, go for it. The "new" ones are A5.

 

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SithSolo1:

That's got to be your call. I can say that, for example, Dell had a 20% off coupon and you could have gotten in on a new GF3 for ~300 shipped, and I'm sure it was the newer A5 revision GPU. The going price (depending on make) is $330-$360, with the ASUS in particular pricier yet. You may want to talk the person down a little since it is an A3 revision...