GTX 470 AND MSI Eclipse SLI

I got a msi eclipse sli  mobo and i going to upgrade my sapphire hd 4870 512mb to a gtx 470.
but why should i buy an msi gtx 470, does the card make a special connection with the mobo so it performs better than when i would put in an EVGA card ??

but why should i buy an msi gtx 470
Probably because it is cool to have as much MSI Components in the system as possible (it is a corporate identity kind of thing). 
does the card make a special connection with the mobo
Not really.
so it performs better than when i would put in an EVGA card
The performance depends on the cards specs.  If the MSI Version has better specifications (more memory, slightly overclocked etc.), it may perform better than the EVGA Card.  If the cards are identical there is no reason to believe that one would be faster then the other.

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    Second image settings (in Bios): 9-9-9-24 (1T), Memory Ratio 1600Mhz - Uncore Ratio 3200Mhz, DRAM Voltage 1.65V, Spead Spectrum Disasbled. FAILS MEMTEST
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    Starting a new thread to avoid totally hijacking another thread talking about almost the same symptoms here.
    My original post:
    Quote from: Smoke on 05-April-09, 12:43:21
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    Quote from: AaronYuri on 05-April-09, 12:56:57
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    Quote from: Smoke on 05-April-09, 20:46:53
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    Can you list out your full system spec and PSU spec?
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  • MOVED: SLI won't stay available on MSI Eclipse SLI mobo with 2 EVGA GTX 280s

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  • MSI Eclipse SLI and OCZ Reaper 1866MHz memory OC

    Hi there!
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    I am going to bed now, having an exam tomorrow.
    Greetings from northern germany,

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