The performance of the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked was compared to a reference graphics card that uses NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280. The GeForce GTX 280 is currently NVIDIA's most powerful GPU.
The Competition - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Here is a photograph of the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked installed in the test system.
Graphics Card Installed
Note that the GeForce GTX 260 requires two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors. NVIDIA recommends power connectors that are native to the power supply, although EVGA includes a couple of 6-pin adapters as accessories.
External Power Connectors
No major upgrades have been made to my test system, which has been in use for the past 6 months.