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mcolbourn
06-24-08, 08:22 AM
I couldn't resist any longer :p

Just ordered a couple of BFG GTX260 OC's from Scan (229 +VAT each). Should be here tomorrow. I'll do some benchies and post em tomorrow eve. Anyone wanna buy some GT's :D

I knew you would Rev's. As you do have an SLI board

Revs
06-24-08, 08:32 AM
I knew you would Rev's. As you do have an SLI board

:D

Well I was holding out for the X2, but it's gonna be a while before they're out and if I wanted 2 X2's I'd have to get a new mobo, as well as possible poor scaling problems with 4 GPU's. As much as everyone cuss's nVIDIA chipsets I've godda say a love this Striker2F and I don't wanna swap it.

The GTX260's seem far better VFM than the 280's, too. I guess I'll find out if I've made the right choice.

Blacklash
06-25-08, 12:16 PM
I'd be interested in seeing some GTX 260 SLi action myself. There are hardly any reviews out there with them in SLi.

GitDat
06-25-08, 04:12 PM
I can FINALLY play King Kong:Gamer's Edition without it dipping below 60 fps :) It only took about 3 card revisions later to make that possible :D lol

Anyone else play this game? The only map that still pummels the card is "In the Mud". I'll get you next time In the Mud! :mad:

Blacklash
06-25-08, 04:24 PM
I'm still dinking around trying to find my max OC and I think I'm almost there. I was running 742|2600 and saw some glitches in Vantage. I kept the core and memory the same but backed the shaders down to 1550. Now all glitches are gone and I'm looping. Best score I've done on a single GPU so far is 11.989K for GPU alone.

wollyka
06-28-08, 01:20 PM
Joined the Club :)

Skinner
06-29-08, 08:25 AM
Just ordered a GTX280. The min fps of this card was the factor I choose for the GTX280 instead of 2 HD4870s.

spajdr
06-29-08, 08:27 AM
Just ordered a GTX280. The min fps of this card was the factor I choose for the GTX280 instead of 2 HD4870s.

Are they min.fps worse on two 4870s? source?

Skinner
06-29-08, 09:37 AM
Are they min.fps worse on two 4870s? source?

It depends on the tests (settings), games and demo's. But after reading various reviews, CF still has microstuttering and lower min fps then a GTX280.

I don't exactly remember the sites (reviews with min fps are rare), but this userreview just sums it up:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1320143

And I have quite a bit of experience with CF and sometimes the min fps gets worse after gooing from single to dual GPU (offcourse it depends how often it occurs for being an issue)

Offcourse I'll give the HD4870X2 a try with it's new interconnect.

LT.Schaffer
06-29-08, 05:55 PM
I also gave in and joined the club:o

Just ordered a Evga GTX 260 from tigerdirect should be here tuesday:p

It's a birthday gift to myself:)

Mr_LoL
06-30-08, 02:24 AM
I also gave in and joined the club:o

Just ordered a Evga GTX 260 from tigerdirect should be here tuesday:p

It's a birthday gift to myself:)

About to click the order button now but umming and arring at the moment. Hd 4870's performance is too good.

spajdr
06-30-08, 02:32 AM
It depends on the tests (settings), games and demo's. But after reading various reviews, CF still has microstuttering and lower min fps then a GTX280.

I don't exactly remember the sites (reviews with min fps are rare), but this userreview just sums it up:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1320143

And I have quite a bit of experience with CF and sometimes the min fps gets worse after gooing from single to dual GPU (offcourse it depends how often it occurs for being an issue)

Offcourse I'll give the HD4870X2 a try with it's new interconnect.

Yeah, i got crossfire three times already, these min.fps was more like same low as with single, but sometimes even slower then single card, thats true.

Mr_LoL
06-30-08, 05:01 PM
Just ordered a GTX 260......... Prefer Nvidia to be brutally honest.

LT.Schaffer
06-30-08, 06:40 PM
Good for you... hope you enjoy yours:)

saturnotaku
07-02-08, 10:52 AM
My eVGA GTX 280 is on its way courtesy of eBay and MS Live cashback. $480 for a brand new, sealed card. :D

AthlonXP1800
07-05-08, 07:16 PM
BFG GTX 260 OC sexy black card is here. :D

Amazing card, very silent as dead mice and very cooling at 52c idle with fan running at 728RPM and 101W power idle. Much better than either hot Sapphire 4870 and 8800GTX. Glad it worth 217 special offer at overclockers UK. :cool:

malachi1313
07-10-08, 06:02 PM
Well I ordered a 260gtx to replace my trusty 8800gtx. Its the Pony version from tigerdirect that will set me back $309 after rebate. Man and to think I shelled out $650 when the 8800gtx launched.

grimreefer
07-12-08, 06:12 PM
i just ordered an xfx gtx 260.
so excited.

malachi1313
07-15-08, 09:33 PM
My 260 gtx came in yesterday and I am a firm believer in these cards. The minimum framerates are what makes this card awesome. In crysis its night and day from when I had sli 8800gt's. Amazing but true...

mojoman0
07-15-08, 10:05 PM
I JUST ORDERED MY GTX 260 Superclocked FROM THE EGG FOR $279.99 after rebate + a Samsung 22" 2253W + Crysis!!!!!!!!! There was an $8 tricky electronic waste fee that didn't make me happy but look at my rig to see what kind of an upgrade I'm making. CPU sometime next year maybe (nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)

Destroy
07-16-08, 09:35 AM
I JUST ORDERED MY GTX 260 Superclocked FROM THE EGG FOR $279.99 after rebate + a Samsung 22" 2253W + Crysis!!!!!!!!! There was an $8 tricky electronic waste fee that didn't make me happy but look at my rig to see what kind of an upgrade I'm making. CPU sometime next year maybe (nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)

What's that all about?

mojoman0
07-16-08, 10:27 AM
some bs fee that came with the monitor I think. Must be a new law..or maybe its been around. What angered me was that there was no warning.

damianraver
07-17-08, 12:10 PM
did my step uo from 9800gtx and #45 i line for a GTX 260. ERRRR! I am impatioent. :o)

yxx
07-18-08, 01:32 AM
i picked up my evga gtx280 FTW today. popped it in. ran first level of crysis, then one level of cod4 and some f.e.a.r. never went over 77c. so i'm happy with that. i was nervous the first few minutes hoping it wouldn't hit 100 and have to rma it. so i played an hour and half straight and no issues...............very happy. now to try some other games.

people have been complaining about the noise but i never even noticed the card was running. compared to my previous ultra i never noticed it being louder. maybe i haven't stressed it enough. but will find out eventually when i do a few hours of gaming straight.

crainger
07-18-08, 06:08 AM
ARe you related to dxx?