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Blade
07-18-08, 10:09 AM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-072-BG&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1176&name=BFG%20GeForce%20GTX%20260%20OC%20896MB%20GDDR 3%20TV-Out/Dual%20DVI%20(PCI-Express)%20-%20Retail


Got this bad boy, arrives in the morning!

ginfest
07-18-08, 02:34 PM
Just installed my step-up 260 :)
Using the 177.66 drvs and what a diff from my 4870! It's running a lot cooler and I can't hear the fan! The "flickering" is gone from AoC and ME, so I'm happy :)

schuey74
07-18-08, 03:22 PM
I just received my Gigabyte GTX 280 yesterday. Running it @ 666/2500. With the fan set to 60% it idles @ 42c. With the fan set to 80% it hits low 60's under load in everything I've run (3DM06, FEAR, Stalker, Bioshock, SS2) except Crysis, which goes up to 70c/72c.

At 60%, the fan is inaudible over my other system fans. At 80% I can definitely hear it over my other fans, but I can't hear it while gaming. I supposed that has to do with the five speakers blaring in my ears and trying to stay alive in whichever game I'm playing. :D

BTW, running @ stock speeds the card was 100% stable with the fan @ 60% for hours of gaming. The only app that went over 70c was Crysis, everything else topped out in the mid 60's. I run the fan @ 80% because of the OC and since it's not noticable to me while gaming. It may be stable even OCed @ 60% fan speed for gaming since....

...folding over night for about 8 hours @ 666/2500 with the fan set to 60% had a flatline in rivatuner @ 64c this morning.

Needless to say, I love this card! :) :) :)

SH64
07-18-08, 08:38 PM
I've met someone in my local store who has purachsed a GTX280 .. when i asked him about his CPU , he replied "AMD 3800+" ... i was like :headexplode:

yxx
07-19-08, 02:18 AM
ARe you related to dxx?

no sir. yxx is the Abbotsford International airport. (yxx) i live right by it so i figured may as well be my forum name.

mojoman0
07-19-08, 01:12 PM
My gtx 260 arrived. omfg is this card HUGE. I hope it fits in my case. Vista arrives monday so I'll be backing up all my files for the transition and starting with a clean slate with the 260, 22" samsung, vista, and crysis. :) cpu next I know guys! Maybe once Nehalem goes <200

FearMeAll
07-19-08, 01:42 PM
Got a gtx280 and I really like the card. Got sick of Sli profiles and love the power of this single card. Running human head demo for 15 minutes gets the gpu to 80 celcius but this seems fine to me.
This card is a lot quieter than my 9800gx2. I don't miss that card.

newfiejudd
07-19-08, 02:24 PM
Have a new Cosmos S case Corsair 1000w PSU and an EVGA GTX 280. Will go SLI with them at a later date. Can't wait to try this out.

Mike89
07-20-08, 03:17 PM
Just ordered the EVGA SC 280 from Newegg. The price change is what was the determining factor on the decision to upgrade. No way was I going to pay what the price was at the beginning.

There is a double bonus for me getting this also. I always kick down my stuff to my daughter's computer (as she is a gamer too). She had my previous kick down 7900GTX. So now I get the upgrade from my 8800GTX to the 280 and she gets the upgrade from the 7900GTX to the 8800GTX. My daughter always gets the killer deal of getting it for free. Damn, I wish my dad was into computers/gaming so I could get his kick down stuff!

Now I just have to figure out what to do with the 7900GTX.

nekrosoft13
07-21-08, 05:56 PM
wonder when new cards will be out, would be nice if everyone here could take adventage of step-up program later on ;)

Blacklash
07-21-08, 06:40 PM
Anyone try the old Froggy demo, and if so how was your FPS?

LT.Schaffer
07-22-08, 01:52 AM
Anyone try the old Froggy demo, and if so how was your FPS?

Constant 30 FPS:)

Blacklash
07-22-08, 09:59 AM
Constant 30 FPS:)

Try forcing off vsync in the CP and see what you get.

I am getting 51FPS when it first loads, or that is the first orientation. That's 1920x default settings. You should get over 40FPS with a stock GTX 260 @ 1920x or higher FPS @ a lower res.

LT.Schaffer
07-22-08, 12:29 PM
okay i'll try when i get home from work:)

Also i'm running @ 1680,so it should be more FPS.

LT.Schaffer
07-23-08, 01:46 AM
I get about 49 constant with certain angles i get 58:)

G-Man
07-23-08, 05:26 AM
I've met someone in my local store who has purachsed a GTX280 .. when i asked him about his CPU , he replied "AMD 3800+" ... i was like :headexplode:

lmao

SH64
07-23-08, 05:50 AM
lmao
Needless to say i quickly presuaded the n00b to upgrade his processor ASAP :cool:

Blacklash
07-23-08, 10:20 AM
I get about 49 constant with certain angles i get 58:)

That sounds right.

hemmy
07-23-08, 03:39 PM
Excuse the crappy quality

Got it for 329.99 shipped, valid for $30 mail in rebate :)

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6161/img0221re0.jpg
:)
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/6887/img0222tw1.jpg

Also, this thing BARELY fit into my case, I had to force the hard drive cage back to get it in.

SH64
07-23-08, 06:39 PM
Quick Q : What are the recommended drivers for the 280 currently ?? (WHQL ones unless there is a better beta)

hemmy
07-25-08, 06:34 AM
Anyone else have the plastic covering on the back of the card start to come off?

Lfctony
07-25-08, 06:37 AM
Happy downclocking... :headexplode:

dante
07-25-08, 09:55 AM
Installed BFGGTX 280 last night. Then installed Crysis again after shelving it until I had hardware to run it. All I can say is "wow". Awesome frames. Looks great. I'm getting a little flashing artifacting though. In the old days I would think it's a heat issue but I ran Mass Effect and no such artifacting so I'm thinking it may be a Crysis thing. Anyone else have this experience with this game?

nekrosoft13
07-25-08, 10:01 AM
Quick Q : What are the recommended drivers for the 280 currently ?? (WHQL ones unless there is a better beta)

try the 177.70, really excellent driver on 8800GTX, should run great on GTX 280.

So far only found one problem, can't enable AERO in Server 2008, but works in Vista

SH64
07-25-08, 10:21 AM
try the 177.70, really excellent driver on 8800GTX, should run great on GTX 280.

So far only found one problem, can't enable AERO in Server 2008, but works in Vista
Cool thanks for the tip!