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Smee 01-17-09 01:49 AM

So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
I'm a bit out of the tech loop lately.. Is the 260 comparable to the 8800gtx? (Yes I know it's newer) But I also know this..

1. My 8800gtx was $659.00 16 months or so ago, this card is what.. $250 new?

2. I'm only playing one game at the moment (WOW) and my FPS didn't change much at all.

So was recieving the 260 instead of my 8800gtx a score?
Are they close in terms of performance, or is the 260 supposed to run circles arount the 8800?

m3dude 01-17-09 01:56 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
u got a nice little free upgrade.

DeusGear 01-17-09 02:23 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
A definite score. The 260 runs circles around the 8800gtx.

m3dude 01-17-09 02:47 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DeusGear (Post 1905242)
A definite score. The 260 runs circles around the 8800gtx.

thats a pretty enormous exaggeration. its about 25% faster than an 8800gtx w/ 4x aa. the gap widens at 8xaa when framebuffer/bandwidth become a limitation.

CaptNKILL 01-17-09 03:32 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Its a definitely a good upgrade. Overclock it a bit and it'll perform pretty close to a GTX 280. :)

Blkout 01-17-09 06:38 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smee (Post 1905217)
I'm a bit out of the tech loop lately.. Is the 260 comparable to the 8800gtx? (Yes I know it's newer) But I also know this..

1. My 8800gtx was $659.00 16 months or so ago, this card is what.. $250 new?

2. I'm only playing one game at the moment (WOW) and my FPS didn't change much at all.

So was recieving the 260 instead of my 8800gtx a score?
Are they close in terms of performance, or is the 260 supposed to run circles arount the 8800?

The 260 is faster, and it seems like a big price difference because the 8800GTX was overpriced and it wasn't until ATI came along with the 4000 series that Nvidia stopped gouging people on their prices which is why the 260 is so much cheaper.

Revs 01-17-09 07:35 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL (Post 1905264)
Its a definitely a good upgrade. Overclock it a bit and it'll perform pretty close to a GTX 280. :)

+1

Try 700/1400/1200, most if not all 260's will run at these settings with no probs :). I would say the GTX260 is roughly 1.5x faster than the 8800GTX when OC'd. Enjoy and grats :thumbsup:

randsom 01-17-09 08:06 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Revs (Post 1905330)
+1

Try 700/1400/1200, most if not all 260's will run at these settings with no probs :). I would say the GTX260 is roughly 1.5x faster than the 8800GTX when OC'd. Enjoy and grats :thumbsup:

my bfg oc2 maxcore does 735/ 1530/2550. it screams

Bicka 01-17-09 08:57 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Funnily enough, I also just recently sent my evga 8800gtx back for repair (Died early December, been stuck with a crappy 7600GS since).

Should be getting my replacement on Monday. Not sure what model it'll be though. Hopefully they're as kind to me as they were to you :afro:

HYBRID 01-17-09 09:00 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
Yes sweet deal for you......very nice upgrade.

methimpikehoses 01-17-09 09:54 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
FTW! (nana2)

hokeyplyr48 01-17-09 10:37 AM

Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260
 
I was about to RMA my 8800 Ultra because I've been locking up alot in games and such but if they send me a GTX 260.. :/
because I'm pretty sure my ultra is better than a 260.


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