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Bowen 04-04-09 05:50 AM

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
I just bought an EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked....the 896-P3-1257-AR with the 626 Core clocks speed...etc. Anyway I was wondering if it's worth using EVGA's Step Up program to get a vanilla GTX 275?

I know the 275 has 240 shader processors vs 216 with the newer 260 but is it worth the upgrade? Also, I'm looking at the 896MB RAM too, not the 1792MB version (although I'd like to have it but can't afford it).

crainger 04-04-09 06:05 AM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
How much is it to step up?

I just bought 2x 260GTXs, looking at the AU prices of 275s it's 150-200 difference, so not worth it for me anyway.

CaptNKILL 04-04-09 10:48 AM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
The most important thing here would be the cost IMO.

It looks like the 275s are very nice cards but I don't think they're really worth $80-$100 more than a GTX 260.

pakotlar 04-04-09 01:05 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Well just to throw in my 2c, my superclocked clocks to 700/1402/1295, which isn't very high on the ALU's. At that level the TMU performance is equal (700 * 72 vs 633 * 80), ROP higher on the c216, and shaders differ by 11%. Additionally memory bandwidth is higher on the c216 @ 1295 mhz. So yeah, if you're just looking to match what you see in the benchmarks then stay with the c216 and oc a little. The 275 apparently clocks very well, so that is something to take into account. Obviously your may vary, so check what you have on your card, and if it is sufficiently high, I wouldn't change.

v3rninater 04-04-09 04:46 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
275, they are decently priced and have the same amount of stream processors as a 280/285.

Plus have you seen the reviews????
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/r...3751/18716.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/r...3751/18713.png

Edit: Oh I thought you were choosing between the two I didn't know you had a 260 already. The 260 is a great card, it's probably not worth going the extra mile to step up to the 275 but that's up to you.

Bowen 04-04-09 05:11 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Wow....thanks guys! It seems pretty unanimous that the 275 isn't worth an upgrade from the 260 C216. v3rninater, are those benchmark scores of the 260 C216 of a superclocked card or is it the stock 575 MHz core clock?

Also, I haven't actually got the card yet, it will be here on Monday though. I sold my 8800 GTX and now I'm using my backup card which is a Radeon X300. I cannot begin to tell you how painful it is to use this card. The only thing I can play smoothly is Medal of Honor...lol and I'm not kidding either! Anyway, thanks allot for the input!!!

CaptNKILL 04-04-09 05:40 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Overclock your 260 when you get it. You should be able to get a very nice performance boost by cranking the core up to 700Mhz or more.

crainger 04-04-09 05:46 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Will you crank my cores when I get them CaptN?

CaptNKILL 04-04-09 07:38 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crainger (Post 1975722)
Will you crank my cores when I get them CaptN?

I'll crank anything you want me to crank little buddy.

crainger 04-04-09 07:42 PM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Is it hot in here, or am I just close to 30 000 posts?

bob saget 04-05-09 01:00 AM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL (Post 1975786)
I'll crank anything you want me to crank little buddy.

thats good to know.

crainger 04-05-09 02:18 AM

Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 C216 Superclocked or Vanilla GTX 275?
 
You're drawn to posts like that aren't you?


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