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Old 06-17-08, 02:06 AM   #1
Mr_LoL
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Default GTX 260. Great upgrade for 8800GTX users imo.

Am I the only one that thinks the GTX 260 is a great upgrade for 8800 users? I mean it runs rings around the 8800 and 9800 gtx cards and isn't too expensive especially after sell the 8800. Firingsquad sum it up nicely


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Then there’s the GeForce GTX 260. Its closest equivalent is a pair of GeForce 8800 GTs running in SLI. Here it’s a neck-and-neck race, with the 8800 GT SLI combo winning some benchmarks, and the GTX 260 taking home the performance crown in others. Considering its slimmer $400 price tag, this card is the easier upgrade to stomach given its performance. In fact, it’s the board we’d buy if we were plunking down the cash for a graphics upgrade today. This board ran circles around the 9800 GTX in our testing, and only costs about $100 more. Look at it from another perspective, the GTX 260 gets you 80-85% of the performance of the flagship GTX 280 for $250 less. NVIDIA’s got to stick to that $400 MSRP though in order for this equation to work.
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