Update.......my EVGA GTX260 216core arrived yesterday. Installation went flawlessly...... OC'd to 624\1345\2110 for now...runs fast and stable!
I did try the new forceware 180.43 beta drivers and they gave me some problems. So I went back to the 177.79's and they work great w/ all my games....no issues whatsoever. Crysis @1440x900 4AA DX10 custom cfg AND
natural mod installed is absolutely stunning!
Bottom line.....VERY satisfied w/ my card and cudos to EVGA's step up program. It's great!