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Old 11-20-08, 05:17 AM   #13
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

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I just got a 260(216) to replace a 4870..and I'm very happy I did. The nV drivers are definately better(at least, for me running Vista 64bit). I've only clock to 675/2200 so far because there is no need to go for more, everything I've thrown at it runs fast and slick.
Indeed.

I'm ditching my HD4870X2 for 2 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 OC 896MB Core 216's. (I find 280's too expensive for the perf gain)

ATi drivers really suck imho... My X2 is stuttering all over the place on X58.

No more ATi for me.

Never.

Ever.
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Old 11-20-08, 09:38 AM   #14
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

My X2 did fine in most situations. I noticed stutter and wild FPS fluctuations in large scale real time combat. It made raiding in some MMOs down right painful. I don't get that with my overclocked GTX 260.

[H]ard talked about the wild FPS variations and stutter @ high res in Clear Sky-

"Having faster average framerates does not necessarily always mean the video card will give you a better experience while playing the game..."

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?...U2MSw2LCw0MA==

I'll be sticking with single GPU now and in the future, unless something drastically changes.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:30 AM   #15
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What happened to your 4870 x2?

http://rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33935861
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Old 11-21-08, 12:08 AM   #16
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

All the 260 (216) are about the same ,i would get the cheapest ones and ones with good customer support ,either the EVGA or the BFG both offer lifetime warranty and a step up program.
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Old 11-21-08, 05:04 PM   #17
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Damn that XFX GTX 260 216 black edition looks good. Factory core clock is 785mhz and 2.3ghz mem clock. 55nm process. Quieter, cooler, less power hungry, cheaper, and equal or sometimes faster than the stock 280. $300 not bad. You get FC2 and 3dmark Vantage. Good interum card until Nvidia releases their 40nm DX11 cards late next year.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150330

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/...re/1836_1.html
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Old 11-21-08, 05:38 PM   #18
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

XFX got there quality control act together now?
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

Eh? The BE GTX 260 is 666 on the core. You may be thinking about some of the massively OCed 9800GTX+ cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150325

As far as XFX QC goes my 7800GTs did great and this GTX 260 has been flawless. Haven't used their cards beyond that.
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Eh? The BE GTX 260 is 666 on the core. You may be thinking about some of the massively OCed 9800GTX+ cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150325

As far as XFX QC goes my 7800GTs did great and this GTX 260 has been flawless. Haven't used their cards beyond that.
I had two XFX 7950GT's die on me within 10 minutes T_T

I did some searches about it and found other people experienced the same thing. It would artifact and then it would never go away. Total garbage during post
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

Here's a recent bench that shows the old 260 and GTX 260 SLi vs GTX 280 SLi. They look real good in SLi for 1920x in FC2.



http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3463&p=5
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Old 11-21-08, 11:02 PM   #22
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Today from Driver Heaven:

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....=668&pageid=12
Therefore, for enthusiast gamers, there really is only one choice this holiday season when upgrading graphics card, the new 216 core Geforce GTX 260.
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Old 11-21-08, 11:10 PM   #23
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PowerColor Radeon 4870 1GB vs. EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SuperClocked
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Default Re: Should I get a GTX 260 216??

Where did you see the XFX GTX 260 (216) Black edition that has the new 55nm Chip and is clocked at 785/2300 .
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