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Old 01-17-09, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 01-17-09, 01:56 AM   #2
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u got a nice little free upgrade.
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Old 01-17-09, 02:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: So I RMA'd my EVGA 8800GTX and they sent back a gtx260

A definite score. The 260 runs circles around the 8800gtx.
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Old 01-17-09, 02:47 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-17-09, 03:32 AM   #5
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Its a definitely a good upgrade. Overclock it a bit and it'll perform pretty close to a GTX 280.
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Old 01-17-09, 06:38 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-17-09, 07:35 AM   #7
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Its a definitely a good upgrade. Overclock it a bit and it'll perform pretty close to a GTX 280.
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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
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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
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Old 01-17-09, 08:57 AM   #9
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Default 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
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Old 01-17-09, 09:00 AM   #10
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Yes sweet deal for you......very nice upgrade.
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Old 01-17-09, 09:54 AM   #11
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Old 01-17-09, 10:37 AM   #12
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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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