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Old 03-29-09, 12:11 AM   #13
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Default Re: GTS 250 vs GTX 260

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Is it worth the extra money over the BFG for the card below?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130443
Nope.

Its a slightly better card because its the 55nm version but that just means its a little more power efficient. You wouldn't notice the difference for $50.
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Old 03-29-09, 01:13 AM   #14
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Default Re: GTS 250 vs GTX 260

So what are the following components on a graphics card, since it seems they don't make that much of a difference based on what has been said about.

Core Clock

Stream Processors

Memory Clock


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So what are the following components on a graphics card, since it seems they don't make that much of a difference based on what has been said about.

Core Clock

Stream Processors

Memory Clock


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They're all important, but what matters most is the type of GPU. No GTX 260 is going to be significantly better than any other GTX 260. The ones that have higher core clocks are just overclocked, and you can do that on your own to a cheaper model for free. Same with the memory clock.

The stream processors are important, but whether you get a GTX260 with 192 or 216 SPs, its still going to be a really nice card. The SPs are basically like mini processors that calculate fancy graphics effects. They don't control everything (there are other factors that determine how quickly your game is rendered) so they aren't necessarily the most important spec to look at.

More is better, but with most high end cards like this they're all going to be very similar, so don't bother spending $50 more for a similar card with a few slightly higher specs.

It gets more complicated with low end cards though because two cards could have the same model (for example a 9500GT) while one might have half the SPs or half the memory clock speed of the other. Luckily, no one does this to high end cards so you're rarely going to see more than a couple percent difference in performance between cards.
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Old 04-06-09, 09:34 AM   #16
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What the hell is wrong with NCIX.....I was thinking about picking up a pair of GTS 250's to run in SLi cause I've got a board that'll do that.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA

$268.....wtf for a vanilla GTS 250

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=HIS

$265.....and it'll destroy that rebadged 9800GTX+

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1033

$255....with a $15 USD mail in rebate...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1033

$290.....with a 20 USD mail in rebate


I'm sickened right now by the pricing on these cards....I just wish I had a crossfire board...maybe it's time for a new mobo.

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Default Re: GTS 250 vs GTX 260

Get the one Rollo linked, or that is this-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127409
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These GTX 260s are getting so cheap that I'm actually wishing I had an SLI board.
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Default Re: GTS 250 vs GTX 260

Yeah. I just got my 260s, Crysis runs so good.
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Yeah. I just got my 260s, Crysis runs so good.
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Get the one Rollo linked, or that is this-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127409
No newegg in Canada.....


Sorry,


There is Newegg in Canada....but

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127409

$240 for a 260 and the 4890 is only $270

and not even Rollo will try and say the 260 is better than the 4890
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Looking at the reviews a GTX 260-216 is about equal to a HD4890,but the 4890 will overclock to nearly 1000 on the core makeing it faster.
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