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Old 07-06-09, 05:34 AM   #1
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Default New MSI GTX 260 Review

It's interesting because it includes the 275, 285 and 4890. 260 is still a great price vs performance card.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...tning-review/1

Some of them are sitting on newegg for 170usd or 150usd with rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127430

That older MSI I linked is 655 on the core out of the box.
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Old 07-06-09, 05:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: New MSI GTX 260 Review

Nice card but I would rather spend a bit extra for the 4890 which beats the 285 in some tests.
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Old 07-06-09, 03:14 PM   #3
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I'd rather pay a bit extra and get the GTX 275... so I did.

Here is a PNY one for $194.99 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nc.-_-14133268

A Sparkle one for $194.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187073

Or the EVGA one for $199 after rebate that people have reported getting and it's already overclocked to
Core Clock: 648 Mhz (v.s. 633 Mhz standard)
Shader Clock: 1458 Mhz (v.s. 1404 Mhz standard)
Memory Clock: 2376 Mhz (v.s. 2268 Mhz standard)
thus equaling their Superclocked model which costs about $27 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130475

I got that EVGA one and easily overclocked it to the speed of their FTW card
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Old 07-24-09, 12:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: New MSI GTX 260 Review

They have the HD4890 low as $184.99 with free shipping and a free game.That is a great price for that card and it is faster in most games then the GTX285 .But if you like nvidia better then thats the way to go ,when you can get a GTX280 for as low as $224,But it is a great time to look for a fast video card today ,GTX260-216 or HD4870 for low as $150,But it does'nt manner which one you choose because either nvidia or ATI makes some good cards in all price ranges.I even seen a 8800GTS 512mb for $89 which is a great card in it self.
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Old 07-28-09, 02:33 PM   #5
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They have the HD4890 low as $184.99 with free shipping and a free game.That is a great price for that card and it is faster in most games then the GTX285 .But if you like nvidia better then thats the way to go ,when you can get a GTX280 for as low as $224,But it is a great time to look for a fast video card today ,GTX260-216 or HD4870 for low as $150,But it does'nt manner which one you choose because either nvidia or ATI makes some good cards in all price ranges.I even seen a 8800GTS 512mb for $89 which is a great card in it self.
Not to comment on ATI vs Nvidia because I always get into fights but the fact that you can get a gtx 280 for $220 is incredible. That's a $600 card upon inception, and not so long ago.

I was also very happy with my Core 216. I'd say that @ 650/1350/2.5ghz I didn't notice much of a difference compared to my current 702/1590/2.7ghz GTX 285, which is a very average 285 oc.

Crysis feels a bit smoother, but honestly I would have to have the framerate counter on more often than not to notice. A 5-10 fps difference is surprisingly difficult to notice, even when you're talking about the difference between 25 and 35 fps.
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I got the 275
Should I change fan speed? Which program can i use that vista won't block (like rivatuner).
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I got the 275
Should I change fan speed? Which program can i use that vista won't block (like rivatuner).
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yea vista blocks rivatuner for me.
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What message?
UAC?
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=...ey=&#100465416

Most people here I think just turn UAC off though.
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thanks for the link
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yea vista blocks rivatuner for me.
You should be able to give it access. Rivatuner is the best, but for newer drivers you have to force recognition...rivatuner doesn't work with 185 or up by default. PM me if you have trouble setting up the fan speed. I have really nice auto fan speed settings, which I'll show you how to tweak to your tolerance sound level wise. The problem is, due to the fact that Rivatuner isn't coded for the new driver set, most of the auto fan speed settings get reversed by the graphic card driver upon running a 3d app. So only a few of them work, and you need to balance those settings against one another.
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