Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-06-08, 03:50 PM   #229
MisterMister
Registered User
 
MisterMister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 118
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

I have zero issues with my OC'd SLI 9600GT set up as well. Going on 3 months with not a single problem.
__________________
Ultra M998 mid-ATX case
SilenX 650W 14dB SLI Power Supply Unit
Nvidia/EVGA 780i tri-SLi motherboard
Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.4GHz (3.6 for benchmarking)
2GB OCZ ReaperX HPC Edition PC9200 DDR2 RAM (2x1GB)
2x EVGA 9600GT SC in SLI (750/1100Mhz over-clock)
2x WD Raptor HDD (1x 36GB; 1x 74GB)
Samsung Spinpoint HDD (250GB)
Thermalright TRUE-120 w/ dual 120mm fans in push-pull config.
Windows Vista Home Professional w/ SP1 (32-bit)
Samsung SyncMaster 206BW 20" LCD display (1680x1050)

3DMark06: 17,420 Points
MisterMister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-08, 12:30 AM   #230
Blacklash
8^9^3
 
Blacklash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Old Vizima
Posts: 3,679
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Overclocked GTX 260 review-

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/evga_gtx260/
__________________
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.96GHz (1.36v)|Mushkin 998681 XP3-12800 (3x2GB)
ASUS TUF Sabertooth (X58)|ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II (980|4604)|ASUS PA246Q
WD VelociRaptor 150GB HD (x2)|Pioneer DVR-2920Q|LG GH22LS30|Klipsch PM20 2.0
SilverStone OP1000-E|SilverStone TJ10-B|Thermalright U-120 Extreme|Win 7 HP x64
Blacklash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-08, 02:07 PM   #231
Blacklash
8^9^3
 
Blacklash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Old Vizima
Posts: 3,679
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Driverheaven just put up a review for overclocked GTX 280s-

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=586
__________________
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.96GHz (1.36v)|Mushkin 998681 XP3-12800 (3x2GB)
ASUS TUF Sabertooth (X58)|ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II (980|4604)|ASUS PA246Q
WD VelociRaptor 150GB HD (x2)|Pioneer DVR-2920Q|LG GH22LS30|Klipsch PM20 2.0
SilverStone OP1000-E|SilverStone TJ10-B|Thermalright U-120 Extreme|Win 7 HP x64
Blacklash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-08, 05:05 PM   #232
Blacklash
8^9^3
 
Blacklash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Old Vizima
Posts: 3,679
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Bit-tech has a review up. It's got all the latest cards-

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...ance-roundup/1
__________________
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.96GHz (1.36v)|Mushkin 998681 XP3-12800 (3x2GB)
ASUS TUF Sabertooth (X58)|ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II (980|4604)|ASUS PA246Q
WD VelociRaptor 150GB HD (x2)|Pioneer DVR-2920Q|LG GH22LS30|Klipsch PM20 2.0
SilverStone OP1000-E|SilverStone TJ10-B|Thermalright U-120 Extreme|Win 7 HP x64
Blacklash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-08, 12:21 AM   #233
Ambrose
Registered User
 
Ambrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 326
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blacklash View Post
Bit-tech has a review up. It's got all the latest cards-

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...ance-roundup/1
Hmm, better Crysis performance on the GTX 280 under DX10 @ 1920 x 1200... something is fishy there..
__________________
<Antec 900 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case>
<EVGA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard>
<Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2GHz>
<Evga 8800 GTX @ 630/1050>
<OCZ Flex XLC 2GB DDR2 800>
<Samsung 500GB 7200 RPM Sata Hard drive>

3DMark06 score: 12243
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...0&UID=11981243
Windows Vista Ultimate

Avid gamer, dedicated student (most of the time).
Ambrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-08, 03:21 AM   #234
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,366
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

probably the best review, covers 40+ games

GTX 280, 260 and 4870

http://www.egielda.com.pl/?str=art&id=4400
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-08, 04:30 AM   #235
fivefeet8
Ngemu Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 1,886
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambrose View Post
Hmm, better Crysis performance on the GTX 280 under DX10 @ 1920 x 1200... something is fishy there..
Looks like the GTX280 and GTX260 gained performance from 0xAA to 2xAA.
__________________
[i7 2600k @4.4ghertz][2x4 GB DDR3 1600][EVGA GTX570 1.280GB SC][EVGA GTX460 physx][Asrock Extreme7 Gen3 Z68][2xSeagate 160 Gb SATA HD raid0][Seagate 250 GB SATA2 HD][Sony Bravia 40' 1080p LCD HDTV][NEC 3520a DVD+-DLw][Windows 7 Ultimate x64][Rosewill 1000w]
fivefeet8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 06:51 PM   #236
Chiggs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 29
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
probably the best review, covers 40+ games

GTX 280, 260 and 4870

http://www.egielda.com.pl/?str=art&id=4400

Excellent review. The GTX 260 kicks all sorts of ass. Sort of mirrors the OC Club review. Guess they were both using the 177.41 drivers.
Chiggs is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 08-02-08, 07:48 PM   #237
cvearl
Radeon 9700 Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 475
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
probably the best review, covers 40+ games

GTX 280, 260 and 4870

http://www.egielda.com.pl/?str=art&id=4400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiggs View Post
Excellent review. The GTX 260 kicks all sorts of ass. Sort of mirrors the OC Club review. Guess they were both using the 177.41 drivers.

Or more accurately has to do with the fact that they are using a very overclocked GTX260 that is clocked faster than the eVGA FTW edition. Which is the fastest factory overclocked GTX260 on the shelf today.

Standard clocks for GTX260 are 576/1000
Zotec GTX260 AMP = 648/1053
eVga GTX260 FTW edition = 666/1105
Review clocks used = 675/1116

So I guess a person needs to look at things closely. Probably not indicative of standard performance for a GTX260. Nor indicative of a 4870 as they are overclocking that as well. So now I get what that review is based on. At best overclocks THEY could achieve across the gammut of games. Which makes sense now because as I read the results, I was expecting the 4870 to lose in more of the tests based on the overclock of that GTX260. The reason it was keeping pace was the overclock I guess.

They borked the DX10 AA benchies of Bioshock by excluding the 4870. It does have AA in Bioshock DX10. At least as far as I can tell.

4870 holds up pretty well against even that kind of an overclock. Trading blows throughout the review.

Either card are awesome for $300. It's unbelievable really.

C.
cvearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-08, 12:45 AM   #238
Chiggs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 29
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cvearl View Post
Or more accurately has to do with the fact that they are using a very overclocked GTX260 that is clocked faster than the eVGA FTW edition. Which is the fastest factory overclocked GTX260 on the shelf today.
I just want to point out that the review does include a stock GTX 260, as does the OC Club review. In both cases, the stock GTX 260 MORE than holds its own with the 4870 (excluding Call of Juarez). I was actually surprised by how many times the 4870 was beaten.

I've noticed that most of the reviews done in July use the 177.41 drivers, as opposed to the ones in June when it debuted. These new reviews paint a much different picture of the 260, IMO.
Chiggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-08, 08:06 PM   #239
cvearl
Radeon 9700 Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 475
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiggs View Post
I just want to point out that the review does include a stock GTX 260, as does the OC Club review. In both cases, the stock GTX 260 MORE than holds its own with the 4870 (excluding Call of Juarez). I was actually surprised by how many times the 4870 was beaten.

I've noticed that most of the reviews done in July use the 177.41 drivers, as opposed to the ones in June when it debuted. These new reviews paint a much different picture of the 260, IMO.
Actually it does not. All of the results in the chart are that GTX260 with the big overclock as far as I can tell.

C.
cvearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-08, 09:12 PM   #240
Heinz68
Registered User
 
Heinz68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto-CAN, Hamburg-DE, Prague-CZ
Posts: 1,893
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

I did read so many reviews and in all the HD 4870 performance (in most games) was between GTX 260 and 280, I don't think any arguments can be made about that. Most review recommendations were also based on that.
I agree with cvearl "Either card are awesome for $300" (now for even less in some deals).
One should never forget if it was not for ATI the NVIDIA 200 series would never be priced so low.
The way I look at it, maybe it's a good time to do some ATI payback, at the same time keep ATI competitive and teach NVIDIA some lesson.
I do believe they deserve it.
__________________
Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use

------------------------------------------------------------
Core i7 980X EE @ 4316 MHz 1.35V - Corsair Hydro Series H50
ASUS Rampage II Extreme - Corsair Dominator 1600MHz 12GB Triple-Channel
Sapphire HD 6990 - ATI TV Wonder 650 PCIe
Intel X25-M 160GB 34nm G2 SSD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32mb
Cosmos S Case - Corsair HX1000W PSU
Pioner Blu-ray Burner 6X BD-R - Westinghouse LVM-37w3, 37inch 1080p
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel - Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2
Sennheiser RS 180 - Windows 7 64-bit Pro
Heinz68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.