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Old 09-23-08, 02:15 AM   #181
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Default Re: Official "I just got my GeForce GTX 280 or GTX 260" thread

well my stalwart old 8800 GTX has finally bit the dust. had the card for almost 2 years now, and it started artifacting/hard locking while I was playing WAR last night. tried some other games and got the same result. rolled back my drivers, updated directx, still the same result. don't have another card to test whether it was possibly the motherboard, but I seriously doubt it is anyway.

so I went ahead and grabbed a BFG 260 GTX on newegg. they had it on sale for $245 with $45 rebate, which was perfect because that was all I was willing to spend. I wasn't looking for a huge upgrade, just something that is roughly equivalent or better to my 8800 and the 260 more than fit the bill. hopefully I'll be back to burning heretics on my witch hunter in WAR when it gets here in a few days.
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Old 09-23-08, 03:18 AM   #182
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I'll look back for results. My 8800GTX has been doing strange things in Warhead. Things normally associated with hardware failing. So a 260 might be just what I need. Although I think I could stretch to a 280. I'll need a new PSU either way too. ::
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Old 09-23-08, 06:44 AM   #183
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congrats _fLaK_mOnKeY_
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Old 09-23-08, 09:00 AM   #184
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Damn, I thought only my 8800GTX died.
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Old 09-23-08, 06:17 PM   #185
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I'll look back for results. My 8800GTX has been doing strange things in Warhead. Things normally associated with hardware failing. So a 260 might be just what I need. Although I think I could stretch to a 280. I'll need a new PSU either way too. ::
Get the 260 Gtx in SLI

Or a single 280 Gtx
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Old 09-24-08, 03:54 PM   #186
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Well, I'm about to make the jump from my BFG 6800 OC to a 260 Maxcore I think... I'd ask if I'll see any performance increase but that'd be silly. Also jumping from 2ghz amd64 to 3.16ghz core2duo... ugh, don't even know what it'll all set me back. I just wanna play crysis smoothly... my 6800 runs it a little choppy on low settings at 800x600
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Old 09-24-08, 06:50 PM   #187
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I am liking these new GTX 260 216 core cards. Picked up three for Tri SLI. HUGE difference from the old 8800GTX SLI setup

Couple of differences with the 260-216 and the 260.

The Extra voltage of 1.12 is the same
The 3D voltage is 1.12 instead of 1.06
The 2D voltage is 1.11 instead of 1.03

If you mod the BIOS, the top voltage is 1.15 instead of 1.18.
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Old 09-26-08, 12:25 AM   #188
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Yep, been a while. Took a bit of a timeout on the whole PC item the past few months. Work, work and more work.
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Old 09-26-08, 11:40 AM   #189
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well got the card in today, and ran some real quick preliminary tests for functionality. good news is everything is running great. bad news is I don't have enough time to game right now because of work. pretty crappy since I've been without a gaming PC for 3 days now, lol. alas, I will have to wait a bit longer till this evening.
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Well, I'm about to make the jump from my BFG 6800 OC to a 260 Maxcore I think... I'd ask if I'll see any performance increase but that'd be silly. Also jumping from 2ghz amd64 to 3.16ghz core2duo... ugh, don't even know what it'll all set me back. I just wanna play crysis smoothly... my 6800 runs it a little choppy on low settings at 800x600
Yea I know, I'm quoting myself, picked up a BFG 260 OC MAXCORE....crysis on high is like so playable now... and stalker omi, games have never looked so good or ran so smooth.. lol
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Had mine in afew days now, thought i would run it for a while before i commented on it.

Anyways so far so good, upgraded to the GTX 260 from a 8800GT 512MB SSC, playing cod4@1920x1440 with all ingame setting at maximum, looks awesome & hitting 91+ fps.

Running the card at 702MHz clock core, 1404MHz shader clock & 1125MHz memory with the v178.13 driver & the latest NVIDIA PhysX software installed.
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Dose 15522 3DMark06 points seem ok for a GTX 260 and my system?(see sig)

Seems a little low to me, i was expecting a higher score!
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