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Default GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 BFG OCX MaxCORE review Guru3D - 09-16-2008, 15:30 | posts: 6,462

BFG GeForce GTX 260 OCX MaxCORE tested

NVIDIA was seeking for some more performance in the GTX 260 series they need to give it a little more bite. And though I'm sure that yet another SKU will drive...

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Default 09-16-2008, 15:43 | posts: 6,001 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

One thing's for cirtain, 2-5 fps won't be worth the price hike.

A simple few more shaders has less effect when there's more of them originally on the card, its all hype really.

Personally, if i was the one to buy a 8800 GTS 640 and then the 8800GTS 512 came out and flattened it i'd of been gutted, but this time the performance difference is nigh on irrelevant.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 15:59 | posts: 2,556 | Location: NORCAL

Good review
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 16:00 | posts: 4,199 | Location: NorCal

Well it's beating the 4870
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 16:06 | posts: 4,212 | Location: Europe/Slovenia/Ljubljana

If HD4870 was released almost month and a half later it would probably be kicking someones ass too. NVIDIA is just fixing it late... Now AMD can also make a small correction to HD4870 and kick GTX260 Rev2 once again...
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 16:12 | posts: 408 | Location: Citadel

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If HD4870 was released almost month and a half later it would probably be kicking someones ass too. NVIDIA is just fixing it late... Now AMD can also make a small correction to HD4870 and kick GTX260 Rev2 once again...
couldn't agree more

IMO this was a lousy move by nvidia
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 16:26 | posts: 75 | Location: South Africa

Well that sucks, I'm sure my overclocked 4870 is still competing well. 840/1100
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 17:26 | posts: 394 | Location: Washington State

Mna this is hard. Good review by the way!! Now I am up in the air if I want a 9800GTX+ or the Revised GTX260. I guess since I am selling my 7800GTX and, my 17inch monitor for a 22inch, I guess I can spit out the extra dough for the 260. What do ya'll think?
   
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yes go with 260gtx, its faster than 9800gtx+, i was thinking of getting me one too when available, and if the price is right i just might lol
or yea ATi kicks back with another even better option, maybe 4900 lol?
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 17:43 | posts: 2,906 | Location: Alabama

This is very nice.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 17:48 | posts: 5,869 | Location: Montreal

I need one
   
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There aval for pre-order if any1 didnt know
   
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Overclock it and its a winner. Thing is going to be price.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 17:51 | posts: 394 | Location: Washington State

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yes go with 260gtx, its faster than 9800gtx+, i was thinking of getting me one too when available, and if the price is right i just might lol
or yea ATi kicks back with another even better option, maybe 4900 lol?
Thanks for the heads up! I think I will do that! Hopefully this card will last me 2 1/2 years! SLI on these cards are fantastic!! I have the ability with my 650i board, but I doubt I would need that much power anytime soon.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 18:26 | posts: 1,315

I wonder what current owners of the 280 think. The 216 really comes close to that one. That makes the 280 less attractive to upgrade to too.

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Default 09-16-2008, 18:54 | posts: 13,828 | Location: Cyberspace

Nice review, as always!

This is definitely a card worth to consider buying, imo...
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 18:58 | posts: 3,642 | Location: Poland

Its a good card, waitign for AMD move now, i bet they will relase something very soon.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 19:28 | posts: 548 | Location: Manchester, uk

i just cant wait for 260gtx confusion post threads
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 19:52 | posts: 4,212 | Location: Europe/Slovenia/Ljubljana

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Its a good card, waitign for AMD move now, i bet they will relase something very soon.
To be honest they don't really need that unless they're really chasing the crown. Already proven low price, very new tech and high performance is all anyone needs. Not to mention this crappy confusion where ppl will be buying old GTX 260 thinking they got new one. And i think that was NVIDIA's intention in the first place. Smart but not so good when users find out they were basically ripped off...
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 20:13 | posts: 6,001 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

Cheapest GTX260 is 160 in the UK... this thing is now the most expensive at 250 and 220
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 20:20 | posts: 1,153

Another bad move on nVidia's part. Somehow nVidia manages to piss off both current 260 owners and 280 owners. And these are your best customers who stuck around despite the 4800 series hype. Makes little sense to undercut these guys so soon. Let's face it, you can't be happy if you bought a 260 lately, and you surely can't be happy if you paid 500-600 or more for a 280. NVidia...you are only pissing off your most loyal.

Also, what about SLI with mixed 260s? If they don't run together...another huge mistake and more confusion.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 20:33 | posts: 10,696 | Location: U.K

To be fair i think everyone knows when they buy a graphics card that something faster or a newer model is going to come out, its what happens, and therefore i doesnt annoy me.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 21:16 | posts: 3,642 | Location: Poland

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To be honest they don't really need that unless they're really chasing the crown. Already proven low price, very new tech and high performance is all anyone needs. Not to mention this crappy confusion where ppl will be buying old GTX 260 thinking they got new one. And i think that was NVIDIA's intention in the first place. Smart but not so good when users find out they were basically ripped off...
Yes, i have to agree. It is bit confusing when nVidia have ALOT of diffrent NUMBERS( not models) of the same GPU, or the naming is missleading.

I thinik i prefer more "clean" product line.

+ I think its a bit a strike in to current owners of GTX260/280.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 21:26 | posts: 11,313 | Location: Finland

They surely need to do something about 280GTX, rev. 2 or lower the price.
   
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Default 09-16-2008, 21:57 | posts: 3,048

Kind of disappointed with this. Sure, there's a framerate increase, but a percentage of that increase can be attributed to the overclock they've put on it. Compare the GPU clock speeds of the original (or even the OCed version) and you'll see that the card they tested was clocked faster than both. Significantly faster than the original reference clock even.

I'd prefer to see a stock clocked review. A factory OC one doesn't show you the difference those shaders make.
   
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