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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked review [Guru3D]
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Default EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked review [Guru3D] - 09-23-2008, 11:00 | posts: 6,462

This time around we test and review the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked from EVGA. The all new GTX 260 model has 24 more shader processors and was overclocked at default to squeeze more performance...

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Default 09-23-2008, 18:12 | posts: 13,828 | Location: Cyberspace

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Yeah, seriously I really do like the new GTX 260 GPUs.
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Default 09-23-2008, 18:23 | posts: 5,993 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

Still, they arent worth anything near the extra money e-tailers are charging for it.
   
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Still, they arent worth anything near the extra money e-tailers are charging for it.
Though not overclocked, but still the versions with 216 SPs:

EVGA 896-P3-1264-A3 GeForce GTX 260 896MB: $289.99 (after $40.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130387

EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB: $279.99 (after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130398

That's a pretty good price, imo and you could easily overclock them yourself...
   
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Default 09-23-2008, 18:46 | posts: 5,993 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

Prices differ in the UK... theyre charging nearly 240, where as for the cheapest regular version, it is 160, thats ridiculous.
   
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Default 09-23-2008, 18:54 | posts: 13,828 | Location: Cyberspace

240 = 444 USD

Holy Moly!
   
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Default 09-23-2008, 18:57 | posts: 5,993 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

246 is for the BFG OCX and 220 for the OC version.

They love over pricing hardware over here. Mind you, that is with 17.5% VAT.
   
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4870 is only 140 from etailers and seems about equal- ROFL
   
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Default 09-23-2008, 21:39 | posts: 6,291 | Location: Lincolnshire

but you can buy a GTX280 for 240


EDIT: wtf prices have gone sky high why has the gtx 280 gone up 50 if anything it should be coming down

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Default 09-23-2008, 23:35 | posts: 11,997 | Location: new jersey

hmmmm..maybe my s-u cards i dont know yet?
   
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Sigh, yet again another Crysis bench at medium! Why?!!
   
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4870 is only 140 from etailers and seems about equal- ROFL
Cheapest i've seen it anywhere is 164
   
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Default 09-24-2008, 07:03 | posts: 199 | Location: Dallas Texas Area

The overclocked versions look well worth the extra $20 or so that they are charging. I was going to get a GTX 280 until I read the first review of the BFG OCX at 655. I am an EVGA guy...so I went with a bit less speed (got the Superclocked one at 626) and don't feel that I needed any more. Now I have to wait for Newegg to deliver it...which is getting to be a real pain. They charge extra for two day shipping...and then delay an extra day because you don't pay the extra $2.99 to have your order expedited. Even with that, I am looking forward to adding the Superclocked EVGA to my Q9450 on Asus P5E motherboard, 4GB of DDR2 and Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Excellent review....as always thanks Guru3D
   
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Default 09-24-2008, 07:26 | posts: 9,514 | Location: Aussie Perth WA

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Sigh, yet again another Crysis bench at medium! Why?!!
His crysis Never is as fast as others for Very high and High..

Its always Adnormally low
   
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Default 09-24-2008, 08:03 | posts: 19 | Location: Cyprus

Pretty good performance but I would like Hilbert to make a review of the "Diamond Radeon HD 4870 XOC Video Card". I believe that this card can be equalize or maybe overcome in some cases the performance of the Nvidia GTX 260 Core 216. Nevertheless great job for Nvidia.
   
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I got this card today....WOW! The power saving features are a bit frighteneng when you first encounter them. Run RivaTuner 2.11 and it says that my clocks were 300/600/1000. Talked to EVGA....2D clocks are meant to save energy. In 3D, the card ramps up to 626/1350/2106 and it is full thrusters. I am running everything full blast...including Crysis...and much improvement in fps. Crysis runs between 26-40 fps at 1680 x 1050. Couldn't do that with my 8800 GTS 512. All in all, I am really liking the 260 216 Superclocked card. The factory overclock does make a difference. Also, Just running my fan at 50% all the time, and my full 3D load temps after one hour of Crysis 64 bit DX10 never got over 68C. Built a few fan profiles and at full load I run the fan at 66% and temps NEVER go over 62C

Excellent piece of hardware
   
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Default 09-26-2008, 07:11 | posts: 4,212 | Location: Europe/Slovenia/Ljubljana

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Prices differ in the UK... theyre charging nearly 240, where as for the cheapest regular version, it is 160, thats ridiculous.
Thats so fckin typical. 240 bucks in US, 240 euros in europe (or even worse, 240 bp in UK)
Is it so hard to use damn calculator and convert the price? So much for how they value us...

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Nice results and price for US though on the other hand, price is just ridiculous for european standards...

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Default 09-26-2008, 09:05 | posts: 17,954 | Location: Coldwells,UK

i was suprised that extra cores never made that much of a difference ...im slightly dissapointed with the result but owell

good review as allways godfather

pssssssssss hilbert any word on a review of a superclocked/watercooled HD4870 yet ?
   
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260 and 260 Core 216 in SLI???
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Default 260 and 260 Core 216 in SLI??? - 09-27-2008, 12:46 | posts: 4 | Location: The Netherlands

Hey all, Could you please share your thoughts on the SLI question?

I already have a regular 260, love it BTW, and now want to go SLI with a second. Will a 216 shader 260 work with my 'old' 260? I would think yes, as basically it's still the same card.

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Hey all, Could you please share your thoughts on the SLI question?

I already have a regular 260, love it BTW, and now want to go SLI with a second. Will a 216 shader 260 work with my 'old' 260? I would think yes, as basically it's still the same card.

Thanks for your answers, Beech.
nope thats not gona work
   
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Default 09-27-2008, 13:11 | posts: 9,514 | Location: Aussie Perth WA

nope thats not gona work

While That is likely to be correct, I have a feeling there is a slight chance it may work...

But would require making the new 260 look like the old one
   
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Default 09-27-2008, 13:31 | posts: 4 | Location: The Netherlands

OK, thanks, i MIGHT try anyway... have the suspicion that it will work
   
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It will work with thos extra shader cores disabled i assume and at lower clock...
   
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Default 09-27-2008, 14:02 | posts: 394 | Location: Washington State

I just received my GTX260(216SP) 2 days ago and I am VERY happy with it. I got the regular EVGA card cause I can overclock it myself, why pay them to do it for me right?! The EVGA precision overclocking tool is bada**ed! I went from factory clocked 576mhz to 680mhz. I can push a little more, but I feel comfortable there and a memory clock of 1240(2480). Everything is silky smooth on my brand new 24" Acer that I got the same day as my card....all from newegg!

To answer the question, I would not think it is possible given you already know the reason why. The extra 24SP's will throw it off maybe, since the design is different. Think about it this way, there is not much difference in the 9600GT at I think 96SP's and the 9800GT at 112SP's. It would be like SLIing them together. If I am wrong, please correct me anyone.
   
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