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Old 03-23-2009, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought this card to replace my 8800GTS:

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I installed the card and drivers, and I don't see a big FPS increase over my old card. Graphics only look slightly different.

Should I have got the 216 version? Maybe I can step-up with evga?

What should I do?
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What resolution are you playing at? If it's small then that could be the reason.

the extra $20ish is worth it for the core 216.
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What resolution are you playing at? If it's small then that could be the reason.

the extra $20ish is worth it for the core 216.
Im running 1680x1050. I shouldve got the core 216

This card did come with a EVGA precision overclocker utility. Should I mess with that? Will I see a big difference?

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Im running 1680x1050. I shouldve got the core 216
Buy a 24" monitor That card is going to waste at that resolution.
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Default Re: Did I make a mistake buying this GTX 260?

The 260GTX is a very good card if it's 192 or 216.

From a 8800GTS it certainly wouldn't be a huge increase. I'd say about 12% or so.

Have you actually benchmarked each card to see what the increase is?
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The 260GTX is a very good card if it's 192 or 216.

From a 8800GTS it certainly wouldn't be a huge increase. I'd say about 12% or so.

Have you actually benchmarked each card to see what the increase is?
What would be a huge increase over the 8800GTS? Im thinking about doing the step-up program and getting a better card

I just requested a step-up for a new graphics card - a EVGA GTX 285. Will I see a big difference with the 285 over the 265?
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I just requested a step-up for a new graphics card - a EVGA GTX 285. Will I see a big difference with the 285 over the 265?
At 1680x1050 no, no you will not see a difference. The 260 is more than enough card to push that resolution.
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At 1680x1050 no, no you will not see a difference. The 260 is more than enough card to push that resolution.
Im still getting stuttering fps with this GTX 260 though
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Default Re: Did I make a mistake buying this GTX 260?

you shouldnt. i run my core 216 at 1920 all day any game and no stutter. i realize you have a 192, but they aint that different. maybe you have another problem rearing its head?

also, dont step up if your card is returnable. return it and get a refund, then buy the 285 from newegg. it will be cheaper.
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you shouldnt. i run my core 216 at 1920 all day any game and no stutter. i realize you have a 192, but they aint that different. maybe you have another problem rearing its head?

also, dont step up if your card is returnable. return it and get a refund, then buy the 285 from newegg. it will be cheaper.
I did purchase this card from newegg. Am I able to return it to them in exchange for another card? If I can't exchange the card, should I do the step up?

Also, if it isnt the card that is causing the bottleneck, what is? (specs in sig)

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