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Old 02-05-2009, 02:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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GTX 260 (216 Cores) and never look back.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Alright - is the 280GTX worth the extra money for the upgrade? Or should I just get myself a nice EVGA GTX 260
260 should do you fine, but if you have extra money with no home, 280 or 285 cant hurt.

if you get a 260, be sure you get the core 216 55nm version.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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is there a specific reason why I need the 216 55nm?

Also, would it be worth the extra $ for the 'superclocked' edition from evga?

This is the one Im thinking about buying:

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

thanks for all the input guys
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I would be interested as well, if it is worth paying the xtra money for an overclocked version
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No point at all getting factory overclocked editions you can overclock at home. get this one for mirrors edge coupon
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGEGTX260MC896OCBE GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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is there a specific reason why I need the 216 55nm?

Also, would it be worth the extra $ for the 'superclocked' edition from evga?

This is the one Im thinking about buying:

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

thanks for all the input guys
The 216 has those extra Processing Shader cores which would increase the performance a bit... and its only a few more dollars than the GTX 260 (normal)...

Plus the GTX 260 Core 216 is extremely close to GTX 280 in performance (because theres only a 24 core different [240 vs 216])

Don't get the Superclocked version for the reason Saltynay said.. free OC'ing > spening money
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Bro, for the price difference between the BFG and EVGA, for 5 bucks to get a factory warrenty on a very nicely overclocked card, I think it's worth it, plus I've gotten higher overclocks from pre-overclocked video cards compared to basic (run too hot usually)
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I'd go with Evga, they have lifetime warranty. And will replace it even if you fry the GPU from overclocking too much.
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BFG has a lifetime warranty and offer 100 days to step up.
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BFG has a lifetime warranty and offer 100 days to step up.
I never hear much about BFG on theses forums.....however I believe them to be one of the best video card companies out there...almost like they get no respect
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