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BFGTech GeForce GTX 260 OCX MAXCORE vs GTX 260 FTW?

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September 17, 2008 6:50:01 PM

Which is the better card? I have no interest in a 4870 at this point so please do not recommend one. EVGA GTX 260 FTW is $340 and has a $40.00 MIR, and I hear the new BFG card will be priced at $330.

Maxcore reviews:

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/evga_gtx260/
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-260-core-216-...
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTU1Niwx...

September 17, 2008 8:22:46 PM

Not a single reply? :( 
September 17, 2008 8:38:50 PM

benjaminm580 said:
Not a single reply? :( 

evga just came out with this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it has 216 stream processors instead of have 192 witch all the other gtx260's have. it should have a performance increase it will be interesting to see how much it will affect performance
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September 17, 2008 8:54:46 PM

I don't understand what is so difficult. The GTX 260 and the GTX 260+5% are well within a 5% difference on average, so if the price difference is more than 5%, then go for the cheaper one, otherwise you'd be getting less bang for your buck.
September 17, 2008 9:05:23 PM

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I don't understand what is so difficult. The GTX gtx 260 and the GTX 260+5% are well within a 5% difference on average, so if the price difference is more than 5%, then go for the cheaper one, otherwise you'd be getting less bang for your buck.


All the stuff I have read seems to indicate the BFG card I am talking about is around 17-18% faster than a standard 260 and 10% faster than a stock core 216.

My question was, will it outperform a GTX 260 FTW?
September 17, 2008 9:08:36 PM

17-18% faster than a stock speed 260
10% faster than a stock speed core 216

I believe that is what they said in one of the reviews
September 17, 2008 9:14:28 PM

Those are just overclocked editions, you can do the very same thing on your own. You should only be willing to buy special editions of cards when they are actually including something better (like better memory chips or better cooling), remember the 8800 GTX and Ultra? The Ultra had faster memory, and even though it wasn't worth it for the price, there was a definite difference in hardware.

Bottomline is, you'd be wasting money if you buy anything but a stock model at this point.
September 17, 2008 9:16:29 PM

i dont know about speeds but i looked at some benchmarks from alot (8 websites) and the new 216 cores are faster than the older 192 cards for sure, and i saw some 216 core card beat the GTX 280 in some things. it was definitely a super-clocked(eVGA) or maxcore (BFG).
i just ordered a 216 core from newegg, and ill worry about overclocking it. i dont want a pre-overclocked card. but either way yes the new cards are way better than the old. this new card beats the 4870 in most things they are compared in, so as a fellow 216 core buyer i say go for it. just take time and research. now i say "beats" the 4870 in most things, not "completely destroying" it. that seems to be a new problem on these forums about this topic. ppl are thrashing each other because one of them is a fanboy and doesnt want their brand dissed.
September 17, 2008 9:56:23 PM

cal8949 said:
Almost as fast as GTX 280 (1% difference)

looks like the best deal for a gtx200 card


I never lie
September 18, 2008 12:18:18 AM

Milos-stancene said:
I never lie


???

it said that in the one review from techpower up in the conclusion

but sure all review sites have slighty diffrent scores
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September 18, 2008 12:32:41 AM

If youre into ocing, both the G260 plain Jane and the 4870 will do what these cards do. If not, then buy the one with the best price. The 4870 already beats the G280 in some benches, the G260 oces higher than the 260+. Point is, whats the best price?
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