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Trying to decide between two of the new GTX 260 216s

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September 19, 2008 3:34:46 PM

BFG Tech GTX 260 OCX MAXCORE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both companies have trade up, both have limited lifetime warranties. I prefer EVGA, but they do not have a "FTW" edition of the core 216 yet. Anyone have any advice?

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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2008 3:42:33 PM

i prefer evga much better service. i think they will release the ftw edition later on.
if i were deciding to get a new card i would get the gtx260 192sp. the extra sp dont make it much faster maybe 2-5fps at most at high resolution. the old gtx260 price dropped alot u can find them as low as 215$ @ newegg.
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a c 123 U Graphics card
September 19, 2008 6:19:41 PM

4 or 5 fps difference between the maximum and a stock card. That may mean playability in games like Crysis without any stutter

depending on the rest of your hardware and what your game settings are. It's your money, make the choice. ...........I have to

admit though, I was looking too..... lol


The price will come down in 2 or 3 weeks and perhaps other vendors will come out with similar clocked cards for less money.
September 19, 2008 6:25:55 PM
September 19, 2008 6:51:07 PM

Those reviews are old. These new core 216s are outperforming the 4870 from what I have read.
September 19, 2008 6:52:15 PM

benjaminm580 said:
Those reviews are old. These new core 216s are outperforming the 4870 from what I have read.


It's from 9/16. That's 3 days ago. :p 
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2008 6:53:38 PM

dagger 3 days in the tech world is old news.
=P
September 19, 2008 7:00:21 PM

hey to OP, i just bought the core 216 from EVGA and i think im going to do the step-up plan to get then superclocked next month. but this card is great, i would buy from EVGA. they have excellent customer support and when you register your card online you get a free advanced copy of 3dMark Vantage (vista only tho). either is great but id go with EVGA. plus it comes with EVGA precision overclocking tool.
September 19, 2008 7:19:57 PM

Ok, I think I will go with the EVGA. Thanks for the info. :) 
September 19, 2008 7:47:18 PM

benjaminm580 said:
Those reviews are old. These new core 216s are outperforming the 4870 from what I have read.


I read the anand article that shows each card winning 3 benchmarks with one tie. If you have read other reviews please share links.
September 19, 2008 8:02:09 PM

Keep in mind that those benchmarks are for a resolution of 2560 x 1600.
You should compare cards at the resolution you will be gaming at to make an accurate decision.
October 1, 2008 7:00:38 PM

xxcoop42xx said:
hey to OP, i just bought the core 216 from EVGA and i think im going to do the step-up plan to get then superclocked next month. but this card is great, i would buy from EVGA. they have excellent customer support and when you register your card online you get a free advanced copy of 3dMark Vantage (vista only tho). either is great but id go with EVGA. plus it comes with EVGA precision overclocking tool.


I don't believe you can step up to FTW or Superclocked editions. You may however be able to step up to a 55nm card if they're released soon or a GTX280. Only the vanilla variety cards are available for step up. You should have no problem OCing your card to SSC speeds.

a c 89 U Graphics card
October 1, 2008 7:22:36 PM

Go EVGA , great customer support :) 
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