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Price/perf, GTX 260 Core216 > GTX 260?

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December 23, 2008 10:27:28 PM

Hey guys, im getting ready to purchase a new graphics card to replace my 8800 gt 512mb. Right now i can find the non core 216 for about 200 usd, so far the best i've found on the core 216 is $250 w/a $15 mail in rebate.

What i'm trying to determine is A. is the performance difference really worth the extra. B. Do you think it would be wise to wait until after christmas to order it?

I know the 4870 is a good card price/perf wise, but right now the main MMO i play acts very skittish with ATI cards and likes nvidia cards, specifically the gt200 series.

Thanks for all your opinions ;-).
December 25, 2008 3:34:04 PM

I don't remember where I read it, but I read that Nvidia is no longer making the core 192 260s. (All new 260s are 216 core.) As a result, if your MB is capable of SLI, then there is no reason to not go ahead and spend the extra bit of money for the core 216.

As for performance, (for me anyway), anything in the gt200 series is "not enough performance for the cost." So, can't really help you there. (As, my recommendation would be a 9800GTX+ right now.) A 9800GTX+ can be found for $165 after rebate from Newegg right now...and that is the non-reference design that only requires one 6 pin power connection.
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December 25, 2008 4:10:29 PM

terr281 said:
216.

As for performance, (for me anyway), anything in the gt200 series is "not enough performance for the cost." So, can't really help you there. (As, my recommendation would be a 9800GTX+ right now.) A 9800GTX+ can be found for $165 after rebate from Newegg right now...and that is the non-reference design that only requires one 6 pin power connection.


A 9800 GTX+ wouldn't be much of an upgrade over an 8800GT
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char... .5 fps :( 

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char... better here, but you can see that the GTX260 almost doubles performance over the 8800GT.


@kutark
Buy.com has the EVGA Core 216 OC for $235 after a $30 dollar instant rebate and first time buyer's can get a coupon for another $10 off ( Google for it). You may also be able to get $20 off by signing up for Bill me Later.
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