Geforce GTX260 Tags: Nvidia Geforce Graphics Last response: April 24, 2010 4:59 AM in Graphics & Displays Share amhowletT April 17, 2010 8:37:38 AM I have come across a Gigabyte GTX260 for sale am thinking of buying it to replace the GT230 that came with my Packard Bell iXtreme (M3730) Quad Core Q8300, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD. Will the PSU that came with the machine be able to accommodate a GTX260? Also, I will be using this primarily for MS Flight Simulator X and assume that I can expect better performance than my GT230? Some of you folks have already given me info on the GTS250, but I have now seen a GTX260 which is still within budget and I would like to hear your opinions. Many thanks, Andrew, Cape Town More about : geforce gtx260 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove hundredislandsboy April 17, 2010 10:07:36 AM Your CPU will become a huge bottleneck for the GTX 260. The GTX 260 needs a CPU to run about 3.6 Ghz to higher to be pushed to its full potential. You'll see a performance gain by installing a GTX 260 but you should look into overclocking your Q8300. Can you look at your PSU? There should be a label on it that states max output (watts, amps, etc...) | Report abuse jsc April 17, 2010 2:21:55 PM You will need a bare minimum of 25 amps on the 12 volt rails and 30 amps would be better. This is about the least that I would feel comfortable with: Corsair 400CX (30 amp 12 volt rail) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... A good 500 - 550 watt PSU would be better. | Report abuse ct1615 April 17, 2010 2:32:05 PM this is a double post | Report abuse amhowletT April 24, 2010 4:59:40 AM Thanks guys for replying and sorry about the double post - I am new to TomsHardware! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Geforce GTX260> Related ressources: ForumNVidia GeForce GTX260 1792MB DDR3 ForumGeforce GTX260 What types better? ForumATI Radeon HD 4850 or nVidia GeForce GTX260 ForumGeForce GTX260 for use on 32" LCD TV? ForumEVGA nVidia GeForce GTX260 ForumGeForce GTX260 Core 216 Normal VS SC Edition ForumRadeon 5770 vs. GeForce GTX260 ? ForumI got problem with GTX260 please help ForumSEASONIC and GTX260 ForumUpgrading from a GTX260 with around $300 ForumGTX260 or HD6790 new model ForumI want to upgrade from gtx260 , any good cards? ForumGTX260 Alternative ForumContradicting benchmarks/reviews for GTX260 and ATI 4890 (Starcraft 2) ForumNeed a card By lt_dan_zsu, 3 hours ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... Forum[Solved] Dell Dimension 9100 - Palit Geforce GTS 250 E-Green 1 GB ForumGeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB ForumNVidia GeForce GTX 260 1792MB GDDR3 versus Single 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 Forum[Solved] Geforce 8800 gt vs 220gt Forum[Solved] NVidia GeForce GTX260 1792MB DDR3 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !