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Nvidia 260 OC > nvidia 275 and nvidia 280?

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April 19, 2010 4:14:47 PM

ok.now i was doing some research on the web about how a gtx 260 would perform if overclocked to the clocks of a gtx 275.i dont know whether this article is legit but it seems that in some games a overclocked 260 is better than 275 and 280.is it true?the article is below.i know its in german but still one can get the picture.i just want to know whether it is really true or not?
http://www.tweakpc.de/hardware/infos/grafik/nvidia_gefo...
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 4:24:33 PM

Well if you look at side of the chart you'll see that the gtx 260 is at 700 mhz core vs the 275 633mhz which is stock. So a overclocked 260 will be close to a 275 but you can simply overclock a 275 to 700 mhz then you can see the gap that the extra 24 shaders provide
April 19, 2010 4:26:58 PM

k.but the company is offering me a gtx 260 with 721mhz core 1200mhz memory clock with 1.8gb vram.processor clock at 1455mhz.now i can still overclock this further.so how will this card compare to a stock gtx 275?
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 4:57:02 PM

More then likely you won't be able to overclock it any further, that already a pretty substantial overclock, so you won't be able to go much higher at all. But now i wouldn't pay for a factory overclock, as you could simply buy a stock 275 and overclock it yourself to get better performance
April 19, 2010 5:03:34 PM

but will these clocks beat the 275?
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 5:05:31 PM

yeah clocks like that will be a stock 275 but it won't be an overclocked 275
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 5:07:03 PM

I've never seen a factory OC'd GTX 260 clocked that high. The highest one I have seen is a Gigabyte GTX 260 Super Overclock @ 680/1250/1584. Are you sure that's not a typo on their part (as in its clocked at 621 Mhz, which seems more in line with the memory and shader clocks you mentioned)?
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 5:07:34 PM

no it can be that high my gtx 275 was factory overclocked to 713 and overclocked some more to 752 core
April 19, 2010 5:10:18 PM

its a special gtx 260 which i ordered from dell.its priced 50$ lower than the 275 so just wanted to know whether the difference was that substantial.after all i can still overclock this one till 825 now .from what i have heard the gtx 275,280,9800gx2 and this one fall in one class
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 5:12:13 PM

there will be now way you could overclock the 260 to 825 mhz
April 19, 2010 5:14:42 PM

hmm.then i think i will go for the 275?is it true that the 275 performs better than a 280?
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 5:21:08 PM

If you refer to the charts on Tom's Hardware you will find that the 275 does beat the 280 in many benchmarks.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...

In some cases the naming conventions provided by the manufacturers are miss leading. In this case the 280 came out before the 275 and ended up performing worse.
a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2010 5:29:16 PM

jonnyboyC said:
there will be now way you could overclock the 260 to 825 mhz


Exactly. A 750 Mhz is a rare overclock for a GTX 260. Usually around 725 Mhz is about the best one can do. I'm sure there is no factory OC'd card with stocks clocks at 721 Mhz.
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April 19, 2010 5:45:17 PM

jeffredo said:
Exactly. A 750 Mhz is a rare overclock for a GTX 260. Usually around 725 Mhz is about the best one can do. I'm sure there is no factory OC'd card with stocks clocks at 721 Mhz.


I agree. Yesterday he was claiming 741 ? His facts are wrong. He just wants to hear, this Dell gtx 260 card is something better than it is ?
The op had a similar thread yesterday. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/286479-33-urgent-need...
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