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EVGA Ready with Water-Cooled GeForce GTX 260 (216 SP)

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    NVIDIA's move to give the GeForce GTX 260 a performance boost by increasing its shader count by 24, to make 216 in all has worked in pusing the performance envelope high up. Our review of the Zotac GeForce GTX 260 Amp2 has shown that at a price range the new GPU based graphics cards fall in, they offer terrific value.

    EVGA has decided to cash in on this move with their lineup of cards that sport the newer GPU. Among this, is a high-end card that comes with factory-fitted water blocks. The EVGA e-GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 HC16 comes with a full coverage water block. What's more, the other side of the PCB has been provided with cooling for vital parts of the PCB as well. What's even more surprising is that the card uses a power design similar to that of the GeForce GTX 280. It comes with 6-pin + 8-pin PCI-Express power inputs. Evidently, the enhanced power circuit keeps the card overclock-stable beyond the speeds it comes in. The GPU core is clocked at 648 MHz, with 1404 MHz for the shader domain. Memory is clocked at 1053 MHz. It comes with the usual 896 MB of memory. This card however, carries a price-tag of US $489.99, leaving the enhanced PCB and cooling to justify it.

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    Like I posted in another thread. What I dont get is why the 216's clocks are that much lower than the original GTX 260.

    The 192 SP GTX 260 HC is: 684 core, 1404 shader, 2214 mem.
    The 216 SP GTX 260 HC is: 648 core, 1404 shader, 2107 mem.

    Wtf? :wtf:
     
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    Wondering the same thing. :wtf:
    Can the new card be overclocked to the same speed?
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Why do they always use the seemingly most expensive block on these cards,there are cheaper full cover waterblocks than this.
     
  5. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    These cards are made for OC. Like people who buy WB-fitted cards run them at stock speeds.
     
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    I thought they make their own waterblocks?
     
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    I would almost bet it could, and I almost wonder if the 648 is just a typo that has been repeated. Perhaps the 4 and 8 got transposed, maybe the card is really clocked at 684, and they just transposed the number on the original marketting material, and it was repeated in everything else(it wouldn't be the first time something like that has happened).

    I don't know, but I bet the card can be clocked back to 684 and beyond anyway.
     
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    see this is exactly why I don't like full coverage blocks, for the same cost you could get a gtx280, a maze 5 gpu block, and some ramsinks. full coverage blocks just are way too expensive to justify especially when the next series comes out. the maze 5 will likely be compatible where as there's almost a definite that the full coverage wont.

    edit: btw why's the title say 212sp?
     
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    agreed :toast: , you right dude everyone now look on title 216 , if this really interesting my advice is look on hd 4870x2 you see 1600 stream processor , did this mean 4870x2=8*gtx260 , sure not
     
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    Whats the point of a dual slot if it has a WB?
     

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