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Is This Worth Buying? XFX GTX 260 Black Edition

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by TricksterMatt, May 20, 2009.

  1. TricksterMatt

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    I made a thread a while back saying if I should buy a GTX 260 and in the end I brought one from Scan, it came DOA... So I returned it and got my money back instead. Now I'm still looking for one, and I found a graded one. But I dont know how graded it is and I dont know if it has 216 stream processors... Will this be fine on my current setup? And it wont bottleneck right? Thanks

    http://www.videocardshop.co.uk/prod...849-0UTCQS@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@&prodid=GX-260N-ADB
     
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    yes it has 216 stream processors and yes it'll should run fine in your system. Your CPU may bottleneck it alittle bit, but it wouldn't be much.
     
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    So will I still get a nice performance boost or not?
     
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    Over using your 8800gt, I would say yes.
     
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    Ok thanks, do you think it will be in bad condition? It doesnt say anything about the product or anything, just the specs :S
     
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    It shouldn't be, but really that's a issue with the company you buy the card from. I have no experience with that web site so I can't say eitherway. XFX is a good brand though.
     
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    If it were me I wouldn't do it. Sure you might notice a little performance boost in your games but in the end it will normalize and you will have paid for nothing. I suggest against upgrading unless you have a number of games that are unplayable or just barely playable. The 8800gt should still be able to run every game in existance on high or at the very least mid-high settings at playable framerates.
     
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