Ok lately my friend is letting me use his 4870X2 for a little review I'd like to do. There is three cards I can compare it to that I have available so please don't complain. Also this is for personal reasons hence why the test resolution will only be 1920 x 1080 Test setup is in system specs GPU's on trial are: Powercolour 4870X2 EVGA GTX260 216 55nm ASUS 3450 These three cards are respectable High end, high mainstream and last gen budget. Programs I will be using as benchmarks Crysis Crysis Warhead Company of Heroes FurMark Tropics Demo 3DMark Vantage PT Boats Knights of the sea Minesweeper Devil May Cry Call of Juarez GTX260 216 at stock speeds Crysis Crysis Warhead Company of Heroes Fur Mark Tropics Demo 3DMark Vantage PT Boats Knights of The Sea Devil May Cry 4 Call of Juarez Max OC Here is the max overclock I can achieve without voltage modification. http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/f63p3/ GTX260 Stable OC Core Clock = 686mhz Shader Clock = 1373mhz Memory Clock = 1085mhz Crysis Crysis Warhead Company of Heroes Furmark Tropics Demo 3DMark Vantage PT Boats Knights of The Sea Devil May Cry 4 Call of Juarez Nvidia Results Thanks to wolf and his bitchin' graph skillz GTX260 Conclusion This card was bought for £220 from overclockers UK. It is a stock GTX260 with 216 shaders and done on a 55nm process. The card's exterior is typical of nvidia's usual heatsink. A shroud covers the entire card with two inlets one on the shrouds surface and one at the very top of the card to draw in air. EVGA have done away with the backplate to save costs presumably and also because the memory chips have been re-arranged so that they are under the heatsink. The card runs very silently and cannot be heard unless you put your ear next to the card. At 100% the fan is audible but only about 40-50db as a rough guess. It runs cooler than the 65nm chips and consumes less power although the heat the card produces requires cool air being vented into the case. It also downclocks when idle with clock speeds dropping as low as 300mhz on the core to save power, heat and reduce noise. EVGA have presented this, like most of thier cards quite extravagantly with a foam box with the shape of the card engraved into it and a foam lid with EVGA's insignia on it. The card came with Far Cry 2 <-- almost a negative point I guess , Two VGA to DVI dongles and two 4 pin to 6 pin power connectors. The driver disc contained release drivers for the card plus EVGA's precision software for overclocking. As of writing the 55nm version is not supported by EVGA's voltage tuner but future support is expected. After upgrading to this after an 8800GT I can safely say it is about 50-60% better at gaming at maximum settings including AA and AF. For its price it has as much bang for buck value as the 4870 1GB because it is slightly more expensive but performs slightly better. I would rate this card 8.3/10 Performance per Pound - 9 Power Consumption - 5 Ergonomics - 8 Looks - 9.5 Drivers 10 None of the above results are 100% accurate and never will be. Neither is the rating system it is based completely on my own opinion.