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New MSI GeForce GTX 260 Accelerator Draws Inspiration from Red Camp

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 11, 2009.

  1. btarunr

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    With NVIDIA lowering the prices of the GeForce GTX 260 almost at will, its partners are pushed to innovate their own designs that lets them make the most margins out of the tight market segment. At $170~$200, partners have come up with a newer breed of GeForce GTX 260 (55 nm, 216 SP) accelerators with some very interesting designs. MSI on its part has come up with a certain design that looks very familiar for the fact that it looks to be inspired to a large extent by the ATI Radeon HD 4870/4890. The MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 uses a red PCB, and a cooler design that takes inspiration from that of the reference Radeon HD 4870 to the extent that it looks pleasantly amusing. The heatsink over the card's VRM area coarsely resembles a shorter one on the reference-design Radeon HD 4850. Aesthetics apart, this card is factory overclocked, with speeds of 655/2100 MHz (core/memory). It packs 896 MB of GDDR3 memory. American retailer Newegg.com has it listed for $174.99, which further goes down to $154.99 with the optional rebate.

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  2. BrooksyX

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    That does look like the reference 4870 cooler. Interesting.
     
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    WTF?

    Is that not illegal or something?
     
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    Somebody made too many 4800 series coolers and doesn't know how to get rid of them :p
     
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    LOL. And apparantly too many red PCB's as well.
     
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    Nah, Red is MSI color. I would say about 90% of their cards motherboards are red. Doesn't matter if it is an Ati or Nvidia card. They just use the color red.
     
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    well at least now we'll REALLY get to see which GPU runs cooler, and who'se cooler is really better.
     
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    ohh this is cheap
     
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    Someone buy it and rip the HSF apart and see if it is the same HSF.. if it is... and the HD4870 runs cooler... then LMFAO... GTX260 = FAIL
     
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    It looks really cheap now.
     
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    Cool... so people can actually afford GTX's now!
     
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    They've been really cheap for ages. I've seen them sell for £140.
     
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    that GTX card looks like an ATI card to me Lol..
    not bad for that price :)
     
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    Wow a nice 4890 from MSI!!
    EDIT: My bad, its a GTX 260...
     
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    No its the GTX 4870/90 :laugh:.

    Cheap card!
     
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