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Questions About The XFX GTX 260 (216 Core)

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by TricksterMatt, May 7, 2009.

  1. TricksterMatt


    Mar 21, 2009
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    Hey I have a few questions about the XFX GTX 260 (216 Core) since I'm waiting for it to arrive still xD

    1. How big of a jump is it from my current card? (XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition)

    2. Is it cool and quiet? Will I need to buy an after market cooler if I ain't overclocking it?

    3. Will it bottleneck with my CPU? (AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Black Edition 3.0 GHz)

    4. What kind of FPS and settings would I expect on my current resolution of 1280x1024? Will I be able to max out games like crysis on my resolution?

    5. How much more FPS would I get if I overclock it?

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  2. alucasa

    Apr 2, 2009
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    1. 8800GT is quite close to 250 GTS. I say you will gain around 10% performance with GTX 260.

    2. No video cards run cool, I think. Quiet, yes, but it will run hot. You don't need an aftermarket cooler though.

    3. I think so. You might want to OC it to at least 3.5ghz.

    4. Best to google it. It will give you a buttload of reviews to read.

    5. I don't see much point in OCing at 1280 x 1024.
  3. ShadowFold

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    It wont be that big of a jump if you're still using 1280x1024. I say it wont be worth it until you get a bigger monitor. A Phenom II would get you better FPS at that res.

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