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XFX GTX 260 for 160$

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by ShadowFold, May 19, 2009.

  1. ShadowFold

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    Maybe, but often these cards perform as a single 4850 in games/applications. I know my gtx260 is better for reliable frame rates than my 4850x2 ever was.
     
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    +1, from all the reading I have done it seems that X2 cards yield a higher average FPS, but a single GPU is smoother.

    X2 cards tend to suffer from erratic framrate changes, so an X2 will always have the highest and lowest fps counts.

    Whereas a single GPU tends to be much more consistent, often resulting in a better gameplay experience.
     
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    Well not really, I just want to try out an SLI setup, never done one before :)
     
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    I would take the 55nm EVGA over the 65nm XFX for power savings alone. Then again, I run everything i got 24/7;)
     
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    The XFX is C216, I thought all of them were 55nm?
     
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    How do these compare to a single 4850? equal or alittle more powerful?
     
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    They're only a little slower than the 4890's.
     
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    Nope, the original Core 216 was 65nm. You can tell the XFX is a 65nm version because it has the backplate. The 55nm GT200 cards don't need a backplate, so they don't have them.
     
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    hmmmm..I might have to get one of these instead of the xfx 4850
     
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    If it has the backplate, it's 65nm. 55nm have no backplate.
     
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    Also:

    New Zotac 55nm GTX260 Core 216 for $145 after MIR

    Or

    New eVGA 55nm GTX260 Core 216 for $160 after MIR and if you do a step-up you get to claim the full $185, eVGA doesn't consider the MIR when looking at the price you originally paid for the card.
     
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    I'm probably gonna get the retail GTX 260 Black Edition. I like the back plate, not gonna get anymore EVGA stuff, they seem to always give me problems.
     
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    Oh, just found:

    ASUS 65nm GTX260 Core 216 for $150

    And open box means full manufacturer warranty!
     
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    Bad experiences with open box cards :( Open box boards have been great tho. My MSI is open box and so is my dads Rampage II X58.
     
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    Nice deal but man that card sure is ugly :laugh:
     
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    It's camo. I'll misplace it too easily:laugh:
     
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    Wait, what?
     
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    Open box GPU's are an issue sometimes, but Mobo's are pretty solid. This is my personal experience as well.
     
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    Nope, most but not all.
     
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