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Old December 2, 2008, 08:43 PM
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I'd say get the GTX 260-216 or the ATI 4850/4870. Since you game at 1920X1200, I'd say get the GTX 260-216 or 4870. These two would have no problem gaming at your native resolution. I'd personally stay away from the GTX 280 because that small performance increase is not worth the extra cost.

You might want to wait a month or two. Wait for the Boxing Day specials, and the new GTX cards to hit the street. Those are suppose to have a 55nm core instead.
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I picked up a 260 core 216 for 300.04 at newegg the night before last- the difference between 40 and 50 fps might not matter, but in a year when the new games have dropped you to 20fps, you'd regret not havign the 216
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Old December 2, 2008, 08:59 PM
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I picked up a 260 core 216 for 300.04 at newegg the night before last- the difference between 40 and 50 fps might not matter, but in a year when the new games have dropped you to 20fps, you'd regret not havign the 216
Given the fact that the Core 216 is available and in some cases cheaper than the 192 Core....it would be ridiculous imo, to pass over a Core 216 in favor of a 192 (which nvidia will or already has stopped support for) regardless of perhaps a mere savings of $50 or what a Review says.
I saw on NCIX the GTX 260 Core 216 FTW version...$350 to $450 is par for the norm for any high end GPU's
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Old December 2, 2008, 09:02 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 Ftw 670MHZ 896MB 2.3GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1268-AR In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 SC 626MHZ 896MB 2.1GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1267-AR In Canada.
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Old December 2, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Yeah- I find it funny how NCIX mysteriously ran out of stock on the $308 Core 216s about half-way through the black friday sale. And as soon as the sale stops, they've suddenly got them back. And all the time they were "out of stock", you could still get them in a package: X58 + SLI combos with choice of one two or three Core 216s- in which they worked out to about $360 a piece. Pricing is a little sketchy in these uncertain times- DC is not as consistently low-balling everything like they used to either.
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