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Old July 1, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Default Crysis benches for the GTX260

Got EVGA step-up available for about a month more. My original plan was to wait for the 8800GTS G92's to come down in price and then buy another for SLI, but it looks like it's going to take a few more months and even then I'll probably only be saving about $100. I know that the 260 is lesser than the 9800GX2 mostly but not entirely, and I'll never go tri-SLI with a 512MB card (unless they can make them share memory).

Anyway, just wanted to know how anyone with a 260 is doing in Crysis. Please list your specs and game settings with your fps, also links to full-res screens would be great as well.

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Old July 1, 2008, 09:04 PM
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To tell you the truth, with the HD4870 kicking the GTX 260 in the teeth performance-wise and with it sporting a $100 price premium over the ATI card you will find very, very few people with a GTX 260.
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Oh well you can 4850 Crossfire performance for approx $400, and the GTX 260 is going for about $420. 4850CF is definitely better than one GTX 260 card and probably performs better than One 4870 card..
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Oh well you can 4850 Crossfire performance for approx $400, and the GTX 260 is going for about $420. 4850CF is definitely better than one GTX 260 card and probably performs better than One 4870 card..
I'll say it before he does: he has a 790i board. So, unless you are hiding that mythical Diamond BIOS fix for SLI mobos that lets the run Crossfire, he won't be running a pair of ATI cards.
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Old July 1, 2008, 09:30 PM
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I'll say it before he does: he has a 790i board. So, unless you are hiding that mythical Diamond BIOS fix for SLI mobos that lets the run Crossfire, he won't be running a pair of ATI cards.
Oops I am sorry... I didn't notice ..

Anyways sinephase if your still looking for a card, I am looking to a buy a new mobo and video card and I do have an XFX 8800GTS 512 card, and you know if both cards are at least 8800GTS G92 cores, the clocks don't matter..

I have this particular card and I've barely used for it for 3 months, its almost brand new, I believe I haven't even registered it, PM me if your interested, I can sell you the card for a very fair and descent price, I can give you more details too. I forgot to mention, its the same card that SKY reviewed here few months back.. (LINK)

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Old July 2, 2008, 01:15 PM
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EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB Superclocked Review
Palit Radeon HD4870 512MB Graphics Card Review
GeForce GTX 260 review
GeForce GTX 260 review - OC'd 260
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,1953-18.html
AnandTech: NVIDIA's 1.4 Billion Transistor GPU: GT200 Arrives as the GeForce GTX 280 & 260
PowerColor HD 4870 Review Page 7 - Testing: Crysis - Overclockers Club
XFX GTX 280 Review Page 6 - Testing: Crysis - Overclockers Club

Here's some pretty mixed results for Crysis, but be sure to pay close attention to the test setups and when the reviews were done. Even if the ATI cards do pretty well, I don't want another 512MB card, even with DDR5 OC'd, as with mine I see issues with low video memory. Also on other game benches I've seen the g200's being far ahead of the pack, like in Mass Effect, so it does depend on what game you're playing. Also, I believe it was in the Tom's Hardware review that they couldn't even get one of the games to play with the ATI card due to a driver issue. Though new card drivers are obviously immature, ATI was claiming that they're more mature than their prior lineups, so I'm still weary of driver issues with ATI cards. Also, the lack of ROP's and texture units compared to the G200's makes it seem like even though the ATI cards are comparable now, I don't think they have the longevity that the G200's do. I'd certainly want to have more memory if I'm going to bridge 2 cards as well.

Anyway, that's my reasoning. The OC comparison on the GTX260 is also compelling.

So, back to my original topic: I'd really like to see some user's results from the 260.

P.S. - thanks for the offer on the vidi card, I appreciate it, though I really feel that I should be getting the exact same card if I'm going SLI with the 8800GTS G92 as they're supposed to be tested for their speed, and I don't want to have to down-clock my primary.
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Old July 2, 2008, 04:58 PM
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P.S. - thanks for the offer on the vidi card, I appreciate it, though I really feel that I should be getting the exact same card if I'm going SLI with the 8800GTS G92 as they're supposed to be tested for their speed, and I don't want to have to down-clock my primary.
You don't have to underclock anything, whichever card has a higher clock will undeclock automatically when you enable SLI and besides I think my card is probably a higher core and more expensive than yours.
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my clocks are 678/1728 shader/1944 mem and I can't see how original price is relevant.
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my clocks are 678/1728 shader/1944 mem and I can't see how original price is relevant.
Sorry about the price, I didn't mean to say it and just did for some reason, my apologies. Anyways mine's clocked at 678MHZ/1972GHZ, just the mem clocks a little higher than urs.. But to be very honest with you going from to go to a GTX260 that card is priced at $100 over the 4870 and $200 over a 4850, and personally I think the 4850 performs better than a GTX260. I am looking to get a new card, possibly crossfire, I'm just waiting for a good review by SKY on the crossfire performance between both 4850 and 4870 after a WHQL driver is out..

So I am going to wait and watch since the 4850 doesn't have alot advantage over the 9800GTX as in not beating it by a huge margin. And the cards we have I believe the clocks are enough to match a 9800GTX. But its your call, I'm not saying I am saying sense lol, if you want you can believe it
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I'll say it before he does: he has a 790i board. So, unless you are hiding that mythical Diamond BIOS fix for SLI mobos that lets the run Crossfire, he won't be running a pair of ATI cards.
XDNA is said to allow for it, so 2 diamond cards would work.
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