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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Review Comment Thread

Frost

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If the OC'ed GTX 260 spanks the HD 4870, I'd like to see what an OC'ed 4870 would do back. While ATI and NVidia may not like having to constantly exchange barrages, to us, the consumer, it's like watching two insanely hot women go at each other...

Or for the female members of this forum, two insanely hot women go at each other :D
 

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I have no comment about the NCIX price but expect it to drop within the next few days. I find it is a great value vs the HD 4870 especially considering it spanks the ATI card in the majority of the tests. Not only that but it comes with a lifetime warranty, excellent customer support and a trade up program. From what I see, there is not one ATI board partner that offers even two of those things.
It'll drop, they are listed as 309.00 on EVGA's website.

I'm willing to bet a 20.00 MIR + lower price at NCIX in the coming weeks; we'll see these cards around 269.00-279.00. (250ish with MIR)
 

SKYMTL

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If the OC'ed GTX 260 spanks the HD 4870, I'd like to see what an OC'ed 4870 would do back. While ATI and NVidia may not like having to constantly exchange barrages, to us, the consumer, it's like watching two insanely hot women go at each other...

Or for the female members of this forum, two insanely hot women go at each other :D
The next GPU review will be the Palit HD 4870 Sonic which will go head to head against this card. Unfortunately, as you can see there isn't one HD 4870 around which is overclocked enough to compete wit this card. Well, maybe the Diamond XOC but that card holds a whole new set of problems.
 

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For what it's worth, [H] reviewed this card as well, and their sample went up to 705/1490/1195 on the core/shaders/memory with stock cooling. Not sure how this compares to regular GTX260 samples, but it can be taken for what it's worth.
 

SugarJ

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Very succinct answer SKYMTL. :biggrin: Nice review, by the way.

Unless you run Crysis 24/7, the 4870 will do all that you want on a 24" monitor or less. I love mine, and wouldn't spend another 40-50$ for that increase in FPS. But I'm a bang-for-the-buck guy.
 

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