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Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:05 am

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card comes factory overclocked if you couldn't figure that out by the name. The standard core clock of 576MHz has been bumped up to 680MHz, which is an 18% frequency boost over the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 reference design. With clock speeds like this you can expect 3% better performance than standard GTX 275 graphics cards!

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Article Title: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:09 pm

Glad to see my nearly one year old purchase isn't a total waste now.

Why not run RE5 in DX10? I tested the two for grins and I got a lot better performance with DX10.
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby neuspeedcivic69 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:42 pm

Brian, just sent you an email but is this still a good buy?
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:49 pm

The GTX 260 SOC is a monster card but it does have a few things going against it. Primarily is the lack of DX11. Depending on what your upgrade cycle is this can be a huge issue. I personally would grab an HD5770 as they have ridiculously low idle power consumption and the loaded power consumption is also very low versus the GTX 260. Top that with the fact that they are ~$160 and good enough for gaming at up to ~1920x1200 and it sounds like a good buy to me. Just one opinion though, might be worth searching for a direct comparison between the 5770 and the GTX 260 with current drivers.
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby neuspeedcivic69 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:13 pm

I've been doing a lot research and I actually just RMA'd a 5750 because that was a piece of junk (Vapor-X cold booting problems). My problem with DX11 is that it is (IMO) marketing jargon. In looking at DX11 benchmarks, the 5770 can't even kept up. I only play at 1680x1050 but I don't ever want to think about my performance. By that I mean that I want to be able to play games smoothly and not watch it burp on me. I'm not asking to play with 8xAA but I just want smooth playability on high settings. Besides, I really hate ATI drivers on a Nvidia chipset board. My other thought has been to just SLI 2 GTS 250s which would be in between the cost of the 5770 and the GTX 260. What are your thoughts on the SLI idea?
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby neuspeedcivic69 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:18 pm

Just saw this thing and I think I might pull the trigger. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490&Tpk=5770%20hawk
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:00 pm

neuspeedcivic69 wrote:Just saw this thing and I think I might pull the trigger. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490&Tpk=5770%20hawk


The MSI HD 5770 Hawk is a beast and silly easy to overclock. I'm trying to get one for review to compare to my HD4890, I think it'd stomp the 4890 in efficiency :evil:

neuspeedcivic69 wrote:I've been doing a lot research and I actually just RMA'd a 5750 because that was a piece of junk (Vapor-X cold booting problems). My problem with DX11 is that it is (IMO) marketing jargon. In looking at DX11 benchmarks, the 5770 can't even kept up. I only play at 1680x1050 but I don't ever want to think about my performance. By that I mean that I want to be able to play games smoothly and not watch it burp on me. I'm not asking to play with 8xAA but I just want smooth playability on high settings. Besides, I really hate ATI drivers on a Nvidia chipset board. My other thought has been to just SLI 2 GTS 250s which would be in between the cost of the 5770 and the GTX 260. What are your thoughts on the SLI idea?


Avoid multi-GPU at all costs. It is less efficient and still strife with problems versus a single GPU. Plus for your initial purchase if you go with a bigger GPU LATER you can add a second GPU. I personally find that to be the strongest feature of SLI/CF.
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Re: Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review

Postby neuspeedcivic69 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:12 am

Great, that settles it. I'm buying the 5770 Hawk! Thanks so much
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