Upgrade from XFX 8800 GTS 320 mb to Gigabyte GTX 260 896MB? 14 replies

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N88TR

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#1 8 years ago

I was comparing the specs, the GTX is nicely priced at $199 and is almost double as good as my old 320 mb.

320 mb specs 886 mb specs

My only concerns are do you think it will run much hotter and also how do I know if I have two 16x2 pins for it? My 320 mb only needed 1 slot.

Thank you!




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#2 8 years ago

I presume you mean the PCI-e 2.0 x16? That's a physical slot on the motherboard where the graphics card goes. You should check whether your motherboard has a 2.0 slot or a 1.0 slot, though it should have a 2.0.

As for the card itself, it's a good card. In my opinion, it's almost every bit worth the $200. Almost. I would much rather get an HD4890, because of the overclocking headroom, and especially if you play at 1920x1080 or greater. This card would perform around about the same, costs $30 less after rebate, runs cooler, and will overclock more.




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#3 8 years ago

I've never OC'ed, dunno how! And my monitor's res is maxed at 1600x1200. I rarely play that high unless on older games like Command and Conquer Tib Wars or something like that. I usually play at 1024x768 or one res higher than that.




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#4 8 years ago

Even so you'd probably be better off with a 4890. The 260 is $30 more, for maybe 1-2 fps bonus. I would only get that if there was something from NVidia you absolutely couldn't do without, for example PhysX. Otherwise I think the 4890 is by far the better choice.




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#5 8 years ago

You mean paying more for 5-10% LESS performance? Heres a guide on how to overclock a video card. http://forums.filefront.com/tech-discussion/403944-video-card-oc-thread.html

I would suggest using MSI afterburner as an overclocking program though. I should update my guide actually. For the card I would say stay away from that MSI since it has had problems with the mounting and the heatsink (not to mention the vregs dont have heatsinks on them). I'll link you to a card later. newegg is dying right now from the black friday traffic.




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#6 8 years ago

Wait for the GTX 300 series too be released I have a feeling they'll blow the water out of 5800 series.




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#7 8 years ago

Yeah, except fermi isn't coming out until april-may. Looks like nvidia is going to be irrelevant for awhile.




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#8 8 years ago

Hopfully it will come out before the weed march next year. That way they should have some nvidia fan boys smoking out of a nvidia made and a soglan saying "The way its meant to be smoked"




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#9 8 years ago
You mean paying more for 5-10% LESS performance? Heres a guide on how to overclock a video card

No. The Gigabyte SOC version is 1-2 fps in front of both the 4890 and 275 at 1680x1050, and the 4890 and 275 take a lead at higher resolutions. More RAM, probably.

Hopfully it will come out before the weed march next year. That way they should have some nvidia fan boys smoking out of a nvidia made and a soglan saying "The way its meant to be smoked"

Doubt it. NVidia still have to build up stockpiles of GT300 cards even if they start going into full production, which they're not ready for, and even if they do, unless TSMC get their 40nm issues sorted they're going to have a hard time getting all this ready; AMD has a far more pressing need, since their cards are already out in the market.




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#10 8 years ago

I thought it was just a standard 260, didn't see it was the superultramegaclocked edition. I vote for this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125297 It comes with the heatsink I plan on buying, so its a steal for coming with it.




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