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Old 01-11-08, 12:16 PM
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OC3D Review: XFX GTX260 'Black Edition'

More than a refresh, the GTX 260 Black Edition utilises NVidias 2nd generation Unified Architecture with 216 stream processors. There's some stiff competition around at the moment, can the new card cut the mustard?



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Old 01-11-08, 12:34 PM
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Nice Job sir!

Looks like a fantastic card. If your unwilling to budge form the green camp then this looks like the price: performance card. Just shame ATI's offerings are still better value imo.
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Old 01-11-08, 12:41 PM
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Nice one webbo, its certainly a nice looking card!

It would be an absolute steel... if ati didnt exist :S
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Old 01-11-08, 01:52 PM
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I would have liked to put the ATI 4870 1gb against the 260gtx 216 as they are both around the same price point but we didn't have any for at the time but no doubt one will arrive soon.
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Old 02-11-08, 09:10 AM
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What a cracking card, priced well too imo! Puts the 512 4870 in it's place now
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Old 02-11-08, 02:21 PM
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That is an awesome overclock, you managed to acieve on this card. lol. Anotehr review of this card at techgage only managed 700-1475-1200 compared to your 765-1585-1311. Is this definatly correct??

Also the 512mb 4870 is still this cards main competitor as the 1gb version has slower memory.

But what i want to know is how this black edition card compares against the hd4870 512/1gb when they are both overclocked??
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Old 02-11-08, 02:42 PM
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Thanks for a GREAT review!

I like XFX Video Cards very much and this one is not an exclusion.

The 'Black Edition' is definitely a great thing, providing you a high-end card pre-overclocked right of the oven.

I wish I had such a great card to upgrade my soon-to-be-old/slow-for games () 8800GTX.
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Old 02-11-08, 03:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by name='cl0ck_ed'
That is an awesome overclock, you managed to acieve on this card. lol. Anotehr review of this card at techgage only managed 700-1475-1200 compared to your 765-1585-1311. Is this definatly correct??

Also the 512mb 4870 is still this cards main competitor as the 1gb version has slower memory.

But what i want to know is how this black edition card compares against the hd4870 512/1gb when they are both overclocked??
Yes the clockspeeds are definitely correct. I was quite amazed too but you have to bear in mind every card is different so Techgage might have been unlucky or we got lucky, who knows. It could well be down to me re-applying a thin layer of paste on the core after taking the card apart that allowed better clocks allthough I doubt it as GPU's are very finnicky, especially the memory when overclocking and heat has little bearing on the matter.

The tests were run with the card at STOCK speed, not overclocked.
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Old 02-11-08, 03:45 PM
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That is an awesome overclock, you managed to acieve on this card. lol. Anotehr review of this card at techgage only managed 700-1475-1200 compared to your 765-1585-1311.
That's definitely an impressive overclock . I wonder what would be the results if their were taken with these clocks??? (765-1585-1311)
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Old 02-11-08, 03:50 PM
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The 765-1585-1311 clocks are the 'Black Edition' stock values. Just imagine the results when overclocking this card a bit higher...
The GTX280 still clocks well tho I'm looking forward to the new GTX280 tbh :P

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