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GTX 260 vs 8800 gtx

By Rab2140
May 8, 2009
  1. Hey again all, Back with another offer. I have came across a deal for an gtx 260 for just over 100 pounds.

    My question is will the card outperform my 8800 gtx and if so how much ? How would this card compare to min in crysis.

    The card in an inno 3d 192 core version.

    Thanks
     
  2. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Posts: 228   +14

    Some researches,
    1. 8800 GTX under load = 79 celcius = 13.2K 3D Mark 06
    2. 260 GTX under load (and OC'd to 714 Core, 1505 Shader & 2.3 Mem)= 68 celcius under load = 17.2 3D Mark 06.
    I'd take the 260. well, think about it :) its a 260 <- one of newest cards :) its good numbers, you can show off to friends and others.. :D
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I think it's worth only at high resolutions such as 2560x1600 and 1920x1200. The average performance increase is around 10-15FPS, which can make a difference in games where you are getting 30-40FPS, since this will push performance nearer to 60FPS, making things smoother in general.

    But unless you have a display that is capable of 1920x1200 or higher resolutions (or you are planning to upgrade to one), I don't think it's worth it.
     
  4. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Posts: 228   +14

    Offtopic question: rage,
    I know that 1920x1200 view is called HD ready. but i forgot how you call 2560x1600. something like Quad HD?
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Actually, no. Quad Full HD would be the 2160p mode that is slated to be the successor to current Full HD (1080p) technology, but widespread adoption is at least 5-6 years away.

    There is also a new standard, SHV (Super Hi-Vision, a.k.a. Ultra HD) that is being worked on in Japan. The latter will have a whopping 33MP (7860 x 4320) resolution, compared to 8MP (3840x2160) for QFHD and 4MP for Full HD.

    2560 x 1600 would then be Double Full HD or something. :haha:
     
  6. teklord

    teklord TS Maniac Posts: 527

    Get the GTX 260, they are close to $150 dollars on Newegg and outperform the 8800 GTX considerably. I want one myself.
     
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