| ||Thread Tools|
|16th September 2008, 19:21||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
We tested seven games. AMD and NVIDIA split it, each winning three of them and virtually tied in the seventh. I hate to disappoint those looking for a one sided fight here, but this one is a wash. NVIDIA would want to point out that CUDA and PhysX are significant advantages that would put the Core 216 over the top but honestly there's no compelling application for either (much like the arguments for Havok and DirectX 10.1 from the AMD camp).
Our recommendation here is to first see if either card happens to run a game you care about better than the other, but if not then just buy whatever is cheaper. Today that would be the Radeon HD 4870, currently it's very tough to find stock-clocked Core 216s and those are priced above $300; even if we could find availability at $279, the 4870 is still cheaper. Until the price comes down, the Radeon HD 4870 still remains our pick at the $250 - $300 pricepoint. While NVIDIA has closed the performance gap, the part they used still maintains a price gap.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Driverheaven Nvidia Mobility Modder Released V18.104.22.168||jmke||WebNews||0||6th August 2009 14:12|
|Sparkle GTX260 Core 216 GeForce GTX 260 Videocard Review||jmke||WebNews||0||28th May 2009 13:27|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked (55nm GPU) Graphics Accelerator Review||jmke||WebNews||0||15th January 2009 12:23|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 192 versus Core 216 performance analysis||jmke||WebNews||0||19th December 2008 11:02|
|XFX GeForce GTX 260 (Core 216) Black Edition 896MB video card review||jmke||WebNews||0||16th December 2008 16:02|
|Nvidia drops GeForce GTX 260 216 prices||jmke||WebNews||0||18th November 2008 10:48|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Review||jmke||WebNews||0||24th October 2008 11:55|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (216 SP) Superclocked Edition Review||jmke||WebNews||0||16th September 2008 19:06|