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Old 12th January 2010, 13:20   #1
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Default Gigabyte Geforce GTX 260 Super OverClock Video Card Review

We have seen many factory-overclocked cards from different vendors, but most of these cards just push the GPU/MEM clocks using reference design hardware. Once in a while, a cards pop up like this Gigabyte SOC card which deviates from the group and packs a whole lot more punch then what other vendors can offer.

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Old 12th January 2010, 19:41   #2
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And another review from empty head

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Old 13th January 2010, 03:48   #3
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Nice review, those are good numbers. I'm glad you actually mentioned that a 4890 is better bang for your buck. Most review sites will never do that. Its the main reason I picked up a 4870 over a 260 GTX, $80 less (at the time) for the same or better performance.

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Hey KMM, welcome to the forums , thank you for your feedback.

Some people prefer NVIDIA hardware , either for driver support in other OS (linux) or CUDA, in such cases this GTX 260 offers a good deal.
if however you run Windows and don't care about CUDA or what brand/make your VGA card is, then 4890 will offer you better performance for the buck. Now all we needs is HD 4890 SOC edition, but I think our prayers are answered with HD 5830 set to be released soon, DX11 features, cheaper than 4890, same/higher performance
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me want one Got the MSI board here with integrated GPU from MM to test, might be nice to see how the crossfire actually works out...
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Hey KMM, welcome to the forums , thank you for your feedback.

Some people prefer NVIDIA hardware , either for driver support in other OS (linux) or CUDA, in such cases this GTX 260 offers a good deal.
if however you run Windows and don't care about CUDA or what brand/make your VGA card is, then 4890 will offer you better performance for the buck. Now all we needs is HD 4890 SOC edition, but I think our prayers are answered with HD 5830 set to be released soon, DX11 features, cheaper than 4890, same/higher performance
I agree. Ya that 5830 sounds exciting, can't wait to find out more about it.
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early suggested launch price is a bit over the top for me, 239 dollars... it has to be darn good then !!
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239 U.S. dollars = 165.661607 Euros
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if only it would be that simple to calculate the real euro price
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since HD 5850 is priced at €220-230 it would be quite impossible for HD 5830 to be more expensive or priced the same
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