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post #11 of 25
flash the 260 to a 275 and profit?
post #12 of 25
imo if youre gonna swap, swap to something more meaningful
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc;13852678 
The GTX 260 is right up there with the HD 4870, actually a little bit better, i owned both. If you want more raw power go 260 216, if you need Direct 11 go 450.

Oh wow, I just noticed that I'm getting a HD 4870 Tomorrow, LOL. It's even recommended on BFBC2! Sweet, now tomorrow I can max It out.. biggrin.gif
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by AK-47;13864384 
flash the 260 to a 275 and profit?

Entirely not possible. The extra shaders are laser-cut can cannot be unlocked via Bios flash.

BTW, re: the benches that Ascii posted ... that graph shows that 260 to be 25% faster than the 450, not 11%, as it may look at first glance wink.gif
    
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I know the GTS 450 uses less power and has DX11, but which one should I use? Currently have the GTS 450 installed. Would I see any difference in performance with the GTX 260 in a game like The Witcher 2?

Yes, you would see a difference. It would not be dramatic though.
    
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GTX260-216 imo
    
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post #17 of 25
Use the GTX 260 & overclock the hell out of it so it will be faster.

I am still using mine.
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post #18 of 25
i am just wondering who of you actualy owned a 260 and a 450????


depending on what 450 it is... the 450 will kill the 260.

and if you do not get a good 450 the 450 will be on par with the 260.... the 260 does not have DX11 like the 450.... so i would keep the 450 or go for the 450.... or sell both and get the 460 like they said
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post #19 of 25
But it's like the 5770, it may have DX11, but it's not that powerful to begin with, imagine adding on heavy tessellation. In most titles, the 260 216 will be faster, especially DX10 titles. Yes, the GTS 450 has more sane power draw and is more future proof, but for the question and game in mind, going with the older generation will yield a performance boost, at the expense of heat and power.
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post #20 of 25
Im running Witcher 2 on full settings at 45-50 fps average (no ubersampling thingy) on 2 260gtx cards so I think these card were really ahead of their time. Very potent card for being old now. I'm sticking with these two for that reason till Kepler and skipping Fermi.
    
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