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So, I hear around the world that the GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked performs like a GTX 280 Huh?

I'm swapping a guy my HD 4870 1GB + a few little extra's for an EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked (You know, it looks like THIS)

I was wondering if it would boost any performance at all?
post #2 of 26
youll be able to tell a differnce, its a solid upgrade
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A 1Gb 4870 is about equal to a GTX260 216.
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Dont do that, it will be a sidegrade.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/176?vs=170

They trade blows.
Edited by Erick - 8/3/11 at 9:01pm
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Those two are on par with each other. Doubt you'll see much of a difference.

In fact, I would say that the 4870 1GB is the overall slightly faster card compared to a GTX 260 Core 216...








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I'd say it's more of a lateral move for you, I'm sure others will agree. Personally, I'd sell the 4870 and use the money towards a 6870.
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I'd say it's more of a lateral move for you, I'm sure others will agree. Personally, I'd sell the 4870 and use the money towards a 6870.
This. Don't do a sidegrade.

Either save for a 6870 or heck, even a GTX 460 1GB will only cost about $105-110 total if you look hard enough.
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the difference is, youll get a super overclock on both the memory and gpu with the gtx 260,

you be able to 700/1400 shader 1152 memory I guarentee it, and you likely get even more on the core. At those speeds a 4870 cannot compete against it.
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the difference is, youll get a super overclock on both the memory and gpu with the gtx 260,

you be able to 700/1400 shader 1152 memory I guarentee it, and you likely get even more on the core. At those speeds a 4870 cannot compete against it.
It's not binned any higher than other 260s, it just has a factory overclock. The 4870 is a pretty beastly overclocker, and I'd still recommend not going for a side-grade, especially since he'll have to add it looks like.
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the difference is, youll get a super overclock on both the memory and gpu with the gtx 260,

you be able to 700/1400 shader 1152 memory I guarentee it, and you likely get even more on the core. At those speeds a 4870 cannot compete against it.
Stock vs stock, GTX 260 SP216 is slower than 4870 in most games. Even with a hefty overclock to 700/1400 it's still going to perform in the same league as a 4870.

Not worth extra money to do a sidegrade.

OP, get a GTX 460 or HD6870 if you want a real upgrade and are on a tight budget.
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