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Nvidia-exclusive manufacturer EVGA has welcomed the retail release of the GeForce GTX 260 by beginning to ship no less than four models based on the GT200 baby card. All built around Nvidia's reference design, the new cards have beefy, dual-slot cooling systems, two PCIe 6-pin connectors, two DVI ports and more interesting things like 448-bit memory interfaces, 192 Processing Cores and 896 MB of GDDR3 memory.

As you'd expect, EVGA has played around with some of the cards' clocks with the resulting line-up including, first the stock GeForce GTX 260, and the Superclocked, Super Superclocked (SSC) and FTW (For Teh Win) Editions.

The 'regular' GTX 260 has GPU, shader and memory frequencies of 576, 1242 and 2000 MHz respectively while the SC and SSC version reach 602/1296/2052 MHz and 626/1350/2106 MHz. Last, but not least, the fastest GTX 260 in EVGA's offer, the FTW Edition is a card that bears the number of the beast - 666, this being the GPU clock. The card's shader and memory are set to 1404 and 2214 MHZ respectively.

The 'normal' GeForce GTX 260 can now be bought for $399.99, the SC for $409.99 and the SSC for $419.99. The FTW Edition costs $459.99.
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They charge an extra $50 for pre-overclocked cards... Nice marketing strategy.
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No Hydrocopper Edition?
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omg... pure secks.
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They charge an extra $50 for pre-overclocked cards... Nice marketing strategy.
I think that the pre-overclocked versions have higher voltages on the core & memory so in theory you should be able to overclock them more
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What a stupid amount of ram....??

just stick 1024 in there & be done.
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yer great cards but i dont really need to upgrade to these cards 9800GTX should last me a while
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They charge an extra $50 for pre-overclocked cards... Nice marketing strategy.
This is pretty obvious if you ask me??

Hell, they arent going to charge the same prices are they!

The marketing part is the fact they are offering 4 models, which means theres more for people to choose from, plus the fact they are all priced accordingly, so people can comprimise between lowest and best clocked.
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I think that the pre-overclocked versions have higher voltages on the core & memory so in theory you should be able to overclock them more
That is actually true and best for people who do not want to volt mod.
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That is actually true and best for people who do not want to volt mod.
Like me . Too bad the 4870 is a much better deal...
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