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So I got a newegg gift certificate and a bunch of cash for xmas along with some games like fallout3 and gta4. I think it is around that time for an upgrade... what would be the best video card for me? I would prefer to keep everything I currently have in the PC except the card of course. I was thinking gtx280 or 260... or is there a new lineup releasing soon that I should wait for?
    
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Get a EVGA GTX 260 core 216, so when the next generation of Nvidia cards come out in a few months, you can step up to them.

However, your motherboard might not have enough bandwith for the next-gen Nvid cards with only PCIx 1.1.
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I'd go with the 260 core 216. It will be a very nice upgrade for ya
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I'm thinking
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130433
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

Even though the superclocked editions come pre-overclocked, can they achieve higher overclocks than the regular editions? If not I will just get the regular one.
    
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Oh also... should I get the 55nm version or the larger die version? I don't see any 55nm reviews for it on newegg. The clocks are the same in both versions I think.
    
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The 55nm were just released like today or yesterday, so there isn't really going to be any reviews out on them. I'd go for the 55nm either way since it's supposed to run cooler.
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Just bought the 55nm superclocked 260, thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll let you know how it runs.
    
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