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XFX GTX 260 Core 216 Black Series or EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Stock Clock?

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I am going to be buying a new video card to replace my 8800gt in about a week. Should I get the highly overclocked XFX 65nm GTX 260 or the stock clocked EVGA 55nm.

XFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150330

EVGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434
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post #2 of 15
From the benches seen so far, the 55nm is more in the GTX 280 in terms of performance so I'd go with that if I were you
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post #3 of 15
im totally biased towards evga because of company reputation but i would go for the XFX because of the higher clocks

but...... if your gonna overclock it anyways go for the EVGA!!!!!!
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Holy ****! the EVGA hands down! Get it and overclock and tell us about it!
    
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post #5 of 15
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Do you guys have any reviews comparing the two?
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post #6 of 15
Get the 55nm evga one. It will run much cooler and consume much less power and should overclock higher. You can't lose
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post #7 of 15
Get the 55nm one. It will hold the value longer.
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post #8 of 15
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How much higher will the 55nm go than the 65nm?
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post #9 of 15
black edition gtx 260 is on par and then some compared to a stock gtx 280. if dont want to overclock get the black edition, if you do hopefully the 55nm version can hit those speeds and more (I would double check that if your going that way).
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post #10 of 15
55nm:

Faster (arguably), less heat, more room for OC, better looking, and EVGA customer service.
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