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Is their really a big difference in performance between the GTX260 Core 192 and the GTX260 core 216? I was looking to get a EVGA GTX260 Core 192 for 205 dollars shipped from the egg but if performance is significant I would go for the sparkle brand for 10 dollars more. But I really prefer the evga for their warranty. I was going to buy a a second 8800GT from a member here to sli, but my brother offered to buy my 8800GT. So my budget is 220 max, so it is between those two. What do you guys think?

Thanks
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Why not get this?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

EVGA 55nm version of the 216, and its only $200 after MIR


If not, personally, I'd go for the EVGA... graphics cards are components which can fail easily, so I'd rather have the extra warranty service... also, in 90 days, you can step up to the 216 model, so you do have the choice later on if you save another $20-30
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Get the EVGA don't trust SPARKLE
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Originally Posted by sabermetrics View Post
Why not get this?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

EVGA 55nm version of the 216, and its only $200 after MIR


If not, personally, I'd go for the EVGA... graphics cards are components which can fail easily, so I'd rather have the extra warranty service... also, in 90 days, you can step up to the 216 model, so you do have the choice later on if you save another $20-30
How long does their rebate take? I have been burned on rebates before (stupid cell phone).
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How long does their rebate take? I have been burned on rebates before (stupid cell phone).
I've never done a rebate with EVGA, so I can't really say... but expect at least 2-3 weeks minimum before you get your money back... that's standard with any rebate
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This is a hard decision, I have been wanting to upgrade video card for awhile but I can not make up my mind. I was going toward the 4850X2 but I want a single card (you all know what I mean). This is a hard decision, do you all think a core 192 would be able to play Crysis at 1920 x 1080 at decent framerates?
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This is a hard decision, I have been wanting to upgrade video card for awhile but I can not make up my mind. I was going toward the 4850X2 but I want a single card (you all know what I mean). This is a hard decision, do you all think a core 192 would be able to play Crysis at 1920 x 1080 at decent framerates?
It'll be able to, as long as you aren't playing at all high settings, etc.

The extra stream processors will only net you a small, unnoticable increase in Crysis:



So if you really aren't willing to spend the extra bit, by all means go for the 192SP version
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This is a hard decision, I have been wanting to upgrade video card for awhile but I can not make up my mind. I was going toward the 4850X2 but I want a single card (you all know what I mean). This is a hard decision, do you all think a core 192 would be able to play Crysis at 1920 x 1080 at decent framerates?
GTX260 is genaral will but 4850x2 will be much better that that resolution especially over Core 192. 4850X2 is faster then even GTX285.
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The open box msi gtx260 core 192 just re-appaered and I just ordered it. Could not pass up the deal.

Thanks for the help guys.
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It will make a huge difference... Think of the stream processors as CPU cores, more is always better...
     
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