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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    Very nice.

    Do these performance increases only apply to the new GTX260? When BFG replaced my 8800GTX they gave me the older version of the GTX260 which is the same performance as the 8800GTX.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Unless, of course, your GTX280 isn't the limiting factor, which is more than possible.
    I'm fairly sure it is. My dual core is clocked @ 4Ghz.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    Craig the 8800GTX is not as good as a GTX260 so you got a deal there and the driver updates will affect all nvidia cards, you can expect similar percentage gains to the 216 core GTX260.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Craig the 8800GTX is not as good as a GTX260 so you got a deal there and the driver updates will affect all nvidia cards, you can expect similar percentage gains to the 216 core GTX260.
    I did get a very good deal, this GTX260 is more stable and faster than my 8800GTX ever was. They do however get roughly the same in 3DMark06 (I've got the older version of the GTX260, not the newer one that competes with the 4870).

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    The older one (192 cores) competes with the 4870 512MB that is why they released the 216 core version

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    This card only gets around 10,500 in 3DMark06 and my brothers 4870 gets about 14,000 IIRC - both stock.

    I know 3DMark06 isn't really something to go on, but surely if my card competed with the 4870 then it'd have a similar score.

    He has the Q9450, I have the E6600.. wouldn't have thought that'd make such a difference though?

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    It makes a huge difference actually, anyway have a look at this page to see what the different cards score on an identical test system http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/L...e_Plus/23.html if you click through a couple of pages you can get a average gaming performance comparison as well based on their test suite which is reasonable if a little dated.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ForceWare 180: GeForce GTX 260 performance realised?

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    It makes a huge difference actually, anyway have a look at this page to see what the different cards score on an identical test system http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/L...e_Plus/23.html if you click through a couple of pages you can get a average gaming performance comparison as well based on their test suite which is reasonable if a little dated.
    I see, thanks very much for the link

    Makes it even more tempting to go for one of the new quad cores now, especially with all my VMWare work etc.

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