Items tagged with GTX 260

We can't tell one way or the other whether this here card is utilizing that rumored new PCB, but Asus sure is proud of it, regardless. The company's latest GTX 260-based graphics card -- affectionately known as the ROG ENGTX260 MATRIX -- takes a standard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 engine and throws in 896MB of DDR3 memory, a 576MHz clock speed and a 1.998GHz memory clock speed. Moreover, the standout feature is the upgraded dual fansink Hybrid Cooler+ for automatic and independent fan speed control. Asus claims that this is one of the world's most intelligent graphics cards, and below are some of the... Read more...
Among the deluge of NVIDIA news this week, MSI has decided to throw its hat in the ring by introducing a new graphics card that's powered by the aforesaid firm. The N260GTX Lightning is predictably based on the GeForce GTX 260, which we heard earlier this year was getting a PCB tweak to shave costs. It's hard to tell from this release if anything is different from earlier GTX 260s, but given that new GPUs were announced by NVIDIA within the past seven days, it's a pretty safe bet that this one will be cheaper than expected anyway. MSI's latest card packs 1792MB of on-board memory, a dual-fan design... Read more...
Make no mistake -- NVIDIA has certainly pushed out a few new powerhouse graphics cards since the introduction of its GTX 260, but there's obviously plenty of demand left for what was the company's most impressive GPU to date in June of last year. As money gets tight and cutting edge boards become less of a necessity, NVIDIA's banking on selling a few more of its older cards at lower prices than before. To that end, we're hearing that the third generation of the GTX 260 is set to hit store shelves within just a few weeks, and while a price drop will certainly be in order, there are quite a few manufacturing... Read more...
In the conclusion of our coverage of the Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 launch, we posted this statement, "...dare we say a $300 graphics card represents an excellent value, from a price point perspective? These cards are definitely going to put significant price pressure on NVIDIA's GTX 200 series." At the time, the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 were selling for upwards of $650 and $400 respectively, and ATI's newly released Radeon, which performed somewhat better than the GTX 260, was introduced at "only" $299.Of course, NVIDIA quickly responded with a hefty round of price cuts that brought the GTX 280's... Read more...
  In the conclusion of our coverage of the Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 launch, we made this statement, "...dare we say a $300 graphics card represents an excellent value, from a price point perspective? These cards are definitely going to put significant price pressure on NVIDIA's GTX 200 series." At the time, the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 were selling for upwards of $650 and $400 respectively, and ATI's newly released Radeon, which performed somewhat better than the GTX 260, was introduced at "only" $299.Of course, NVIDIA quickly responded with a hefty round of price cuts that brought... Read more...
NVIDIA has taken the wraps of their latest high-end GPU today and we've got complete coverage for your, from architecture to some impressive benchmark numbers we're sure you'll all enjoy. While the GT200 does borrow heavily from previous generation GPU architectures, it is simply in a class of its own at the moment.  And as you'll see, the jump in performance is similar to what we've all gotten use to and experienced again, when the GeForce 8800 GTX was first introduced.  The first two cards based on the GT200 GPU architecture are the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260.  As their... Read more...
NVIDIA has held  a dominant position in the high-end GPU space ever since the introduction of the G80 architecture back in November of 2006.  When the G80 first arrived in the form of the GeForce 8800 GTX and the pared-down GeForce 8800 GTS, the cards were clearly superior to anything else at the time in terms of both performance and features.  As time has passed, rival ATI has closed the gap somewhat with the Radeon HD 3800 series, and has even surpassed NVIDIA in some ways, for example with  DX10.1 and native HDMI with audio support, but through it all NVIDIA offered enthusiast... Read more...