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MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv2 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card

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  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 Compatible 896MB GDDR3 Effective Memory Clock 2100MHz 3-Way SLI HDCP Ready
  • GPU Engine Specs 216 Processor Cores Graphics Clock (MHz) 655MHz Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 36.9 Stream Processors: 216 Processor Cores
  • Effective Memory Clock 2100MHz Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 111.9 Memory Config 896MB GDDR3 Memory Interface Width 448-bit
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.1 OpenGL 2.1 Maximum Digital Resolution 2560 X 1600 2 Dual-Link DVI 1 analog HDTV/S-Video Out (Tuner None) RAMDACs400 Power Connector 2 x 6 Pin

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Technical Details

  • Model: N260GTX-T2D896-OC

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001CD15QC
  • Item model number: N260GTX-T2D896-OC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 17, 2008

Product Description

Experience high definition worlds, lifelike characters, and forces of nature so powerful that your palms sweat and your heart races with every frame. Beyond games, watch Blu-ray movies and transcode video up to 7X faster than traditional CPUs1. Gaming that shakes you to the core With more gaming horsepower than ever before and 896 MB of memory, the GeForce GTX 260 GPU¿s 192 processing cores make games such as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and Bionic Commando feel like the real thing. Its powerful NVIDIA PhysX technology creates rich, immersive physical effects with stunningly accurate realism. Experience absolute immersion and a 50% pure performance boost than prior generation GPUs with the GeForce GTX 260 GPU. The power to take you beyond the field of play, GeForce GTX 260 seamlessly shifts tasks from the CPU to the GPU, allowing you to dive into the latest Blu-ray movie, surf the web in 3D, or transcode video to a personal video player up to 7x faster than traditional CPUs1. Now you can work and play at full speed.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ahmed J. Aldoseri on August 23, 2008
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I waited for a long time until Amazon offered the GTX 260 OC that MSI made, and the waiting was worth it. I was originally going for the 280, but you can pretty much buy 2 of the 260's for the price of a single 280, and the price to performance ratio was not in favour of the 280's.

General notes: as any other user would report, this card is huge! Make sure you get a motherboard that allows you to install this card and still be able to use the PCI slots adjacent to it. I used the MSI P7N Diamond, and it accommodated it just fine.

It also requires a lot of power, forget installing this card on any PSU with less than 600 Watts, or you'll be seeing messages along the lines of "the card's performance has been lowered due to power deficiency", or something like that. It's also a safer bet to go with an SLI-certified PSU just in case you would like to pursue that path in the future.

Performance: coupled with a decent enough CPU you're guaranteed to see impressive 3D Mark results right out of the box. I haven't had the chance to fully test it yet with a variety of demanding games, but I've been playing Assassin's Creed at full settings without any issues (it does show some vertical lines across the screen when it is being pushed to the absolute limit, but that's nothing that can't be fixed by overclocking). Another resource intensive game that I play at absolute maximum (with full anti-aliasing) is Neverwinter nights 2: mask of the betrayer. Again, not so much as a hiccup.

I will recommend, however, that you have ample cooling in your case; preferably having either direct air cooling for the card itself, or some pretty solid water cooling. With a thermaltake full tower case, running 6 fans, the card is stable in the low 40's.
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By M. Montana on December 17, 2009
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I built 2 systems with identical video cards, over a year of rock solid stable performance.

My System:
Intel Core2Quad, 6 gigs of ram, 2 Terrabytes of HD space on 3 sata HD's, GTX 260 video card, XFX 780i SLI motherboard. 750 watt EPS PFC PSU

My Wifes
AMD Phenom 2 - Quad core, 4 gigs of ram, 500 gigs of HD space on 1 sata drive, GTX 260 Video card, Low end $20 AMD board. 35 dollar off brand 800 watt PSU.

Surprisingly, despite her system costing about 1/8th of mine, we are nearly identical in all benchmarking. Both systems have been running 24/7 for a year, rarely needing reboots, and never any issues. Point of this, was to say that an expensive system, and a cheap system both can achieve some amazing performance marks using this card.

Both systems max out the performance numbers in Vista.
I now have Windows 7 on my pc, with 7.2 accross the board, except with HD.

This card works flawlessly on both systems, on Vista 32 bit, 64 bit, then Windows 7 32 bit, and 64 bit.

I can't believe how cheap it is now, when I bought them they were just on the market.

I have yet to see a single game that even slightly stutters on either machine.
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By PaceyPimps on November 12, 2010
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Thing is huge so make sure it fit in your case mine did but made me lose a SATA. Its super clockable and so very fast nice gift for a person who like games on the pc
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Giovanni on May 10, 2013
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cheap video card and run mmo games in 60fps.
you can put gtx 260 only to physx, a better card to run videos
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