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Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ OC Graphics Card

The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 comes with 216 stream processors, 24 more than the original GeForce GTX 260. This gave it a small 12.5% boost in texture fillrate while everything else remained the same. This small improvement, however, gave the GeForce GTX 260 new life and allowed it to better compete with the Radeon HD 4850.

Of course, there were many who felt that the increase in stream processors wasn't good enough. Not only overclockers but even graphics card manufacturers saw the potential in overclocking the improved GeForce GTX 260. The larger number of stream processors would only mean much greater improvements in performance with every hike in core speed.

Galaxy is one of those manufacturers who saw the potential in offering factory-overclocked versions of the GeForce GTX 260. Their Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ OverClocked graphics card offers factory-certified clock speeds of 625 MHz core, 1350 MHz shader and 1050 MHz memory. Let's take a look at the card and see how it fares!

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Comprehensive Review

Core / Card Code Name

• NVIDIA GT200

Stream Processors

• 216

Vertex Shader Version

• 4.0

Pixel Shader Version

• 4.0

Textures Per Clock

• Average 72

ROPs

• 28

Core Clock

• 625 MHz

Shader Clock

• 1350 MHz

Fill Rate

• 45,000 MTexels/s
• 17,500 MPixels/s

Graphics Memory

• 896 MB GDDR3

Graphics Memory Clock

• 1050 MHz (2.1 GHz DDR)

Memory Bus Width

• 448-bits

Memory Bandwidth

• 117.6 GB/s

Bus Support

• PCI Express 2.0 x16

NVIDIA SLI Support

• 2-Way SLI
• 3-Way SLI

RAMDAC

• Two integrated 400 MHz RAMDACs

CRT Max. Resolution

• 2048 x 1536

DVI Max. Resolution

• 2560 x 1600

Display Support

• Two dual-linked HDCP-enabled DVI-I ports
• One 7-pin HDTV-out port

Card Size

• 11.12 cm (4.376 inches) tall
• 26.67 cm (10.5 inches) long

Bundled Accessories

• DVI-to-VGA adaptor
• DVI-to-HDMI adaptor
• HDTV-out composite cable
• HDTV-out component adaptor
• S/PDIF cable
• PCI Express power cable x 2

Software Bundle

• Galaxy Utilities & Driver CD
• Galaxy Xtreme Tuner CD

Warranty

• 1 Year Warranty

 

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