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ASUS ENGTX260/HTDP/896M GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 216 CUDA Cores
  • 896MB 448-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Tamas F.
  • 4/24/2009 8:05:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it

Pros: Very good for my games, maximum settings on Team Fortress 2 makes me happy. Dark Sector looks even better. Crysis Warhead on maximum settings is a bit much I think. works but not perfect, or at least not to my liking. I was able to play thou, I just didn't like how it felt.
Rest of my games are great on it, and CoD that came with it is really nice. I was going to buy that game actually so it was a nice bonus. Made the price right for me.
also, great workmanship on the hardware, feels very sturdy.

The bonus mouse pad was a nice touch as well :)
<3 ASUS

Cons: No cons that are worthy to take away eggs.
Needs 2 6pin power connectors, it only comes with one.

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Other Thoughts: IT IS A HUGE PIECE OF HEAVEN
I knew I needed 11 inches to fit it in, but i still got surprised by how big it is. I think I am lucky to have a great mid size Antec P182 case, it has a good layout for these over sized monsters. I would be in trouble thou if I would want to use another one of these to run in SLI. mostly because I wouldnt have access to my SATA connections on the mobo.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2009 4:36:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: One word "INSANE". I bought this know technically ATI has better cards, however I have always used NVIDIA.
Plays Lord of the Rings Online at 150fps, some instances I have it 320fps. On Very High Settings. Also plays Americas Army at 80fps but I am sure it is because I had it sync'd to my monitor refresh rate. Both games are set to 1920 X 1200 resolution.

Cons: Drawing a blank here,, maybe its a big card and uses a second slot to allow the fan to push heat outside the case. But would that be a CON.

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  • Tom K.
  • 2/21/2009 8:16:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: Worked fine right out of the box. I didn't have to do anything past the physical install. Great price when I bought it.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: VERY large, with a card this new it wasn't unexpected though. I actually had to turn it slightly sideways at first to get it in, after that it fit snugly thought.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/11/2009 7:43:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe prettiest monster you'll ever see

Pros: PRETTY! That's all you need, once your eyes settle on these graphics (and you update necessary drivers), only word you will say is PRETTY.

Cons: This section need not apply.

Other Thoughts: GPU stays below 60c even under heavy load (Crysis Warhead and Mirrors Edge Max settings), it's also bulky, length wise, make sure you measure out first.

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  • Brandon A.
  • 2/1/2009 9:41:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsfast and huge

Pros: Good price/performance - blazing fast! owned for a week and its eaten up everything I've thrown at it in that time: Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, Assassin's Creed, Oblivion, Rainbox Six Vegas 2, Call of Duty 4, City Life, many more to come I'm sure.

Cons: Huge! Had to remove 3.5" rack from my case to make room and move the hard drive to a 5.25" place up higher. I don't have a small case.

I've been unable to run The Godfather game, Grand Theft Auto IV, or Microsoft Flight Simulator X - (various errors) but no loss of eggs! because I have an iz3d monitor and compatibility can be a little touchy...so who knows...

Other Thoughts: I've maxed all my games out and play at stock speeds.. you're gonna have to shell out significantly more money to ask for more than that.

core i7 920 + zalman 9700 w/ lga 1366 adapter
asus p6t deluxe
3gb (1 x 1gb) ddr3 1300
xp pro sp3

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  • Jodie M.
  • 11/13/2008 7:32:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgraded from 6800

Pros: Installed flawlessly on both XPx32 and Vistax64.
The only game I've tested is WoW and it ran 60+ fps with max settings @ 1920x1200. I've yet to test it on a game that will actually push the card.

Cons: The installation instructions are very general. I assume this manual is used for every video card Asus produces.

Other Thoughts: Asus stands out as an quality manufacture. I've yet to have a problem from their products.

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  • John W.
  • 11/7/2008 12:01:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsProof GPU is more important than CPU

Pros: This card and any high speed cards to follow in the industry prove without a doubt that GPU speed is far more important than CPU speed. Why? Because this card stomps even on an old mobo I'm experimenting with - an old amethyst MS-7184 mobo with a single PCIe-1 slot, running with a measley 1.8ghz sempron and just 2gb of RAM. STILL. THIS. CARD. STOMPS. I'm just waiting for it to explode the mobo but all is quite, quite well thusfar. The 260 kills all the "old" games. FEAR - Battlefield 2 - Stalker - Half Life 2 all look and play perfect. Crysis, even with my super slow setup, is good-time playable on the 260 at mid-high resolutions with high settings. I'm getting ready to SLI it with another 260 in a better system, but seeing how nicely it runs with very little help from an uber-craptasticly bad setup is truly impressive. Right now it is the best bang for your buck.

Cons: Is literally the size of Botswana (is that even a country anymore?). It gets kinda hot pretty fast. Give this thing some liquid, and/or some air, and some room in your case. Some reviews elsewhere have complained about the camo motif being outdated. Who cares!? And, feck! It's got some hot Asus digi-chick on it. Chicks, even fake, drawn ones make camo look good and timely.

Other Thoughts: With a promo-code (newegg seems to sometimes not allow posts about such things) that expired on Nov. 4, I got this beauty for two-hundy and nine. Yup two-oh-nine. The 260 is a great great card, no matter who the heck makes it. These things will surprise us be under $200 pretty quick. Still they are definitely worth whatever you pay and make shelling out double for a 280 kinda stupid.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2008 9:46:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Service from Asus

Pros: The card itself is amazing, being in the top series of cards available for the PCI Express 1.0 16x. I now run Crysis Expansion at 1280 x 1024 at max (enthusiast) settings without any lag. You can SLI this card too if you needed, but I dont see a need for that yet.

Cons: Zip. Install went smooth, card is same size as rest of cards of this high of performance. Except it seems to be built much more sturdy then others I've worked with.

Other Thoughts: I got this card free! That's asus's warranty and great customer service at work. I actually bought their EN8800GTX card a year and a half ago for $624.00, now that same card retails for about $200, unfortunately I had to send it back under warranty (Asus has a 3 year video card warranty, wow!). The rep i spoke with was very friendly, and to my surprize they sent me this card brand new in box as a replacement at no additional charge. So I got a better card, higher value, and my 3 year warranty resets with my new card they gave me! Companies like this are rare to find.

I've been building computers for approximately 10 years now, and I'm happy to find a company I feel comfortable supporting.

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  • Christopher E.
  • 9/28/2008 6:28:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome card

Pros: Vanilla card oced to 713core, 1458 shader, 2592 mem.
With oc settings the mem bandwidth is higher than a stock 280. Runs crysis at 720p with 2-4x aa 16xaf all very high at 30 fps avg. In age of conan with all sliders to max and everything else max with 16x aa and 16x af the fps has never dropped below 35, bloom is off(personal preferance).

Cons: none so far except while playing counterstrike source one day it downclocked to 300core 600 shader and 100 mem, however even after downclocking it still ran at 30 fps+ even wiith 16x aa and 16x af.

Other Thoughts: Great Value and and is on average just a fast as a 4870 and even then it has a higher min fps in most games., resulting in smoother gameplay.

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  • John F.
  • 9/21/2008 9:15:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood choice for good performance and reasonable heat

Pros: Good solution for mid-to high-level performance. Nice build quality. Reasonable heat for a modern card. Easy clock adjustments. Reasonable choice for SLI due to reasonable power requirements and heat generation.

Cons: Big... be prepared to shuffle hard drives in a normal case to make room. Should come with an HDMI adapter instead (or in addition to) a VGA adapter. Fan control software seems weird... auto mode is way too aggresive - card doesn't need that much air. ASUS recommends two six-pin power attachments for a single card.

Other Thoughts: After a lot of research and head-scratching, I chose this card for a recent build. I like to build quiet but powerful machines, and the 260 series seemed to provide the best performance for the heat generated. I'd say that proved to be true, but I still wish the power requirements for modern cards were a little more sane. Even though it generates a good deal of heat (45C base), the card doesn't seem to overheat despite heavy loads... I've only seen 50C with stock clock during testing and steady gaming (but I haven't yet been able to run Crysis due to Vista or Crytek issues - not sure who's to blame yet... both MS and Crytek p*ss me off). Stock heatsink and fan do a good job without much noise, but I'm planning a Thermalright mod for lower temps and noise. Might even try passive with this card (with a fan blowing directly on it).

Overall, glad I chose it. I'd give it 4.5 stars because of heat, but all modern cards are too hot.

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