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EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

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  • GeForce GTX 260
  • 896MB GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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The GPU is not only is only making graphics look better, but also playing big roles in other high performance applications.

Introducing the Force GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition. The Core 216 refers to the 216 shader processors in the GPU which is 24 shader processors more than the regular GTX 260 (192 Cores). 8 texture address units and 8 texture filtering units were added so that Nvida's CUDA, PhysX and PureVideo HD technologies will do create more fps. Last but not the least, EVGA set the GPU clock at 626Mhz and the memory clock at 2106 MHz making this high-mid-end graphic card an unbeatable value.

  • newegg 2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture Second generation architecture features enhanced processor cores that provide incredible shading horsepower, cranking out 50% more gaming performance over the previous generation.
  • newegg NVIDIA PhysX-Ready With NVIDIA’s PhysX physics engine, the GeForce GTX260 Core 216 creates the most compelling physical effects that mimic the real word, making your gaming experience a truly immersive one.
  • newegg 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology By implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering), 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology brings up to 2.8X performance increase over a single GPU configuration, taking extreme gaming to a whole new level.
  • newegg NVIDIA CUDA Technology CUDA technology unlocks the processing power of the GeForce GTX260 Core 216 to solve the most demanding computer-intensive tasks - such as video encoding - in a fraction of the time required on a CPU, so you can work and play at full speed.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology The combination of high-definition video decoding acceleration and post-processing delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for all video content, especially movies.
  • newegg NVIDIA HybridPower Technology Designed for PC enthusiasts and hard-core gamers, HybridPower Technology switches graphics processing from the GeForce GTX260 Core 216 graphics card to your motherboard GeForce GPU when running less graphics-intensive applications for reduced energy consumption, quieter operation, and less heat generation.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2012 6:37:10 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: great card

Cons: none

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  • Noah B.
  • 11/23/2011 10:01:25 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsThis thing is awesome!

Pros: Very fast card, able to run Crysis on full settings with no lag. Able to run Skyrim on max settings with card overclocked using EVGA precision. Recommend to anyone.

Cons: BARELY fits into my mid-size tower. This isn't the cards fault, but this thing is larger than I expected.

Other Thoughts: Windows Ultimate 7 64-Bit
MSI 890GXM-G65
AMD Phenom 6-Core @ 3.2Ghz

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  • Lee H.
  • 9/25/2010 1:08:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet deal

Pros: So far has handled everything I've thrown at it. Crysis, Star Trek Online, and so on. Overclocking and heat management a snap, thanks to EVGA's Precision software. Great card for the price.

Cons: Freaking huge, nearly bisects my Gateway's case. Oh well, the air vent is right over it luckily, and it's not Newegg's or EVGA's fault my case is so small lol

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  • John M.
  • 9/22/2010 9:04:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRun Away from EVGA

Pros: This was a solid card when I bought it. In fact one of the best I've owned but, unfortunately, like my EVGA 8800 GTS I had to replace due to over heating, no not an airflow issue the problem was with the card, I cannot recommend this card if you want it o last more than a year.

Cons: I'm currently running into the same overheating issue I eventually had with an 8800 GTS, one of two I bought for my old computer and then passed one onto my girlfriend to play WoW with and the other onto my uncle to watch TV on his computer with, yeah I know. His is still running fine so it may just be my luck. This is not an airflow issue, I've been using the card because my girlfriend wanted one with an HDMI output so we could plug her computer into the TV easier. The 260 GTX is currently in a HAF 932 case with all fans working properly and I even added a couple extra. No other components are having issues but the card gets hot enough that when I touch the air ouput of the card on the back of my case it almost burns me. It's shut down once already, which is when I noticed the issue, and now I listen for the fan to kick up and shut down before the card does it for me. My last two motherboard purchases and last four GPU purchases have been from EVGA.

Other Thoughts: Because my girlfriend didn't know she had to, and this is at least partially my fault, she didn't send in the registration card so we are S.O.L., it happens, not EVGA's fault but the continuing trend of obviously bad design is. Granted it took 3 years for one of my 8800's to go out for the same reason but two generations later we're down to less than a year. Take my advice, go Gigabyte, MSI, BFG, at this point I'll even support Asus although it hurts, over EVGA. I've been a loyal supporter of their products for years and I am not asking for special treatment as far as the warranty issue goes, our fault, our problem, but if their products are going downhill this fast jump off while you still can, I am.

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  • Ahmet K.
  • 9/8/2010 12:08:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsEvga customer service is the worst

Pros: I have now 3 of these cards they are ok cards.they run well . And game play is descent

Cons: EVGA customer service is the worst . I recomend you buy a XFX card or a BFG card if you want less headaches in the future. Evga dosent care about you after you purchase your card(s). They heat up alot especially in sli or tri-sli.

Other Thoughts: I thought evga Customer service was the best untill I saw how they treated me . I will never buy there products ever again.evga is like those car insurance companies that love taken your money every month but when someone hits your car they weasel there way out or nickel and dime you-- R.I.P EVGA--

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  • Kristy G.
  • 8/27/2010 10:12:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: This is a great card. Runs Crysis, Crysis Warhead, and Alien vs. Predator 2010 on maxed out settings at 1680X1050. I haven't tried AA or AF on Crysis yet, though. Runs relatively cool (36-40 C idle, 60 C max) especially if you know how to use EVGA Precision. Most certainly runs cooler than my old 8800GTS 512, which used to idle at 56 C and would go to over 70 when stressed.

It can run UT3 at full settings, 16x AF 16x AA on 1920X1080 and get 60FPS. It can also run Crysis and Crysis Warhead on High/Gamer settings at 1920X1080 and get respectable (around 30 to 40 FPS).

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's a big card, but you should know that when you buy it. EVGA/Nvidia really need to drop the price on this card. You can buy a GTX 460 for the same price.

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4 out of 5 eggs260 gtx SC works great

Pros: Very solid performance from this card for a very attractive price. 2-way SLI performance scales very well and is still within the affordable range.

Cons: Tri-SLI performance scaling leaves a bit to be desired considering the cost of 3 cards.

Other Thoughts: These cards suck up 36 amps off of your 12-volt rail so be sure to keep that in mind when deciding on a power supply. As with most graphics cards these days, these are large cards and you will want to check your case size twice before you purchase and build your pc.

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  • Katherine B.
  • 8/27/2010 6:39:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Fast, SLI is nice.

Cons: Card is about 14", had to make a case modification to get them to fit. First card was DOA, but newegg fixed that fast. Occasionally overheat when gaming for extended hours.

Other Thoughts: Love the cards, just need more airflow to keep them cooler.

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  • Viet L.
  • 8/26/2010 6:00:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs260 GTX

Pros: faster than 9800 GTX+. plays starcraft 2, L4D2, and everything else.

1080p with ease

bought it for a friend and he loves it

Cons: none besides heat?

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2 out of 5 eggsgood card till it breaks

Pros: Good customer support from EVGA

Cons: Card comes with too harsh of a stock clock OOB, I had to underclock the card to avoid constant crashing in crysis and bioshock 2. (this was in windows XP)

The nvidia drivers suck. The drivers crash in Win7-x64 constantly

Other Thoughts: EVGA had excellent customer support. They've pretty much bent over backwards to make me happy.

With that said, I have been through 3 of these cards so far. The RMA cards that EVGA sends back are of course refurbished, however they all have some minor defect that is blatantly obvious.

My first card overheated, the 2nd card they sent me artifacted when it went into 3D clocks, and now the card I have currently has some slight yellow and blue jagged lines across the screen when I am in high resolutions.

I will continue to buy from EVGA due to their customer support alone...however I am never buying an nvidia card again, let alone a factory overclocked card.

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