EVGA GeForce GTX260 Core 216 896MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 896-P3-1255-AR
Product Description
The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 from EVGA brings you the latest in graphics card technology from Nvidia. Engineered for the enthusiast your system will be able to handle the latest games, high definition digital video, and Windows Vista with aplomb. The features of the GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1255-AR include the 55nm GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (576MHz clock) chipset, 896MB of 448-bit 1ns GDDR3 memory with a 999MHz clock with an effective rate of 1998MHz, 1242MHz Shader Clock, 216 processing cores, PCI Express 2.0 compatibility, Dual DVI-I connectors, 111.9GB per second memory bandwidth, 2nd Generation NVIDIA unified architecture, Full Microsoft DirectX 10, NVIDIA 2-way and 3-way SLI ready, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, NVIDIA PhysX Ready, NVIDIA CUDA technology, and OpenGL 2.1 support. Built for Microsoft Windows Vista. This product comes with a lifetime warranty. Product must be registered at within 30 days of purchase to get the lifetime warranty
Product Details
  • Brand: EVGA
  • Model: 896-P3-1255-AR
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x 6.00" w x 8.00" l, 1.30 pounds
  • Native resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Product Features
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • 55nm GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 with 576MHz clock
  • 896MB 448-bit 1 ns GDDR3 memory
  • 999MHz clock with 1998MHz effective memory rate and 1242MHz shader clock
  • Full DirectX 10 and Open GL 2.1 Support
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great Video Card!!!
    By Reynaldo
    Very impressive upgrade from a 8800GT/512, core temps idles at 47C and tops at 66C full load (Case thermaltake Soprano and room temp at 27C), Crysis plays excellent!!! system specs and benchmarks below:

    - C2D Q6600@2.4GHz
    - 4GB DDR2/800 OCZ Gold
    - MSI P45 Platinum
    - 500GB WD Sata2
    - Flat Panel Samsung 216BW

    System Information
    Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
    System memory: 4 GB
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
    CPU speed: 2400 MHz
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 C216 - 896 MB
    Benchmark information
    Demo: Avalanche 2
    Quality: Very High (tweaked DX10) (ULTRA MODE: Google it!)
    Renderer mode: DirectX 9
    Antialising mode: Off
    Filtering mode: None
    MultiGPU support: Disabled
    Boost renderer: Disabled
    Use Custom Config File: No
    Random .exe: Disabled

    Resolution: 1280 × 800 (Custom)
    Result(1): Minimum= 31 FPS Average= 39 FPS Max= 55 FPS

    Proc: Q6600 OC 4% a 2.49GHz - DDR2 a 830MHz
    Con Tweaks de NVidia - Crysis 1280x800 Max. DX10 (No Ultra Mode) - 16X AA
    Video: GTX260 216 55nm 896
    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 1500, Recorded Time: 44.62s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 43.73s, Average FPS: 34.30
    Min FPS: 12.90 at frame 206, Max FPS: 44.46 at frame 338
    Average Tri/Sec: -40982524, Tri/Frame: -1194831
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -0.60
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 39.67s, Average FPS: 37.81
    Min FPS: 12.90 at frame 206, Max FPS: 47.74 at frame 98
    Average Tri/Sec: -44729768, Tri/Frame: -1182902
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -0.61
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 39.59s, Average FPS: 37.89
    Min FPS: 12.90 at frame 206, Max FPS: 47.74 at frame 98
    Average Tri/Sec: -44951932, Tri/Frame: -1186341
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -0.61

    I currently play both at 1440x900 with everything max out, DX10 tweaked, and modified for Ultra mode (done in Warhead benchmark), and practically never goes below 30 fps, almost always at 35-40 fps. It's pointless to talk about every other game benchmarks, but I can say that all of them plays at maxed visuals (1680x1050) without a hinch!!!

    P.D.: EVGA 275 looks great too!!! If u have the money go for that one.

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5Another win from EVGA and nVidia
    By Ronald Krumland
    I got this card as a replacement for my ATI HD4850. Definitely an upgrade and performs every bit as well as I had hoped.
    As with all video cards in the $175 to $250 range, you get the best performance for the money. It doesn't matter if you go with ATI or nVidia - just make sure the maker of your card has a good warranty program.
    If you game at 1680x1050 resolution, this card is going to run almost everything you throw at it, assuming that you have the CPU and RAM to back it up.
    Most importantly, this card is from EVGA. With EVGA, you get an excellent lifetime warranty and technical support. If the card ever breaks, you can send it in and they will replace it with virtually no hassle.

    There are several things to be aware of before you get this card.
    1. Don't forget to register the card WITHIN 30 DAYS of purchase with EVGA. Failure to do this voids your lifetime warranty.
    2. This card is BIG. Make sure you have enough room in your case. It takes up 2 slots and is very long.
    3. Make sure your power supply is up to the task of powering this card. It does consume quite a bit of juice. This doesn't mean that you need a 750 watt power supply, just make sure the 12V rail(s) on the power supply can handle the addition of this card.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5EVGA graphics, beautiful and a perfect purchase...
    By Ceri B
    I am a first time computer builder and have heard many stories about the different parts you should and should not use. I had heard of EVGA before and owned a similar model that did not work with my drivers so I never actually used it. I was a little nervous about this card at first but I am very glad I bought it.
    It has very good quality graphics, fits wonderfully... Smooth and high fps while playing my World of Warcraft games and the like.
    I would really recommend this card for anyone building a durable and playable computer.
    So far I have had no bad qualities to this card. If I do, I will let you know.
    Just make sure that you have good drivers..

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