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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card - The Card

If you want to get in on the GTX bandwagon but still find the 280 too expensive, the GIGABYTE 260 might be your answer.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 13, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

The Card


With the package out of the way, it's time to check out the card. Really, there isn't a whole lot going on that we haven't seen before. With most companies choosing to currently use the reference heatsink fan combination, there isn't a whole lot to look at thanks to it completely covering the card from top to bottom and around the back.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card


As you would expect, the only thing GIGABYTE has done with it is place a sticker on the main bit of the card showing us the model and the brand along with another sticker on the fan that lets us know what brand the card is again.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card


Looking around the card, we have two 6-Pin PCI Express connectors located at the back which differs to the GTX 280 with its single 6-Pin and 8-Pin connectors. Across the other end of the card we also have our SLI connectors which let us have up to three of these cards running together in a Tri SLI setup.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card


The I/O department is really very similar to that of the GTX 280. Along with the TV-Out port we have two Dual-Link DVI connectors and in the second slot a bunch of vents that help let the hot air escape the card and move out the back of your system.




Following on with the whole reference design, the card does of course come with reference clocks. This puts the core at 576MHz, the shader clock at 1242MHz and the 896MB of GDDR3 memory at 1998MHz DDR.


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