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ASUS GeForce GTX 260 TOP Graphics Card

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 24, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)


Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)


Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: NVIDIA ForceWare 177.79


Today we'll be checking out the TOP GTX 260 from ASUS against a stock clocked GTX 260, a stock clocked GTX 280 and an overclocked 9800 GTX+.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110


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ASUS GeForce GTX 260 TOP Graphics Card


Straight up we can see a nice increase from the stock GTX 260. Under 3DMark06 we can actually see the GTX 260 TOP and GTX 280 score quite similarly at the lower resolutions.


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