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Leadtek WinFast GTX 260 EXTREME+ in SLI - The Card

Leadtek has labeled its GTX 260 as being extreme. We take the time to find out if it truly deserves that title.

| NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 27, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Leadtek

The Card

 

With the package out of the way, it's now time to have a look at the card itself. We don't really see anything that we haven't seen before as far as the overall heatsink design goes.

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

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Leadtek has of course added its own flavor to the cooler with a sticker. On the fan we can see the brand and the model, while the rest of the card is taken up with a sticker of a robot warrior.

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

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Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

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Looking around the card, we continue to see nothing out of the ordinary. Towards the back of the card we have two 6-Pin PCI Express power connectors. Moving closer to the front of the card we have our two SLI connectors which give us the ability to run up to three of these bad boys together.

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

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Finally, moving to the I/O side of things we find two Dual-Link DVI connectors along with a TV-Out port. We also have some exhaust holes that help let the hot air escape from the card and out the back of the system.

 

Specifications

 

Carrying the Extreme tag, it doesn't come as any surprise that the GTX 260 from Leadtek comes overclocked out of the box. The core has been moved from the stock 576MHz to a healthier 602MHz.

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

 

The 896MB of GDDR3 memory has also been increased from 1998MHz to a nice sounding 2214MHz. And finally, the shader clock has been moved from 1242MHz to 1296MHz.

 

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