XFX GTX260 896MB 'Black Edition'


Black EditionBlack is a colour that typically depicts power, stealth, death, prestige, and mystery. If you're looking for a dominating presence, you don't wear a kipper tie, you wear a black suit and black tie. From Darth Vader to Reservoir Dogs, down to your city centre doorman, all choose black attire for good reason - to instill fear into their subjects.
The XFX GTX260 has evolved into the 'Black Edition' which  comprises of 2nd generation unified architecture, and an increase from 192 stream processors to 216. Known throughout the world as the 'GTX260 216' because of the increase in shaders, this card is the revised edition of the already high performing GTX260. The new card should give a significant increase in performance as the clockspeed has been increased over the XFX GTX260 XXX card (reviewed here) from 640mhz to a devilish 666mhz. The card also sees an increase in shader clockspeed from 1363 to 1440. While this might not seem like a major difference in speed, one has to take into account that this is compared to XFX's previous overclocked edition of the GTX260. With a little luck and perhaps with a little help from the 'Dark Side', we will be able to overclock the Black edition even further!
An impressive specification indeed! Incorporating Nvidia's latest features along with 2nd Generation Unified Architecture, an increase in stream processors as well as blistering clockspeeds, the Black Edition has set the scene for some serious performance for the serious enthusiast.
Let's take a look at the GTX260 Black edition in its new package...
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Most Recent Comments

01-11-2008, 12:34:06

Nice Job sir!

Looks like a fantastic card. If your unwilling to budge form the green camp then this looks like the price: performance card. Just shame ATI's offerings are still better value imo.Quote

01-11-2008, 12:41:06

Nice one webbo, its certainly a nice looking card!

It would be an absolute steel... if ati didnt exist :SQuote

01-11-2008, 13:52:06

I would have liked to put the ATI 4870 1gb against the 260gtx 216 as they are both around the same price point but we didn't have any for at the time but no doubt one will arrive soon.Quote

02-11-2008, 10:10:36

What a cracking card, priced well too imo! Puts the 512 4870 in it's place nowQuote

02-11-2008, 15:21:42

That is an awesome overclock, you managed to acieve on this card. lol. Anotehr review of this card at techgage only managed 700-1475-1200 compared to your 765-1585-1311. Is this definatly correct??

Also the 512mb 4870 is still this cards main competitor as the 1gb version has slower memory.

But what i want to know is how this black edition card compares against the hd4870 512/1gb when they are both overclocked??Quote

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