I'm of two minds on the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX260 Core 216 Super Overclocked card. On the one hand the card clearly outperforms the other GeForce GTX 260s on the market and with the latest driver outperforms some GTX275s. The GIGABYTE card has some advantages over those cards with a default overclock of over 100MHz over the reference design and a memory overclock by default of 250MHz. Support for PhysX in games like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Darkest of Days and other recently released games brings a whole new meaning to physics in the games. Leaves rustle in the wind, chunks of plaster are knocked out of a wall, realistic smoke and fog adds realism not seen in many games before. The issue with the GeForce GTX260 Super Clocked card from GIGABYTE is not the performance or the features; the main issue is the price with the card. The card is retailing for $199.99 on Newegg bringing it within $10 of the GeForce GTX 275 and with the fluctuations in the video card market due to the launch of the HD 5870 I would expect the price to drop soon. The GIGABYTE GTX260 Super Overclocked is an excellent card with high quality components and clear performance leadership over the other GeForce GTX 260s, nabbing a Hot Product award for those reasons.
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