Jul 7th, 2008
OverclockersClub EVGA GTX 260 FTW Edition Review
This year has been one to remember for video card enthusiasts. On the red side of the fence there have been the three series X2 models, the release of the 3400 series that can be used in hybrid Crossfire X with the added HTCP benefits. Just recently, the red camp released the 4xxx series to the world. The green side of the fence has been far from idle during this time as well. First was the launch of the 9xxx series cards, the 9600GT, 9800GX2 and the 9800GTX. Now, the GT200 series cards are in the pipeline with the GTX 280 and GTX 260 video cards. With the performance delivered by the GTX 280, the question has to be asked, just how far down the ladder does the GTX 260 fall? That’s something we will find out.
The EVGA GTX 260 FTW (For The Win) Edition is the top factory overclocked model in EVGA’s GTX 260 arsenal. Most people are aware of the superclocked cards the company makes. This series goes even further. EVGA has pushed the GPU core clock speed to 666MHz (It’s the “debil” I say to quote a movie phrase), the shader clock speed to 1404MHz and the memory is overclocked by 107MHz to bring the speed up to 1107 MHz on the 898MB of GDDR3 memory.