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*TODAY ONLY* - 896MB Gainward GTX 260 Golden Sample 55nm, 2200MHz GDDR3, GPU 625 MHz, Shader 1242 MHz, 216 Cores, + 3D/Batman + 2 Years Warranty - £105.79 [With free del through AVForum] @ Scan
*TODAY ONLY* - 896MB Gainward GTX 260 Golden Sample 55nm, 2200MHz GDDR3, GPU 625 MHz, Shader 1242 MHz, 216 Cores, + 3D/Batman + 2 Years Warranty - £105.79 [With free del through AVForum] @ Scan

*TODAY ONLY* - 896MB Gainward GTX 260 Golden Sample 55nm, 2200MHz GDDR3, GPU 625 MHz, Shader 1242 MHz, 216 Cores, + 3D/Batman + 2 Years Warranty - £105.79 [With free del through AVForum] @ Scan

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Go to scan.co.uk/Tod…spx & go under the graphics card tab...

Batman is worth at least £25 & 3D Glasses around are at least £5...

This makes the card around £75, not bad for a brand new Gainward Golden Sample GTX 260 Core 216. !

BTW, this card on it's own usually fetches around £100 delivered on Flebay and that is for a used card.

So cheaper than flebay and this is brand new with warranty and from a reliable source...

Manufacturer: Gainward Cooling: Dual Fan
Chipset: GTX 260 Interface: PCI-E 2.0(x16)
Edition: Golden Sample Connectivity: 2 x Dual Link DVI-I
1 x HDTV
Chipset Features: 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR)
16x Anti-aliasing Technology
2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture
Accelerated Physics Processing
Accelerated Video Transcoding
GigaThread Technology
Microsoft DirectX® 10
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
NVIDIA Lumenex Engine
NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology
NVIDIA PhysX-Ready
NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture
OpenGL 2.1 Optimization and Support
PureVideo HD
SLI:
Core Clock: 625 MHz SLI Type: 3 Way
Shader Clock: 1242 MHz HDCP Ready:
Memory: 896MB Width: Dual Slot
Memory Bit Rate: 448 Bit CrossFire Master:
Memory Type: GDDR3 CrossFire Slave:
Manufacturing process: 55 nm Low Profile:
Memory Clock: 2200 MHz VIVO:
Cores: 216 Package Type: Retail

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Direct link to today only page scan.co.uk/Tod…spx you have to click buy from today only page to see this price
believe it or not you still have to explain this for every scan today only post

I had this for a day but ther is one thing to know,The fan is constant speed which means that although it is quieter than most cards when playing games it is louder than most cards for desktop use, It does come with a utility to adjust fans speed manually but this resets everytime you start your PC so needs adjusting again, If this isnt a problem then it is a good card and you can adjust the fan so it is practically silent,

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It looks really a very POWERFUL & a GREAT COOLING card. !

Does the 1 x HDTV mean this has a HDMI port?

Looks awesome for the price

mittu1;6152759

Does the 1 x HDTV mean this has a HDMI port?



It comes with a Hdmi adaptor ,a VGa adaptor and a Component adaptor

it says £109.99inc vat when i click the deal link?

tonyg1962;6152795

It comes with a Hdmi adaptor ,a VGa adaptor and a Component adaptor



Cheers T

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jay-uk;6152799

it says £109.99inc vat when i click the deal link?



Read the original post please...

"Go to scan.co.uk/Tod…spx & go under the graphics card tab..."

mittu1;6152815

Cheers T



It also comes with a small lead that you need to connect to your Mobos Spdif if you want audio
out through the HDMI,

batman is worth 25 quid on its own so this deal is mega hot

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fathazza;6153062

batman is worth 25 quid on its own so this deal is mega hot



Basically makes this deal £80 for a brand new GTX 260, + them glasses 3D are very handy and are £5 @ Play, so basically the card comes to around £75, for a brand new GTX 260 core 216 + 1 year warranty. ! I think this is a good price IMO. !

A superb card! I've gone for one of these - Thanks OP!

How will you get Batman?
Will they let you download it when it's released?

How do you get the free postage??

Hot! All I need now is desktop pc.....

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Blocparty12;6153417

Hot! All I need now is desktop pc.....



Try add it to this, you may need to upgrade the Power Supply, and maybe the case, but that is it and you will have a great system. for just over £350

hotukdeals.com/ite…-c/

And get Windows 7 RC installed on there, and you have got a great system...

I have a few questions regarding this GPU.. if anyone can answer them for me:thumbsup:

1, How does this card compare to an ati HD 4870 or even a 4890?
2, Will this card fit inside a storm scout case?
3, Does the card only output 1080i ? cause my monitor is 1080p

one more question.. my Motherboard has an ati chipset.. will there be a problem, installing an Nvidia card?

thanking you in advance

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ToOn7;6153457

I have a few questions regarding this GPU.. if anyone can answer them … I have a few questions regarding this GPU.. if anyone can answer them for me:thumbsup:1, How does this card compare to an ati HD 4870 or even a 4890? 2, Will this card fit inside a storm scout case? 3, Does the card only output 1080i ? cause my monitor is 1080p one more question.. my Motherboard has an ati chipset.. will there be a problem, installing an Nvidia card?thanking you in advance



1. I think it beats HD 4870 and about on par with the HD 4890, Nvidia drivers are always much better, and stable...

2. I think it should definetly fit but don't quote me.

3. It outputs 1080p over DVI/HDMI (With adapter), and I think it can run 1080p over VGA, I am not sure on the last one though, so again don't quote me on it, so it should output 1080i & 1080p...

4. Not a problem at all, all it need is a PCI-E Slot (x16 preferably) and you are set, you would only start running into problems if you decided to run SLI (x2 or more of these cards) on the board, but with one you should be absolutely fine mate.

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BTW, this card on it's own usually fetches around £100 delivered on Flebay and that is for a used card.

So cheaper than flebay and this is brand new with warranty and from a reliable source...

Couple of questions:-

1) Anyone got this to work on ubuntu system without any probs with drivers?

2) Does this card need the extra PCI-e power? or does it get all the power it needs through the mobo?

question 2 not that important as I have PCI-e power cables, just wanted to know really, thanks.

£109.99 Inc VAT

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tronic;6153544

£109.99 Inc VAT



READ OP. !

Go to scan.co.uk/Tod…spx & go under the graphics card tab... And add it to basket from there...

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mamboboy;6153533

Could somebody please give me some info on what my most likely bottleneck … Could somebody please give me some info on what my most likely bottleneck is and what would be the most worthy of upgrading:Intel E5200 2.50GHZ (OC'd to 2.8GHz)Geforce 9600GTOCZ 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Platinum XTC Memory?



Ram, upgrade that to at least 4GB. !

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paddy.stone;6153534

Couple of questions:-1) Anyone got this to work on ubuntu system without … Couple of questions:-1) Anyone got this to work on ubuntu system without any probs with drivers?2) Does this card need the extra PCI-e power? or does it get all the power it needs through the mobo?question 2 not that important as I have PCI-e power cables, just wanted to know really, thanks.



1. You would probably not benefit buying this card, and using it with a Ubuntu, upgrade it to a Windows 7 RC system which you can download free via MS website...

2. Needs extra power, power hungry baby. !

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mamboboy;6153561

Scan deals always seem to attract those incapable of reading … Scan deals always seem to attract those incapable of reading descriptions. You have to go through the Today Only section and buy it direct from there...So there's not much point selling my 9600GT and getting this? I've always thought my CPU might be a bottleneck..what with the 2MB cache and all.



Well it is all relative, if I was you mate I would flog that 9600 GT on flebay raise some money but the GTX 260 if you have a strong enough Power Supply, and 2GB vs 4GB Ram you will notice the difference, and flog 2GB buy 4GB it will only cost around £15 to upgrade, and the price justifys the cost, are you using a 32 bit or 64 bit system. ?

Fantastic deal and voted hot but il wait until Ati's HD 5xxx series are launched next month.

[QUOTE=mamboboy;6153561]Scan deals always seem to attract those incapable of reading descriptions. You have to go through the Today Only section and buy it direct from there...



well the lnk should go to it, they is no need for you to put sameone down just point then to the right place would of done, its only a good deal if you get the free p&p that i do not have, but hot for people who do

scan.co.uk/Tod…spx

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JasonAJB;6153595

Fantastic deal and voted hot but il wait until Ati's HD 5xxx series are … Fantastic deal and voted hot but il wait until Ati's HD 5xxx series are launched next month.



DX11 will not fully be utilised for around 1 year from release date, IMO.

So best to buy this and wait for a price drop on the HD 5870's, IMO...

Very nice, hot

mamboboy;6153624

32-bit I think i'll probably get around £50 for the 9600GTMy PSU is … 32-bit I think i'll probably get around £50 for the 9600GTMy PSU is good, yeah. OCZ Stealth XStream 600W :thumbsup:



Dont worry about the Ram ,32bit windows only sees 3.5gb and with this card you will already have 2.9gb,

novatech has the following but if you look the batman game has to be downloaded, is this the same with this deal does the game have to be downloaded or came with it?
FREE BATMAN DOWNLOAD & 3D GLASSES
novatech.co.uk/nov…65S
£114.99 inc vat
Novatech GeForce GTX260 Sonic SLI 896MB DDR3 HDMI/Dual DVI PCI-Express - Retail ** With FREE Batman Arkham Asylum and Terminator Salvation

Money_Saver;6153577

1. You would probably not benefit buying this card, and using it with a … 1. You would probably not benefit buying this card, and using it with a Ubuntu, upgrade it to a Windows 7 RC system which you can download free via MS website...2. Needs extra power, power hungry baby. !



Didn't answer my question then... I know it'll work with windows OS, but I use ubuntu as my main OS and only run windows when I need/want to. So don't wanna buy it if I can't use it on my main OS without probs, which is why I asked if anyone had got it working with ubuntu without probs. Thanks anyway

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tronic;6153726

novatech has the following but if you look the batman game has to be … novatech has the following but if you look the batman game has to be downloaded, is this the same with this deal does the game have to be downloaded or came with it?FREE BATMAN DOWNLOAD & 3D GLASSEShttps://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-265S£114.99 inc vat Novatech GeForce GTX260 Sonic SLI 896MB DDR3 HDMI/Dual DVI PCI-Express - Retail ** With FREE Batman Arkham Asylum and Terminator Salvation



£10 extra, and Terminator is not a very good game, and Gainward wazzes on Palit any day, especially the Golden Sample...

It doesn't even get a fiver on ebay or cashconvertors, and is brand new for £12.49 @ CoolShop... For a fully retail copy and not a download...

paddy.stone;6153534

Couple of questions:-1) Anyone got this to work on ubuntu system without … Couple of questions:-1) Anyone got this to work on ubuntu system without any probs with drivers?2) Does this card need the extra PCI-e power? or does it get all the power it needs through the mobo?question 2 not that important as I have PCI-e power cables, just wanted to know really, thanks.



This card needs 2 PCie 6pin connections ,you do get an extra one in the box but you need to make sure your 12v rail provides enough power ,You really need a quality 500w plus PSu,

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paddy.stone;6153736

Didn't answer my question then... I know it'll work with windows OS, but … Didn't answer my question then... I know it'll work with windows OS, but I use ubuntu as my main OS and only run windows when I need/want to. So don't wanna buy it if I can't use it on my main OS without probs, which is why I asked if anyone had got it working with ubuntu without probs. Thanks anyway



I am not sure about Ubuntu, all I can say is Google is your friend...

But I will say, why not upgrade to Windows 7 RC it is free. ?

Money_Saver;6153746

£10 extra, and Terminator is not a very good game, and Gainward wazzes on … £10 extra, and Terminator is not a very good game, and Gainward wazzes on Palit any day, especially the Golden Sample...It doesn't even get a fiver on ebay or cashconvertors, and is brand new for £12.49 @ CoolShop... For a fully retail copy and not a download...



Palit own gainward,Same card made in same factory,

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tonyg1962;6153779

Palit own gainward,Same card made in same factory,



Ahhh ok, but I still prefer the Golden Sample cooling looks better on it, and it looks much better IMO, the colour scheme I mean...

paddy.stone;6153736

Didn't answer my question then... I know it'll work with windows OS, but … Didn't answer my question then... I know it'll work with windows OS, but I use ubuntu as my main OS and only run windows when I need/want to. So don't wanna buy it if I can't use it on my main OS without probs, which is why I asked if anyone had got it working with ubuntu without probs. Thanks anyway



I have a XFX GTX260 Black, and I've had zero problems with nvidia drivers under ubuntu (in both jaunty and karmic, if you're interested). Karmic also has support for VDPAU (similar to PureVideo, but for Linux), so playing HD content even on a weak system is a breeze!
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