In a bid to cash in on the Crysis 2 fever, EVGA has released a special edition of Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti graphics card.
The Maximum Graphics Edition Crysis 2 comes with an out of the box overclock of 900 Mhz on the core (default 822 Mhz). The VRAM also weighs in at 4212 MHz (default 4008).
What do you get in the box? Well you get a copy of the ‘Limited Edition’ of Crysis 2 (naturally), a free copy of 3DMark 11, a Crysis 2 t-shirt and a snazzy Crysis 2 poster.
You can purchase the card directly from EVGA’s website for $299. Apparently they’re in short supply (sounds like a sales pitch, right?). If you’re not sold on the jazzed up Crysis 2 edition Amazon stock the standard version from other manufacturers for as low as $229.
The EVGA card comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty and free-shipping for for contiguous U.S.
With Black Friday in full swing and everyone rushing for the best deals, I’ve taken a look at the top 5 best selling PC hardware components, right from Amazon’s statistics. I’ve included (practically) the full gamut of PC peripherals.
The dogs on the street know Nvidia’s GTX 460 is the Mafia-boss of mid-range GPUs, the big-cheese of bang-for-buck graphics cards, the Kingpin of quiet and cool operations. Most of the 460 cards run extremely quiet at low temperatures and are a nice size for most any PC case. Plus best of all, they overclocks very well even without water cooling.
I already posted on the diversity of 460s currently on the market. But if you’re sold on EVGA’s flavour, with it’s overclocked GTX 460, Benchmark Reviews has a detailed write-up of all the specs, the pitfalls and possibilities of EVGA’s mid-range corker.
The NVIDIA GTX 460 is quickly establishing itself as the card to beat in its price segment. The reconfigured Fermi architecture of the new GF104 chip gives the card a real edge in gaming performance, compared to the first GPUs in the series. With 1/3 fewer transistors to feed, the board uses much less power, runs cooler, and it overclocks extremely well with just air cooling. With that kind of capability baked into the basic design, it didn’t take long for NVIDIA’s partners to start releasing overclocked editions. EVGA is one of the top AIC vendors for NVIDIA products, with a well established and loyal customer base. Their latest GTX460 video card is an SC (Superclocked) model that takes the reference design and pumps it up by 13%.