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XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 136,567 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: July 25, 2008
Page: 2 of 13
Introduction (Cont’d)
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We removed the video card cooler to take a look. As you can see in Figure 5, the cooler base is made of copper, using several copper heat-pipes to connect the base to the aluminum fins.



XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX
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Figure 5: Video card cooler.

In Figure 6, you can see the video card without its cooler. It uses fourteen 512-Mbit Hynix H5RS5223CFR-N0C GDDR3 chips, making its 896 MB memory (512 Mbits x 14 = 896 MB). These chips can officially work up to 1 GHz or 2 GHz DDR. On this video card the memories were running at 1.15 GHz or 2.3 GHz DDR, so the memory was working overclocked, 15% over its official maximum clock rate.

XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX
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Figure 6: XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX with its cooler removed.

XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX
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Figure 7: GeForce GTX 260 chip.

In Figure 8, you can see all accessories and CDs/DVDs that come with this video card. This video card comes with the full version of Call of Duty 4, a USD 50 value. With the accessories that come with this card you can convert the video output to VGA and component video, plus the DVI and S-Video connectors already present on the product.

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Figure 8: Accessories.

Now let’s compare the XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX specifications to its main competitors.

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