Leadtek Winfast GTX 260 Extreme+ ReviewRHKCommander959 - March 5, 2009
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The Leadtek WinFast GTX 260 Extreme+ (Leadtek Limited) performed above average thanks to the factory-overclocked core running at 602MHz, and once overclocked further provided the best mid-range card performance. Temperature was no problem here, and the cooler operated quietly. There was no shortage of peripherals and should be ready out of the box for almost all end users. Based on the 55nm core, this card definitely saw benefit as the efficiency was increase and nearly brought the card to GTX 280 levels.
Basically if you can find this card, it rocks. The other GTX 260’s might offer the same performance, but this one definitely did well. Nearly catching up to the GTX 285, which costs more, is no easy feat and gives this card a great price versus performance. 896 MB of ram is plenty for most games, and should handle larger resolutions where all games were very playable here, except for Crysis Warhead.
The only downfall that I just hinted to here is that the card is hard to find nearly impossible - in stock anywhere. And this is a small point but some people don't like robots, but I thought it was cool and comfortably different from skimpy girls and all the other different designs. The cooler is reference, but the temperatures were a little lower than most, either better thermal paste or less was applied since usually too much is applied from the factory.
- Good packing/protection
- Free game Overlord
- Plenty of peripherals
- Good overclocking potential
- High performance
- Silent operation
- Limited availability