300 stock? no no no no nooooooo.
250 maybe. The card can almost touch 300 at its highest peak.
Also, with rebate they are $180 new
That is incorrect information. With a rebate they are as low as 160 some places.
I have 8. They all push 305-310mhps at 1000/300mhz with stock voltage. That is not even bypassing the overclocking limit. If i did that i'm certain I could push 320-330. But I don't care about pushing my cards to the max.
If you only get 250, you are doing something wrong.
285 at the minimum stock, but soon as you overclock it will push 300 easy.