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post #11 of 48
I will say that the temps are pretty impressive.....maybe that will allow some higher clocks with more voltage.....however I don't think there are too many NVidia BIOS editors that support the new cards for voltage adjustments (NBitor?)

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my friend said that the card was only going to be $400USD :/
I wouldn't listen to that friend's ideas anymore
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Ok so in some test X2 blows GX2 especialy in High resolutions which these cards are aimed for and some other test like Crysis where we all know its performs better in nvidia cards but looking at GT its only 4fps difference. Other test where X2 gets beaten its only buy a small margin. Price for GX2 is to much. Maybe better drivers but i dont see what difference would it make. GX2 has to perform much better to beat Price/perform ratio with X2.
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post #13 of 48
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here's a Decent IDEA NVIDIA, lower 8800ULTRA prices, dont you think it's about time?
Lol, they removed the Ultra completely because the 3870x2 was as much as 40% faster for as much as half the cost.
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post #14 of 48
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Eh? Did you not pay any attention to the graphics market before the 8800 series were released? Nvidia definitely lost the graphics generation with their FX series, and the X1k series performed better at the upper-end than their 7-series.
Yeah, pretty much NV had the edge on ATi until the 9800 pro came out. Then NV took back the lead with the 8800 series, and it looks like ATi will take the lead again with R700
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post #15 of 48
It looks like the 8800GT is still good.
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post #16 of 48
ROFLMAO

8800GT - thats all it can par up to? 8800GT is a good card, dont get me wrong. But....This was WORSE then what I expected. I thought -maybe- along the lines of an 8800GTX. Guess not.

FAIL for SLi in 1 box.

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Not to mention, drivers wont help this much at all either. Basically all the GX2 is - 2 GPUs on 2 PCB boards in 1 box. Which is SLi.
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post #17 of 48
And yet 2 8800GT in SLI (which costs about $400 currently) are faster than the ati 3870x2 ($470) and the 9800gx2 ($600)....
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LOL@ those Episode 2 numbers... when pigs fly. Unless they're running it 0x/0x with all on low.
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post #19 of 48
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And yet 2 8800GT in SLI (which costs about $400 currently) are faster than the ati 3870x2 ($470) and the 9800gx2 ($600)....
where do you see that?
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post #20 of 48
Thankfully I don't have enough money to buy either card yet, so I can wait until the summer and see which of the two would be more worth the purchase (or if something better is on the way). At this point however, I would argue that X2 is better assuming the drivers for GX2 are final.
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