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What a feat.. two cards strapped together are 2x as fast as one last gen card.. dayum nvidia is really stepping up with the 9xxx series
    
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Just goes to show you how little of a "failure" the 9800GX2 really is. Back in April last year people were rumoring 250-300% faster cards. 200% is a bit more realistic.
That's what I'm saying. People were actually basing conclusions about the GX2 off of fake benchmark results from some no-name asian forum, and paying too much attention to constant speculation. Why speculate when you can just wait to see what the cards can really do?

I've seen the results from the real deal on Tom's Hardware, and even though they may not be perfectly accurate (they used friggin Vista instead of XP, so their results are actually less than what we would get on XP), and they are impressive. In every case, the GX2 beat the 8800 Ultra by at least 40%, at times 70-80% (every game is different, you know). The GX2 is definitely the new flagship, and I am happy to be using the step-up program with eVGA (they are actually giving people 120 days to step up to the GX2 rather than just 90 days, but that's just with the GX2) to step-up my GTS 512 that I bought mid-January. I will be paying only $250 because I spent $350 for my GTS 512 on Newegg. Glad I bought it when it was more expensive lol but seriously, I'm very happy to be making this upgrade. The GX2 is a very nice card, and with some better drivers it will perform even better than it already does.

All that speculation for what, to bash the G92 GPU for being used again, and some were saying "it's just 2 8800 GT's", but that is totally wrong. There is quite a bit of enhancements made, and the card performs beautifully even at stock speeds. Once OCed, it does even better.

I just hope my friggin PSU can handle it.
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post #13 of 23
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That's what I'm saying. People were actually basing conclusions about the GX2 off of fake benchmark results from some no-name asian forum, and paying too much attention to constant speculation. Why speculate when you can just wait to see what the cards can really do?

I've seen the results from the real deal on Tom's Hardware, and even though they may not be perfectly accurate (they used friggin Vista instead of XP, so their results are actually less than what we would get on XP), and they are impressive. In every case, the GX2 beat the 8800 Ultra by at least 40%, at times 70-80% (every game is different, you know). The GX2 is definitely the new flagship, and I am happy to be using the step-up program with eVGA (they are actually giving people 120 days to step up to the GX2 rather than just 90 days, but that's just with the GX2) to step-up my GTS 512 that I bought mid-January. I will be paying only $250 because I spent $350 for my GTS 512 on Newegg. Glad I bought it when it was more expensive lol but seriously, I'm very happy to be making this upgrade. The GX2 is a very nice card, and with some better drivers it will perform even better than it already does.

All that speculation for what, to bash the G92 GPU for being used again, and some were saying "it's just 2 8800 GT's", but that is totally wrong. There is quite a bit of enhancements made, and the card performs beautifully even at stock speeds. Once OCed, it does even better.

I just hope my friggin PSU can handle it.
Look, you really don't need to justify your 250$ step up to us. It's your card lol.
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Any word on the quad SLI options?? That is more or less the only reason to get this card, is to run it quad SLI...

If you don't, then just get 2 x 8800GTS G92 cards, it will cost less than one of these cards...
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Any word on the quad SLI options?? That is more or less the only reason to get this card, is to run it quad SLI...

If you don't, then just get 2 x 8800GTS G92 cards, it will cost less than one of these cards...
Sure it will cost less, but it won't perform as well. SLi has been shown to cause problems (where in some games your performance is actually decreased or not improved at all vs a single card), and really isn't worth the money for a 20% performance increase when it is working well. Why not just sell your old one and use that money towards a GX2? This way you get awesome gaming and one step closer to maxing out Crysis without lagging.
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Too bad you don't get two times the frames per second...
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Ok, I see two big flaws in this article, and they both manage to make it into the same sentence.
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In comparison with GeForce 8800 GTX which has only one chip, the new GPU features two chips inside, making it twice faster than G92.
Firstly, 1+1 does not equal 2 in the GPU performance world. It never has, and probably never will. Secondly, the 8800 GTX is NOT G92. Where'd they pull that from?
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Still waiting on that GT200
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Originally Posted by Arkanor View Post
I thought this included benchmarks or some verifiable statement, not some "2x the GPU's for 2x the POWUR marketing bullcrap."
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I don't really see why playing DVD's and HD videos is such a big marketing point for high end graphics cards now days. Is it really just trying to trick stupid people into buying more expensive cards they don't need?

They keep saying they'll "keep the load off the CPU, allowing it to do other tasks". Really, when you're watching a movie do you actually need your CPU to be doing other tasks?

Completely unrelated: Damn it, these things cost upwards of $1000 here
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Ok, I see two big flaws in this article, and they both manage to make it into the same sentence.

Firstly, 1+1 does not equal 2 in the GPU performance world. It never has, and probably never will. Secondly, the 8800 GTX is NOT G92. Where'd they pull that from?

Thank you for confirming that I'm not the only one that actually reads the articles!

I think I might post a fake news article saying something along the lines of "Intel enters into merger with nVidia" and have it link to a page thanking them for actually reading the post and telling them not to spoil it so we can all have a good laugh at the stupid noobs who didn't read.
    
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What a feat.. two cards strapped together are 2x as fast as one last gen card.. dayum nvidia is really stepping up with the 9xxx series
They might as well just integrate the whole motherboard into video card...
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