Originally Posted by NCspecV81
I hate how everyone hangs from the sacks of Crysis. When has Crysis been the defining code that showcases the total potential, worthiness, or value of a graphics card? Crysis entices me as much as a stack of gay porn.
Wow, i didn't know people were still bashing crysis
and while your at it, you can take your 13 y/o attitude elsewhere. I'm pretty sure you have done some great work since you know how to make a game that looks better than crysis that can still run on old computers. AND YOU PROBABLY ARE A CODING GENIUS OR SOMETHING TOO. THERE'S NO WAY YOU WOULD MAKE A GAME JUST BECAUSE ITS YOUR JOB.
oh please give me the link for your infinitely better game, because WE ALL KNOW THAT 3dmark IS THE BEST COMPARISON BETWEEN EVERYTHING COMPUTER RELATED, especially when a 8600gt can score 6500+ and still suck at running REAL GAMES (like crysis)
Either keep your pointless blather to yourself or complain to your friend-OH WAIT
Originally Posted by Refresh
The ULTRA came out in the summer of 07. 1 GX2 is about 1.8x as powerful as the UlTRA. Also, who cares thats it 2 GPUs on 1 card. I could care less if it was 3, or even 4. All we should care about is the performence they give and not judge them on their creativity to create new cards.
so let me get this straight..
by putting two graphics cards together, Nvidia has hit some sort of loop-hole that just because it's better than a GPU that they discontinued (that was an overclocked version of the GTX anyway) people will still go and buy it for that extra 6-7 FPS in a game compared to just sli'ing what they already have?
Backwards thinking much?
and saying that you wouldn't care if it had 3 or 4 GPU's IMHO is just ignorance. Why would you spend $600+ on $400 or less of current technology? (and to be honest, if you are even considering this GPU, you probably already had some sort of 8800 GPU around and got caught up in the NUB BAIT). AND if it takes Nvidia 2 years to relead the technology they came out with just more of them on one PCB (i'm looking at YOU AMD) and your saying even if it took 4 to get that performance it is still justified?
Originally Posted by QuickS
Also, if you are playing older games sli wont give you any extra fps so it wont help there. The main thing that gets me is that two 8800GTS's in sli cost less & perform better than one 9800GX2, talk about "next gen"
to be fair, older games don't need much performance anyway, but true enough, justifying this card is going to be tough (not to mention these cards are going to be loaded with eye-cathing features such as 2gb of memory in select models!)