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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Are people really going to be upset over this? With the power of even one GTX280, I'm sure most games will have a very decent FPS. But with two and even three GTX280s, does it really matter if you're getting 300FPS or 260FPS? Give me a break! Plus, the power draw of 3 GTX280s is probably enough to power a small country for a day.
It's about benchmarks.

With ATI having QuadFire their top of the line GPU's (should) hold the benchmark record, they will not be far behind the Nvidia counterpart in terms of performance and 4 against 3 will give them the edge.
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post #12 of 31
Yeah most games out now could be maxed out with just one GTX 280 let alone 2 or 3 in SLI.
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So basically...CrossFire 4870X2 = win?
No.

I bet four 4870 cards will run better than 2 4870X2's. Clock speeds will be better, plus the added through put of 4 16x wide PCIE slots over just 2 on the X2's...

Just my thought. I'm sure someone will come in here saying that it doesn't matter about the more PCIE slots.

Where is the little firemen smilie?? Having him in some of my posts would save me from the flames
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lol, as pointless as it is it will matter to a few. How many people purchased one card over the other simply for the reason that brand holds the 3dmark record etc.? Just because the consumer isn't planning on buying it, it still makes a difference to some for the epeen rights alone.

I can't ever see me going more than one card or $300 for a card, so whatever has the best performance in that price range is the winner. (I have to assume the $250-$300 is the vast majority of the GFX market anyways, regardless of the number of cards or cores)
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post #15 of 31
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So basically...CrossFire 4870X2 = win?

I'm not surprised by this news. If the GTX280 is really as fast as it's hyped up to be, there's really no way it would scale nicely to 4 GPUs without being CPU bound. I'll be surprised if 3-way SLI even scales well.
These are single card solutions, not Crossfire / SLI-on-a-stick cards.

280 GTX x2 should be fine in SLI, just that 4 single cards cannot work.

I don't think this really effects any one, those looking to build a CUDA supercomputer are not going to use SLI, and those of us looking for 4 way SLI can't do it because only 3 way SLI boards are made.
    
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post #16 of 31
who would really need 4 way SLI?? Normal 2 card SLI scales decent but the scaling is bad on 3-way SLI and we all know how great 2 9800GX2 scale
   
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ati ftw again if you want dual monitor goodness, gotta go with them...
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post #18 of 31
Hows about nVidia blows away ATI's 4 way with their 3 way?

Ill be happy then.
    
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post #19 of 31
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These are single card solutions, not Crossfire / SLI-on-a-stick cards.

280 GTX x2 should be fine in SLI, just that 4 single cards cannot work.
They're saying there won't be a GX2 280 because of the heat that these new cores create. Also a 4870X2 is still going to be a single card, just dual GPU on a single card, not 2 boards glued together.

Basically the question is: Will 3 GTX 280s scale better/as good as 2 4870X2s/4 4870s.
Edited by Lxcivic2k1 - 6/6/08 at 12:05pm
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post #20 of 31
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well this was a huge deal-breaker for me! i'm not buying now!
I lol'd.
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