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The only potential advantage I can see is the 1 Gb of memory. The 8800gtx and 8800 ultra have an advantage on certain games at high res because of 768mb of memory vs. 512 for the 9800gtx and 8800gts/8800GT.

Comes at a real price premium though.

btw, they have indicated they will have stock next week.

No word on the GTX260 though
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280GTX do you reckon its a rush job because they have only just release the 9800 series. Mhill's GPU Solution is the bomb. As these are a GTX cards can they be Tri SLI or are they only Duel Sli
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600$ is way too much for a gpu.....
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They can be tri-sli'd (both the 260 and 280)
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wow...thats a lot of dough.
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The only potential advantage I can see is the 1 Gb of memory. The 8800gtx and 8800 ultra have an advantage on certain games at high res because of 768mb of memory vs. 512 for the 9800gtx and 8800gts/8800GT.
I thought the advantage was from a wider memory bus and not larger memory size. Check the 8800GT 1GB benchies.
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You are right but both actually apply. The pipelines on the 8800GT are less but the core and memory run much faster. thats why the 8800GT beats the 8800GTX in res below 1680x1050 and the 8800gtx can sometimes pull ahead above.

Apparently the ram only helps in crysis and oblivion though. it has to do with size of texture files.
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post #18 of 24
How much you guys think i can get for a kidney?? maybe if i sell one i can get one of them fancy GTX280 Ultra Supreme XI 20 cards.
post #19 of 24
imagaing this GTX280 x3 = $1800 thats close to £1000 now that is just rip you can buy a basic gaming pc for £400 over clocked and that will mostly all the games on the market.

GTX280 x3 vs. 9800GX2 x2 winner GTX x3
9800GX2 x2 vs. GTX280 x2 winner no contest
GTX280 x1 vs. GX9800 x1 winner but only just GTX280
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imagaing this GTX280 x3 = $1800 thats close to £1000 now that is just rip you can buy a basic gaming pc for £400 over clocked and that will mostly all the games on the market.

GTX280 x3 vs. 9800GX2 x2 winner GTX x3
9800GX2 x2 vs. GTX280 x2 winner no contest
GTX280 x1 vs. GX9800 x1 winner but only just GTX280
More than that mate, a GTX 280 will cost around £450 here. That's £1350 on GPU's and another £150 ~ £200 on a PSU that will run them with the right connectors. Oh and then a screen that will do them justice and a CPU that will make the most out of them......sod the GTX 280 lol

My guess is the 55nm variant is the one to wait for.
 
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