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Originally Posted by HugeDink View Post
lol, I don't think he was talking even remotely about clockspeeds. especially considering the Ultra is clocked higher than the GTX280.


He was talking about how there are about 45% more SPUs, a 512bit bus, and more tmus/rops. If i understand him correctly
Yes, you are correct. I was in no way speaking about clockspeeds. If you take into account the number of SPUs, the 512 bus and more tmus/rops, the GTX 280 should slaughter everything out there. Even SLI'd Ultra's because every one knows how badly SLI scales.
Edited by criminal - 6/14/08 at 7:33pm
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post #102 of 107
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ok, we are talking about the 280 right "THE 280" the thing that is said to be GODLY,
therefore it suppose to beat everything available by good margin otherwise it is just a better video card nothing more true?
On paper this should be the video card that runs everything at max settings and beats all current GPU's in single or dual configurations. Does not look that way to me. Where is this godly video card Nvidia was suppose to release?

The numbers the 280 produced in that review seem more like the 260 than a 280. Maybe PC Gamer posted the wrong numbers?
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Yes.

How convenient. I can't get crysis or the bench to work now. It's been about a week since I have run them. When I figure it out, I will post.
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DX10 score please.
ill try later if not some other day, I just had to reformat my computer thanks for me being curious and messing around with the registry...
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post #105 of 107
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I have not been keeping up... So is the GTX 280 around 3 times faster than an 8800Ultra? Watch them make a Ultra 280 8 months out like they did with the 8800..
.....and charge $900 for it!
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
magazines fail at reviewing now...

and PC Gamer isn't even great at reviewing games last time i bought one.. Anyways, i don't trust this review
qft. The word "Endorsement" comes to mind when I read PC gamer reviews...
    
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post #107 of 107
PC Gamer jumped the shark in the late 90s.

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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
and load wattage at 235w? That's way too low for a card like that.
I think this number is more plausible than the other figures you have quoted.

They are built on a nearly identical process, with a similar total number of transistors, running at slightly lower core clock speeds and slightly higher memory clock speeds.

There is no reason, what so ever, for the GTX 280 to use more power than the 9800GX2.
Edited by Blameless - 6/14/08 at 11:54pm
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