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post #71 of 107
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
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post #72 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Regz View Post
so you guys are saying getting 34fps out of a single card running 1600x1200 with 4xAA in Crysis on High isnt impressive?

your expectations are way too high.
my expectations are inline with what nvidia is charging for their cards.
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post #73 of 107
Don't forget a couple of things...

The GTX280 is a single GPU being compared to dual GPU cards - hopefully we'll see some GTX280 vs 9800GTX reviews soon.

The drivers are likely to be immature for the GTX280, but the drivers for the 9800GX2 were never that great.
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post #74 of 107
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Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post
my expectations are inline with what nvidia is charging for their cards.
most of you should know by now that the pricing of high end enthusiast equipment goes up exponentially. you wouldnt expect a $500 CPU to have 5 times as much performance as a $100 CPU would you? The 9800GX2 appear to sell for $500USD on average (im not in the US) and from the data we have so far the 280 is better than the 9800GX2 in most aspects. so around $600-$650 seems to be reasonable.
post #75 of 107
How are people not impressed by this card? The 280 is faster in most benches than the dual gpu gx2 and is probably on very immature drivers.

I probably won't buy one, i bat for the read team but i think Nvidia will have a very powerful card
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post #76 of 107
Look at the minimum FPS......that's pretty poor if you ask me considering the price....3870X2 beats it in HL2 (one of the few non-TWIMTPB games) and almost is beat in COH.
The 9800GX2 is only marginally slower too.....i was expecting much more than this, especially for what, $600?
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Originally Posted by ssgwright View Post
looking at the benchmarks here it only got beat in crysis? does that justify upgrading from the gx2 to the gtx280?
Sure if you like pissing your money away

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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
A benchmark showing the HD3870X2 outperforming the 9800GX2 in Crysis and HL2: Episode 1? Hell, the HD3870X2 outperforms the GTX 280 in HL2: Episode 1 for that matter.

I'd definitely be a bit wary of this one.
I'm not really sure about other reviews, but that makes sense because HL2 is one of the few games that NVidia wasn't all over from day 1 of development.
Edited by binormalkilla - 6/14/08 at 6:27am
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post #77 of 107
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
epic fail. for the most part he was being sarcastic
I realize, but my post served it's 2 purposes:

1. If no one said anything, chances are he'd still keep posting with less than useful discussion.

2. This way some other idiots might not read what one fanboy writes and continue to spread an epidemic of idiocy. I'm a crusader for the internets! (Oxymoron much?)
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post #78 of 107
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Lol, '240 processing cores'. If the 280 has 240 'processing cores' his quad-core CPU has 32 cores.
thats what a SP effectively is.
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post #79 of 107
Well, I just bought my EVGA 9800GX2 2 weeks ago, so I'm just gonna step up... And hey, if it's actually $550, like rumored, then I'll just have to pay shipping and handling
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post #80 of 107
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I'm pretty sure the 34 fps mentioned in the article are at 4xAA and the Maxishine review is 0xAA. Turn on the AA to 4 and that 46 FPS produced by the gx2's will fall, hard.
True, but if you go back and look at the review for the GTX 280, you will notice they only ran it at high settings at 1680 x 1050. Maxishines review runs Crysis with very high settings and at 1920 x 1200.

Like I said earlier, I am not impresed. But it is not like I would pay that much for a video card anyway, so no matter.

Also, what I want to see is a GTX 280 against a HD4870. See if that fancy new GTX 280 is worth $300 more than the HD4870. I am guessing that it will not be.
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