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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.
No, that is not it at all. Nvidia's projections were to high. If you go by the specs alone, the GTX 280 should be around 45% faster than the 8800 Ultra. Does not look that way to me.
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No, that is not it at all. Nvidia's projections were to high. If you go by the specs alone, the GTX 280 should be around 45% faster than the 8800 Ultra. Does not look that way to me.
Reviews leaked recently are quite doubtful, so we'll have to wait for some legit reviews after launch and some WHQL official drivers, not leaked betas.
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No, that is not it at all. Nvidia's projections were to high. If you go by the specs alone, the GTX 280 should be around 45% faster than the 8800 Ultra. Does not look that way to me.
faster clock speeds =/= equal amount of performance improvement in games

sorry.
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I still have that FAIL feeling vibrating from this card.
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post #85 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.
You, my good sir, are wrong.

Maxishine Ran those tests at Very High 0xaa, PC gamer ran it on High with 4xaa, so they are about even.


On a side note:
4870X2 here I coooooooommeee!!!

On another side note: LOL! the GTX 280 gets beaten in every single test except for Crysis and WiC
Edited by HugeDink - 6/14/08 at 12:04pm
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I still have that FAIL feeling vibrating from this card.
LOL.
Full of win.
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post #87 of 107
It's like, 34FPS for Crysis - WOOOOOOOOOO! Who gives a damn?! Do people not realize the performance : price ratio is utter bullocks.


Let's get a REAL benchmark review that compares all the 8800 cards and above (including ATI cards) along with prices, and let's see what the REAL video card is.
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Too bad they didn't mention it runs hotter, is more expensive, and makes your power bill go up by $30 a month ^_^ Oh, he mentioned 25w at idle, I don't know how they made that one up, and load wattage at 235w? That's way too low for a card like that.

~ I'm an ATI FanBoy, take what I say about this with a grain of salt... even though it's all true.
You're absolutely wrong. Its been well documented that the new series of cards idles at extremely low wattages.
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You're absolutely wrong. Its been well documented that the new series of cards idles at extremely low wattages.
Care to share this documentation with us?
If I recall, it was a skewed number, not really being 2d idle, but infact it was hibernation mode.
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post #90 of 107
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faster clock speeds =/= equal amount of performance improvement in games

sorry.
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
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