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Not too sure if someone has posted this or not.

VRZone have this short preview with game benchmarks!




Hmm mixed bag here.

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Apparently preliminary testing did not show any jaw-dropping results. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 can be considered as somewhat of a 're-work' of the GeForce 9800 GX2 into a single core package with faster processing capability and more bandwidth.

There is not much performance boost for older games, but for DirectX 10 games like World in Conflict, there is a more noticable improvement over the GeForce 9800 GX2. Not only DirectX 10 titles get a boost when you pick the GeForce GTX 280 over the GeForce 9800 GX2, using the former is more advantageous when you move up to a very high resolution of 2560 x 1600, a resolution found on 30-inch LCDs.

A point to note is abnormal performance in Crysis. We've tried re-benching the GeForce GTX 280 a few times but were greeted with the same results. However during benching, we did notice periodic stutters which were not present while benching the older GeForce 9800 GX2 cards. We are looking into this issue.

We are in the midst of testing Crysis on High settings (and with AA), as well as AA/AF on the other games. Stay tuned, as we work hard to bring you more results from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1GB.
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post #2 of 31
All these benches I'm seeing are extremely disappointing. Minimal gains at best.....often being beaten by older gen cards.
I was skeptical at first, thinking that some of these benches might be wrong....but I dunno looks like the 280GTX is going to be a huge waste of money.

Good find though!
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post #3 of 31
wat... so this card was suppose to be 9800gtx. lol

rofl... anyone remember those nvidia charts where the gtx280 was beating 3870x2 by like 100% etc? http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...rformance.html

wow
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Quote:
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wat... so this card was suppose to be 9800gtx. lol

rofl... anyone remember those nvidia charts where the gtx280 was beating 3870x2 by like 100% etc? http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...rformance.html

wow
haha yea we all knew those were lies. Maybe they have a magic driver up their sleeve......
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Originally Posted by P.J View Post
hrm doesn't look to be that much of an increase =/ not sure what i was expecting.. hopefully it'll be cost effective... or the previous cards will drop (we know this already) i guess i'm saying.. i'm not al lthat impressed!
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Wow the INQ was right about it not being much faster than the 9800GX2.
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I'm ready to see a FPS/W comparison with the 9800GX2 and the new ATI cards. If this trend translates into other games, then this card could prove to be extremely inefficient......
I bet the 260GTX will be much better for the money, however I'll most likely go 4870 Crossfire eventually (after prices drop loooooow)

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Originally Posted by Somenoob View Post
Wow the INQ was right about it not being much faster than the 9800GX2.
That's why I get tired of hearing people hate on the Inq: they're right a lot of the time.
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nVidia: TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE %-)
2>1
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Quote:
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Wow the INQ was right about it not being much faster than the 9800GX2.
This was fairly self-evident from the specs.

As for the INQ, they are correct more often than not.
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