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post #11 of 31
These benches are not very impressive. Not bad, but not great(especially in crysis). I mean, they draw tons of power,produce lots of heat, and this is all they got?

I think I'm going to wait and see more benches before i make a decision on buying 2 of these new cards but its looking like i might just pass on the EVGA step-up all together and wait and see what the 55nm die-shrink has to offer in terms of price/performance/heat/power consumption.


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haha yea we all knew those were lies. Maybe they have a magic driver up their sleeve......
LOL. I'm hoping they have a driver up their sleeve

It looks like they might outperform the GX2 in real DX10 games like World in Conflict. By the way, how is that game? i have never tried it.
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post #13 of 31
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haha yea we all knew those were lies. Maybe they have a magic driver up their sleeve......
If by magic driver you mean one that will make all the other cards perform worst then the GTX280.....
post #14 of 31
c'mon, nvidia isn't Creative...
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c'mon, nvidia isn't Creative...
lol

I'm sure we will see more results soon to make a decision but based on the few reviews we have seen, it looks like ATI have done well for this round. However, they will have to make the switch to 512 bit tech whereas nVidia will be improving theirs. So what I'm trying to say is I think nVidia have the better strategy.
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post #16 of 31
Aww I was hoping to see some better benchmarks than those. Oh well guess I will have to dream tonight knowing the card is somewhat of a flop.
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lol

I'm sure we will see more results soon to make a decision but based on the few reviews we have seen, it looks like ATI have done well for this round. However, they will have to make the switch to 512 bit tech whereas nVidia will be improving theirs. So what I'm trying to say is I think nVidia have the better strategy.
ATI has already experimented with 512-bit tech, actually (HD2900XT and HD2900PRO). So after the 4-series, ATI will have experience with both GDDR5 and 512-bit tech. I'd have to disagree.
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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.
Funny, that's exactly what happens with the Quad SLI on V.HIGH when it comes to the benchtest.
 
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post #19 of 31
if they never made the 9800gx2 and ati never made the 3870x2, these numbers would be very impressive imo. next gen graphics cards are generally a little better than two of the last gen graphics cards in SLI. one question though, how did the 7950gx2 do against the 8800GTX? i thought i remembered it was about on par maybe a little less than a single 8800gts, but you have to realize that the 8 series was a huge jump that you can't expect to happen every time.

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Funny, that's exactly what happens with the Quad SLI on V.HIGH when it comes to the benchtest.
yeah i have that problem too, but only in the benchmarks, not in game.
post #20 of 31
Looks like ATI may take the GPU cup this time round, unless this a driver issue, which I'm thinking...
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