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post #11 of 27
They are not GX2's. LOOK at the pictures.
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post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Arjy View Post
I can't tell. It looks like they are using 2 cards and a PhysX, but they are using a tri sli bridge. Halp me out?
Two GTX280s, tri-SLI bridge which works fine for regular SLI too, and a PhysX card sandwiched in between them.

9800GX2 has two PCBs and would be easy to tell for anyone (except the ones who did the poster apparently).
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post #13 of 27
Isn't the GTX 280 supposed to have 16 memory chips? Or are they sacrificing that speed for less hardware and PCB complexity?
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
Isn't the GTX 280 supposed to have 16 memory chips? Or are they sacrificing that speed for less hardware and PCB complexity?
Looks like it has 8 on the back of the card in that pic, and the front probably has 8 more.
post #15 of 27
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Looks like it has 8 on the back of the card in that pic, and the front probably has 8 more.
Look at the second pic that has been posted by the OT, there are no memory chips on the back of the card.
post #16 of 27
Its definately 280 or 260, because like someone already said, there is only one pcb per card, and the IHS is that light grey, pretty sure the cores on the GX2 are the same as my cards, glossy black.

It could be that they originally had GX2's in their, and then at the last minute, got a hold of some 260/280's and figure, ah what the hell, lets see what they can do.
Edited by joemaniaci - 6/15/08 at 2:40pm
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Strange how they are using a PhysX card there though.
I believe that PhysX helps 3DMark vantage scores. Not sure though.
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post #18 of 27
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I believe that PhysX helps 3DMark vantage scores. Not sure though.
Indeed it does
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post #19 of 27
they are GTX280s, but they said 9800GX2 so they dont get in trouble and that they blame it on an "innocent" mixup in cards. if they didnt, we probably wouldnt be allowed to see these pics. tricky asus....
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post #20 of 27
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they are GTX280s, but they said 9800GX2 so they dont get in trouble and that they blame it on an "innocent" mixup in cards. if they didnt, we probably wouldnt be allowed to see these pics. tricky asus....
On second look the close up of the cards shows there are no holes in the PCBs...

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