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We have to admit, the GeForce GTX 280 is simply put - a Greek power house. Spaaaartaaans! Year after year it astonishes me how many transistors chipset manufacturers can place on a chipset die ... apparently NVIDIA can do no less than 1400 million. The result is a huge chip with huge performance. Obviously AMD will say, het we can achieve the same performance by placing two series 4000 and make it one card. True .. but so can NVIDIA, it's a little brute but a GeForce GX2 280 could be made as well, who knows.

Strangely enough there is another product out there that can actually compete with the GeForce GTX 280 rather well. It's NVIDIA's own GeForce 9800 GX2. Yes you hear it right. Now don't go thinking, hey my GX2 will be faster in most circumstances. No ... it's really way more complicated than that. See the GX2 has 2x512MB cloned memory to function in SLI mode. While that works just fine, the GTX 280 has 1024MB dedicated memory. So in memory bound situations like applying a lot of extremely high-res textures or high AA levels in high resolutions, the GTX 280 will perform just much better based on the 512-bit memory bus and framebuffer size, especially for future games which will have much larger requirements.

Edited by MomijiTMO - 6/16/08 at 5:15am
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well........it amazes me how the claim it to be a ''greek powerhouse''

world in conflict was the same FPS as a 3870

& most benches saw the 9800GX2 taking the lead or dead lvl

& as for them needing a nuclear reactor to run.....800w for 280s in SLI

certainly not worth the price tag......ATI are gonna monopolize this round IMO

+1 for the find....
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^More Nvidia hate!!! lol
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Nice find. 9800GX2 is challenge the GTX280 in several areas. I don’t know how this reflects the price structure in the near term.
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Power consumption is amazing. At IDLE 130W draw versus the 183W draw of the GX2. Now in SLI that's pretty decent. [numbers from another review].

However it doesn't wipe the floor with the GX2 but it is a single gpu solution after all.
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^More Nvidia hate!!! lol
i hope that wern't aimed at me ......??

if so u aint got a clue..... i don't hate nvidia or ATI or any company that feels to try their hand at GPU creation....im a performance fanboy loyal to no brand

i would just as soon leave nvidia as i would ATI
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Finally physics will take off.

Tasty overkill using the 8800GTX as a physics add-in card but that's the future.
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
Power consumption is amazing. At IDLE 130W draw versus the 183W draw of the GX2. Now in SLI that's pretty decent. [numbers from another review].

However it doesn't wipe the floor with the GX2 but it is a single gpu solution after all.
Indeed, a GX2 280 would make it a monster. But i can't see that ever happening. To be fair the GTX 280 seems to be more of an enviromentally friendly GPU more than an enhancement in tech.

Could it be just another refresh?
 
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I have made my decision:

I'm going to get a 9600gt.
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I think this is more designed for upcoming games and monitors with very high resolution. They've only benchmarked the card on current games, who knows how the GX2 will perform compared to the GTX280 on future games, and of course it depends on the resolution used.
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