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Its funny seeing this Sparta theme continuing, i was stationed there in the army for a few months and did a helluva lot of training. Fun times. Sparta is a tiny village now really , not much going on
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post #22 of 78
Im disappointed at best. This is no where near a greek powerhouse. It is fast......But not the performance increase I was hoping to see with all the hype about the 280.

The 280 is not a dominating card but it is the fastest. They dog the Ati4000 series in the article before its release. If you believe the hype on the 4870 than the 280 will not have much of a lead if there is a lead at all.

Im not a big crysis player but I was looking forward to a graphics card that could handle crysis at playable framrates maxed out. And by playable I mean not haveing to worry about reduced framerates ruining gameplay.

Im angry This sucks. Nvidia work harder. ATI dont drop the ball.
    
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post #23 of 78
i have to say i was expecting far more from it. i was telling a friend to dold out from getting a gx2 but this does not bode well ha. now we just need to see what a 4000 can do.
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post #24 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guru3D
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.
Um, no, no it can't. Not on air-cooling, anyway. Stupid comment by the reviewer that puts his credibility on the line.

It shows that this card is another modification of the G92 cores and not actually something entirely new. Color me disappointed.

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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Yeah but for a stupid amount of money.
No offense, but you have no room to talk about spending large sums of money on GPUs...
Edited by stargate125645 - 6/16/08 at 8:04am
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post #25 of 78
We have basically no 100% legit info on 4870, so it's early to compare. Then probably 2-3 driver updates will bring more performance (not much more tho). Patience is the key.

On the side note that's pretty impressive product to me. It's good to know that there're already 10 PhysX games in development and more will come for sure. CUDA looks awesome. GT200 is more than a card for games for sure.
post #26 of 78
ATI is going to win this time around.

It would seem they would easily be able to make a 4870X2 without worrying too much about power consumption. The GTX 280 consumes wayyyy too much power.
    
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post #27 of 78
They've taken the G92 core and increased the amount of ALUs, changed the ALU/core composition, added more memory controllers..

Essentially just more of the old, just like I feared. Nothing new here. Not a single new feature, even. At least ATI manages to bring new things to the table like tesselation, dx10.1, folding@home (yeah, just now nvidia is following), and such. Sure, there's no use for tesselation or 10.1 yet but that's because the big green dog and their marketshare decides what's acceptable and what's not.

Very boring. I hope ATI slaps Nvidia hard with this, preferably down to a 50/50 market share. Maybe GPUs will be interesting again.

Also, could they please get developers to start making PC games again? There's no point in buying these new cards when every single new game is a console port that can be played on a €500 PC from 2006.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jen-Hsun Huang
You already have the right machine to run Excel. You bought it four years ago. How much faster can you render the blue screen of death?
I already have the right machine to run every single new PC game out there. I bought it two years ago. How much faster can I render the latest console port?

Please, throw your clout around and slap some sense into the developers. It's better than milking us with overpriced old new tech.
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post #28 of 78
Rather disappointing for its initial launch; I was hoping for something similar to the 8800GTX wiping the floor with everything before it. Hopefully improved drivers will help, but they can only do so much.
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post #29 of 78
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Originally Posted by Bluecow003 View Post
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.
I was thinking the same myself. Good point.
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Eh. Lets wait for the drivers to improve.
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