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i think a good comparison is to compare the gtx 280 & 260 to nvidia's 9800gtx and 8800gtx ALONG with ati's 4870 and 4850.
i don't think it's fair to compare a single chip card to a dual chip like the 3870x2 or 9800GX2.
isn't the GT200 core basically the size of two G92's? and isn't the 9800GX2 two G92's on one PCB?

edit: no i'm not a fanboy
as i could be switching to a 4870 soon
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Elaborate?
Read the entire thread...
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Maybe what they mean by "greek powerhouse" is that it'll make a butt load of noise... get it lol???
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Maybe what they mean by "greek powerhouse" is that it'll make a butt load of noise... get it lol???
Uh, no, I don't. The author was poorly attempting to carry on his Sparta metaphor, anyway.
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*sarcasm*
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i don't think it's fair to compare a single chip card to a dual chip like the 3870x2 or 9800GX2.
It's perfectly fair! I don't see how you can say that. It wouldn't matter if we were comparing the 280 to quad-chip cards in tri-SLI if the tri-sli setup costs the same or less than the 280. You need to look at the price.

Simply put, money should buy performance. With the GTX 280 being roughly $150 more expensive than the 9800 GX2, there's no excuse for the 280's being out performed by the GX2. Future games may run faster, drivers may improve the performance, but for now, the $650 price tag is nowhere near justified.
Edited by Maytridy - 6/16/08 at 9:54am
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It's perfectly fair! I don't see how you can say that. It wouldn't matter if we were comparing the 280 to quad-chip cards in tri-SLI if the tri-sli setup costs the same or less than the 280. You need to look at the price.

Simply put, money should buy performance. With the GTX 280 being roughly $150 more expensive than the 9800 GX2, there's no excuse for the 280's poor performance. Future games may run faster, drivers may improve the performance, but for now, the $650 price tag is nowhere near justified.
i completely agree with what your saying on pricing.
and yes, for that price, we should be able to play EVERY game out right now maxed out (2650x1600, highest quality, 8xAA, etc.)

if i remember right the die size on the GX2 is 330mm2?
the gtx280 is 576mm2 which is a little less than double the size. (thats why the price is so high)

i just think that comparing products that are different is not a fair comparison. BUT for pricing and performance, i couldn't agree with you more
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post #48 of 78
Looks like an awesome card if you got a unlimited budget. I of course don't so price/performance means more than shear performance. I can't wait to see some legit 4000 comparisions.
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I am most disappointed by the fact that there is no dx10.1 support.
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It's perfectly fair! I don't see how you can say that. It wouldn't matter if we were comparing the 280 to quad-chip cards in tri-SLI if the tri-sli setup costs the same or less than the 280. You need to look at the price.

Simply put, money should buy performance. With the GTX 280 being roughly $150 more expensive than the 9800 GX2, there's no excuse for the 280's being out performed by the GX2. Future games may run faster, drivers may improve the performance, but for now, the $650 price tag is nowhere near justified.
exactly! couldn't have said it better myself.
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