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Originally Posted by nitd_kim View Post
who cares... i dont care if the card has 1 or 4 dies. i want the card that will give me the best performance for the money. and right now 9800x2 looks pretty good against the 280.

even if 280 goes 280x2, cost will jump horrendously and would not be an attractive buy.
i totally agree ... if you were to buy a card once the gtx 280 has been released (not been keeping up so it might be out already) then i would agree go for the 9800x2 for the simple fact that you can get close to the same performance for less ... it doesn't matter if it is one core vs two, price to performance is what maters to most over anything else
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It's a single card is NOT a valid argument, they are different classes.

Nvidia releases a card, then later on releases a Dual GPU version. They did this with the 7900 series, 8800series (9800 is an 8800), and now with the G200 series.

It's 2 totally separate cards on 1 board, there is separate memory, and the data goes through an SLI connector just like 2 cards.

The difference between SLI and single card is very big. The 9800GX2 doesn't really give a smooth gameplay experience, there is micro stuttering and the lowest FPS can drop quite low.

Anyway, all I'm trying to say is just because you bolt on 2 cards onto 1 board doesn't make it comparable to 1 card.

You say that both are the most powerful cards of their generation, but the most powerful card of the G200 generation will be, you guessed it, the GTX280 X2.
There will NOT be a GTX280 GX2, ONE 280 puts off way to much heat by itself, the only way you could cram two on a board is if you dropped all of the speeds by 100Mhz or more. That would nullify the point of the 280GX2.

If you want to treat the 9800GX2 as two GPUs, fine, be that way, but it is a single card. I don't care whether it has microstutters and low FPS drops, it's a single card and thats it, so is the GTX280.
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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....
How are you not nVidia bashing? There are 5 negatives in that one post...
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There literally has NEVER been a jump like what the 8800GTX did vs. the previous gen EVER. Not since 3d cards were first INVENTED.
How quickly people forget the Radeon 9700PRO... The 8800GTX had nothing on what the 9700/9800 series did to the industry. Please do not call people noobs if you can't look farther back than the 7/8 series.
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Their 280 > 9800 GX2 memory argument is kinda retarded. Yeah, the 280 has twice the memory, but the GX2 has to do the half the work (each card, that is).
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How quickly people forget the Radeon 9700PRO... The 8800GTX had nothing on what the 9700/9800 series did to the industry. Please do not call people noobs if you can't look farther back than the 7/8 series.
lol exactly, looks like bretjv's only been gaming for what? about a year? I don't think any card will dominate the way the 9700/9800 did back in the day. 8800 came close but no cigar.
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lol exactly, looks like bretjv's only been gaming for what? about a year? I don't think any card will dominate the way the 9700/9800 did back in the day. 8800 came close but no cigar.
It always surprises me that people don't know about the 9700s, but then I always feel like there are never any new PC gamers that wouldn't know. Nothing matches the jump that came with the Radeon 9700. It was amazing. PC developers had to scramble to crank out games that could take advantage of its power.

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post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
My friend if you think that Guru3d doesn't have credibility then you really need to have your head checked.....the reviews on that site are top notch, and it's the best site for graphics related software.
They are a good review site, but I have noticed they have been a little nVidia biased in the past, I don't think they are now though.


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