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Poll Results: Your opinion on the GTX280:

 
  • 5% (6)
    Wonderbar! GTX280 rocks! GO nVIDIA!
  • 46% (48)
    Great card! Nothing special but it sure is a beast!
  • 39% (41)
    Fail! I cant see how this is next generation.
  • 8% (9)
    Epic Fail! Since when did monkeys make GPUs?
104 Total Votes  
post #21 of 56
I think its a good card that will only get better with newer drivers. Compared to other single GPU cards, its in another league. Also there will be advantages with the GTX 280's larger memory bandwidth. There are certain games out there, where the extra memory bandwidth will make the GTX 280 an asset over the 9800GX2 which doesn't really get full use of the 1GB GDDR3, and 512-bit bus its advertised to have.
post #22 of 56
GTX280 pretty much meets my expectation. Sure, 9800GX2 is challenging the GTX280 but that’s two GPU. GTX280’s performance isn’t that bad if you leave the price alone. The numbers we saw now are from today’s games. GXT280 may do better in the future games if EOL is long enough. Also, we need to see how it works with upcoming drivers. But it won't be my upgrade if I have GX2 or GTX something..
Edited by linskingdom - 6/16/08 at 8:15am
post #23 of 56
I'm very tempted to sell my GX2 and get a GTX 280.
post #24 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottb75 View Post
I'm very tempted to sell my GX2 and get a GTX 280.
I really wouldn't
 
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I'd like to see a graph of GTX280 power usage compared to a GX2.
post #26 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
I'd like to see a graph of GTX280 power usage compared to a GX2.
They're available in just about every review....
Depending on the site the GX2 uses 30-60W more at load.
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I'd like to see a graph of GTX280 power usage compared to a GX2.
Well in the news section theres a graph showing idle and load with TRI SLI GTX 280's.....bloody 800Watts! Compred to the GX2's 560Watts.
 
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post #28 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
I'd like to see a graph of GTX280 power usage compared to a GX2.
here you go:

Product Description
GPU Idle Watts
GPU Load Watts

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
30 W
190 W

Gigabyte GeForce 9800 GX2 GV-NX98X1GHI-B
85 W
170 W

taken from:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=13
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post #29 of 56
It's good, but it could be better.

I just read through TR's review of the card, and the performance was dissapointing to say the least. The 9800GX2 beat the 280 in (nearly) every real-world game. However, when you think it's two G92 chips going against one GT200 chip, that's not bad for being only 20% behind.
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post #30 of 56
price - performance = fail for the 280GTX. $599? Seriously?
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