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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 #31 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
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.
GTX 280 is only worth it over Quad SLI if you can afford TRI SLI GTX 280.
 
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post #32 of 56
The graphic hardwares have been moving at light speed in the past 2 years. I think we need to give game companies fair amount of time to catch up with the powerful graphic hardware.
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post #33 of 56
The GTX280 will get better with drivers, just as Crysis got better with patches...
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post #34 of 56
A single GPU.. That almost matches their dual GPU solution.

Anyone care to compare a 7950GX2 and the 8800GTX and see if the results are as similar as these?

It's just more of the same as the G92 fiasco. Regurgitated products.

Nvidia, why don't you throw your TWIMTBP muscle on some developers and get them to make new PC games, so that there's actually a reason to buy your new cards? I mean, who cares if the newest console port plays at 60 or 80fps at 1680x1050? There are no new games on the horizon that will challenge the hardware. Stalker Clear Sky is based on the old engine, Far Cry 2 is a console port, every other game is seemingly based on Unreal 3 which is a console engine that no reasonably new card has any problems with..

Not only do you try to sell us €450 cards that aren't better than your previous cards, you're also neglecting to stimulate software developers (game developers).

Feel free to calculate tomography scans with your GeForce, I'll do just fine with my 2006 hardware for my applications.
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post #35 of 56
This card is nothing like it was hyped up to be.

The GX2 is still king. I did also say that this was going to be a new version of G92.
Edited by The_Rocker - 6/16/08 at 8:59am
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post #36 of 56
Great card, need to wait until better drivers are released.

Also, the price needs to come down quite a bit before Nvidia will see the sales of the card rise to acceptable levels, only crazy enthusiasts will buy these cards at that price.

In the US these cards were going for £343, they have been released here at a starting price of about £450, which is just rediculous, to be honest.
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post #37 of 56
Great card, but nothing special is exactly what I think.
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post #38 of 56
GTX280 in triple-sli still beat GX2 in two way SLI and that is 4 against 3. I don't see how GX2 is better since it is actually 2 8800GT in SLI.So technically the GTX280 is still a better card.
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post #39 of 56
Personally I think we should judge in a few months time when decent drivers are out.
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post #40 of 56
I want one just for the sake of it lol. 280GTX sounds a monster when you are down the pub with your mates having a computer chat
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