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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?
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post #41 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by SickStew View Post
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
It's for those that have small penis'....

As you can see, my Penis is so small that a chipolata makes me jealous.
 
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Im disappointed. Yes its two GPUs against one but when the last generation flagship generally performs better than your new generation flagship..something is very wrong IMO.
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post #43 of 56
Not surprised, not disapointed.

I won't be buying one, but then again, the only flagship cards I've ever purchased were the Geforce 256 DDR and the Geforce 4 ti4600, and I learned my lesson well.
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Fail!
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i've been running the 9800gx2 for a few months and it performs really well, however, with team fortress 2 i get choking and stuttering because i game at 2560x1600. i'm tempted to get the gtx 280 with hopes that the 1gb of memory coupled with the 512 memory interface will alleviate this. what do you guys think? TF2 is the only game i really get stuttering and choking in, COD4 performs great at 2560x1600 with the 9800gx2... it is a tough call because each card brings good things to the table, i have to weigh out what is more important..
post #46 of 56
The performance doesn't even come close to justifying the price. This says it all:
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post #47 of 56
Major fail.

Yeah lets all run out and pay 200$ more for an extra few FPS. I'm disappointed, I held out for this card and it let me down. Think I'll get 2 GX2's instead.
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well, one card hangs with or sometimes even beats a 9800 GX2, so that cant be all THAT bad can it?

Price/performance it is not much of an improvement at all, infact its a huge decline. but looking at pure performance, overclock 2 of these guys in SLI and you've got some massive power. I am interested to see if these cards end up bottlenecking quads in SLI.
    
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post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by zippzopp View Post
i've been running the 9800gx2 for a few months and it performs really well, however, with team fortress 2 i get choking and stuttering because i game at 2560x1600. i'm tempted to get the gtx 280 with hopes that the 1gb of memory coupled with the 512 memory interface will alleviate this. what do you guys think? TF2 is the only game i really get stuttering and choking in, COD4 performs great at 2560x1600 with the 9800gx2... it is a tough call because each card brings good things to the table, i have to weigh out what is more important..
You shouldn't be having any issues even at that res.....I run it maxed at 1920x1080 and I don't get a single hang-up......besides, COD4 is much more demanding. I would try a different driver, or reinstall your current driver.
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post #50 of 56
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well, one card hangs with or sometimes even beats a 9800 GX2, so that cant be all THAT bad can it?

Price/performance it is not much of an improvement at all, infact its a huge decline. but looking at pure performance, overclock 2 of these guys in SLI and you've got some massive power. I am interested to see if these cards end up bottlenecking quads in SLI.
Yeah, but, it's supposed to be a new architecture, not the 8950GTX.

The 8800GTX isn't 'some times equal' with the 7950GX2, or 'only beats it when SLI doesn't scale well', it wipes the floor with the preceding generation. That's what people expected here, and it's very far from what they got.

Or maybe it is much better, and there just isn't any software out there that shows it. I guess they shot themselves in the foot by letting all their partnered game developers run over to the console camp, then..
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