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Lets see what happens when you strap a QX9650 @ 4Ghz with a GTX 280



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Feeling a little underwhelmed with the initial GTX 280 results, I took the time to make my way over to the IBuyPower Australia bunker to let the card have a bit more breathing room. While our 3GHz test bed is quite modest and a good indication of performance for the everyman or woman, there is of course people out there who are a bit more hardcore and do have a few more dollars to splash about.

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post #2 of 21
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Lets see what happens when you strap a QX9650 @ 4Ghz with a GTX 280


.... They have sex?
    
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gtx 280 = 9800x2 in 1 die but improved!
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I was kind of disappointed with the 3.2Ghz reviews, which is kind of sad when most of us complain about cards being tested with uber-speeds, but 4.0 shouldn't be too difficult for most people with at least intel chipsets.
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Now thats more like it! 19K in 3D06 with the old drivers?
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I was kind of disappointed with the 3.2Ghz reviews, which is kind of sad when most of us complain about cards being tested with uber-speeds, but 4.0 shouldn't be too difficult for most people with at least intel chipsets.
Well it's not an upgrade for 9800GX2 owners, but even so for a single GPU card it is pretty impressive imo.
 
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So basically, going from a 3G CPU to a 4G CPU the frames in Crysis improved by 1.
    
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Well it's not an upgrade for 9800GX2 owners, but even so for a single GPU card it is pretty impressive imo.
Are they planning on making a GTX 280X2?
If so then like 1 of those would be quad sli 9800 gx2s and 2 would be like 8 9800 gx2s
    
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Are they planning on making a GTX 280X2?
If so then like 1 of those would be quad sli 9800 gx2s and 2 would be like 8 9800 gx2s
With the manufacturing costs of the GTX 280, definately NOT.

But i can see it happening on the 55nm version in a few months time.
 
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post #10 of 21
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With the manufacturing costs of the GTX 280, definately NOT.

But i can see it happening on the 55nm version in a few months time.
GTX280 is like 8800GTX
9800GX2 came like 1 year after the GTX so i dont thing they will move this fast in GX2 market. First even after shrin its still expensive becuase in 3-4 months GTX280 price will not drop by mucn and second nvdia make GX2 to compite and also to use the remaining hardware so it doesnt go to lost.
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