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hi i was just wondering is there any point in upgrading into a GTX280?
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Hell no....it's essentially the same performance across the board. And in most cases it's beaten using older drivers than the GTX 280.

Only in TRI SLI will these cards get insane, but for TOP DOLLAR.
 
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No not at all. Looks like they're VERY similar cards, just in single-GPU form. These will shine in SLI and Tri-SLI, as Mhill2029 said. BTW, Mhill I love your post about the price on these, coming from a guy who had 3 GTXs and now 2 GX2s. I agree with you though, these cards are just too pricey right now.
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No not at all. Looks like they're VERY similar cards, just in single-GPU form. These will shine in SLI and Tri-SLI, as Mhill2029 said. BTW, Mhill I love your post about the price on these, coming from a guy who had 3 GTXs and now 2 GX2s. I agree with you though, these cards are just too pricey right now.
Oooh i like spending money on expensive stuff, but this is where i draw the line. It may be a fantastic GPU as the 8800GTX was in it's day. But at this cost and performance it's just "CRAP".

If your a GTS or GTX owner it's a worthy upgrade, but not if you own a GX2 or two.
 
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post #5 of 57
Lol. Flagship to flagship isn't really worth it in anything. Wait a bit, you've got the best current card, you can run anything maxed anyways.
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Unless you plan on getting two, you won't notice a change at all.
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post #7 of 57
No, its not worth it.
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Well I will probably step up to 2 GX2's as the GTX is more expensive and not impressing me.
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post #9 of 57
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Well I will probably step up to 2 GX2's as the GTX is more expensive and not impressing me.
Seconded.
post #10 of 57
or you could just build a whole separate computer with one and test them against each other!
lol

but seriously don't 'upgrade'
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