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The words HELL and NO come to mind.
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This question (original OP's) was asked of the GX2s when they just came out as well. Better driver support actually revealed the GX2s to be quite nice cards. I am in the OP's position too (SSC GX2), and I am considering stepping-up. I have sixteen days left, and would like to see some new drivers come out in that time that improve performance enough to consider it.

If OP is not in step-up, I would agree with everyone else: it's not worth it.
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the way to look at it is this, gx2 gives great performance in game some games and it gives 88gts (g92) performance in others, 280gtx gives top performance in all games.

if i could step up i would as drivers will only release more power from these cards.
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I think it is worth to step up to GTX280. Lack of memory bandwith for GX2 will be problem with new games near future. 512 bit 1024 real memory is a huge value and uncomparable to 256 bit 512 mb actual memory of GX2. You have to change dude.
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Thanks for the input, Marsey & Joe. REP+! I have 16 days to decide, but I'm probably going to do it. Any other input is appreciated.

Total cost of stepping-up from the SSC GX2 to a regular clocked 280 is USD$55 including 3-day UPS. I spent $619.99 retail on the GX2.
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Hi Dosto.
Just got the first of my 280s. Bought this one and stepped up the other two. Waiting on that process.
I'm a bit surprised that you'd ask a question regarding "worth".
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post #48 of 57
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Originally Posted by Litlratt View Post
Hi Dosto.
Just got the first of my 280s. Bought this one and stepped up the other two. Waiting on that process.
I'm a bit surprised that you'd ask a question regarding "worth".
Kekeke...

Just looking for opinions. I only have sixteen days to make a decision, and that point will come before drivers are mature enough to decide.

Good to see you again! Hope the 280s work well for you.
Edited by Dostoyevsky77 - 6/18/08 at 7:11am
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post #49 of 57
With a single card setup, the question is justified.
A tough call.
I would think the 1 Gb of usable memory and the higher bus would reap benefits at the higher resolutions.
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post #50 of 57
That's what I'm thinking too. The cards are so close that better driver-support should put the 280 on top.

I am a little sad to go from SSC on the GX2 to factory stock (AFAIK, EVGA step-up means getting factory card, no matter what the traded card is). But I saw some people with stock GX2s go higher than I could on the SSC. I am beginning to think it's luck of the draw and factory OC has nothing to do with how high RT can OC. Thoughts?
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