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Anyone think I should sell both my 8800GTXs (I can RMA and sell them as 'new') and buy a GTX 280 and a second one a few months down the road?

Anyone got any benchmarks that show how this card stacks up against 2x 8800GTXs?
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if you have the money i say go for it

edit: in vantage it is scoreing a little less than 2 8800gtx
   
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Is a GTX 280 faster than 2x 8800GTX though, I'm running 1920x1200.

Also my board is only PCI 1.0 and I think this card actually requires 2.0?
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i edited my above post
   
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i edited my above post
Ah but the thing is.. its a single card and also has immature drivers. That means all games will utilize its powers, whereas with SLI only certain games will utilize both 8800GTXs. Hmm...

I think I'd have to get a 780i though to run this card?
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Wait for a bit. I am waiting to see whether its worth stepping up to Dual GX2's or Dual GTX280's.
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Ah but the thing is.. its a single card and also has immature drivers. That means all games will utilize its powers, whereas with SLI only certain games will utilize both 8800GTXs. Hmm...

I think I'd have to get a 780i though to run this card?
Nope, PCIE 2.0 is compatible with PCIE 1.x and wait a week then do it, prices should drop ~50 by middle of next week
    
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2x GTX are still fine. If you pay small difference after sell 2x GTX, I would say yes.
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Ah but the thing is.. its a single card and also has immature drivers. That means all games will utilize its powers, whereas with SLI only certain games will utilize both 8800GTXs. Hmm...

I think I'd have to get a 780i though to run this card?
According to these benchies from Firing Squad the GTX 280 (about 5 FPS slower) is not far off from 8800GTX SLI even with the young drivers.
post #10 of 10
I have 2x8800GTX's in SLI.

3DMark Vantage gpu = 11985

From Guru3d. GTX 288 gpu= ~9900 (single card)

Furthermore, 2xGTX 280 gpu = ~14980

Even in SLI, I'm terribly dissapointed with the GTX 280's..

Now 3x GTX 280 gpu = ~23000. That's pretty substantial but for 1900x1200??

If I had loads of cash and a 30" monitor, then maybe GTX 280 x3.

But my 2x8800 GTX's beat a single GTX 280, and the increase with 2x GTX 280's is ~24%.

I'm playing crysis 1.2 single player all settings very high, 1900x1200 and the game runs smooth as silk (E8500 @4.2g or QX9650 @4.0g) and that's just fine for me right now...

I've just about had it with the green team. I really expected more from the GTX 2xx release. The release of the 8800 GTX represented a quantum leap in graphics performance. Since then, Nvidia has been slowly dribbling out products representing modest increases in performance for ~650.00 US!!!

That's BS..

On top of that, Their SLI chipsets absolutely suck compared to Intel.

I paid ~450.00 US for my Striker II extreme and overclocking it is a pain in the posterior.. getting my quad prime stable required futzing aroung with cpu GTLref voltages for ~2 weeks!!!! Give me a break.

I just finished building an X48 based system for a friend and I'll tell you, it's a whole different ball game...

Finally if you have any aspirations of going Nehalem, you can forget about SLI since Intel has already openly announced that Nehalem and SLI will not co-exist.

So i've decided to sit tight with my 8800's.

I'm looking forward to ATI's response in the form of their 4870's.

I have a somewhat new X38 board laying around which may get some use very soon.

For me, the GTX 2xx series is a definate no-go case closed.
    
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