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I think we need a space to discuss the pros and cons of the upcoming cards.

Topics I would like to talk about are:
  • Impressions of the GTX 280
  • Power consumption of said card (Idle and Load)
  • Potential for driver based improvement
  • Comparison with the 9800gx2
  • Pricing of this card, as well as the GTX260

As of this moment I do believe we should refrain from discussing the speculated specs of the ATi/AMD 48x0 series as we have no concrete data as we have with nVidia's new cards.

This may be a fruitless plea, but I hope we can stay clear of fanboi esque squealing and the such. We are he to discuss data, not loyalties.
Edited by logo199 - 6/16/08 at 7:00pm
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post #2 of 17
This is pointless until the cards are actually released. Right now a lot of stuff is rumors and speculation.
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So this is Nvidia only, no ATI?
    
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Originally Posted by x7337H View Post
So this is Nvidia only, no ATI?
Lawl, thats cute. Seriously though... its grown up time. Put your little ATI cards down and come play with the big kids.
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Lawl, thats cute. Seriously though... its grown up time. Put your little ATI cards down and come play with the big kids.
flame much?
post #6 of 17
GTX280 Pros: Powerfull for single card.
Cons: Expensive, No real need for it right now, Heat, Power consumtion, Not much better then 9800GX2.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by cbosdell View Post
flame much?
No, i consider myself a fanner.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by logo199 View Post
I think we need a space to discuss the pros and cons of the upcoming cards.

Topics I would like to talk about are:
  • Impressions of the GTX 280
  • Power consumption of said card (Idle and Load)
  • Potential for driver based improvement
  • Comparison with the 9800gx2
  • Pricing of this card, as well as the GTX260

As of this moment I do believe we should refrain from discussing the speculated specs of the ATi/AMD 48x0 series as we have no concrete data as we have with nVidia's new cards.

This may be a fruitless plea, but I hope we can stay clear of fanboi esque squealing and the such. We are he to discuss data, not loyalties.
I would watch yourself, Pyranite.
    
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post #9 of 17
Well bud, the GTX 280 power requirements are horrid. I thought it would at least come with 3 DVI and 1 HDMI port but it doesn't. The stock cooler looks awesome especially how it's all around the entire card. Sucks because it looks like it takes up alot of space.

The OC'ing on it seems kinda limited. That one guy who's posted pictures and benchmarks in the news section didn't even get a 100mhz core clock OC. That's alot of power consumption and at $700 a piece just for the cards...it's insane.

IMHO, wait for 3 years and then buy it.
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post #10 of 17
As I remember it, the HD 4870X2 beats the GTX 280...

I would become familiar with the subject matter before talking, Pyranite...
    
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