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    GTX 280
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    9800 GX2
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post #1 of 18
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I know both of them are amazing cards, but is the 280 more worth it, as it should beat the gx2 in games that don't have sli enabled or am I just grabbing at straws here, I'll post up a poll for you guys to vote on this
    
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It could be just drivers, that the GX2 is better atm. But I would wait anyways, if your wanting to buy one hold off for the 55nm revision coming to the GTX280 around september. By then the hype/price will come down and a better judgment can be made.
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but I don't have any card so I'm in need of one like now
    
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by GPA_Voltaire View Post
I know both of them are amazing cards, but is the 280 more worth it, as it should beat the gx2 in games that don't have sli enabled or am I just grabbing at straws here, I'll post up a poll for you guys to vote on this
GTX 280 would be much better in a non sli enviroment.
 
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post #5 of 18
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GTX 280 would be much better in a non sli enviroment.


All reports show the GX2 being the better card in frames and price.
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post #6 of 18
For the cost to benefit ratio, I'd say the 9800GX2 is more worth it. Why get a tiny performance increase when you can spend $100 less and get almost as good. It all depends how much $100 is worth to you.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Grafixs View Post


All reports show the GX2 being the better card in frames and price.
Did you read what i said? I said in a NON SLI enviroment the GTX 280 would be a better choice. Ie; game doesn't support SLI your not hampered so much like you would be with a GX2.
 
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post #8 of 18
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Did you read what i said? I said in a NON SLI enviroment the GTX 280 would be a better choice. Ie; game doesn't support SLI your not hampered so much.
Ahh sorry it's too late over here for me to think, yea I see what your saying because of the two chips on one PCB. Sorry about that. Yes of course the GTX280 would perform better there, but then again what good games out there right now would need such a powerful card to run over 60FPS that can't use SLI support?
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post #9 of 18
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but I don't have any card so I'm in need of one like now
buy a 4850 or 9800x2?
    
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post #10 of 18
it really depends man, are the 7fps worth the 150 dollars extra that the 280 costs over the GX2?
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