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I here people all the time going on about how.. its pretty much the same thing as a GX2.

It simply isnt.. one because of the entire card/cores architecture, New cores, new memory bus, unlike the entire 8/9 series of cards where they used the same flipping core in like 10 of there cards..

Two, this is a true nex generation graphics card because in next gen games like crysis/farcry 2.. the GX2 doesnt have **** on the 280,, the 512bit bus and 1GB of memory really do help with the high resolution texturing... and thats where this card will trully excell.. in next generation titles in the future.. so as for future proofing. go for GTX 280.

Also, the thing literally just came out.. they are virtually no drivers for it.. ofcourse its not going to be performing to its full potential.. and even still.. in the majority of review i've seen.. the GTX 280 out performs a GX2,, especially in next gen titles like crysis...

Another thing people have yet to realise.. is that it is more than just a GPU.. in fact its a GPU/CPU/Physics Processor/Workstation card (because of its capability to Transcode on the GPU rather than let the CPU do the work) i mean.. not only can it render faster than anything out there.. it also adds another dimension to your games.. in the form of randomized physics.

Please watching these 3 videos Nvidia explaining what im trying to explain to you now..

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_gtx_280.html

Then.. once you've watched those 3 short clips... you cant compare the GTX 280 to a GX2.. or an other card in fact.. except th GTX 260 maybe..

These 2 cards are in a different league completely


If you have something otherwise to say.. feel free.
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It's an expensive card that looks like a 9800GTX, that's bad enough in my book
 
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there's really nothing that overly impressive with it, kind of like the "new" iphone 3g.

the gtx 280 is simply not worth the price tag and they know it.
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there's really nothing that overly impressive with it, kind of like the "new" iphone 3g.

the gtx 280 is simply not worth the price tag and they know it.
Very true, plus 55nm versions will appear in a few months and will be far better than the current iteration. It's not a crap card by any means....very powerful for a single GPU. But at no point is it a worthy upgrade if you have GX2's. If you have a 30" screen i would certainly recommend a GTX 280 in TRI SLI though.
 
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there's really nothing that overly impressive with it, kind of like the "new" iphone 3g.

the gtx 280 is simply not worth the price tag and they know it.
Step up options actually make it very affordable for some.
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Step up options actually make it very affordable for some.
Well, EVGA are being total arseholes imo. Only allowing americans to Step Up. Sod the Europeans it seems....i have one day left and i'll lose out now.
 
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Very true, plus 55nm versions will appear in a few months and will be far better than the current iteration. It's not a crap card by any means....very powerful for a single GPU. But at no point is it a worthy upgrade if you have GX2's. If you have a 30" screen i would certainly recommend a GTX 280 in TRI SLI though.

so true
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I just wana see someone who doesnt work for nvidia, or that got one of these cards 2 weeks to a month early from nvidia giving us some test results and personal opinion...

Price is to be expected being its "new tech" and will come down some in the coming months.

I just wana see a guy giving an honest opinion of it after he pays the heavy pricetag to own it..

not knocking it, just wanna see the facts from end users
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Well, EVGA are being total arseholes imo. Only allowing americans to Step Up. Sod the Europeans it seems....i have one day left and i'll lose out now.
Check the EVGA forums, this was addressed, I believe.
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I just wana see someone who doesnt work for nvidia, or that got one of these cards 2 weeks to a month early from nvidia giving us some test results and personal opinion...

Price is to be expected being its "new tech" and will come down some in the coming months.

I just wana see a guy giving an honest opinion of it after he pays the heavy pricetag to own it..

not knocking it, just wanna see the facts from end users
What would you like to see?
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