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Originally Posted by dejanh View Post
Dude, what is there to not understand seriously? Let me spell it out for you...

1. A GTX280 is effectively a "rehash" of the G92 core based 9800GX2 but instead of having two GPU units on two PCB, they have combined it into one. They have also widened the memory bus to accommodate now combined memory modules that ran as 2x512MB on the GX2.
2. Power consumption and dissipation is about the same if not worse than then current GX2 flagship.
3. Performance is the same. Increases due to drivers are irrelevant because drivers for older cards can be improved too. For kicks I installed your GTX280 driver for my 9600GT and I got a pretty hefty boost in performance, about 10%-15%. But supposedly, 9600GT is not supported by your GTX280 drivers

Do you see something groundbreaking there? I sure don't. And to top it off, the price is stupendously high at $700 per card so unless you have a big ass screen, with a fat ass wallet there is 0 (yes, read zero) justification for buying this card.
The fact of the matter is, the GTX 280 IS better than the GX2. It is also incredibly faster than your little 9600GT's in SLI.

There is no doubt that the GTX 280 is the fastest single GPU card on the market.

And no, you don't have to have a fat ass wallet, since most people will be stepping up to the GTX 280. That's justification enough for me. The GTX 280 will no doubt run smoother than the GX2.

I'd say quit bad mouthing the card. Sure, the performance is similar but remember, the GX2 is essentially SLI'd GTS's on 1 PCB, whereas the GTX 280 is a single gpu card. That's pretty impressive in itself.

Read reviews of the GTX 280, it has about 10 times the power of a quad. quads average about 90 Gigaflops while the GTX pushes out something in the midst of ~900 gigaflops. It is no surprise that this will be a folding monster.

/endrant
post #52 of 73
Go to university and join a research project if you want to fold. Don't spend $700+ per card so that you can keep on folding. Plus I am sure extra education will not hurt.

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I'd say quit bad mouthing the card. Sure, the performance is similar but remember, the GX2 is essentially SLI'd GTS's on 1 PCB, whereas the GTX 280 is a single gpu card. That's pretty impressive in itself.
Do you use a Core 2 Quad? Does it bother you there that you do not have a "true quad"? Really, think about what you are considering a technological feat.

Oh and I read every single review of the GTX280 there is out there They are all saying the same, "well, the card is good, no doubt, but if you ask us if it is $700 worth, the answer is unanimous, a big fat no".

I think I'll keep my "little 9600GTs" for a while longer
Edited by dejanh - 6/18/08 at 11:32am
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post #53 of 73
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Go to university and join a research project if you want to fold. Don't spend $700+ per card so that you can keep on folding. Plus I am sure extra education will not hurt.

Oh and I read every single review of the GTX280 there is out there They are all saying the same, "well, the card is good, no doubt, but if you ask us if it is $700 worth, the answer is unanimous, a big fat no".

I think I'll keep my "little 9600GTs" for a while longer
You just don't get it do you? I didn't pay $700 for the card, I paid $800 for 3.
No current solution will match the performance of 3 of these cards.
"Worth" is a relative value, price/performance in this regard is not a consideration of mine. In other areas, yes.
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post #54 of 73
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You just don't get it do you? I didn't pay $700 for the card, I paid $800 for 3.
No current solution will match the performance of 3 of these cards.
"Worth" is a relative value, price/performance in this regard is not a consideration of mine. In other areas, yes.
No, I do get it. I just do not agree that even spending $800 on a step-up is worth it. That is $800 that could surely be used for something better. Then again, maybe you do have a fat wallet to afford this kind of stuff so in that respect it is fine. After all, you do have a 30-inch screen for your computer.

Just do not use this as the reason to argue for the quality of the GTX280. It has none. I am betting that the GTX260 is a significantly better investment, that is after it's price drops as a consequence of competition.
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No, I do get it. I just do not agree that even spending $800 on a step-up is worth it. That is $800 that could surely be used for something better. Then again, maybe you do have a fat wallet to afford this kind of stuff so in that respect it is fine.
What could I spend $800 on to increase the performance of my rig?
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What could I spend $800 on to increase the performance of my rig?
Nothing. If you had some GX2s, then surely nothing.

Go out to a movie, make a charitable donation, buy your girlfriend something nice. Invest your money into some funds. Anything would have been better.
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What could I spend $800 on to increase the performance of my rig?
There is nothing left for your PC...maybe another 4GB of DDR3...but that wouldn't even increase performance noticeably...I was going to say 30" monitor but one, it decrease performance due to higher resolution, and two, you already have one! Think your PC is about as good as gets right now...maybe in a month something new will be out though...
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Nothing. If you had some GX2s, then surely nothing.

Go out to a movie, make a charitable donation, buy your girlfriend something nice. Invest your money into some funds. Anything would have been better.
Now you finally get it. "Nothing".
And since it's my money, whether or not something would have been better is for me to decide.
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What could I spend $800 on to increase the performance of my rig?
Easy - a custom built sound system.

Those speakers are crap compared to good stereo setup.

I guess that's not performance, but its what if I had your stuff. Then get new graphics cards later on, maybe at the end of the year along with nehalem.
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Easy - a custom built sound system.

Those speakers are crap compared to good stereo setup.

I guess that's not performance, but its what if I had your stuff. Then get new graphics cards later on, maybe at the end of the year along with nehalem.
Yes, I could build a better sound system. The Klipsch satisfy my needs.
I apologize to the OP for all the ot, it shouldn't have been necessary.
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