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one thing ive been wondering, im sure its been answered somewhere, but is there going to be a gtx280gx2? ..too many 'gt's in that title, but you get the idea. 2 cores of a gtx280 on one card.. Is something like this planned at all, or is gtx280 going to be nvidia's best card of this set?
It would either have to be the longest damn thing you've ever seen, or it would need to be dual PCB like the craptastic 7950GX2, and then I seriously doubt it could be reasonably cooled on air, and would only be available with waterblocks. It would likely cost in excess of $1000 as well.
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Speaking of which... How big of a PSU do you guys think would be enough for this?
not that big really...
4850 = 450watt
4870 = 500watt
4850 crossfire 550watt
4870 crossfire 600watt

So probably 550 to 650watt PSU will be enough for this.
Hd 4870x2 Crossfire will probably need 750watt to 850watt PSU.
Not as much as GTX 280 three way SLI anyway.

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one thing ive been wondering, im sure its been answered somewhere, but is there going to be a gtx280gx2? ..too many 'gt's in that title, but you get the idea. 2 cores of a gtx280 on one card.. Is something like this planned at all, or is gtx280 going to be nvidia's best card of this set?
Its kinda been already answered everywhere. If Nvidia is that desperate to get the performance crown again (or at least don't want to wait for next generation". They would attempt go for it. However 1 GTX 280 costs 650, 2 = $1300. The TDP would be 350watts+ and a tremendous amount of heat, which equals into a hot card and a very expensive and loud cooler, the die is huge so impossible to stick with one PCB like ATI so they have to go double PCB again for the third time, which just drives the cost up some more.

I doubt Nvidia will even consider it until they shrink it to the 55nm proccess, even then it looks bleak.

Another thing is, there will be very limited quanties if they make a GTX 280x2. sharing the low yields for GTX 280 and GTX 280x2 will screw them up. Another thing there is basically there is no market for cards $1000+. People might have bought 8800Ultras for 999 when they came out, but that price dropped fast to $600ish for it to make sense buying vs. the GTX, also its simply not worth it when the 8800Ultra has turned into the HD 4850 which plays pretty much all games maxed @ $200.
Edited by darksideleader - 6/30/08 at 4:38pm
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soooo glad i decided to wait.

this will be my new card for sure. and its cheaper than 2 x 4870s. in Australia anyway
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When the 4xxx series was officially confirmed I was both sad and excited. Sad because My once beastly PC was no longer god-like and aw inspiring. Excited because this series Is really what I've been waiting for sience the demise of the 2900xt. I've got a buyer lined up for my current graphics cards and I'll take a 4870x2 and a 4870 please
    
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i was just stoked to see that a card was finally worthy of dominating my 8800 GTX, and it came from the red team.

contrary to what anyone thinks, the G80 GTX and the Ultra have been the best 2 performing cards for a LONG time.

i've been wanting to swap back to ATI for a while now.
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They've always sold $650 cards. What's stopping them this time? NVidia has a larger market share and the idiots at BestBuy will always recommend NVidia because that's the only company that exists to them(I used to work for GeekSquad, I would know).
haha you are so right. I currently do work for them and they really do tout Nvidia. There is only one other guy that actually knows something about this kinda crap (gee imagine that, a computer salesmen that actually knows something), so we always tell our customers the real deal in secret

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one thing ive been wondering, im sure its been answered somewhere, but is there going to be a gtx280gx2? ..too many 'gt's in that title, but you get the idea. 2 cores of a gtx280 on one card.. Is something like this planned at all, or is gtx280 going to be nvidia's best card of this set?
sure they could. but it would cost like $1300+ though. Nvidia wouldn't do the same thing as ATi in that situation and actually lessen the price from putting two gpus on one board; they would make it cost more IMO. To them what ATi is doing is unheard of, give the buyer a good reason to blow his wallet? hell no, lets make it cost even more!! haha personally i think Nvidia should make a gtx280gx2 or whatever; ATi's 4870x2 at $500 would still pretty much beat a card almost 3 times its cost. hahahahaha
Edited by fencefeet - 6/30/08 at 5:50pm
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i was just stoked to see that a card was finally worthy of dominating my 8800 GTX, and it came from the red team.

contrary to what anyone thinks, the G80 GTX and the Ultra have been the best 2 performing cards for a LONG time.

i've been wanting to swap back to ATI for a while now.
I'd say the same about my 8800 GT.
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lol i know for a fact im getting one .
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heck, is there an AGP-TO-PCI-E adapter ?
     
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i was just stoked to see that a card was finally worthy of dominating my 8800 GTX, and it came from the red team.

contrary to what anyone thinks, the G80 GTX and the Ultra have been the best 2 performing cards for a LONG time.

i've been wanting to swap back to ATI for a while now.
Well if you look at it that way, I guess the people who spent hundreds on their Ultras didn't get ripped off

The Ultra isn't the best anymore but it's still rather good
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