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Another great video, showing strange CPU usage under Quad SLI. That's not a good thing....


Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/30/08 at 3:26pm
 
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Damn, Maxishine is rad, he has tons of money, I want to be like him.

Edit:
there was a part when the frame rate on the Quad Sli lowered from 40 to 10 and on the GTX280Sli it raised from 40 to 50 :O.
Edited by Jay1ty0 - 6/30/08 at 3:36pm
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geez, let someone else post for maxishine.
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I'll be looking forward to my GTX 280's now.
 
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well, the gtx280's looks really smooth.
and the 9800gtx qual sli looks kind of choppy at times.
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Get HD4870's or the X2's.
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I dont think this proves alot for gamers. From previous gtx280 vs 9800gx2 reviews, I dont think ive noticed the 280 on top unless its company of heroes and maybe .5-2fps difference on newer titles. The other times I see the gx2 quad in the lead. The only plus about the 280 that I can see is the minimum fps in games..that is where the gtx280 seems to be better but on average and maximum fps the gtx either wins slightly (excluding COH) or loses to the gx2. IMHO unless you want the latest & greatest and would rather spend $1300 for 2 cards then 2 almost on par video cards (sometimes above par) then have at it. I dont think the $500 difference is a worthy upgrade for such minimal differences in FPS and maybe a slightly more stable "minimum fps". That 500 could go on waterblocks to cool off the cards for a higher overclock (or maybe rent or mortgage)...I think ati or gx2's are the way to go (ati if your building from scratch or are already an ati fan lol)...again this is just my opinion.
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I got my 3 GTX280's now and I also got a 4870 ready to compare it to the 9800GTX, Can i run it on the 790 MB to get fair results? I mean it's not running in CF, what do you guys think?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maxishine View Post
I got my 3 GTX280's now and I also got a 4870 ready to compare it to the 9800GTX, Can i run it on the 790 MB to get fair results? I mean it's not running in CF, what do you guys think?
Hey there Maxishine. I found your youtube videos most helpful (especially the 9800gx2's, I was intrigued to buy them after your review). About your question: Allegedely nvidia chipsets are optimized for nvidia cards and ati chipsets are optimized for ati cards so its very possible that the 4870 will perform a little better on an optimized ati chipset. Regardless, I think you should test it and let us know!

Edited for wording.
Edited by hairston630 - 7/1/08 at 9:15am
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I think both cards are epic fail. Next round = ATi
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