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I heard Nvidia is going to add GDDR5 memory to there 260/280 GTX cards at the end of this year 2008. Now that card will be very fast if they do. And that must suck for all of the Nvidia guy running out buying 2-3 cards and to find out that the cards will be changed again..

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I doubt that will go on the 260/280, they'd have to redesign the core to use GDDR5
post #32 of 52
4870 doesn't even have proper driver yet so you can really compare. When drivers get right then it will only get better. As of now they are the same but i would go with ATi.
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post #33 of 52
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Is the copper piping system in the card really so bad that I have to go out and buy another heat sync for it?? Or would a higher end one actually give me more performance?
When it comes to this level, I just would rather go water >.>
Wow man.

Hes not talking about cooling at all, or the OC on your 280.

Hes talking about the fact that your pentium D is a peice of **** if you'll excuse my language.

That PD at 3.0ghz is the equivalent of a C2D at about 1.4.

Your super Duper $600 GTX280 is running at about the speed of a $100 3850.

You could have gotten a $200 Q6600, a $100 P35, and a $300 4870 for the amount of money you spent on that single GTX280, and if you had, your framerates would be at least double what they are now.
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You can get an MSI 260 for $259 after rebate, I dunno if I could pass that up.
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You can get an MSI 260 for $259 after rebate, I dunno if I could pass that up.
It's killing me to not get that right now. LOL

As I have a SLI board Nvidia is the way to go for me.
    
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Wow man.
Hes talking about the fact that your pentium D is a peice of **** if you'll excuse my language.
Nono, really its okay, ive only had about dozen people here keep telling me that like it's news.

I better get a new processor before I get banned right?

I'm not sure if i'm the only person here that doesn't upgrade EVERYTHING all at once, but it's the only way I can.

NOW if you want to recommend a good CPU i'll take your word on it. Frankly they just confuse me, especially because you can spend so much on them.

I want something NICE.
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post #37 of 52
Well, consider this. If you ever plan you upgrade to the Nehalem, you won't be able to SLI, but you probably will be able to CrossFire.
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Nono, really its okay, ive only had about dozen people here keep telling me that like it's news.

I better get a new processor before I get banned right?

I'm not sure if i'm the only person here that doesn't upgrade EVERYTHING all at once, but it's the only way I can.

NOW if you want to recommend a good CPU i'll take your word on it. Frankly they just confuse me, especially because you can spend so much on them.

I want something NICE.
but the thing is, with the money you spent on that one video card, you could've bought a new board, cpu and vga.
    
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Wow man.

Hes not talking about cooling at all, or the OC on your 280.

Hes talking about the fact that your pentium D is a peice of **** if you'll excuse my language.

That PD at 3.0ghz is the equivalent of a C2D at about 1.4.

Your super Duper $600 GTX280 is running at about the speed of a $100 3850.

You could have gotten a $200 Q6600, a $100 P35, and a $300 4870 for the amount of money you spent on that single GTX280, and if you had, your framerates would be at least double what they are now.
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but the thing is, with the money you spent on that one video card, you could've bought a new board, cpu and vga.
I bought the card, does that phrase REALLY help me out?
lol, like I regret buying this thing, its an INVESTMENT! I'm starting a new thread in the Intel section...hope someone can help me out there.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post4138690
Edited by Rushnerd - 7/4/08 at 4:13pm
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