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Old 06-18-2008, 11:11 AM
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:48 AM
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But you can now buy two 9800gx2 cards for one of those big GX-280s and out perform it. It's real advantage is that of a single card solution, imo. Since I'd love to go with a single card solution this would be the card for me, except it's waaaaaaayyyyyyyy too expensive for me. Better for me to focus on the GX-260. Besides, I'm not too sure how well SLi scales in flight sims. Guess i'd have to check it out.
Still, the -280 is a kick-@ss card!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:01 PM
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True but this thing has 1GB of DEDICATED memory for a single GPU. The GX2 has 512MB Cross referenced. In lower resolutions you wont see much diff in FPS, it's when your in the 2560x1600 range with 16AF that's where this card will shine. I'm just waiting to see what ATI bring out.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:30 PM
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But you can now buy two 9800gx2 cards for one of those big GX-280s and out perform it. It's real advantage is that of a single card solution, imo. Since I'd love to go with a single card solution this would be the card for me, except it's waaaaaaayyyyyyyy too expensive for me. Better for me to focus on the GX-260. Besides, I'm not too sure how well SLi scales in flight sims. Guess i'd have to check it out.
Still, the -280 is a kick-@ss card!
Flyby out

I think it is better to buy 2 8800gt than a 9800gx2. 2X8800GT are more powerful than a 1 9800gx2. Also they are very cheap a 8800gt costs about 130 euros now but when i bought in january it was 250 euros. Also keep in mind that you need a very good cpu to take advantage of such powerful cards. My AthlonX2 4400 is not enough powerful for 8800gt. I can see this when i play crysis because i get lower frames rates than others people who has 8800gt and core 2 duo. I read in some forums that some people with 8800gts 320(this card is WAY less powerful than the 8800gt) and better processor gets more speed in crysis than i get with my 8800gt and AthlonX2.

Test results on my system(Amd X2 4400 socket 939 2,2ghz 2GB RAM DDR 400 8800GT 512MB

DOOM3 (ULTRA QUALITY 1280X1024 & AA4X) 300FPS
F.E.A.R. (MAX SETTINGS & 1280X1024 220FPS)
QUAKE4 (MAX SETTINGS 1280X1024 AA4X) 250-300FPS
CRYSIS (LOW SETTINGS 1280X1024 60 FPS (MEDIUM SETTNGS 1280X1024) 60 FPS (HIGH SETTINGS 1280X1024) 30-50 FPS
VERY HIGH SETTINS (10-35 FPS)
What do you think about my results on Crysis? Are they normal for my system?
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:48 PM
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Codex, I can dig the 1gig of dedicated onboard ram, but I keep in mind that the 260 has 846megs of ram (or something near that), and that makes it a quite nice card too, not to mention it's more affordable for me. Besides that, I seriously doubt I'll be buying a monitor with a native rez of 2560x1200. That's in 30" monitor territory, iirc. Again, $$$ I don't quite have. I'm thinking a 24" at the outside.

Dr.B, your frames look great to me. Crysis taxes even the best of systems so don't feel badly. You'd see a drop-off of frame rates on all your games at higher resolutions, but you game at the same resolutions I used to. Used to, I say because my old system cooked off, and I need to get a new one.

I guess I'll go for a 22 or 24 inch monitor with low lag time and low gtg specs. A P45 chipset if I go single card solution, with the possiblity of going Crossfire. If I go Nvidia, I may break down and go with a 750i FTW mobo. The initial processor will be the e8400 since it can OC to 4gig on air cooling alone (though I'd oc just short of that). But again, I'm kind of worried about hassling with SLi modes. Then again, that's why I'd want a one card solution: running at lower rez makes the case for that. So much to learn!
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:36 PM
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Wow, nice one .
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:05 PM
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I love .....Pooooowwwwwwwwerrrrrrrrrrrr.....
Looks like we'll have to have a supply of liquid nitrogen on hand to keep it cool.

I think I'll just pop along to the store and get one now...
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:52 AM
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I found several tests of GeForce GTX 280 1024MB. As it is russian site, here are only game tests results: http://www.ixbt.com/video3/gt200-part3-d.shtml#p28
There is much to think about, before buying this card
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:22 AM
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Codex, I can dig the 1gig of dedicated onboard ram, but I keep in mind that the 260 has 846megs of ram (or something near that), and that makes it a quite nice card too, not to mention it's more affordable for me. Besides that, I seriously doubt I'll be buying a monitor with a native rez of 2560x1200. That's in 30" monitor territory, iirc. Again, $$$ I don't quite have. I'm thinking a 24" at the outside.
Yeah even the 260 looks good. The thing is I have 22" Dell monitor 1680x1050 and I like having 4xAA and 16xAF. I already run an ATI 3870 but I want something with more grunt. I've learnt my lesson, though, I'm only upgrading until AFTER SoW is out. BUt the 280GTX looks like a sweet card for my budget.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:48 AM
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I found several tests of GeForce GTX 280 1024MB. As it is russian site, here are only game tests results: http://www.ixbt.com/video3/gt200-part3-d.shtml#p28
There is much to think about, before buying this card
I'd have to say the GTX280 is still impressive, but the value/price comparison will set some people off of it. Got any info on the GTX 260? That's more my budget, unless I can get an unsecured loan from Codex!
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