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Old 16-06-08, 04:01 PM
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It`s a good read and a good layout too.

I like the cost per frame. Even with it`s downfall IF the alledged ".. with a price drop of $xx/£xx shortly after" actually happens.

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I'm not

Yes it's the fastest single card currently but tbh it's not anything particularly special

My 8800 GTX stays put
.. u know, with only a 20" Dell in the house atm - I can see where u`r coming from. (even tho I know ur sporting 24" urself).

Maybe I`ll w8 till I go 24" and package the idea of the 2 together. I`m in the middle of cpu/mobo/memory/drive upgrading things atm, so time will tell.

Good card tho imo, if I`m buying for a new rig - I`d get one.

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Old 16-06-08, 04:02 PM
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Brilliant review as always Jimage.

Not overly impressed by performance, so the 9800GX2 stays.
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Old 16-06-08, 04:04 PM
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good review

nice looking card, but it seems performance upgrades atm seem to come in small incraments...
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Old 16-06-08, 04:12 PM
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Cheers for the feedback guys. Shame I'm not going to get much longer with the card to test some of the other features, but hey ho...on to the next review
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Old 16-06-08, 04:40 PM
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Some rediculous pricing going around. From £430 ish to about £520.. for 20 more mhz.. and slower memory by a squeaze.

I`d seriously look for a european retailer.
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Old 16-06-08, 04:54 PM
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Cheers for the feedback guys. Shame I'm not going to get much longer with the card to test some of the other features, but hey ho...on to the next review
so jim what do you think mate? is it worth replacing the GX2 or keep it?

i guess you have had the the chance of working with both cards therefore your word is probably the most reliable
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Old 16-06-08, 09:13 PM
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Good review Jimbo.

Looking at it.. If you have a GX2 it can't be worth switching.

Fact is yes it will give off less heat and be quieter and have the stability of a single GPU but if none of those bother you then you're getting roughly the same FPS at a slightly lower price.

However, with the results being so close and the 280 actually beating the GX2 in a few of the benches, I should think with a driver upgrade or two it may well overtake the GX2 in a few of them and extend its lead in the others.

Technically it is new architecture so it's probably not just a case of updating and tweaking the drivers like they may have been able to do with say, the 9800GTX. I think my point is that there may be higher yields from a driver update than with the previous generation.

Yeah.. That's what I mean
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Old 16-06-08, 09:43 PM
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yh ok with driver it may improve by what a max of 5fps

buying a gx2 will be cheaper and ok maybe run abit slower but think about sticking these babies in SLI once the prices are forced down by the newer cards

i would love to see how these cards sin dual sli compete against GX2 in quad sli

i think the newer series will be doing this "WE LOVE GX2"
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Old 16-06-08, 10:13 PM
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yh ok with driver it may improve by what a max of 5fps

buying a gx2 will be cheaper and ok maybe run abit slower but think about sticking these babies in SLI once the prices are forced down by the newer cards

i would love to see how these cards sin dual sli compete against GX2 in quad sli

i think the newer series will be doing this "WE LOVE GX2"
Well ya could always go Tri Sli with the 280 which "should" spank up the Quad Sli GX2.

That is of course if you have more money than sense.

Edit: 5fps can be the difference between playable and unplayable my friend!

Edit Edit: You wouldn't happen to have a GX2 would ya?
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Old 16-06-08, 10:23 PM
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Technically it is new architecture
Nope, it isn't.. same old G92 chip renamed and with 112 more shader processors. That is all. And I could imagen the heat output being close to the GX2s as well.
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