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Old 16-06-08, 09:29 PM
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You might think I'm biased because I own a GX2, but you know if I thought the 280 was worth it I would buy one in a heartbeat.

The thing is I don't think it is worth it. In this review the 280 loses out to the GX2 in most of the tests. Looking around at other reviews the numbers are all over the place, making it hard to come to any conclusions.

Sure the drivers might squeeze some more out of the card but I can't see it being a significant number of FPS.

If the Vantage tests are anything to go by (280 beats GX2) the 280 will fair MUCH better in future games, it would seem current games aren't making full use of the new architecture.

Overall it's an OK card in the same way the GX2 is an OK card. I'm still waiting on the 'next 88GTX'.

Oh, Silentsnake - GX2's in sli scale terribly and the only game it really works is cod4. May be get 260's in sli if you want a dual card setup.

Decent review Jim but for me the card gets a meh.

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Old 16-06-08, 09:34 PM
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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.
Only during full blown 3D gaming. It downclocks itself to next to nothing for normal 2D usage. Think I read somewhere 25w or something. 35w - 50w even watching hi-def video.

Also there is a lot more new shizzle in there than in the previous updates. While not totally new, it's still got some new architecture in there.
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Old 16-06-08, 09:38 PM
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You might think I'm biased because I own a GX2, but you know if I thought the 280 was worth it I would buy one in a heartbeat.

The thing is I don't think it is worth it. In this review the 280 loses out to the GX2 in most of the tests. Looking around at other reviews the numbers are all over the place, making it hard to come to any conclusions.

Sure the drivers might squeeze some more out of the card but I can't see it being a significant number of FPS.

If the Vantage tests are anything to go by (280 beats GX2) the 280 will fair MUCH better in future games, it would seem current games aren't making full use of the new architecture.

Overall it's an OK card in the same way the GX2 is an OK card. I'm still waiting on the 'next 88GTX'.

Oh, Silentsnake - GX2's in sli scale terribly and the only game it really works is cod4. May be get 260's in sli if you want a dual card setup.

Decent review Jim but for me the card gets a meh.
Yup... Agreed. Not worth the upgrade from a GX2 if you aren't experiencing any issues with it.

I desperately need an upgrade from my GT now though and my girlfriends parents are hopping over the pond at the end of the month. The question is what card do I get them to bring back for me. Can get the 280 for about $650 so £325 - £340. I could live with that after selling my GT for £100-ish. Only a £225 layout.

Edit: I really really wanna see how these things overclock before taking the plunge though ..
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Old 16-06-08, 10:05 PM
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Edit Edit: You wouldn't happen to have a GX2 would ya?
LOL noooooooo course i dont
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Old 16-06-08, 10:14 PM
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LOL noooooooo course i dont
Coulda guessed!!!

I aint knocking the GX2 at all.. If you have that the there is no reason to switch. I'm just thinking from someone who doesn't have a top top end card and is looking at buying one.. ie. me!

It's a toughie. Might be tempted by a GX2 if they suddenly drop in price in the next week or two.

Edit: Found this but don't know how much I believe it.

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In overclocking tests, we were able to push the GeForce 260 GTX from 576/1242/999 MHz (GPU/ALU/memory) to 648/1397/1184 MHz, or 12% and 18% respectively. That’s good, and let us squeeze out a gain of 16%, or 8.4 frames per second, at 2560*1600 with Test Drive Unlimited – only 6% slower than the 280 GTX!

Except that obviously we overclocked it too – from 602/1296/1107 MHz to 655/1410/1290 with very good stability, for gains of 9% and 16%. Test Drive Unlimited again benefited from the boost with a 13% increase in frame rate
Also found some dude doing tri sli 280s with LN2. Nut job . Before that though he did some overclocking on air and got up to 710MHz core, 1528MHz shaders and memory clocked a little lower than above at 1196MHz.
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Old 16-06-08, 11:53 PM
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Sooo basically... this brand new spanking card cld still get whiped by 2x 8800GT SLI in quite a few things.

For over double the price??

Sounds gd..
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Old 17-06-08, 12:06 AM
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Isn't as good as i'd thought it be.
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Old 17-06-08, 12:57 AM
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After reviews that i have read now i know i wont upgrade my rig until Intel will drop their new cpu on market, card is very good but it work in full performance on highly overclocked CPU`s ,i will stick to my 8800gt sli company for now .... and this price 400£ ouch. dont want to think how much will cost gx2
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Old 17-06-08, 01:06 AM
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PREORDERED!!!

not...

Wouldnt mind one, but, my 8800gtx is staying firmly in place, especially as i have just bought the watercooling for it.

Not a bad card though, and as Ham says, I do honestly wonder how well it will be with better games, it should be interesting to see.

All we need now are some good game. XD
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Old 17-06-08, 01:16 AM
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hehe Mario Bros should be good for start to test it ;]
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