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Digital_Trans
09-19-08, 12:30 PM
Why do you favor a 9800 GTX/9800 GX2 over GTX 280? Is it price or something else that factored in your decision?

CaptNKILL
09-19-08, 12:49 PM
Who are you talking to? :lol:

Lfctony
09-19-08, 01:20 PM
Huh?

bob saget
09-19-08, 02:16 PM
i hear the 9-series is generally obsolete, unless i am mistaken.

jcrox
09-19-08, 02:42 PM
I take it I missed the handing out of the narcotics again :(

Seems Trans got my dose as well as his own.

Digital_Trans
09-19-08, 09:43 PM
No, I'm just asking why users got a 9800 GTX/GX2 while the 280 GTX is available.
It's neat to hear their motive behind the purchase.

Digital_Trans
09-19-08, 09:43 PM
Who are you talking to? :lol:

Anyone! :) The 9800 GTX/9800 GX2 is still selling all over the world.

Digital_Trans
09-19-08, 09:44 PM
I take it I missed the handing out of the narcotics again :(

Seems Trans got my dose as well as his own.

That didn't even make a damn bit of since.

qube
09-19-08, 11:37 PM
aaaaaaaaa you bought 2 9800gx2 ask your self :retard::screwy:(drunk)(60s)(gay)

Uberpwnage
09-19-08, 11:43 PM
Anyone! :) The 9800 GTX/9800 GX2 is still selling all over the world.

reasons for 9800 GTX:
- under $200
- don't feel comfortable getting a 4850
- cuda/physx

reasons for 9800 GX2:
- under $300
- faster then the GTX 260/4870 in general, and in rare cases the 280, but with microstuttering
- cuda/physx

The GTX 200 series and the 9800 series weren't supposed to compete, the only reason GX2s are still available is because retailers want to clear their stock. The 9800 GTX was bumped down to the sub $200 price point to compete with the HD4850. Some people don't care about microstuttering, so a GX2 is good price/performance, it's just trade offs. There's perfectly rational reasons for buying both cards, not everyone is interested in top tier cards alone.

Digital_Trans
09-20-08, 02:10 AM
aaaaaaaaa you bought 2 9800gx2 ask your self :retard::screwy:(drunk)(60s)(gay)


Was shipped back to TigerDirect! Hell, I didn't even pay for the return shipping label. So no, I'm not stuck with those cards now.

Digital_Trans
09-20-08, 02:13 AM
reasons for 9800 GTX:
- under $200
- don't feel comfortable getting a 4850
- cuda/physx

reasons for 9800 GX2:
- under $300
- faster then the GTX 260/4870 in general, and in rare cases the 280, but with microstuttering
- cuda/physx

The GTX 200 series and the 9800 series weren't supposed to compete, the only reason GX2s are still available is because retailers want to clear their stock. The 9800 GTX was bumped down to the sub $200 price point to compete with the HD4850. Some people don't care about microstuttering, so a GX2 is good price/performance, it's just trade offs. There's perfectly rational reasons for buying both cards, not everyone is interested in top tier cards alone.


I sure love the 280 GTX in SLI over any 8800 Ultra or 9-Series for that matter. Great reply with a the logical break down. Finally someone who can talk to me with meaning and a true understanding. Thank you!

qube
09-20-08, 04:32 AM
I sure love the 280 GTX in SLI over any 8800 Ultra or 9-Series for that matter. Great reply with a the logical break down. Finally someone who can talk to me with meaning and a true understanding. Thank you!

i did just kid with you tranis hope you will have a good time with your sli280s
sheers /qube

CAUTION
09-20-08, 07:31 AM
I sure love the 280 GTX in SLI over any 8800 Ultra or 9-Series for that matter. Great reply with a the logical break down. Finally someone who can talk to me with meaning and a true understanding. Thank you!

Great to hear Digital_Trans I am going to purchase the GTX280 in SLI myself in the next week or so. Thanks for letting me now how well they perform.

john19055
09-25-08, 11:26 PM
The GTX280 is a power hungry card.Two 9800GTX in SLI is faster in nealy ever game including Crysis.I like my two Asus Ultimate because they are just 9 inches long and fit in my case a lot better.They overclock great 850/2050/2250.I keep them at 800/1950/2100.In a lot of games two GTX280 in SLI run slower then a single card,at least at resolutions of 1920x1200 and below.You need a powerful CPU to get two GTX280's to show there power.I have both and I have never notice any kind of microstutters in SLI ,mybe I just have bad eyes.IMO I really think two GTX260 is a better deal,you can get two of them for around $550.You can get two 9800GTX as low as $300 and a 9800GX2 as low as $275 and two GTX280 will cost you around $800.It depends a lot on the resolutionyou play ,if you play at 2560x1600 then a GTX280 or GTX260 might be a better deal.I had two GTX280 and my two 9800GTX overclock the way I run them is faster in most of my games ,so I sent one back and maybe later on I will get a secound one ,but right now I going to get all of the use out of my two 9800GTx's.

methimpikehoses
09-26-08, 02:35 AM
Was shipped back to TigerDirect! Hell, I didn't even pay for the return shipping label. So no, I'm not stuck with those cards now.

They take used cards?

Digital_Trans
09-26-08, 03:36 AM
They take used cards?

Never used them or even opened them. Got the two EVGA 280 FTW and shipped the Quad XFX 9800 GX2 back to Tigerdirect.com it was that simple.

Digital_Trans
09-26-08, 03:42 AM
The GTX280 is a power hungry card.Two 9800GTX in SLI is faster in nealy ever game including Crysis.I like my two Asus Ultimate because they are just 9 inches long and fit in my case a lot better.They overclock great 850/2050/2250.I keep them at 800/1950/2100.In a lot of games two GTX280 in SLI run slower then a single card,at least at resolutions of 1920x1200 and below.You need a powerful CPU to get two GTX280's to show there power.I have both and I have never notice any kind of microstutters in SLI ,mybe I just have bad eyes.IMO I really think two GTX260 is a better deal,you can get two of them for around $550.You can get two 9800GTX as low as $300 and a 9800GX2 as low as $275 and two GTX280 will cost you around $800.It depends a lot on the resolutionyou play ,if you play at 2560x1600 then a GTX280 or GTX260 might be a better deal.I had two GTX280 and my two 9800GTX overclock the way I run them is faster in most of my games ,so I sent one back and maybe later on I will get a secound one ,but right now I going to get all of the use out of my two 9800GTx's.

Depends on how you look at it. I think one 280 GTX will crush any 9800 GTX SLI setup. I run at 2560X1600 so that's where I'll get the most benefit with two of them in SLI. Check what other labs have benchmarked the 280's in sli. It beats Quad-SLI when it comes to scaling in SLI for the most part.
NVIDIA did such a poor piss job on there Quad SLI technology that it still sucks today like it did back then when the 7950 GX2's came out.

john19055
09-30-08, 01:26 PM
Like I said if you game at 2560x1600 then the GTX280 or the GTX260 is the better deal.I was just going by my own experience and I play most of the time at 1920x1200 and my two overclocked 9800GTX's were faster then my two GTX280's.I can pick up another GTX280 later own if I need it,and mybe they will be cheaper by then.I probally would not have sent the other GTX 280 back but it messed up and newegg did not charge me the 15% restocking fee.I thought I would just save that $450 for later own.