Originally Posted by Gorion
I am having a hard time deciding what to do. The geek in me says use the step-up. It's only $38. But the benchmarks just are not making me want to pull the trigger.
IMO I would step up because it will be a better decision in the long run. At the present time their might not be as many games where the 512MB framebuffer is overrun but if you keep the card for a year we could see more titles like alan wake that could struggle with higher resolutions.
Here is my favorite benchie.
Doing okay, but already slower than a GTX 280
Death by framebuffer
Pcper's article really shows when AA is applied the GX2 can't hold up to the GTX 280. Without AA the GX2 is usually faster or about equal.