Re: GTX 280 OR Not
I'm stepping up my gx2 to gtx280. Don't be fooled what appears to be higher frame rates: 9800gx2 with its limited 256bit bus and 512 ram will quickly run out of ram with aa on and often crash. Compared to my odl 8800gtx, the gamepaly was MUCH smoother with the 8800gtx even though it didn't reach the higher frame rate of the 9800gx2 (but it never dipped as much as the 9800gx2 did). Also keep in mind you need sli profiels for everything with the 9800gx2, and it can cause some really annoying issues : source engine games have blinking shadows because of sli. Overall send it back, you have my vote and the vote of many others.
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