View Single Post
Old 08-25-08, 09:52 PM   #175
Registered User
ArrowMk84's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,010
Default Re: Official "I just got my GeForce GTX 280 or GTX 260" thread

I just got my GTX280 tonight (EVGA SSC), and holy crap does this thing rock! Bioshock, Company of Heroes, Mass Effect and NWN2 all run two to three times faster with the same settings compared to my 8800GTX (I play at 2560x1600). Crysis is a little disappointing, with only a 25% increase, but hey, multiplayer is now playable at 2560x1600, 2x AA and pretty much everything but the shadows cranked! And watching Crysis suck up 920MB of 1GB of VRAM is amusing to no end.

I'm tempted to reinstall Oblivion and load up Qarl's mod. That always killed my 8800GTX, but I think this card might be up to the challenge.

BTW, does anyone know of a good Vista sidebar utility for monitoring GPU clocks and temps? Everest Ultimate doesn't appear to have out a version that recognizes this card.
Intel i7-2600k @ 4.6GHz | Asus Maximus IV Extreme | 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 MHz 9-10-9-27 | Dual EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB | Creative X-Fi Titanium Pro PCI-E | Intel 510 Series SSD 120 GB | 2x Raptor 600 GB RAID | 2TB WD Black | Lite-On 21x Blu-ray Burner | Corsair AX1200 Modular PSU | Silverstone FT02 | Corsair H60 with Dual Fans | Dell 3007-HC 30" LCD | Audioengine 5 & S8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
ArrowMk84 is offline   Reply With Quote