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Old 09-13-08, 09:14 AM   #59
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

Originally Posted by Road Reaction
Not to mention the GT200 is more reliable [than 4870x2]

No disrespect to the 280 owners here, but this argument just cannot be made with a straight face. Go look on Rage3d and see if there are two separate topic stickied at the top of the page with reliability/overheating issues that total 12 pages in length like there are here.

Here's a hint: You won't find them. In terms of reliability the card is flawless by comparison to the 280. Hopefully Nvidia can work out the remaining issues with the 280 as it's a good performer.

Originally Posted by RoadReaction View Post
You fail for saying that my post was garbage, care to back that up?
Done. I'd like to see a 280 setup that can run Grid at 214fps at the following settings: 1920x, 12xAA w/ transparency supersampling.

And as for your comment about "heat" is concerned, it's no worse than having 2 GTX280s crammed in your box. With fans running at 40% on all 4 GPUs, I get low 40s at idle:

Your nonsense about Crossfire scaling is also pure hilarity. I have owned both SLI and Crossfire setups (see HERE to view my 8800GTX SLI setup of last gen,) and Crossfire scaling has been just as good if not better than SLI. I would actually say that it's been better as it seems to be more consistent.

I haven't had the pleasure of testing a 280 or 260 SLI rig to test scaling with, but I'm sure the chances are that it's been improved upon as well.

Anyone can post their opinion, you cant call my post garbage without evidence.

Originally Posted by firingsquad
In our testing the Radeon 4870 X2 often ran over 30% faster than the GeForce GTX 280, which is the board that previously held the title of world’s fastest overall graphics card. The only case where the 4870 X2 was really outgunned was Crysis. This is because CrossFire still doesn’t seem to scale well in this game. Everywhere else though the Radeon HD 4870 X2 wiped the floor with the GeForce GTX 280.

Originally Posted by hardocp
As you can see, moving up to the Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossFireX configuration we are now able to set the absolute highest AA setting possible here, 24X CFAA WITH Adaptive AA! Yes, 24X CFAA with Adaptive AA, and getting an average framerate of 51 FPS. Holy cow, what else is there to say really? It blows the doors off of the GTX 280.

The Internet is done a diservice with failure of trolls
You're right. Would you mind logging off and saving us your drivel?

I know this is an Nvidia forum, but many of us have experienced both vendors (Nvidia and ATI) and have trouble keeping quiet when we see such a catastrophic level of bulls#&^ spouted such as the above.

Be gone, troll. Your knowledge of PCs is about on the level of this chick:


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