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Old 10-20-08, 06:55 AM   #22
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Default Re: I change my mind about the GTX280

I've been experimenting with an X2 myself.

It's wonderful in AoC @ 1920x with full shadows, bloom, full quality ground radius, the rest set to high and 12xCFAA|16xAF. I haven't noticed any horrid micro stutter and my min frames are more than double over my overclocked GTX 260.

So far, I have yet to regret the purchase.

My GTX 260 did fine in the above title and certain scenarios dropped it down to 18FPS with 4xAA active @ 1920x. That annoyed me to no end and made the game sluggish in said scenarios.

One of the best price vs performance options going @ 1920x with AA is HD 4850 Crossfire for about 300usd. On a similar note, I feel that res and up with AA is best for the X2.

DX 9 Warhead results are below for the X2 and others from Hardware Canucks-
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.96GHz (1.36v)|Mushkin 998681 XP3-12800 (3x2GB)
ASUS TUF Sabertooth (X58)|ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II (980|4604)|ASUS PA246Q
WD VelociRaptor 150GB HD (x2)|Pioneer DVR-2920Q|LG GH22LS30|Klipsch PM20 2.0
SilverStone OP1000-E|SilverStone TJ10-B|Thermalright U-120 Extreme|Win 7 HP x64
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