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Old 06-16-08, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default I dunno about the 280..

whats the point of getting a 280/260 right now other than to play Crysis??

serrriously.. i'm urging people not to get caught up in the hype..

i'm definitely going to be avoiding this one until the refresh.. hell maybe even
all together.

just be patient, save your pennies for now.

it's not worth it !!!!!
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Old 06-16-08, 12:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

I kinda agree with you on this one. Besides Crysis, all other games out right now work just fine, even at high resolutions. I guess it's just an e-p3n1S thing . . .
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Old 06-16-08, 01:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

this card is a must have for who have big screen like 2560x1600, although i would wait until the shrink comes out and price drop a bit . . .
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Old 06-16-08, 01:06 PM   #4
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

for sure, i understand the enthusiast buying one for sure.

in fact that's probably where the majority of sales will come from anyway..

i just wanted everyone else who's debating one of these cards to really
stop and think about it a second time, especially those who already
own an 8800 -and have room for another card.

two 8800gt's or even 3 can be had for much much cheaper than this and
perform admirably.

don't get me wrong the 280 series looks amazing, it's just far too expensive
to justify paying for at this point.

interested to see what AMD does..
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Old 06-16-08, 01:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

Simply, if you want the very best performance, you go with GTX280. It's not a "e-penis" thing, it's just personal preference. Many people want the best of the best.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

simply.. the 'best' performance sometimes isn't worth shelling out thousands of dollars..

especially in the case of one single game..

there isn't a damn game out there the 8800's can't handle decently, besides the obvious
and if anyone isn't happy with not playing at 1280x1024-1680x1050 with minimal AA + AF ONCE in a while
well.. then they're just spoiled. (not saying there's anything wrong with spending the coin on yourself if you've got it)

just don't put yourself in a pinch financially

like i said in my above post a better investment right now would be to grab a 2nd or 3rd 8800..just my opinion.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:47 PM   #7
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

would not mind seeing far cry 2 running on these cards but it is not out with the cards being that price will the 280 run it well
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Old 06-16-08, 02:34 PM   #8
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very big disappoint for $650 price range, i'll stick to $425 gx2 lol
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Old 06-16-08, 03:56 PM   #9
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

I'll pay the difference and the main reason I want a 280 is the performance is similar if not better than a GX2, and it can drive TWO displays. I rather have one solid GPU solution than two gpu's on one pcb and get stuck messing with sli profiles, flickering, driver conflicts....etc.........
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Default Re: I dunno about the 280..

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Simply, if you want the very best performance, you go with GTX280. It's not a "e-penis" thing, it's just personal preference. Many people want the best of the best.
how can this be true for crysis, is the settings on medium or low? all the reviews i've seen at 1920 on high settings it gets around 25 fps no aa or af
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Old 06-16-08, 04:48 PM   #11
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They also claim 8800 GTX gets 26fps @ 1680x1050 16xQ AA , same settings i don't get anywhere near that score i got 16~ with 177.26 , without AA i got ~28 fps , so my guess is they didn't actually use 16xQ AA.
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yeah i dont get it at all unless nvidia gave them some special drivers? lol
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