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Old 06-16-08, 02:23 PM   #97
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Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

I found some Mass Effect benchmarks at Tom's Hardware...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,1953-22.html

The game doesn't appear to be very GPU limited unless lots of AA is applied.
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280 sli is almost double the performance of a single 280 at higher resolutions. That's optimization--Finally.
http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/h...tx_280_sli/22/

I'd like to see minimum fps in more reviews since that is what's most noticeable.
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Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

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I didnt say that. I think your confusing what I said about Crysis due to the memory stutter. Of your SLI or multi GPU. With AFR there will always be subjective inter-frame delay microstutters that occur randomly. Dependent on how often and the size of the MS delay can vary. With Crysis 9800GX2 was severely limited by its framebuffer size.

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Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Im impressed how SLI can scale
finally a min.fps that i always wanted, near 60fps
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....=579&pageid=17
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Old 06-16-08, 04:03 PM   #101
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Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

If anything..i think the GTX260 might be the best card to go for, rather than go for the GX2..for those who prefer not go SLI features...

I wonder what micro stutters are like...i have a GX2 and i am not sure if i have seen this issue before...but i own a 7950GX2 not a 9800GX2..
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If anything..i think the GTX260 might be the best card to go for, rather than go for the GX2..for those who prefer not go SLI features...

I wonder what micro stutters are like...i have a GX2 and i am not sure if i have seen this issue before...but i own a 7950GX2 not a 9800GX2..
I didnt seen anything like that, but suddenly when someone mention it i sometimes see it, but then its been always like that with Crossfire and SLI and i never find it disturbing or annoying.
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Default WHY NO LINK TO TOM'S HARDWARE REVIEW ???

Because he's the only one to tell the truth ??

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-280,1953.html


This card is very noisy.... My 8800GTX fan turn at 1600rpm and it's silent !! On the GTX 280 it must turn to 500 rpm to be silent and at 1250 it's like a washing machine !

During Windows startup, the GT200 fan was quiet (running at 516 rpm, or 30% of its maximum rate). Then, once a game was started, it suddenly turned into a washing machine, reaching a noise level that was frankly unbearable – especially the GTX 280. The GTX 260 did slightly better, but also became noisy at 1250 rpm (the noise of the air flow, not of the fan itself). We should tell you, however, that our at-idle readings are taken after all our benchmarks have been run, after just a few minutes at idle. The problem is that the GTX 280 never really goes back to its minimum level, and the GTX 260’s fan, while it does better, still runs at 700 rpm – though that’s relatively quiet.

Still, the fans are a big disappointment with these cards, especially when you consider that they blow part of the hot air back into the case and so contribute to heating it, which in turn causes the GPU fan to crank up, not to mention the other components.


Hoping evga will redo the heatsink...

Waiting for ATI or GTX 260 @ .55 + with better heatsink-fan
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Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 reviews thread!

Our huge test at EXTRAHARDWARE
http://www.extrahardware.cz/geforce-...ranou?page=0,0

page 29 have table with min.fps for all cards
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Our huge test at EXTRAHARDWARE
http://www.extrahardware.cz/geforce-...ranou?page=0,0

page 29 have table with min.fps for all cards
nice review... looks like gtx 280 is about 50% faster give or take on average than the 8800GTX... considering the steep price and the fact that it offers no new technological features... should be well worth it to wait for next gen
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Old 06-16-08, 06:03 PM   #106
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Forget Crysis, Oblivion with Qarl's is where this card should be tested!







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Glad you asked. How about at 16xQ AA

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GeForce GTX 280 with QX9650 at 4GHz






















It was good to take the time to go visit IBuyPower Australia and see what
the GTX 280 was capable of when placed in a higher clocked environment.
For the most part the overclocked QX9650 processor used here did manage
to breathe a bit more life into the card.


It’s nice to see the card get a significant boost in some situations, but as
you can see some games aren’t always a matter of simply adding more CPU
power. It’s clear that some games want more graphics card power, and for
that reason we will be diving into SLI multi GPU setups later on tonight, so
keep an eye out for some 4GHz SLI love.


Has my opinion changed on the GTX 280 from earlier in the night? – No, not
really; it still feels a bit lack luster and flat. What we hope to see though is
that the GTX 280 really begins to shine in an SLI environment. The only
problem I can see is that if the card begins to really shine in SLI, we’re
looking at $1200+ USD or $1500+ AUD setup costs, which is far from cheap.


There is no doubt that the GTX 280 does love the extra GHz that is on offer
from the IBP system, and for the most part we do see some excellent gains
in applications. We can see that when running PT Boats at 2560 x 1600, the
difference between the two setups was that the game would be playable at
2560 on the IBP system while you would probably be a bit disappointed
plodding along on the 3GHz system.


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Forget Crysis, Oblivion with Qarl's is where this card should be tested!

Link to original source for Qarl's benches?
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