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Old 08-25-08, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

Gah. I keep going back and forth between

GTX280 - $395US
or
4870x2 - $534US

Being a gfx *****, I always run at max gfx setting at my native res 19x10 4xAA 16xAF.

Only downside I see from ATI is possible HDTV scaling issues at 1080p, slightly poor FSAA compatibility, heat and my PSU(HX520) may not cut it (add another $130 if it fails to deliver).

My brain says buy the x2 but my gut tells me I'll be more hassle free (I hate doing returns and restocking fees just to try) going 280.

Money isn't too much of an issue but it's pushing the limit if I need different PSU.

Knowing all the above, some one make a decision for me.
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Old 08-25-08, 04:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

Given the choice, 280 every time.
Two of the reasons are the 280 runs cooler and uses less power (also Powermizer - the ATI/AMD power GPU management - is still fubar afaik).
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Old 08-25-08, 07:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

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Gah. I keep going back and forth between

GTX280 - $395US
or
4870x2 - $534US

Knowing all the above, some one make a decision for me.
I'm still debating the exact same question, but I am trying to decide between the results of this poll I created:

4870X2 and microstuttering

and this article:

PCGH proves micro stuttering on the Radeon HD 4870 X2
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Old 08-25-08, 08:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

the microstuttering and the crossfire/sli game profiles is enough to throw me off... i dealt with SLI before and i never want to touch it again until its perfected... so single GTX 280 all the way
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Old 08-26-08, 05:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

It's a good card that now has an appropriate price.
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

another vote for 280.

cheaper, and being able to avoid multi-GPU is a HUGE HUGE HUGE plus
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Old 08-26-08, 09:20 AM   #7
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Huge you say..?
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

I dumped by 9800GX2 and used the money to pick up a 4870.

From personal experience, I would avoid the multi-chip-on-card solutions like the plague!
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Default Re: So why should I buy a GTX280 again?

Last I heard through the rumour mill was that the GTX280 was going to see a refresh by the end of sept, maybe called the GTX280+, anyone have any more info/estimates on this?
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I heard about 650 on the core and a 1620 shader clock.
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