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Old 08-27-08, 05:11 PM   #37
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Dual-GPU set-ups always had and will have a lot more issues then a single GPU system. Myabe that Lucid Hydra system will improve CF/SLi. But until then fastest single GPU card will always be the best.
I totally concur with this point. I've had both SLI and GX2 and I've read enough about Crossfire and ATI X2 to know that compatiblity is something you need to consider when buying a card. For me the ATI 4870 is the best bang for the buck this time around but I look forward to seeing how nVidia plans to attack back on the single GPU side of things...
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Old 08-28-08, 07:33 PM   #38
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I hope Heinz68 & necrosoft have the same IP.
I have no idea why would you suggest this. The admins would sure know better.
Now there was nothing in my replies that can be looked at as troll.
Just because somebody might not like the reply, it doesn't mean it's a troll.
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Old 09-10-08, 07:55 PM   #39
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Well I decided. Ordered a BFG GTX280 OC from TigerDirect for $423.98 shipped. I feel nVidia is still best with drivers; example delivering FSAA first with games that normally couldn't do it. Will post feedback after arrival and some testing.
Destroy, I notice you have the 4870x2 in your sig?? Would you please let us (or me) know why you switched?

Did you have problems with the 280? How is the 4870x2 working out for you... Can you tell me how each compare playing in Crysis at same resolution and settings...

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Old 09-10-08, 10:16 PM   #40
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Destroy, I notice you have the 4870x2 in your sig?? Would you please let us (or me) know why you switched?

Did you have problems with the 280? How is the 4870x2 working out for you... Can you tell me how each compare playing in Crysis at same resolution and settings...

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Yup, I switched. 2 main reasons why. This and I wasn't all that impressed with the performance gain so figured since I had to hassle with returning, I might as well try the competitor.

See my minor testing new card results here.
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Old 09-10-08, 11:13 PM   #41
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Yup, I switched. 2 main reasons why. This and I wasn't all that impressed with the performance gain so figured since I had to hassle with returning, I might as well try the competitor.

See my minor testing new card results here.
Hmm, did you see the overheating poll?

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=115423

BFG was #2 of the worst overheating offenders...

I'm going to upgrade end of Oct, so if nothing better comes out before then I think I'll go with the 280 MSI version... I'd like to hear hands on results of someone whos used both cards running tough games like Crysis at 1900x1200 resolutions w/AA, not benchmarks as they never mention the microstuttering, they just post #s
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Old 09-10-08, 11:54 PM   #42
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That poll is extremely misleading.

All that means is that more people have BFG and EVGA cards, not that they are more prone to overheating.

The results should not have been broken down by brand IMO.
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Old 09-11-08, 01:04 AM   #43
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That poll is extremely misleading.

All that means is that more people have BFG and EVGA cards...
How can you be sure about that? seems like a pretty big assumption, have facts? Could it be equally possible that these brands have poorer coolers on them or are doing something else that may be causing the issue?

You could be right, I'm just saying...
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How can you be sure about that? seems like a pretty big assumption, have facts? Could it be equally possible that these brands have poorer coolers on them or are doing something else that may be causing the issue?

You could be right, I'm just saying...
No, in this forum that means that practically all members have BFG or EVGA cards, but if you search in google a lot of people is having overheating issues with all brands (XFX, Zotac..etc), it´s more visible in this two brands because are top sellers.
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Old 09-11-08, 06:36 AM   #45
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How can you be sure about that? seems like a pretty big assumption, have facts? Could it be equally possible that these brands have poorer coolers on them or are doing something else that may be causing the issue?

You could be right, I'm just saying...
They all use the same reference design coolers from nvidia, they just put their own sticker on them. eVGA and BFG are easily the most widespread brands, at least in the USA. You can actually buy them in retail stores, where as most others you cannot.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say flat out that the results of that poll are practically worthless. I see a lot of people getting the wrong idea about it and considering how often this forum pops up on google I'm surprised we haven't had any BFG or eVGA reps in here pointing out that it doesn't mean their cards have more problems.
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that overheating problem was a bug on first release cards sure of it . never get overheating trouble with mine . well i did at first but i sourced it to everest i installed a new version and everything is fine
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Unlike others i believe Nvidia this round, In my eyes the 4870 x2 was a complete epic failure. It runs like ass Crossfired, produces more heat than elevator full of obese pregnant woman on the way to hell, and has more issues than a than the United states government. Why anyone would buy it is beyond me. I'm yet to see someone give me a good reason to get one the GTX 280 is able of beating it and its single GPU. ****ing fail. Can't wait for the 55nm revision so i can get mine.
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Unlike others i believe Nvidia this round, In my eyes the 4870 x2 was a complete epic failure. It runs like ass Crossfired, produces more heat than elevator full of obese pregnant woman on the way to hell, and has more issues than a than the United states government. Why anyone would buy it is beyond me. I'm yet to see someone give me a good reason to get one the GTX 280 is able of beating it and its single GPU. ****ing fail. Can't wait for the 55nm revision so i can get mine.
This is one of the worst fanboy responses I have ever heard. I like Nvidia, I often invest in their stock, but even Nvidia admits they under estimated ATI.

Secondly, if you're going to stay around here, please do not post such annoying vitriolic criticisms.
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