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Old 01-05-09, 06:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: Nvidia's 40nm GT212 to have 384 SPs, 96 TMUs, and 256-bit 7Gbps GDDR5

About time Nvidia got off the GDDR3 bandwagon.... they've been riding that train for too long
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Old 01-05-09, 06:53 PM   #14
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I'm probobly going to get a GTX 295 skip this and go GT300 late next year.
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Old 01-10-09, 06:49 PM   #15
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I was going to get a GTX285 but I have decided to wait for this, as it will be a SIGNIFICANT upgrade from my 8800GTS512.
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Old 01-10-09, 08:25 PM   #16
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Upgrading is a big problem today.

You can buy a GTX 285/295 in the next days, or you can wait for the GT212 close to the summer, or finally, you can wait for the DX11 GT300 at the end of the year.

Dunno what you think, but, the GT212 should have been the answer to the 4870X2 (and not this GTX295), and the GT300 should have been scheduled for the summer launch with Windows 7.

Just my personal thoughts as a buyer in the 2009 crisis:

If i buy the GTX 285 now, i will wait for the GT300 & skip the GT212.

If i wait now, and buy the GT212, i will cry when the GT300 arrives with the rumored 512bit GDDR5 memory subsystem.

If i do not buy anything till GT300, as 8800GTX user, i'll be playing DMC4 only till it arrives.
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Old 01-11-09, 01:44 AM   #17
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If i do not buy anything till GT300, as 8800GTX user, i'll be playing DMC4 only till it arrives.
That's the dilema.....I can get a 295 for USD$480 or a 4800X2 for USD$380.....but, I know 3d cards always launch within a at least 2 quaters and for the same price offer more performance and you will always have some form of regret!! But...my 8800 GTX is getting a bit long in the tooth now....
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Old 01-11-09, 01:56 AM   #18
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This is just my opinion. But I dont think the GTX 295/285 were meant for the GT200 users. But rather the Geforce 7/Geforce 8 users who have been itching to upgrade. As Muya said. Theres always something around the corner. The longer you wait obviously the more value you get. :P I think the most discouraging thing is that all these faster cards havent really changed or offered alot of compelling reasons to upgrade. New features ect.
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Old 01-11-09, 03:24 AM   #19
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This is just my opinion. But I dont think the GTX 295/285 were meant for the GT200 users. But rather the Geforce 7/Geforce 8 users who have been itching to upgrade. As Muya said. Theres always something around the corner. The longer you wait obviously the more value you get. :P I think the most discouraging thing is that all these faster cards havent really changed or offered alot of compelling reasons to upgrade. New features ect.
I couldn't agree more. In fact that is my biggest reason for not upgrading this round.

I may add another 280 though
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As always, I want to get the best single-GPU card available every time they come out... but this year there isn't really any big game to upgrade for, so I'll probably wait a while. The 260 I just bought was basically a free upgrade and it should hold me over for quite a while.

... that said, if something in the sub $300 range in 55nm (or better) is released before my step up period runs out in the next few weeks I may be "forced" to upgrade yet again.
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Wow, I wonder how much performance will improve...
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Looks like a very good card but as chris said I'd like some new features and since my 4870X2 card still manages I think I'll wait for DX11 cards!
Thank god for ATi pushing Nvidia to break their limits!
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Same here. I'll upgrade to the G212 if it's worth it. The GT300 is a must have though.
Timing is really unfortunate this year but luckily it's always possible to sell the "old" card(s) and get some money back.
There is no doubt about the GT300. But this GT212 only complicates the situation for the buyers. Remember the short life span between the 7800 GTX512 (GT200b), 7900GTX (GT212) & 8800GTX(GT300).
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That's the dilema.....I can get a 295 for USD$480 or a 4800X2 for USD$380.....but, I know 3d cards always launch within a at least 2 quaters and for the same price offer more performance and you will always have some form of regret!! But...my 8800 GTX is getting a bit long in the tooth now....
Yea, at 1920 x 1200 1 GTX is a little slow. I've been pretty happy with GTX SLI, but I want to upgrade for the sake of upgrading

I've always upgraded on the even series in the past, but the SLI really throws a wrench into the situation. According to Anandtech's GTX 280 review a pair of 8800GT's in SLI is generally faster than 1 GTX 280. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334&p=14 The 8800GTX should have no problem matching that performance, but even the extra vram would perform better still in some cases.

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There is no doubt about the GT300. But this GT212 only complicates the situation for the buyers. Remember the short life span between the 7800 GTX512 (GT200b), 7900GTX (GT212) & 8800GTX(GT300).
That's a very good point walterman. If they have done it in the past then it's more likely they could do it again. From a logical point of view it seems odd they would want to release so many high end parts in one year. I guess though the more parts they have on the market the more people they can get to buy new hardware.
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