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Old 06-18-08, 11:59 AM   #13
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Default Re: 8800GTX SLi v/s GTX280

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It's been said plenty of times that the max FPS from 8800GTX's is higher, but in most cases I saw higher minimum FPS from a single GTX 280.

The minimum FPS stuff convinced me - my wife ordered me an Evga GTX 280 FTW today. BTW - MWave has the GTX 280 in stock
But the does the min really did that much for people using 8800gtx sli anyway ? Not disputing just curious - haven't really noticed any huge dips for me in AoC with that setup

Main reason I am considering is to avoid any sli issues in future and it's got to be less heat for one card in the case -
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Old 06-18-08, 12:13 PM   #14
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Well, in my situation, I don't want to deal with SLi again. The fact that you can't have SLi on and use dual monitors is enough for me to leave it alone. Also, SLi profiles were never easy to configure or implement either.

Minimum FPS makes a difference to me. With my single 8800GTX, I get as high as 50-60FPS in AOC (1680x1050 in a window, all settings maxed), but it sometimes dips into the teens.
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Old 06-18-08, 01:07 PM   #15
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anand benched a gtx280 against 8800gt sli, they were pretty even.
http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334&p=11
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Also Age of Conan, average fps in Old Tarantia was 25-30 .. with GX2 ... with GTX 280 its around 35-40 fps, same with Conall Valley, people dont realize they barely seen in reviews min.fps and thats the problem, playing with GTX 280 is not about max. fps but about min.fps which are really better, and for max eyecandy on 30" its a must. Next thing is driver code for GT200 is completely different to G80 so there are still room for improvements.
spot on. Any review site that only show avg should be ignored imo...ignoring the cost of the GTX280, the min fps at high ress/aa is far better than anything out there thanks to its extra mem/power.
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spot on. Any review site that only show avg should be ignored imo...ignoring the cost of the GTX280, the min fps at high ress/aa is far better than anything out there thanks to its extra mem/power.
I'm not getting this huge dip in FPS min that some people must have

with my two 800gtx sli in AoC at 2560x1600 I watched this evening and haven't gone below 40 yet regardless of zone and spell effects - in fact it rarely goes below 55 and stays at 59-60

Only reason I'm still considering a switch is purely for heat as the 2 OC'd 8800gtx BFG certainly heat the case up

But I just dont see this framerate dip problem that people point to for an advantage for the 280
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Ya I am doing great so far with my 2x EVGA GEFORCE 8800 ULTRA , I love those 2x768 memory on it. I cant run every game at max reso with max details. Ill save up for next GEN cards.
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