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Old 06-18-08, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Hello GeForce GTX 280, GOODBYE STUTTERS!!!

I just put my new eVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 280 in my main computer, and I'm astounded by the improvements in gameplay I'm experiencing over my GeForce 9800 GX2. I play Crysis at 1920X1200 with everything on HIGH. It used to stutter fiercely in certain maps, especially those with a lot of textures. Now it hardly stuuters at all, even in the most texture-intensive areas. This is of course due to the 1GB of onboard memory and the 512-bit memory bus vs. the 256-bit bus in the 9800 GX2. I'm going to try some other games to see how much that extra memory makes a difference. Right now I'm getting anywhere from 35-40 FPS in Crysis. These are sustained framerates!!! My 9800 GX2 used to jump all over the place because of the stuttering. Let's see how other games fare.

Bottom line: If you have the $$$ and your system can handle it, the GTX 280 ROCKS!!! This card is NO FLOP!!!! Yes, it's ULTRA-EXPENSIVE, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 06-18-08, 06:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hello GeForce GTX 280, GOODBYE STUTTERS!!!

Good to know
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Old 06-18-08, 07:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Hello GeForce GTX 280, GOODBYE STUTTERS!!!

I'm in the process of stepping up my 9800GX2 to a 280. After using dual monitors for about 10 years now and not being able to thanks to SLI, combined with all the stuttering the GX2 gives me in games, I think it's worth the $77.
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Old 06-18-08, 09:20 PM   #4
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well it was probably stuttering because the 9800GX2 only has 512MB useable ram
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Old 06-18-08, 09:32 PM   #5
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I want my GTX280 to shoot lasers when I buy one....will I get it? I pay for what I want and I get what I pay for, right????
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Yup, I highly agree, for me the biggest difference was WiC, huge difference in smoothness there.
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well it was probably stuttering because the 9800GX2 only has 512MB useable ram
Yep .. obviously ..
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Just look @ the review on this site. The min frames are great on the GTX 280. Mine should be installed late today.
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