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Old 06-29-08, 04:21 PM   #13
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I would also like to ask the same question... should i upgrade to a 280 or 260?

or wait?

Thanks in advance..

I play @ 1680X1050

Also anyone care to try Armed Assault to see if the 280 improves FPS?
Its crappy coded so i dont think so.
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Old 06-29-08, 04:32 PM   #14
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If you have the $$$, the GTX 280 would be a nice upgrade over an 8800 GTX. The GTX 280 affords the BEST gaming experience of any card out there, including the HD 4870 which only has 512MB of RAM.
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Old 06-29-08, 05:28 PM   #15
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Thanks for the responses, guys.

OK, if the PSU is iffy, what would y'all recommend given that me going to SLi in the future is unlikely?
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Old 06-30-08, 03:52 AM   #16
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The GTX 280 is most useful @ 2560x or if you want to pile 16x AA on the games you play @ lower res. An overclocked GTX 260 offers a lot of stiff competition to a GTX 280 @ 1920x and lower. The same may be said for the HD 4870. The 4870 sometimes falls down in min frames and that will equal to a rougher gaming experiences. You'll feel a drop to 9 much more than you will one to 20-22.





If you're lower than 2560x and you think the GTX 280 price is a bit much for you, try a GTX 260 from a company that supports user overclocking without voiding your warranty, like Evga or XFX.

So good reasons to have an overclocked GTX 260 or 280 besides solid average frames might be; no worries with multi GPU stutter or bugs, and solid min frames. Hard crashes to FPS below 20 you will definitely feel in game play.
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Old 07-01-08, 02:57 PM   #17
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Well, add me to the list of owners of a GTX 280.

Just bought the EVGA SSC Edition at Newegg. Yay!
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