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Old 02-19-09, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Well, the decision made, the order placed

Thats right, after countless boring threads, which lead im sure to much exasperation, I have finally just stfu'ed and brought a card.

I literally was changing my order every 2 mins, but finally insanity ruled over.



I have purchased.


-------------------------------------------Zotac 1792mb GTX 295----------------------





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Old 02-19-09, 07:21 AM   #2
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I always try to go best bang for the buck. If another card is 5% faster but cost 25% more then I go for the cheaper card as you can always over clock
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Should be awwwright!
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Old 02-19-09, 10:12 AM   #4
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Bollox, im like a woman with clothes.

Ive been reading some really crap reviews about Zotac and how their cards appear to be ****ed.

Add into the equation that I can now get a sealed BFG card (GTX 285 OCX) for only £290 vs the Zotacs £370 and suddenly my mind has changed.


Looks like ill be getting a GTX 285 then
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Bollox, im like a woman with clothes.
Yep your 10000 upgrade posts is a testament to that
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Old 02-19-09, 10:32 AM   #6
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Yep your 10000 upgrade posts is a testament to that
Im like keira knightly hiding nothing with a load of rubbish
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Zotac? They seem okay from what I've gathered... :S
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Bollox, im like a woman with clothes.

Ive been reading some really crap reviews about Zotac and how their cards appear to be ****ed.

Add into the equation that I can now get a sealed BFG card (GTX 285 OCX) for only £290 vs the Zotacs £370 and suddenly my mind has changed.


Looks like ill be getting a GTX 285 then
Are you eligible to Trade up in 100 days DreamWeavernoob?

If the answer is no. You'll be sorry!

Why?

Because if I set "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "Single GPU" on my GTX295, I bet even an OCed GTX285 is hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. (You don't have a 30' monitor do you?) But when I change back "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "normal" or "NVIDIA recamended" my GTX295 is as indistinguishable as Night and Day from a GTX285 OCed! (Or Smoking is to a dowsed flame. )

See, that's what the extra £80 would get you.

Another way to look at it is, just get another GTX285 OCed and you'll be hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. But at least you will have the performance too. (Compared to one GTX285 which sucks in comparison to a GTX295.)

And 2xGTX285 has a few more perks. One card goes down and ur cool for example. But I hear that 2xGTX295 is the best bang for ur money!
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Are you eligible to Trade up in 100 days DreamWeavernoob?

If the answer is no. You'll be sorry!

Why?

Because if I set "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "Single GPU" on my GTX295, I bet even an OCed GTX285 is hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. (You don't have a 30' monitor do you?) But when I change back "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "normal" or "NVIDIA recamended" my GTX295 is as indistinguishable as Night and Day from a GTX285 OCed! (Or Smoking is to a dowsed flame. )

See, that's what the extra £80 would get you.

Another way to look at it is, just get another GTX285 OCed and you'll be hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. But at least you will have the performance too. (Compared to one GTX285 which sucks in comparison to a GTX295.)

And 2xGTX285 has a few more perks. One card goes down and ur cool for example. But I hear that 2xGTX295 is the best bang for ur money!
Hmmm Quad SLI, value? Same sentence?

I might see what you mean though - for 30-inch monitors - possibly.
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A Single GTX285 would beat a single GTX295 (if it was one card). A GTX295 as is will perform better in most cases than a GTX285 (drive issues will cause the GTX285 to win in Crysis at last check). 2 GTX285's will beat a single GTX295. 2 GTX295's will beat 2 GTX285's. 3 GTX285's will beat 2 GTX295's.
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mmmmmonster kill?

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A Single GTX285 would beat a single GTX295 (if it was one card). A GTX295 as is will perform better in most cases than a GTX285 (drive issues will cause the GTX285 to win in Crysis at last check). 2 GTX285's will beat a single GTX295. 2 GTX295's will beat 2 GTX285's. 3 GTX285's will beat 2 GTX295's.
Apparently that is micro stutter problem is gone now...

And the 295 at a glance appear to offer more per money.
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