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Old 03-18-09, 08:57 PM   #13
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2GB of DDR2 @ 800MHZ, C2D (who cares what speed), and 680i board???

Come on man, you're looking to get crazy performance out of just a video card upgrade. Have looked at the rest of your system lately??? You could have gotten a lot more out of that GTX285 with PCIe 2.0, maybe some DDR3 ram, and an i7, possibly a 64-bit operating system. Even one of these upgrades would get you further. Try updating more of your system to keep up with you video card. You just put a V8 ZR1 LS9 in a Cavalier(and was upset)... yea it will fit, but the rest of the car can't even keep up with the engine.

Be more honest with yourself...you really don't rate to put out a review on BRAND new video card installing it in a 2 year old system, okay i'll give you 1.25yrs old cause you have a 45nm C2D chip....
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Old 03-19-09, 11:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: GTX 285 vs 8800 GTX SLI in Crysis

well, you get hardware h264 decoding with the gtx285.

im surprised you experienced stuttering, it should be nonexistant with just 2 graphics cards with a good amount of ram on them.

2x8800gtx's are really nice though for gaming. on the other hand, the gtx 285 isnt exactly super expensive. do whatever you want.
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Old 03-20-09, 02:36 AM   #15
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Im not saying the GTX285 is not a good upgrade from 8800GTX SLI, the framerate was smoother and more stable, however not enough to warrant a purchase for $343. I wanted to get this benchmark out there so people could get an idea before going out and buying the 285. Im all about waiting for future generations. I told myself after these results to wait until my 8800s could not handle games at a playable (30fps+) framerate. As for lost money, you lose money as soon as you buy a video card like an automobile. That's understood as soon as I sign the line and hit accept.
Dude, you could have sold both your GTXs with a good chance of recuoping all your monies back from having bought the GTX285 while doing something at the same time. Giving you a better game play experience, less heat and less power usage while doing it. I'd have kept the GTX285 and sold the 2 GTXs myself.
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Old 03-23-09, 09:36 AM   #16
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"After four generations one would think the 285 would outperform two 8800GTX by a considerable margin. I guess not."

I am not bashing the 285. I just started this thread because I think that the 285 is not a HUGE jump from 8800GTX SLI. HUGE as in going from lets say, a 7800GT to 285. Thats a HUGE jump and definitely worth it. Yes, I did notice a bit smoother gameplay and lower temps with ALL my games, but I did not feel that the price I payed was justified by the minor improvements.
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Old 03-23-09, 11:23 AM   #17
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Nothing wrong in keeping your current setup if you're happy with the performance.
The DX 11 cards should give the boost you hope to see with an upgrade.
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Old 03-23-09, 04:18 PM   #18
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Default Re: GTX 285 vs 8800 GTX SLI in Crysis

Dumb post comparing apples to oranges.

Compare 285 to 8800 GTX single card or 285 SLI to 8800 GTX SLI please!
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Old 03-23-09, 04:23 PM   #19
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Dumb post comparing apples to oranges.

Compare 285 to 8800 GTX single card or 285 SLI to 8800 GTX SLI please!
Why is it a dumb post.

There are a number of people with SLi kits who may not be ready to upgrade and this sort of points them in the right direction.
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Old 03-23-09, 07:58 PM   #20
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Lol Wait for next gen cards and then cry when a single next gen card is similar in performance to 2 GTX285's in SLI.

Your a clever lad aren't you ?
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Old 03-24-09, 08:00 AM   #21
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Lol Wait for next gen cards and then cry when a single next gen card is similar in performance to 2 GTX285's in SLI.

Your a clever lad aren't you ?
Actually, I am clever, since I'm not giving in to all the marketing hype thats saturating the current gen video cards. Every video review has new single cards compared to older SLIed cards. Apples, oranges, and pairs. See now, a DirectX 11 card or a 45nm GT300 chip would more likely show me the performance boost I saw going from a 7800GT to 8800GTX. Nvidia likes to release cards often to test out their products on the market and the field.

Crysis DX10 VHigh GTX 295 QSLI, look at the 1680x1050 4xAA/16xAF min Framerate and you'll see why I think it's wise to wait for future gen cards if you currently have a powerful SLI setup.
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Old 03-24-09, 08:40 AM   #22
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Actually, I am clever, since I'm not giving in to all the marketing hype thats saturating the current gen video cards. Every video review has new single cards compared to older SLIed cards. Apples, oranges, and pairs. See now, a DirectX 11 card or a 45nm GT300 chip would more likely show me the performance boost I saw going from a 7800GT to 8800GTX. Nvidia likes to release cards often to test out their products on the market and the field.

Crysis DX10 VHigh GTX 295 QSLI, look at the 1680x1050 4xAA/16xAF min Framerate and you'll see why I think it's wise to wait for future gen cards if you currently have a powerful SLI setup.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...d-sli-review/9
Single 280GTX runs Crysis better then 8800GTX SLI. Forget those numbers you get in benchmark, they wont give you real experience. Go and play game under GTX285 and you will see how things are smooth, and frames are consistent. When i originally got single GTX280, 8800GTX SLI was a joke in Crysis compared to.

Just the fact that single GTX285 outperforms SLI 8800GTX should tell you a lot about GTX285. I am not sure what you were expecting out of single GTX285. some magic 200FPS in Crysis?

BTW you are not clever, and get more of damn RAM. Are you kidding me only 2Gb? Crysis along with Windows utilizes just a bit more then 2Gb of RAM, and you wonder about stuttering with 8800GTX SLI setup. Seriously get more RAM, 4Gb is only ****ing $35. I bet you run Windows XP 32bit.

Overall your post here is EPIC FAIL, no good reasoning in your talk.
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Old 03-24-09, 02:47 PM   #23
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"I am not sure what you were expecting out of single GTX285. some magic 200FPS in Crysis?"
"Overall your post here is EPIC FAIL, no good reasoning in your talk."

Reason? Trying reading and thinking before posting.

I used Vista 64bit and XP64 with 4GB of ram and the stuttering was still there. The framebuffer resides in video RAM not system RAM. So please if you want to pick a fight and give yourself a sense of being right go start a post about how right you think you are.
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Your comparing a single current gen GPU against 2 last gen GPU's...its gonna be the same result on each generation, you speak of 8800GTX v 7800GTX, what do you think the performance figures would be like with 2 7800GTX in SLI against 1 8800GTX...hmm similar me thinks. So when you wait for your DX11 card do you think there will be that much difference between 2 GTX285's against 1 DX11 card...methinks no.

I think your trying to delude yourself into thinking waiting is best....enthusiasts dont do that, they buy the best there is now. Granted not many people can afford to do that in this day in age of recession but if you want what is best now then you have to pay for it...and 3 GTX285's in tri sli wipe the floor with 2 8800GTX's in sli.

Heres a couple of benchies with 7900GTX v single 8800GTX..sorry i couldnt find any with 7800 but 7800 and 7900 aint that much difference.

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You see my point ? 2 last gen cards will always keep up or near enough keep up with a single current gen card....

So if it is money you are wanting to save arent you better keeping hold of your 8800 sli setup and upgrading to GTX285 SLI when the DX11 cards are out ??? I do agree that there is no need to pay huge amounts of money to upgrade to current gen if your not gaining that much but there is no sense in your methods...surely its gonna be cheaper to get GTX285 in sli than it is to buy a next gen DX11 card single and have near enough the same performance...there seems to be a lot of contradiction in your posts.
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