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    Posted: 13 Jun 2008 at 5:05pm


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Edited by skyR - 13 Jun 2008 at 5:05pm
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jun 2008 at 6:22pm
Looks like a damn good card. Might consider ripping my 98GX2 out for just one of these cards, or just wait till i have enough for two of them
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Dang.  I might have to delay my order until this baby comes out...NVIDIA proves once again its superiority.

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  Quote Jhiando Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 1:03am
I couldn't read the price on the article. What is the price ?
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 1:18am
It would appear to be $650
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 2:58am
SkyR, where/how did you get that page? Mainly because is that you taking the picture? PC Gamer has not come out yet, and we have their press copies...
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 10:05am
im guessing we'll see "i found it online"
 
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 2:30pm
damn it to hell! i bought my computer at the worst possible time haha.
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  Quote Wallyguitar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 4:47pm
Originally posted by SunfighterLC

damn it to hell! i bought my computer at the worst possible time haha.
 
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 5:10pm
not at all guys, every week something you have in your system will get outdated by some new expensive benchmark crusher, regaurdless of how much money you spend or how much you know you will never have a system that is the best availible for more than a few months, its just how the industry is!
if your computer does what you need it to, you dont need more!
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 6:50pm

What else am i to spend my money on? hookers? lol.

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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 7:05pm
games!
 
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 7:38pm

yea, ive been trying to catch up on the new games that my old computer couldnt play. This weekend I got Mass Effect and The Witcher. Next weekend it will be Bioshock and Team Fortress 2. Then I buy 2x2GB 1600 ram, then 2 280GTXs lol.

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  Quote gamerk2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2008 at 11:24pm
TomsHardware got a review up today.  The 280 is a good card by itself, but is not much better (and in some cases, lost) to a 9800GX2.  The 260 was only about 18% worse, and several hundred cheaper, so they recommended the 260 (might be a cheap SLI option).
 
I think the lack of more advanced RAM, as well as only having 512MB hurt this card a ton.  I would actually stick with my 9800GX2 for now, and wait and see what ATI does.  This is a good card, but way to overpriced.
 
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  Quote nomec Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2008 at 9:55am
Also, it doesnt support DX10.1.. which isnt really necessary yet but dont ATI cards support it?  I might just wait for the next round of nvidia cards to come out.
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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2008 at 9:57am
I think HardOCP did a better job than Tom's at pushing this card at the resolutions it was designed for, and in showing it against it's prime competition in the current lineup of NVidia offerings.
 
link:
 
Here's another link to The Guru of 3D:
 
It seems to me that the bottom line with this card is simple:
If you own a 26" or larger monitor, this is the card you've been waiting for. If you own a monitor smaller than 26", it's a waste of money if you already own a 9800x2.
 
Nomec: NVidia is doing everything it can to kill 10.1, and to shift attention away from it's technological limitations. NVidia's architecture is incapable of performing to the same level in a 10.1 environment, so they are pretending it's not an advance in graphics. With the market share NVidia enjoys, if they will not support DX10.1, it's not going to take off. Combine this with the pressure they put on developers not to support it in order to hurt ATI (Assassin's Creed anyone?), and I doubt if DX10.1 will ever be a factor. The only way I can see DX10.1 making it's way into games is if ATI can somehow earn enough money and take enough market share to start their own version of "The Way it's Meant to be Played" program, and start bribing, *eh-hem*, I mean "supporting" developers so that the games are coded to work better with ATI products.


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