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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 and GeForce GTX 280 Announced

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NVIDIA, the leader in visual computing technologies, today introduced its new family of GeForce GTX 200 graphics processors (GPUs) — which includes the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs — taking graphics beyond gaming and gaming beyond anything that’s ever been possible before on a consumer computing platform.




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I think I will patiently wait for the die shrunk updated versions to come out in a year, and stick with my 9800GTX for now, probably adding a second 9800GTX at some point when the price is right.
 

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The 260 card is not that bad on price... the 280 is just another 8800ultra-priced "masterpiece." If the 260 goes down to $300, it would be very reasonable.
 

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The 260 card is not that bad on price... the 280 is just another 8800ultra-priced "masterpiece." If the 260 goes down to $300, it would be very reasonable.
If the 260 goes down to $300 it'll be a no-brainer steal. The problem right now is that the 280 is completely not worth it, but the Ultra wasn't either.
 
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$399 isn't bad. some vendors are selling the GX2 for almost $500

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okay great, now where are the official reviews?
 

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The ones of TPU were good, but there were two 280s... not a 260 and 280.
 
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Here´s some:

guru3d: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-280-review-test/
Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334&p=1

Anandtech said:
... As impressive as the GT200 is, the GeForce GTX 280 is simply overpriced for the performance it delivers. It is NVIDIA's fastest single-card, single-GPU solution, but for $150 less than a GTX 280 you get a faster graphics card with NVIDIA's own
GeForce 9800 GX2. The obvious downside to the GX2 over the GTX 280 is that it is a multi-GPU card and there are going to be some situations where it doesn't scale well, but overall it is a far better buy than the GTX 280 ... Even looking to the comparison of four and two card SLI, the GTX 280 doesn't deliver $300 more in value today ... The GeForce GTX 260 is a bit more reasonable. At $400 it is generally equal to if not faster than the Radeon HD 3870 X2, but 8800 GT SLI is much cheaper and many people already have an 8800 GT they could augment ...
 
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yup seems like the gtx280 would have been one hell of a card if it didn't follow the 9800gx2. and being that the gx2 outperforms it in several areas, it seems liek the gtx280 isn't going to be the card of the century. we'll have to see how the revision does. as wil a smaller die it will probabaly clock better and clock speeds seems to be the card's issue at this point (shaders especially)
 

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i'll wait for next gen as well... compare the 8800GT (G92) to an 8800GTX 768. 1/3 the price, 90% the speed (more if OC'd) less power, less heat, better media decoding. something similar will happen again... also right now i just cant afford one :D
 

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OcUK are dirty scam merchants when it comes to new releases, they've got their cards priced £70 more than other places, for what? That, plus their stupid policy of 'no competitor prices', they must think that some people think OcUK is the only online store in existence. :rolleyes: Ebuyer FTW though, they're generally the best priced place around, so I shop there most of the time unless I find it cheaper elsewhere. Saying that, I've found things cheaper elsewhere, got into contact with ebuyer about it, and they lowered the price :eek:! Quality service.

It was a wacom USB Graphics tablet btw, it was listed at £85, but I rang up and they lowered it to £55. :D
 
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OcUK are dirty scam merchants when it comes to new releases, they've got their cards priced £70 more than other places, for what? That, plus their stupid policy of 'no competitor prices', they must think that some people think OcUK is the only online store in existence. :rolleyes: Ebuyer FTW though, they're generally the best priced place around, so I shop there most of the time unless I find it cheaper elsewhere. Saying that, I've found things cheaper elsewhere, got into contact with ebuyer about it, and they lowered the price :eek:! Quality service.

It was a wacom USB Graphics tablet btw, it was listed at £85, but I rang up and they lowered it to £55. :D
I agree with you Ebuyer is the best Uk online store much much cheaper than others!:rockout:
I remember when I bought my bfg gtx8800 it was £543inc vat on overlockersUk but I got it for £436 on Ebuyer £107 different proper scam!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:
 
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Why? The GX2s are faster in most instances, and cheaper to boot.
GX2s as it's a plural :p

I'm with you on this though, can't see many people buying one of these, maybe the local fanboys will buy them *cough*waxy*cough* but most people in their right minds, or with more sense than money, will keep away from them.
 

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Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't turn one down if it were offered to me (are you listening Palit Guy? lol), but I definitely wouldn't spend that amount of money on one. nVidia must be out of their minds to think that's an acceptable price in today's market.
 
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Suggested retail pricing for the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs are $649 and $399, respectively.

that's a HUGE difference in price between 2 cards that arent a whole lot different.

...and i thought the GTX280 was supposed to drop to $499-$550 range? LIES
 
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that's a HUGE difference in price between 2 cards that arent a whole lot different.

...and i thought the GTX280 was supposed to drop to $499-$550 range? LIES
It's gonna have to if the HD4xx0 series cards can really compete.




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#25
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't turn one down if it were offered to me (are you listening Palit Guy? lol), but I definitely wouldn't spend that amount of money on one. nVidia must be out of their minds to think that's an acceptable price in today's market.
You think I shouldn't of bought one man! lol... I'm sorry, but I love my Gx2, and so far so good!

But, I can't wait to really see the reviews come from the people here on TPU! I love the review we had, but I want to see what people on here think before I ever jump to conclusions...