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Point of View GeForce GTX 280

Wile E

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Shame they didn't include Age of Conan. I have fortunatley seen a review out there that does use AOC along with Crysis and the other common demanding games.



Only lose a few frames? The GX2 loses way too many frames as it is, considering WHAT it is as a product. The lesser minimum frames from the 280 is astonishingly better than the GX2. And in other cases it's faster.

Almost twenty more FPS in Crysis at 1920 res WITH 4xAA, that's a sick jump for a single card solution. That just took it out of the 'tolerable' field into the 'consistent enjoyment' ballpark altogether.

And I can get the 280 for less than four hundred and fifty GBP including VAT, you just have to know where to shop. At that price, I'd be willing to buy it outright, rather than wait on the que for EVGA's Step Up.
It doesn't matter that it's a single gpu or not. All that matters is price to performance ratio. This card falls on it's face in that category. $50 more than the GX2? Ok, sure, justifiable. But there's a $200 price difference between the cheapest 280 and the cheapest GX2 on Newegg. You'd have to be insane to think that's justifiable. Once the price drops some, and drivers mature a little more, things may change a little, but as it stands, it's too expensive for what you get.
 

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my brother (rampage) just got a GTX280 for $700au.... sigh.
 

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i agree about price to performance ratio if you are on a budget. but some people simply have to have the best.
 
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not to mention this is Nvidias most expensive (to build) card they have ever made (by card I mean the actual gpu). When prices to do fall, they may lose money.