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Zotac GeForce GTX 275 Amp! Edition

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Wow you were right. nVidia wanted to disrupt the 4890 launch and they absolutely did. If it weren't so loud (meaning I'd have to buy an aftermarket cooler) I would be tempted to pick one up in place of my GTX260 :D
i'd have to say i agree. The GTX 275 is only 10-30 bucks more, and anyone that can buy the HD 4890 at $249 can probly spare the cash to spend 259 or 269, and seeing as how the GTX 275 beats the GTX 280 and matches the GTX 285 in a lot of cases i see it taking the most sales in the mainstream/high end market. dam and i wanted to purchase an HD 4890 to support ATI but the GTX 275 just offers better performance for the dollar.

EDIT: hmm i take that back, the GTX 275 is on top most of the time but they trade blows a good bit as well. and i feel like supporting ATI lol
 
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you forgot the "up to" part lol, they probly do improve performance some. but Nvidia's drivers are always somewhat efficient for their released cards, but ATI's usually lack at first. at least that's what i read somewhere :p
 

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All in all great review w1zz. I'm goin to have to agree with darkmatter on the fact that they setout to beat the 4890 which they did, but wound up putting the gtx285 in an akward position.

If I were buying I'd definetly go for the 275 and pocket the difference (or spend it on games and a cooler) rather than go for a gtx285 which is now way overpriced based on the gtx275's performance.

it's amazing all the performance you get for 240$ I mean I remeber spending 500$ on a gpu 4 years ago and not being able to max out the details at 1600x1200 and the gtx275 is able to do so at 1920x1200 and still manage playable framerates on even the newest titles.

I hope this trend continues as next year I will have money to upgrade.
 

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i'd have to say i agree. The GTX 275 is only 10-30 bucks more, and anyone that can buy the HD 4890 at $249 can probly spare the cash to spend 259 or 269, and seeing as how the GTX 275 beats the GTX 280 and matches the GTX 285 in a lot of cases i see it taking the most sales in the mainstream/high end market. dam and i wanted to purchase an HD 4890 to support ATI but the GTX 275 just offers better performance for the dollar.

EDIT: hmm i take that back, the GTX 275 is on top most of the time but they trade blows a good bit as well. and i feel like supporting ATI lol
275 is cheaper in the UK than the 4890.
 

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Yup..... £194 is the best I can find ATM.
I wants one. I tried to coerce ocuk into refunding me the 224 I paid so I could spend it on a 275 :laugh:
 
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everyone here is forgetting that the 4890 does 1ghz easy.... I dont think you can say the same about the OC potential of the 275
 

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everyone here is forgetting that the 4890 does 1ghz easy.... I dont think you can say the same about the OC potential of the 275
that's not exactly true. amd sent out a ton of extremely well binned samples. i hear 200 out of 50k (i got no proof). we didnt get amd samples and ended up with two boards that were far less than spectacular. unless people who buy retail cards come back and all claim 1 ghz i'd hold my horses
 
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hmm yes will be nice to see, you can bet I'll get mine up to 1ghz :D (not till the end of april)
 

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Also cheaper than some 260's.
Yup..... £194 is the best I can find ATM.
And you didn't understand what I meant when I said that prices in UK are usually very crazy? ;)

That's good news for you brits anyway, it was the time you could find good deals there. :toast:
 

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W1zzard your reviews entertain and help me make it threw the work week.
 

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