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Zotac GeForce GTX 280 Amp! Edition


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Most of the games I play are DX9 and not DX10. Plus I don't have Vista installed at this moment.

So does the card eat a ton of juice overclocked? How big of a PSU would you say you need for TRi SLi with the 280s W1zzard?
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75% of gamers care. the remaining 25% use vista with dx9 games that were rushed to have some dx10 features
yer ture but always good to see what a high end card can really handle and bioshock was DX10 and i didnt have any problem, but crysis was a mess :laugh:


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I'll stick on my Zotac 8800GT AMP.. ;) for a few year..


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The core clock can not be higher than shader clock / 2. If the core clock goes beyond that it will be set to 1/10th of what is requested. For example if you set 600 MHz with a shader clock of 1200 MHz it will work. But if you set 601 MHz with 1200 MHz Shader, the actual operating core frequency will be a mere 60 MHz.
I also noticed that if the shader frequency is too high in relation to the core frequency, the card will instantly render artifacts.
Last but not least, changing the PCI-Express clock frequency, causes the card to change clocks as outlined in this article.
Wow that's gay. If you try to squeeze the most out of one part the other pretty much commits suicide...


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im thinking that at least for me 4850s will be a better shot...i do have reasons and i can list them

1. my dual PSU set up gives me 3x6pin connectors with 4850s i don't need new psus to get new cards.
2. i have an xfire mobo so 3x4850s is plenty doable
3. 3x4850 will destroy 1 GTX280 very easily and from the looks of the wattage numbers maybe the equivalent of 1.5x GTX280s in power

i'm seeing straight up loose on these unless NV figures out shoving more shit onto the same die is the wrong way to do things. they need a new architecture the one there using hasn't changed in years. right now i see a blunder very similar to AMD's cpu blunder quite simply they have gotten cocky A64 was great C2D knocked it flat on its ass. now lets apply that here g92 is great GT200 is better R700 will knock it flat on its ass. a 4870X2 should destroy this card easily sure just like the Intel argument its not a "true" single card setup but who the fuck cares its better performing and if its priced like i have heard from some suppliers i know good bye GT200


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Good horsepower comparison. In fact this thread means to me the GT200 series delivers barely twice the performance my 8800 has. The only "complain" about this review is the lack of "Physx inside" feature test. None of the games supports physx engine as hard as i can remember and in my oppionion this is the most valuable improvement on Nvidia cores.

Thanks for the review and comments.
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