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How many GTX 280's will you buy?

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Will you buy one or more GTX 280's?

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  • Yes I will buy One.
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  • Yes I will buy Two.
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  • Yes I will buy Three.
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  • No I will not buy a GTX 280.
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June 21, 2008 5:13:26 PM

I'm finding it hard to believe that someone would spend $654 on a GTX 280 Or even more money on two or three of them.

I am doing this survey just to count how many of you would shell out that kind of cash.

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June 21, 2008 5:24:53 PM

No way! I'd rather get 4 4870!!!
June 21, 2008 5:28:23 PM

I agree with you. So give me that vote of "no" please.
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June 21, 2008 5:28:27 PM

if good 4870 or x2
June 21, 2008 5:49:39 PM

None whatsoever.
I'm quite satisfied with my 8800GT, and probably will be for a long while.
June 21, 2008 5:58:14 PM

Zero!

It's ATi for me on my next car purchase. I am seriously debating getting the 4850, only because I don't know how much longer I can hold out for the 4870.
June 21, 2008 5:58:40 PM

I'm having serious doubts that many people AT ALL will be buying GTX 280s once the HD 4870 and 4870X2 come out. The probability of the 4870, thanks to having gratuitously higher memory bandwidth courtesy of GDDR5, should be quite competitive performance-wise to the GTX 260, very likely beating it; on paper it should beat it, and performance results of the 4850 imply that it does, unless there's something wrong in the RV770 that means that it would not gain much from having a lot more memory bandwidth after ALREADY seeing a tremendous boost in shader and texturing power.

And with the $280US 4870 duking it at least within range of the GTX 260, $500US for a 4870X2 would pose a real monster of an opponent for the GTX 280; there's pretty much close to zero odds that it wouldn't best the 280, and by a margin that would definitely be visible... And hence be large enough to show across the board.

Of course, had I already a G92-based card, I'd probably be fine with it now. But as it stands, my X800XT's starting to really show some rusty spots on it, so upgrades are definitely on my mind. :p 
June 21, 2008 6:02:58 PM

nottheking said:
I'm having serious doubts that many people AT ALL will be buying GTX 280s once the HD 4870 and 4870X2 come out.


Fanboyism exists!
June 21, 2008 6:07:50 PM

This coming from a guy who SLI'ed 8600GT's. Maybe you can Quad SLI 8300GT's next.
June 21, 2008 6:10:11 PM

romulus47plus1 said:
Fanboyism exists!

I suppose I don't know what to say against that, except that now we'll get a chance to see just how many strong fans with deep pockets nVidia has...

And I suppose now's also a good time for nVidia to be thankful that the 4850 didn't strike QUITE as deeply as it could; the 9800GTX+ could still hold them a niche in the spot, and the 9800GTX wasn't entirely deposed, either.
June 21, 2008 6:12:53 PM

9800GTX+? well, little performance increase over the 9800GTX, yet higher power consumption and higher temps, it won't sell good in my opinion.
June 21, 2008 6:16:14 PM

babybudha said:
This coming from a guy who SLI'ed 8600GT's. Maybe you can Quad SLI 8300GT's next.


I've had ATI cards before my 8600 GT's. And I'm going back to ATI for my next build. I just can't understand why anyone would spend that kind of money on 1 GPU when they can get similar performance for half the price.

I just wanted to try the Nvidia and see what all the hype was about . But I prefer to get similar performance for a cheaper price aka.. ATI.

My next build will be a Spider Platform (2x HD 4870's in Crossfire + MSI K9A2 Platinum + 9850 Black Edition).

June 21, 2008 6:18:51 PM

takealready said:
My next build will be a Spider Platform (2x HD 4870's in Crossfire + MSI K9A2 Platinum + 9850 Black Edition).


Nice build.
June 21, 2008 6:21:01 PM

:D  Thanks romulus47p lus1
June 21, 2008 6:26:30 PM

romulus47plus1 said:
9800GTX+? well, little performance increase over the 9800GTX, yet higher power consumption and higher temps, it won't sell good in my opinion.

Still, if it manages to fit both "more powerful than a 4850," and "cheaper than a 4870," then it'll have a spot. Maybe a very, very tiny spot... And of course, give a superior option to the GTX 260 for those with SLi motherboards.
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2008 6:27:13 PM

won't let me vote... but i'd make a lot of accounts then vote no =P
June 21, 2008 6:29:27 PM

stabgotham said:
Zero!

It's ATi for me on my next car purchase. I am seriously debating getting the 4850, only because I don't know how much longer I can hold out for the 4870.


SWEET...ATI makes cars ?! I bet they only come in chick red though...bummer !
June 21, 2008 6:30:14 PM

Quote:
won't let me vote... but i'd make a lot of accounts then vote no =P



:lol:  Yeah this is my first attempt at creating a vote (you can tell).

Sorry for the no voting thing not working.
June 21, 2008 6:30:35 PM

nottheking said:
Still, if it manages to fit both "more powerful than a 4850," and "cheaper than a 4870," then it'll have a spot. Maybe a very, very tiny spot... And of course, give a superior option to the GTX 260 for those with SLi motherboards.


I doubt it'll be a lot better than the 4850, so the spot gets tinier but still a spot at the end of the day, 99% thanks to fanboyism.
June 21, 2008 6:34:12 PM

takealready said:
I've had ATI cards before my 8600 GT's. And I'm going back to ATI for my next build. I just can't understand why anyone would spend that kind of money on 1 GPU when they can get similar performance for half the price.

I just wanted to try the Nvidia and see what all the hype was about . But I prefer to get similar performance for a cheaper price aka.. ATI.

My next build will be a Spider Platform (2x HD 4870's in Crossfire + MSI K9A2 Platinum + 9850 Black Edition).


Okay, if you want good price / performance, than why are you going whith a Phenom, especially one around $230.. they suck, especially when compared to what intel has for that price ?
June 21, 2008 6:49:59 PM

royalcrown said:
Okay, if you want good price / performance, than why are you going whith a Phenom, especially one around $230.. they suck, especially when compared to what intel has for that price ?


I haven't had an INTEL system since 1998. That makes me one of those Decade long Die hard ATI fanboys. I haven't been ignoring the performance of the INTEL Quad cores and I've narrowed it down to

MSI P45 Platinum LGA 775 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130179

or

DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136045

With a

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield overclocked to 3.0 GHz (to be modest)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
June 21, 2008 6:51:30 PM

I'd stay with MSI, DFI is so unknown to me.
June 21, 2008 7:05:58 PM

Actually you guys are all so ignorant, the correct answer is that you would buy 6 GTX 280's and then figure out how fabricate a good 6-way SLI bridge and possibly use a server cabinet to house it all.

Then you would be set for the next 37264379 years. which in the long run is the name of the game, b/c future-proofing makes the most sense, right? :lol:  :D  :lol:  :D  :lol: 
June 21, 2008 7:07:50 PM

FrozenGpu said:
Actually you guys are all so ignorant, the correct answer is that you would buy 6 GTX 280's and then figure out how fabricate a good 6-way SLI bridge and possibly use a server cabinet to house it all.

Then you would be set for the next 37264379 years. which in the long run is the name of the game, b/c future-proofing makes the most sense, right? :lol:  :D  :lol:  :D  :lol: 


Whoa you need a nuke submarine to power this beast!
June 21, 2008 7:09:32 PM

i will buy many as it takes...... ........to beat my new 4870x2 im getting x) ha!
June 21, 2008 7:11:01 PM

romulus47plus1 said:
Whoa you need a nuke submarine to power this beast!


bingo!
June 21, 2008 7:18:48 PM

If I had a huge display i'd get 2 gtx280s, but since I use a 22" 1680*1050 native res display i'm going with 2 gtx260s once they are launched

You have to look at the user reviews of the gtx280s to really understand that the difference in the gameplay experience is like night and day compared to 9800 GX2 - which people complain "outperforms" the gtx280

9800GX2 does not in reality outperform the gtx280, because the 9800GX2 even in quad SLI microstutters. SLI gtx280 from every user review i've read is quite superior to quad SLI 9800GX2 - and these people have used both configurations.

Is it worth 1300$ of graphics cards to play Crysis? I don't think so, no. I do think its worth waiting to see what ATI launches or if the gtx's drop at least a bit in price after the 4870 launch to decide what is best.

If dual 4870 does outperform dual gtx260 by a /large/ margin, then I might switch - but if it is close I will just get gtx260s cause I already have an SLI board

I think if anything its worth waiting at least a while to do a GPU upgrade unless you're sitting on a really old card :p 
June 21, 2008 7:22:47 PM

lol I'm so glad I didn't go with sli since nforce 4 boards.... Unless you are running a screen bigger than 24" or playing at resolutions higher than 1900*1200-ish you do not need 2 of such monstrosities....even the gtx 260's....
June 21, 2008 7:29:45 PM

royalcrown said:
SWEET...ATI makes cars ?! I bet they only come in chick red though...bummer !


Yep...better gas mileage then my Audi!
a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2008 7:36:33 PM

i am running 3 8800gtx's in one sli rig and 2 8800gts my other nvida rig...performance wise, i see zero reason to get another set of cards for SLI tell the next gen. Still hoping nvidia has an Ace up its sleeve, but that hope is in seriously short supply.

to be honest i'll prolly keep my 2 CFX rigs running 3 3870's gpus too (via 3870x2 + 3870). Though amd/ati 4870x2 does look interesting...if really does run 2 gpu's transperantly with 2x performance, then someone might get some of my hard earned money. imagine running three of those...6 gpus scaling as well as 3 gpus....yeah take that back amd/ati will get my money if thats the case.
June 21, 2008 7:40:12 PM

Quote:
many benchmarks shows 2x 4850 crossfire beats GTX280 in some games and match it in most of games. So it's possible 4870 and 4870x2 could give GTX280 run for its money


As my wife said "what is Nvidia going to do if ATI has the better product and cheaper too?"

If the HD 4850 is on the heels of the GTX 260 or GTX 280. Then Nvidia has no hope of winning this round when the HD 4870 & HD 4870 X2 comes out.

That's why I can't understand why they would put a GDDR3, 512 bit bus, 1GB card that's as long as a newborn babies forearm at $640+. They must have spent the Domestic Gross Product of a small country to make those cards.

Maybe they can recover with the next series (what ever it will be called).
June 22, 2008 8:20:39 AM

280 is still GPU Ferrari... Yes two 4850 is faster, but two or three 280 is even faster... Only few can buy it, but still it's the best what you can get if you have money enough. There is not competition in extreme high end GPU's at this moment...
The middle range is a different thing completely. 9800GX2+ (most propable they will make one, to compete with ati's two gpu solutions), two 9800GTX+ in sli, two 4850 in cf, or two 4870 in cf and 4870X2 are all good upper middle range solutions. What is best of them.... maybe we will see it after summer.
June 22, 2008 8:29:00 AM

the 280 GTX is a waste of money per performance for now, but if you want top of the line, you can't argue:) 
June 22, 2008 11:26:13 AM

hannibal said:
280 is still GPU Ferrari... Yes two 4850 is faster, but two or three 280 is even faster... Only few can buy it, but still it's the best what you can get if you have money enough. There is not competition in extreme high end GPU's at this moment...

There is a SLIGHT problem with that being considered "the best," though... In short, nVidia's chipsets suck compared to Intel's. And if you go SLi, that means that you may have "the best" for video cards, but you WON'T have "the best" for your motherboard.

Plus, in a month, it's gauranteed to become moot with the relesae of the 4870X2; Crossfire 4850 can best the GTX 280, then think about a pair of them that are more efficient (since X2 cards tend to best comparable dual-card setups) and with a lot more VRAM bandwidth per card, thanks to using GDDR5 memory.
June 22, 2008 12:41:32 PM

And it's amusing in that article how they imply that nVidia still has an undefeatable lead by going on to mention a multi-GPU solution for the GTX 280, failing to note how much power that would consume, as well as failing to remember that the other two 4800 cards are designed to be vastly more potent. :p 

It's actually quite impressive, and NOT fundamentally the same as nVidia's been doing; nVidia's fallen back, sorta, on their GF 3/4/FX era strategy of making the lower-end cards out of an older architecture, in this case, the G92. AMD's new approach is rather novel, in it appears that they're set to tackle a huge range of the market (pretty much the entire enthusiast and serious gamer sector) with but a SINGLE GPU; the RV770pro goes after the G92, while then the RV770XT should handle in the range of the GT200s, and then R700 would be the crown card. A brilliant strategy, given that it allows for a LOT of fault tolerance in production and adjusting for supply and demand. Meanwhile, this could actually hurt nVidia in a MONETARY fashion, since it threatens to eliminate any profitability they have in the enthusiast-level hardware that has historically been their core.
June 22, 2008 2:02:58 PM

FrozenGpu said:
lol I'm so glad I didn't go with sli since nforce 4 boards.... Unless you are running a screen bigger than 24" or playing at resolutions higher than 1900*1200-ish you do not need 2 of such monstrosities....even the gtx 260's....



People always say this, and rarely are they right :x

But there is a dividing line for everything.
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2008 3:26:25 PM

I will buy one when they drop to around $200.
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2008 4:00:38 PM

0 sticking with my 9800gx2
=]
June 22, 2008 4:01:28 PM

good call:) 

Thats what I did, I'll wait for a 280 Ultra or a 280 GX2:D 
June 22, 2008 6:38:03 PM

i know my answer im not buying one EVER.
June 22, 2008 6:44:57 PM

I just bought one (BFG OC), I haven't got the time to install it yet, but I am sure I will be pleased. I was going from a 6600GT so price did not really matter since I rarely spend money on computer parts. From what I can gather it has matched if not beat Dual GPU cards, which to me seems pretty crazy. If it is possible to find the exact same model in the future, I will purchase one or just upgrade it with the BFG service.

June 22, 2008 8:40:47 PM

less than 400$ worth of SLI can best the 280, unacceptable!
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