4870 X2 CrossX vs 280 GTX tri-sli

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=609&pageid=6

The 280 GTX seems to being shining it's crown:P

1200$(Nvidia) vs 1000$-1200$ (ATI)
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  1. is this your latest plan?lol

    GTX280 Tri-SLI will slice 4870X2 CF in million pieces!!!THATS WILL DRIVER SUPPORT OF COURSE!!!lol
  2. at least 2x 4870X2 doesn't eat as much power, or take as many slots on your mobo. But if your looking for the best of the best, that shouldn't matter.
  3. yeah I had my hopes slightly higher for the 4870 X2, but I guess thats what happens:P event he GX2 seems to be putting up a fight at 1920x1200 resolution and lower:P
  4. why dont you sell your current 4870X2 and 2x 9800GX2 and along with the mobo and get the 790i ultra with 3 GTX280?

    its funny you looking at this when you just bought 2 new cards!!!=.="
  5. Nice one!
    Liquid you just got your quad Sli , don't get any funny ideas.LOL ;)
  6. lol yeah I'm never satisfied ...lol I chose a really good hobby to be ontop of...something that never ends, and costs alot!

    naw I'm not ready for DDR3....if I'm going to go to DDR3, it will be when I build from the ground up.

    I did it since SD ram:).

    If I wanted to switch to DDr, then I made a new system from the ground up:), then DDR2 lol.

    DDR3 I'm going to wait maybe till next summer...prices should be low by then:D
  7. monsta said:
    Nice one!
    Liquid you just got your quad Sli , don't get any funny ideas.LOL ;)



    LOL!
  8. but its cheaper to run 790i compare to skulltrail.the motherboard is "cheap" enough let alone the extra Extreme CPU.

    or you can sit back and enjoy your Quadi!:D
  9. Now if only we could add a third 9800GX2.LOL
  10. yeah thats all I need the idea of a third GX2, and a new power supply LMAO!

    when I see 100% scaling in Video cards, thats when i'll be satisfied:) So for witht he GX2 Quad I'm geting anywhere from 10% (UT3, which is funny cuz its an Nvidia game) to 80% COD4, which loves Sli:D. Seriously my frames doubled!
  11. I know how you feel man , Im extremely happy with the GX2 Quad Sli, COD4 Rocks with it and all the other games im playing.
    Congats mate , enjoy your new setup , I know I am, good to see someone with a similar rig :)
  12. i wonder when we have a monitor that display higher resolution then human eyes which i think it is 324megapixel. i wonder then how much processing power a graphics card have to display fluid framerate!

    GTX990+GX2 SLI VS HD9990X2 CFX????LOL
  13. lol I guess You didn't see my 280 GTS :D post LMAO
  14. L1qu1d said:
    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=609&pageid=6

    The 280 GTX seems to being shining it's crown:P

    1200$(Nvidia) vs 1000$-1200$ (ATI)



    bear in mind the cpu configuration for that system, and it becomes kind of clear that the AMD solution is a better buy at that kind of performance point - as the AMD cards don't have the cpu overhead issues that the NV ones do.
  15. so it clearly shows that the 4870X2 CF limit have reached?and GTX280 Tri SLI still got more to give?no?
  16. Um, if you mean the GTX280 3x SLI have "more to give" as long as they are attached to 3000$ worth of cpus/motherboard, then sure.
  17. yeah but i guess those setup include the 4870X2+X48 is for rich rich people no?
  18. They are both expensive options , high end for performance enthusiasts, you want the fastest system you have to be prepared to pay for it I guess.
  19. yeah ultra performance is not everyone can afford.
  20. I'm just taking the ATI 4870 X2 would be good
  21. this just means ATI and nVidia need to drop their prices even more! lol
  22. Money would be better spent on 24"-30" monitor. 200 FPS at 1280x1024 isn't very useful.
  23. The x2 will drop in price, the drivers were beta and whod do this?
  24. darokevil said:
    I'm just taking the ATI 4870 X2 would be good


    Aggre, single 4870 is best option for highend. Dual/triple/quadro SLI or CF is too expensive for "normal" users.
  25. I'm not entirely surprised by these results. I'd point out that there are hardly stock GTX 280s that are being used; they're not only XFX XXX cards, they appear to be core clocked 15 MHz above the actual XXX cards, 685 MHz to 670 MHz. (link, the card model's not available on NewEgg) At least nVidia could do something right, getting $1,410US worth of video cards, overclocked, to beat $1,100US worth of cards.

    However, I'm curious, when I read, "I still feel the Skulltrail board has some minor issues with the ATI cards, something we noticed at launch with the last Radeon series," that if perhaps the benchmark results might be different had this been on a single-CPU board rather than on a Skulltrail. Perhaps some enterprising reviewers might fill us in on that area... I'm a tad disappointed that it appears that none have thus far.
  26. What gets me the most besides the substantial price difference ($1410 for the GT280 Vs $1100 for the 4870x2) is that the minimum frame rates are very close (within 2-4 fps) and the average frame rates are almost as close (6-8 fps). At that many fps who gives a **** about max fps its about minimum/average fps.

    Not to say those results aren't impressive, just saying that its really closer than anyone gave any credit to and the price is no where near close.
  27. With the extra 300$, you could buy a G260 and give that to the wife heheh
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