After one of my 8800 Ultras failed last week i've ordered 2x Evga 280GTX FTWs but after reading Toms new 3D cards benchmarks I can't see a real increase but should my QX9650 at 4.2 make a real difference over the test cpu? please tell me it will...or, have I been a complete knob head ?
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yes the 280+ is die shrink with high clock speed and GDDR5.
They aren't likely to bother with GDDR5 - the 512 bit bus gives the 280 all of the bandwidth it needs. This is the same reason why the 4870 isn't likely to ever get upgraded with a wider bus - neither is bandwidth starved in its current implementation.
I'm going to agree with Liquid on this one. RMA your Ultra and hold off till prices are cheaper and better stuff is out. Your cards are plenty capable of pretty much everything you throw at it and for the foreseeable future, this should be true.
the reson behind using 265 bit ddr5 instead of a 512 bit ddr3 is obvious , Nvidia is aiming for lowering the cost of producing the gtx280+ , the die shrink will be point , the other will be the memory .... after all a 265 ddr5 costs less that a 512 ddr3 , produce less heat I suppose and give almost the same performance