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Old November 10, 2008, 02:23 PM
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in the test setup page you state that you are gonna run UT3...but there isnt any FPS graphs with UT3 :S
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Old November 10, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Thanks for the fair review. (I was disappointed by another site's panning of the 9800GTX+ when they compared it to the 4870 as if they were the same price - ?).
I picked up my 9800GTX+ for ~ $160 before the CDN dollar tanked and I'm very happy with it. Ovr'clks up to 840/2400 nicely 4 me and stays relatively quiet and cool. 15,300 3dMark06
Ya i think mine is a dud, or slightly a dud anyways. I get artifacting with the shader at 1944 which is stock for this sc model, yet if i bump it down to 1890 i can oc the memory and core quite a bit higher. Id rma it but i really cant be bothered mailing it and waiting for a few weeks for a new one. Payed $170 for mine too at futureshop on sale
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Old November 10, 2008, 04:30 PM
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This is a nice mid budget card. Also, is it me or the GTX260 got better than the 4870 with later review ?
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Old November 10, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Hmm was just browsing the evga forums, they have a 9800gtx+ which has been redesigned by them to use a single 6 pin adapter. Id really like to see a review of this thing comparing it to the regular 9800gtx+. Link to the card Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N879-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards. Something like that would be great for sli without needing a massive psu.
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Final overclocks posted.
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Old November 10, 2008, 06:18 PM
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What's up with the ET:QW chart with no AA where the GTX 260 core 216 beat a GTX 280 ?
CPU bottlenecking does very, very odd things. You should see that chart with the CPU at stock speed.

Anyways, I really can't explain it other than to say that there seems to be a correlation between the 216 Superclocked Edition's increased SP speed over that of the GTX 280 which allows it to push a bit forward in some rare instances at low resolutions.
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Old November 10, 2008, 06:38 PM
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This is a nice mid budget card. Also, is it me or the GTX260 got better than the 4870 with later review ?
Yes. Interesting, isn't it?
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Old November 10, 2008, 06:46 PM
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CPU bottlenecking does very, very odd things. You should see that chart with the CPU at stock speed.

Anyways, I really can't explain it other than to say that there seems to be a correlation between the 216 Superclocked Edition's increased SP speed over that of the GTX 280 which allows it to push a bit forward in some rare instances at low resolutions.
Oh, I see... Since at the top, both is almost cpu-bound so technically, they perform the same if we consider the margin of error.
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Oh, I see... Since at the top, both is almost cpu-bound so technically, they perform the same if we consider the margin of error.
Bingo. I wasn't about to fudge the numbers just so the looked "proper" which is why i am happy you asked that question.
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
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Would I see a big enough difference jumping to a couple of these from two 8800 Akimbo's or should I skip to a single GTX260 core 216? I currently only use a 22" LCD but would like to consider larger in the future; I'd like a 280 but it's a little pricy right now.
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