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Old April 2, 2009, 12:03 PM
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I just saw the review, so I pulled up this The Games of Christmas '08: GPU Performance Part 1

because I just bought the egg deal gtx 280 for $290 and unless drivers have changed the gtx 275 seems to beat out the gtx 280, so it looks like the gtx 280 wasn't that good of a deal after all.
Don't worry over something you have no control over You made a good choice at the time and you have enjoyed your card since you bought it so, no regrets! Just wait another week or two, there will be new rumors, new skus, new cards and cheaper prices! It is a treadmill you can't win.

I remember my first CD ROM drive, I had to drive from Cold Lake to St. Paul to find a store that had one, it cost nearly $500 and came with about 7 CDs... times change. I bought my first single sided, single density floppy drive for a TRS-80 Model III in 1984 from Best Computers in Toronto by mail order, another $500 well spent!

I try not to worry about it any more, though I do remember the amounts fairly well it seems!
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Don't worry over something you have no control over You made a good choice at the time and you have enjoyed your card since you bought it so, no regrets! Just wait another week or two, there will be new rumors, new skus, new cards and cheaper prices! It is a treadmill you can't win.

I remember my first CD ROM drive, I had to drive from Cold Lake to St. Paul to find a store that had one, it cost nearly $500 and came with about 7 CDs... times change. I bought my first single sided, single density floppy drive for a TRS-80 Model III in 1984 from Best Computers in Toronto by mail order, another $500 well spent!

I try not to worry about it any more, though I do remember the amounts fairly well it seems!
QFT there Dwayne.
I remember Too the First CD Burners (at the time my Father had brought it home from his work).
I remember the Cost of the First DVD Burners too! And now we can get Sata ones at 10x the speed for 1/100th the cost.

Its just the way Technology Works I'm Afraid.
I Remember when I bought my Percisions Workstation from Dell.
Single Core 3.0 , and then poof! Core 2 !!
Grrrr!
Ahh well.

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Thanks for the compliments guys.

From the comments here, I think everyone seems to be paying alot of attention to the HD 4890. So, the question begs to be asked: as consumers, how do you feel about the paper launch by Nvidia? Does it mean you are ignoring their launch until stock becomes available?
Honestly speaking, the 4890 peaked my interest much more then the nvidia card did, and after reading through both reviews I grabbed one off of NCIX. I dunno, the Nvidia card feels lackluster compared to what the 4890 did.

Not "ignoring" it per-say, but not exactly an interesting card.

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The EK 4870 FC block may just about fit I think. The only changes to the layout seem to be around the VRM area at the back and the addition of that "extra middle chip" in between the 2 pulse chips and the "old 4870" voltera chip.
Aye, wondering how long it'll take for a block to come out, hopefully not too long.
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Old April 2, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I think I received a GTX 275 Retail card today. I'll check when I get home.
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Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: XFX Radeon HD4890 1GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card

Not sure if thats been linked yet but looks like the XFX 4890 is up for pre order at FS, a little pricey for my tastes but if it comes in an X shapped box it must be good :p
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I think I received a GTX 275 Retail card today. I'll check when I get home.

Haha must be nice.


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probably changed the art to throw off some potential counterfeiters I guess.
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Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: XFX Radeon HD4890 1GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card

Not sure if thats been linked yet but looks like the XFX 4890 is up for pre order at FS, a little pricey for my tastes but if it comes in an X shapped box it must be good :p
That is the XXX Edition.
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techPowerUp :: AMD Radeon HD 4890 CrossFire Review :: Page 1 / 29

4890 CF > GTX 295
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wtf?

techPowerUp :: AMD Radeon HD 4890 CrossFire Review :: Page 11 / 29

is gts 250 that very powerful?


honestly, i think something wrong with techprowerup...
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