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SKYMTL June 16, 2008 06:07 AM

EVGA GeForce GTX 280 Review Comment Thread
Well guys, the day is here when Nvidia launches their new cards and after months of speculation we have the benchmarks you have been waiting for. This time EVGA sent us their GTX 280 Superclocked Edition so I would invite you to take a look at the review which you can find here:


Please use this thread to post your questions, comments, rants, raves and suggestions.


DK2 June 16, 2008 06:09 AM

You’ve had your hands on this baby for awhile I see, and not a word.
You’re good!

enaberif June 16, 2008 07:11 AM

You said if your 24" inches and under this card is overkill and should opt for something like the 9800gtx.

Now I know I'm a bit behind times on video cards but is the 9800gtx that much better than a 8800GT?

SKYMTL June 16, 2008 07:29 AM


Now I know I'm a bit behind times on video cards but is the 9800gtx that much better than a 8800GT?
Not MASSIVELY better but better enough that it will tide you over for a bit longer than an 8800GT would. The reason I included the GTX in that statement is that it supports almost all of the features the GTX 280 does (Hybridpower, full HDMI support, etc.), can play games very well on anything under a 24" monitor and comes in at a fraction of the price.

JD June 16, 2008 08:13 AM

Great review as always SKYMTL!

Though it's just too damn expensive for me. Any chance of getting a GTX260 as well?

Oh and I hope you can do the same for the HD4850/70 once the NDAs are up on it...

magictorch June 16, 2008 08:15 AM

nice job
Wow checked the site this morning and there it was!! Obviously a lot of work went into this review and this card. Very impressive and a good start in the new GPU war.

I guess once the dies shrunk some of the bads will be can canceled out. $700 isn't too bad for an ultrahigh end superclocked card.

Cant wait to see what the GTX260 4870, and 4870X2 can do.

Will it be bottlenecked by cpus at 1680*1050 in Dx10? seems pretty pointless using this card for DX9.

SKYMTL June 16, 2008 08:15 AM

I should be getting a GTX 260 within the next few days and yes, we will have the reviews of any ATI products when they are released.

As for this card being bottlenecked by a CPU...it is but you have to remember that can turn around on a dime as new games are released.

matsta31 June 16, 2008 08:39 AM

Just out of curiosity, How long have you had this card in your hands ?

And when is the official ATI release date ?

Eldonko June 16, 2008 08:46 AM

Nice review. Seems like this GPU is only for people that have a lot of hardware $ since a multi GPU option is better in alot of cases + cheaper.

b1lk1 June 16, 2008 08:47 AM

Too much money for not enough gains at lower resolutions that most people play at. Great review, please don't think I mean otherwise. This card is obviously made to be top performer no matter the cost. I bet we don't see one for under $700 for some time in Canada making it a bar bargain since you can't even use the horsepower yet. It's like driving a Lambo on the 401 with a speedtrap every kilometer. Sure it's blazingly fast, but you can't use the power. I just don't see the point of it.

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