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Old 06-16-08, 10:03 AM Thread Starter   #1
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GTX 280 in the UK


I found this website selling the card : https://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...tml?ZOT-GTX280

Should I order this one now, or wait for EVGA and their kick-ass SSC edition if they release one?

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Old 06-16-08, 10:07 AM   #2
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Wait until the HD4870x2 launches, then the price will drop.

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Old 06-16-08, 10:17 AM Thread Starter   #3
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I want one now, as one of my cards has gone for RMA

I found out there is a EVGA gtx280 FTW, which is now the best factory OC more so than SSC. I will try to find it in the UK. If anyone knows where I can find one for UK I will appreciate it, I really want two of these.

EVGA GTX280 FTW clock speeds:

Core: 670Mhz
Shader: Not entirely sure
Memory: 2430Mhz = 155.5GB/s bandwidth

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Old 06-16-08, 10:20 AM   #4
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There's another clocked one, the ZOTAC GTX280 AMP! Edition

- GPU: 700MHz,
- Shader: 1400MHz
- Memory: 2300MHz

And the eVGA GTX280 FTW has a 1458MHz shader clock.

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Old 06-16-08, 10:57 AM   #5
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If you want a card now, then the GX2 is faster and costs a lot less.

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Old 06-16-08, 12:04 PM Thread Starter   #6
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No it isn't. I read benchmarks. And going sli with the GTX280 should scale better than quad sli 9800gx2...

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Old 06-16-08, 02:38 PM   #7
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A single GX2 is often faster than a single GTX 280, and do you really want to pay £150 more for something that's not any faster??

Plus buying a GTX 280 won't do good things for your credibility.

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Old 06-16-08, 06:15 PM   #8
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Indeed .. I'm getting a 2nd 9800GX2 over a GTX 280 .. £500 for a single card! I think not .. www.overclockers.co.uk has BFG Tech OC cards in stock .. but I wouldn't .. Either these cards need to drop in price dramatically or they really won't sell well ..

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Old 06-17-08, 02:57 AM Thread Starter   #9
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I am only 17. I don't have any bills to pay or anything. I earn £600 per month which isn't too bad for still being in full time education. I have no clue what EVGA will send to replace the 8800gts SSC, i hope it isn't a SC/KO/normal one or I will complain to them saying how my performanced drop :P
I might go ATi considering the prices are so much better. 2 4870x2's sound nice...

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Old 06-17-08, 03:02 AM   #10
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I was seriously considering going for the 280 as well until I read about what was new in the GPU. Yes the 280 is fast but there is no way it worth spending close to £500 for a gpu that does not even play crysis at HD with fps of 60 (with or without SLI). I am looking at ati/amd and see what they bring out. Plus its only a matter of time before 2xx price drops in a few weeks because of ati.

I am a big fan of 8 series which is without a doubt the best gpu since the 68xx series allowed us to play CSS at decent frame rates while looking good.

I'll wait for Bloomfield Intel Quad and see what gpu's are available...plus the 8xxx series / 9xxx series play games pretty well and are way cheaper.

Just my thoughts :-)

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Old 06-18-08, 02:16 PM Thread Starter   #11
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If anyone cant tell me where the EVGA FTW is being sold in the UK I would be happy I am going to order myself one for now, and one later.

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