MSI's N280GTX-T2D1GOC, GeForce GTX 280 Redux - HotHardware
MSI's N280GTX-T2D1GOC, GeForce GTX 280 Redux

MSI's N280GTX-T2D1GOC, GeForce GTX 280 Redux

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 200 series of graphics cards have undergone a significant price reduction since they first debuted.  At the time, NVIDIA flexed its GPU muscle with a high-end, single GPU graphics design that their primary competition (AMD) could only compete with by throwing two GPUs at the problem.  As such, NVIDIA initially priced their flagship GeForce GTX 280 at a significant premium; $649 upon its introduction on launch day.  Would you believe us, if we told you back then, that these cards would be selling for $200 dollars less in only about two months time?
 

Journey on for our view of the GeForce GTX 280 redux and see how MSI's N280GTX-T2D1GOC shapes up in the current high-end 3D graphics landscape.

 

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Nvidia still has a hill to climb yet with all the failures and of course the 4870 and the x2 it caught between some silicon and a hard place.

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warlord:

Nvidia still has a hill to climb yet with all the failures and of course the 4870 and the x2 it caught between some silicon and a hard place.



from what ive seen the 280 can still hold its own, and is about 100-150 cheaper! so it isnt exactly a bad deal at all. for 100 dollars less you still get amazing performance and you get the ability to tri-sli them. i say that while amd is top dog now, it also has a lot to do with bang for buck, i say the 4870 is perfect in the price range it is in, and for the people who want great performance but cant shell out 550, i say the 280 is great.

 

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I'm loving the competition! I so glad that the 4870x2 isn't $650 or more. Prices are awesome right now.

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bob_on_the_cob:

I'm loving the competition! I so glad that the 4870x2 isn't $650 or more. Prices are awesome right now.

radeon 9700 times were a beast. top video card for only 250... cmon man whats not to love? you had the new dx, top notch performance and only 250... i miss days when a video cards was under 400 (im talking about TOP models)

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Me to but it is much better than it has been. I just picked up a 9600gt for $85. Ita not the top performere but it is a really fas card that was selling for $200 a few months back.

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Yeah things are good with  prices falling and competitiion rising again.

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