Good review. I'm still gaming on a good 19" LCD monitor (NEC 90GX2). Just never made the jump to widescreen and really don't plan to. This size works for me just fine , I play a lot of games (currently running a GTX 280) and don't feel I'm missing a thing. Anyway, it's nice to see a review that still shows comparisons in 1280 x 1024. I thought us low life behind the times regular monitor screen users were relegated to the old timers out of touch bin. I will say I think there are a lot of us still left.
Anyway back to the review. I think nvidia was rushed to put this product out to let the public know they were still in the video card market. I'm just not impressed with nvidia this time. Way too much heat, power draw, noise. This review didn't touch much on noise but the hardocp review actually provided sound samples of this thing. Wow, talk about loud!
I don't know what the attraction of this video card is except for the people who just have money to burn and buy things just because they can. With the res I game at, I'll happily stick with my 280 for now. For my resolution, it's still got some life in it yet.
Most of the time when a new video card comes out I can't afford, I think it's a bummer I don't have it. This time I'm actually in the frame of mind of I'm glad I don't have it.
I think nvidia has some work to do.
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