GeForce GTX 280 Reviewed

Guru3D has tested and reviewed the GeForce GTX 280. “…… NVIDIA launches this new flagship along with the GeForce GTX 260. In this review you can read all you need to know about them. And yes, the rumor was right; 1.4 frickin’ Billion transistors slapped onto a piece of silicon. Crazy, but oh so much fun. We finally found a product that can play Crysis at a decent resolution with high-image quality settings. Be sure to check out the review, which you can find right here…..”.

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Dunno about the reviews…

I recently upgraded to a couple of 280’s to my system.
I’m running four monitors, three through TH2GO and one below for instruments (I run a VC view on the lower monitor to match up with the three above).

Getting the following framerates:

Around cities and busy airports = 23 – 37
Coastlines = 30 – 47
Bush flying = 40 – > 50

Running the sim with ORBX recommended settings for their FTX products.

Amix

Michiel W.

I’ve bought a GTX280, and so far I must say, I wish I hadn’t. Even my EN 8800 GTS performed much better. I hope this is a driver or tweakproblem since my time to return the card is allmost expired. Does anyone knows has tips to improve this card? Or can I better go for another one?

xfx video cardGTX 280 Reviewed | simFlight.COM Flight Simulation News Source

I seriously doubt a driver update (or many) will regain 33% performance loss over the 8800GTX Ultra — keeping in mind this is just to get back to being ON PAR with the 8800GTX Ultra, NOT exceeding it. Not sure exactly what the problem is, but don’t look for a driver miracle to cure this issue. Considering the GTX 280 doubles fps in other titles, it seems odd that FSX suffers so much. But for now, I would NOT recommend to anyone that they buy a GTX 280 if FSX is important to them. Perhaps this is just a sign… Read more »

Markus Burkhard

Hi Mario, I fully agree that benchmarks other than FSX are of no use for the flightsim industry.
The best indication for the presently lame drivers is the one benchmark where the 9800GX2 outperforms the new G280 GTX… If you look at the technical specifications of those two and keep in mind that FSX does NOT support two GPUs then this obviously must be driver issue.
Oh well… nVidia Drivers have been poor for years now… too bad.