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gx270 vs gx280

  • hi, im wondering, is the optiplex gx280 much better than the gx270? are there any significant changes applied to the gx280 that make it much more different than the gx270? Also, which one is better for the money, and what was the reason the gx270 was dicontinued so suddenly?
    Im not trying to be pushy, but i am intrested. I have a gx270 with the following specs:

    2.8 ghz p4
    1 gb ram
    64mb mx440
    120 gb hdd
    windows xp

    will a gx280 really out preform a gx270 when similarly equiped?
  • GX240,260,270 were discontinued due to INTEL discontinuing socket 470 and 800 series chipset in favor of LGA 775 and GMA 900 series.

    Intel changes the socktets or goes slot socket slot socket like they did with Pentium2 and 3 and Xeon and Itanium etc.

    Many computer makers grew tired of this and went with AMD.

    :P

    It was also INTEL that Told everyone that AGP was superior to PCI then changed its mind
    and now says PCI is superior to AGP and the stories go on.

    Agp was an INTEL game like the slot socket game to try and make everyone use INTEL ram
    and INTEL chipsets.

    Message Edited by SpeedStep on 11-05-2006 10:33 PM

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  • so  the gx270 and the gx280 are the same thing, different name?


  • gx270er wrote:
    so  the gx270 and the gx280 are the same thing, different name?





    The biggest difference I've seen between the GX270 and GX280 is the GX280 doesn't have any PS/2 ports. Your keyboard & mouse must be USB.

  • SpeedStep wrote:
    GX240,260,270 were discontinued due to INTEL discontinuing socket 470 and 800 series chipset in favor of LGA 775 and GMA 900 series. -correct

    Intel changes the socktets or goes slot socket slot socket like they did with Pentium2 and 3 and Xeon and Itanium etc. -ok...?

    Many computer makers grew tired of this and went with AMD.

    :P - huh

    It was also INTEL that Told everyone that AGP was superior to PCI then changed its mind
    and now says PCI is superior to AGP and the stories go on. - this makes no sense

    Agp was an INTEL game like the slot socket game to try and make everyone use INTEL ram
    and INTEL chipsets. - this makes no sense

    Message Edited by SpeedStep on 11-05-200610:33 PM




    Hmm babbling nonsense! I love it!

    There are a lot of differences between GX270/GX280.

    GX270 is based off the Intel 865 chipset. It uses DDR1 RAM, AGP 8x, and has PS/2 ports. Cosmetically they look similar to the older GX280s.

    GX280 is based off the Intel 915 chipset. It uses DDR2 RAM, PCIe x16 slot, and only has USB ports. There are two styles of GX280s by the way - they introduced a new BTX case with this model. It also supports 64 bit processors, which the GX270 doesn't.

    Look at the specs sheets, there are a lot of differences

    They were both discontinued long time ago so I don't know why you think they were suddently discontinued.

    Right now I see no point in going from your system to a GX280 one.

    Message Edited by Hydralisk00222 on 11-06-2006 08:03 PM

  • Thanks for the really helpful info! so they only have minor changes, and my optiplex is on par with gx280. Thanks again! i'll be happy to hear any more info you can throw at me!

    GX270er