Wednesday, March 24th 2010

MSI Shows off N480GTX Graphics Card

Here's MSI with its GeForce GTX 480 offering, the MSI N480GTX. While it's clear that all GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards, at least initially, will adhere to NVIDIA's reference designs, each manufacturer is throwing in a little something unique. MSI's offering speaks of "Military-class" components, though it's likely that NVIDIA's own choice of components fit MSI's definition of military-class, and the MSI Afterburner software. The software is advertised to work with the card to provide voltage control, advertising up to 15% of performance gains using it. Usual features include DirectX 11 support, support for PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision Surround, 480 CUDA cores, 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit memory interface, and connectivity which includes two DVI-D and a mini HDMI.

Source: Zol.com.cn
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31 Comments on MSI Shows off N480GTX Graphics Card

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
looks good! wonder what the prices will be?
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#2
DirectorC
by: brandonwh64
looks good! wonder what the prices will be?
450+
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#3
kylzer
by: DirectorC
450+
I hope not :laugh:
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#4
Bundy
I'm suprised they are offering up to 15% performance gains from OC. If the reports of high temperatures are correct, this is a brave move to run with from launch.
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#5
Lionheart
Looks nice, but the leadtek one looks better:o
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#6
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
MSI's offering speaks of "Military-class" components, though it's likely that NVIDIA's own choice of components fit MSI's definition of military-class
Just wanted to ask.. isnt it that the first wave of cards come from one OEM card manufacturer?
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: brandonwh64
looks good! wonder what the prices will be?
Standard prices look like US $499, so it should be around that mark.
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#8
caleb
Will there be news item for every card ?
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#9
HossHuge
by: Bundy
I'm suprised they are offering up to 15% performance gains from OC. If the reports of high temperatures are correct, this is a brave move to run with from launch.
Unless they used LN2 to reach 15%.....:laugh:
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#10
assaulter_99
Maybe its just me but I prefer when the card is green, like the reference card. Like much more badass.
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#11
t77snapshot
by: DirectorC
450+
by: kylzer
I hope not :laugh:
by: btarunr
Standard prices look like US $499, so it should be around that mark.
That sounds about right, the GTX 295 was around that price when it was released. There should be no surprises in price with Nvidia:rolleyes: ATI has always had great performing cards for the lower prices. Would I pay the extra $ for a Nvidia card.......most likely.;)
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#13
Sasqui
Never heard of "mini HDMI"
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#14
Sasqui
by: Roph
Hasn't been posted on TPU yet, here's a disassembly slideshow of the 480: http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Gallery/170368,nvidia-gtx480-disassembly-guide.aspx/1
That's a good find. I like the quote looking at the fan "Once removed we can see it's a model made by Delta Electronics, notorious for incredibly loud fans. This one is no slouch; at 1.8 amperes of power, it chews through 21.6W of power at full bore. Quite frankly, it's insane."
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by: Sasqui
Never heard of "mini HDMI"
All ATI Eyefinity 6 cards have this port, with adapters.
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#16
nt300
by: btarunr
Standard prices look like US $499, so it should be around that mark.
More expensive. Retailrs are going to try and rip people off before they come down to $499 just like ATI with no competition for 6months +. :shadedshu
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#17
DarthCyclonis
Military grade components? LMAO. It needs top of the line components because the thing heats up like a toaster oven! LOL I love the marketing spin on this one.
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#18
Hawkster13
Up till now. Just my opinion, off course ;)

For Best Box Design:
MSI 480GTX

For Best Video Card Design:
Leadtek 470GTX
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#19
nt300
by: DarthCyclonis
Military grade components? LMAO. It needs top of the line components because the thing heats up like a toaster oven! LOL I love the marketing spin on this one.
:roll: They will do anything to hide the flaws.
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#20
twicksisted
by: Sasqui
Never heard of "mini HDMI"
my sony handycam has one.... i have a regular to mini HDMI cable to run it to the tv
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#21
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Roph
Hasn't been posted on TPU yet, here's a disassembly slideshow of the 480: http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Gallery/170368,nvidia-gtx480-disassembly-guide.aspx/1
Custom VRM cooling looks like it be near impossible because you don't want to use those little crappy heatsinks and the lack of screw holes could be a issue.

Maybe TT will make one that covers the VRM's and memory hehe.

bad contact on the GPU or is that just the crappy paste they have used ?.
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#23
Futeball
by: TAViX
All ATI Eyefinity 6 cards have this port, with adapters.
no. All ATI Eyefinity6 cards have Mini-DP (display port)... I don't recall any video card before these ever having mini-HDMI as a display out.
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#24
twicksisted
by: twicksisted
my sony handycam has one.... i have a regular to mini HDMI cable to run it to the tv
its pretty much what iut says on the tin... HDMI but mini size... good i guess for putting on the backplate of a gfx card as it dosent take up much space... heres a pic of the connector:

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#25
MadMan007
The HSF assembly is kinf of funny. It's nice that NV appears to be sticking ith the 'heat exhausting' design, even though in some examples it doesn't matter much (5770 v1 vs v2) but at the same time 2/3 of the card is a metal plate that is the top of the heatsink itself which naturally means there will be some heat dumped in to the case.
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