Saturday, March 27th 2010

EVGA Unleashes Full-Fledged Lineup of GeForce GTX 400 Series Graphics Cards

EVGA unleashed a lineup of graphics cards based on NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 graphics processors, complete with overclocked, overclocker-friendly, and water cooling-ready models. While the air-cooled models retain NVIDIA's reference design, the Hydro Copper series models sport a full-coverage, copper-rich water-block made for EVGA by Swiftech. On the air-cooled offer are base-models for the GTX 480 and GTX 470 that use NVIDIA reference clock-speeds, and level-1 overclock (Superclocked / SC) models. The level-3 overclock (For The Win / FTW) only come under the Hydro Copper series, with no air-cooled FTW models. Details follow:
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (015-P3-1480-TR): 700/1401/924 MHz, reference air-cooled, US $499.99
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 480 SC (015-P3-1482-AR): 725/1450/950 MHz, reference air-cooled, US $529.99
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 480 FTW Hydro Copper (015-P3-1489-AR): 750/1500/950 MHz, Hydro Copper water-block pre-fitted, US $649.99
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (012-P3-1470-TR): 607/1215/837 MHz, reference air-cooled, US $349.99
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SC (012-P3-1472-AR): 625/1250/850 MHz, reference air-cooled, US $369.99
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 470 FTW Hydro Copper (012-P3-1479-AR): 650/1300/950 MHz, Hydro Copper water-block pre-fitted, US $499.99
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26 Comments on EVGA Unleashes Full-Fledged Lineup of GeForce GTX 400 Series Graphics Cards

#1
Enmity
I've gotta say those waterblocks look nice! Just what fermi needs, lets hope they don't make the water start boiling too lol. Very nice design evga has there tho. single slot too. Well done...maybe some fermis will sell after all.
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#2
Yukikaze
Two GTX480 FTW and a 1.5kW PSU, please ! :toast:
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#3
Marineborn
lol, thats hilarous a 480 with a WB 650....just ouch, sadly enough all these cards should have been released stock with waterblocks with how hot they run, hah
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#4
Airbrushkid
Thats nothing. I remember BFG 8800 with a water block costing close to $900.00


by: Marineborn
lol, thats hilarous a 480 with a WB 650....just ouch, sadly enough all these cards should have been released stock with waterblocks with how hot they run, hah
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#5
shevanel
will be the card to buy for next winter. lower price possibly and no need to run a heater too often.
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: Marineborn
lol, thats hilarous a 480 with a WB 650....just ouch, sadly enough all these cards should have been released stock with waterblocks with how hot they run, hah
The card with stock clocks is $500 by itself. Add the fact that this is an OCed edition, and that typically raises the price $30 (as evidenced by the SC model), so that's $530. Not even taking into account that the Hydro Copper is actually overclocked even further than the SC. Now, full coverage blocks typically go for around $120 or more when just released, depending on outer covering and manufacturer.

$650, factory OCed, with a full coverage block and a full warranty actually sounds about right.
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#7
skylamer
quad-sli gtx480 bla bla lba ?
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#9
Zubasa
by: skylamer
quad-sli gtx480 bla bla lba ?
You will need a couple of 480 Rad.s just for the cards. ;)
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#10

LOL! 650$ for a single GPU card!!! LMAO!!!!!! Yet, suckers are born every minute....
#12
digibucc
by: Wile E

$650, factory OCed, with a full coverage block and a full warranty actually sounds about right.
it may sound accurate based on current market pricing - but it sure as hell isn't "right"
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#13
douglatins
HA OMG Finally they answered my request to build WC cards with single PCI Shields
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#14
Mescalamba
Decent GPUs with nice Swiftech cooling. Seems nice.. only price is bit too high. I think Ill rather buy that HD 800. :D
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#15
popswala
Pretty sweet

All we need now is longer MB's. With these in sli or 3-way its gonna cover everything up with no use to sound cards, tuners or any other pci cards. then we'll need cases that support more then 7 pci like a few do already.
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#16
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
the water cooled cards are beautiful to look at (well done Evga) The H20 coolers look nicely engineered.

Its gonna be interesting to see "how hot" they really are..
I remember people saying how cool the 5870s were (lol, they dont run that cool to me) so a real comparison would be sweet.
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#17
Wile E
Power User
by: digibucc
it may sound accurate based on current market pricing - but it sure as hell isn't "right"
By that same token, buying a regular 480 and buying a separate full overage, single slot block isn't right either.

If a person is planning to water cool their 480 with a full coverage block anyway, this card is actually fairly priced. They are spending maybe an extra $20-30 to have it professionally installed, with it guaranteed to run faster than any of the stock cooled cards can manage, and still have the full warranty.

At current market values, $650 is the proper price.
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#18
idx
by: Enmity
I've gotta say those waterblocks look nice! Just what fermi needs, lets hope they don't make the water start boiling too lol. Very nice design evga has there tho. single slot too. Well done...maybe some fermis will sell after all.
i remmber my HD 4870x2 it was running on like 100C° + , and the stupid ATI said that was normal for that card..
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#19
idx
by: 777
I see ATI fanboys cant resist talking bollox in here to then............. :rolleyes:

the cards look ok... but IMO im suprised they look as .... erm.... boring and plain as they do for Evga usual standards...
BFG and Evga 200 series pre installed water cooled blocks looked alot better IMO, and were full cover.

Lets be honest it doesnt look anywhere near as sweet as this again IMO


one of my 285's HK full Bloc
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/mtbmike777/P2100017.jpg
:wtf:sorry i didnt get it , what was that in the picture ??? :wtf:
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#20
LittleLizard
if they need a waterblock just to keeps the temps ok with a 50mhz overclock, how BIG is going to be the stock cooler if nvidia releases a Fermi card with the full 512 CUDA cores enabled.
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#21
Yellow&Nerdy?
Fermi needs that waterblock to stay cool. But for 649$ you could buy a 5970, which is faster and actually has acceptable temps with the stock cooler.
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#22
aj28
by: MKmods
I remember people saying how cool the 5870s were (lol, they dont run that cool to me) so a real comparison would be sweet.
The 5870 is a hot card, that much is sure, but I think what impressed people about it at launch was that it was a big step over the 4870 in terms of performance/watt, as well as the idle numbers.


by: 777
BFG and Evga 200 series pre installed water cooled blocks looked alot better IMO, and were full cover.

Lets be honest it doesnt look anywhere near as sweet as this again IMO

one of my 285's with a HK full Bloc
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/mtbmike777/P2100017.jpg
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the entire left side of that waterblock is pretty much for the NVIO chip, which is absent from Fermi boards, meaning the EVGA block should be as effective, if not more effective than the one you posted. It looks pretty full-coverage to me, and damn slick with the heatsink fins...
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#23
popswala
<-----wondering if theres gonna be a design comp for these like they did with the new ati not 2 long ago.

any1 got any ideas on what they'd put on it?
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#24
Wile E
Power User
by: 777
I see ATI fanboys cant resist talking bollox in here to then............. :rolleyes:

the cards look ok... but IMO im suprised they look as .... erm.... boring and plain as they do for Evga usual standards...
BFG and Evga 200 series pre installed water cooled blocks looked alot better IMO, and were full cover.

Lets be honest it doesnt look anywhere near as sweet as this again IMO


one of my 285's with a HK full Bloc
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/mtbmike777/P2100017.jpg
I like the 480 better. I think that's ugly.

by: Yellow&Nerdy?
Fermi needs that waterblock to stay cool. But for 649$ you could buy a 5970, which is faster and actually has acceptable temps with the stock cooler.
Yeah, but if you are considering a card with a factory block, you are likely planning to watercool whatever video card you buy anyway. So then you have to throw another $140 to get a good full cover block for the 5970.
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#25
popswala
so far looks like xfx ( i like ) has color on theirs compared to these um...plain ones. but that doesn't matter since once its in u cant see it no ways and all that really matters is performance and a quality name to back it up. and we all know that the first one released is usually bugged till its been out for a while. hoping they kept that in mind since we all been waitin for some time now and there gonna sell quick so there better not be any bugs.
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