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MSI Shows off N480GTX Graphics Card

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Source: Zol.com.cn
     
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    looks good! wonder what the prices will be?
     
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    I hope not :laugh:
     
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    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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    Looks nice, but the leadtek one looks better:eek:
     
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    Just wanted to ask.. isnt it that the first wave of cards come from one OEM card manufacturer?
     
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    Standard prices look like US $499, so it should be around that mark.
     
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    Will there be news item for every card ?
     
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    Unless they used LN2 to reach 15%.....:laugh:
     
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    Maybe its just me but I prefer when the card is green, like the reference card. Like much more badass.
     
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    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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    kenkickr, [Ion] and Sasqui say thanks.
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    Never heard of "mini HDMI"
     
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    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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    All ATI Eyefinity 6 cards have this port, with adapters.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    :roll: They will do anything to hide the flaws.
     
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    my sony handycam has one.... i have a regular to mini HDMI cable to run it to the tv
     
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    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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    Here this hungry monster taken apart...http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?shownews=33428&catid=2

    I have noticed that have very crappy heat transfer less paste is better but this, isn't plat surface the best, well this looks like molded concrete to me.

    Sorry but on long term this card will burn out...
     
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    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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    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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