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My production Fermi arrived!

Discussion in 'News' started by W1zzard, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Rock on W1zzard, enjoy your new toy. :rockout: < qubit is green with envy > I wish there was a smiley for that. ;)

    BTW my GTX 285 is a Zotac, too.
     
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    I wonder what the power consumption will be, probably about 580 under max stress for both?
     
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    LOL .. we had snow yesterday and a hard frost this morning.
    Can you point that thing toward WI ?
     
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    My GTX480, at desktop... 54ºC-59ºC

    After 3 minutes of 3DMark Vantage... 75ºC

    Tomorrow... more ;)

    ByE!
     
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    Foam? That seems kinda ghetto. I mean it will work fine but......foam? That looks like some kinda half ass mod I would do.

    @W1zz: You said the new card you have is a different bios than the press release? Are the temps any better with this new bios?
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah why not just a piece of electrical tape ? would have done job just as well . LOL it looks so ghetto LOL !
     
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    I must say those are good temps.
    :toast:
     
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    Finally, something done right with this crap card.
     
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    I would have used rubber or something. That would be much better IMO. Foam just seems like "Man we built a badass video card that can run SLI and........DAMN IT if they touch they will fry! Quick cut off a piece of packing foam and give me some Elmer's glue. We got work to do!".

    This would also explain why Fermi was 6 months late.
     
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    I think the user OUTSIDE's PC Case allows him to draw air for the video card outside of the case. Not bad.
     
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    for the record, i think the foam is a good idea that is cheap to add and easy to put on the cards
     
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    Thats really my only gripe about it. The damn thing looks cheap with it. Other than that its a great idea.
     
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    Yeah, if someone hadn't mentioned it, I would've assumed it was packing foam that somehow stuck to the card . . .


    So, is the PSU squealing for mercy yet? :p
     
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    Some folks on the EVGA forums are receiving their 480/470s and posting benchmarks.

    http://www.evga.com/forums/tt.aspx?forumid=10

    Overclocked 480 SLi is delivering 60FPS in Heaven v2 with 4xAA|16xAF and extreme tessellation @ 1920x1080.
     
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    I just wonder if the spacing problem could have been solved in a more professional way, perhaps? That foam looks like it is likely to degrade and fall off / break apart with time, especially with the high temperature it's gonna be exposed to all the time.

    Perhaps a built-in spacer made of teflon or something would have been better? I mean the card costs enough to buy, so surely spending a tiny bit more to make it would be reasonable?
     
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    I would feel somewhat bothered that a cheap piece of foam is all that is stopping your expensive card for shorting out
     
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    I dont see how it would anyway. If you use an SLI cable it will force you to space your cards anyway. So I dont think it really matters if you have it in a little crooked. The second you add a second cards It will be spaced
     
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    I think a metal backplane like ATIs would do a better job, and act as a kinda heatsink, but I guess Nvidia want to ramp up profit margins and charge a bomb for there GPU and not force parters into extra costs on referance desighn's.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    nice w1zz! some are saying the retail cards run a hair cooler than review samples and they supposedly OC better. can you confirm or deny this w1ZZ??
     
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    meh,
     

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