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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1536 MB Fermi

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Seriously, this thread certainly did take a turn...lol

    W1z still does the best reviews on the net. PERIOD. They are the only reviews I trust fully.

    The drivers uses are not that old, something like 3 months, W1z tends to do a complete rebench with the latest drivers every quarter, which means new driver review will likely be coming. W1z could have benched just the HD5800 cards with the new drivers, but then people would still bitch about the older drivers being used with the older cards, and the review not helping give an idea of how much of a performance boost people get over their current cards... It is lose lose. I'd rather see one single driver used for all the cards than some cards with one driver and others with another.

    Having a few nice constructive comments about the older drivers would have been fine, however IMO going on and on about it, posting the same non-constructive comments about it and implying that W1z doesn't know what he is doing is nothing more than trolling and flaming, and it should be handled as such with infractions and bans. You don't just come onto HIS website and start bashing his work, it isn't acceptable.

    If you can't make your comments constructive, DON'T make any.

    IMO, posts about the drivers by the following people should have been deleted, and met with infactions or bans:
    crow1001
    Reefer86
    rpsgc
    Semi-Lobster
    a_ump
    Dahaka

    And mind you, that isn't everyone that talked about the drivers, just those that were really just trolling about them and had crap like WTF and FAIL in the post, and nothing contructive.

    IMO, the comments for a review should be able the product, and not the review process itself. A constructive comment or two about a certain issue with the review is fine, but once it is posted by someone else, that is it, no need to repost the same thing 30 times.
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  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    why was cat 9.12 used? 5K cards get quite the performance boost in the latest drivers.

    the reason it matters is especially with the 5970, it would have very outdated crossfire profiles for the newer DX11 games - 3 months could be the difference between one GPU or both GPU's being used in some titles.
  3. W1zzard

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    added your oh so precious catalyst 10.3 scores for the 5870 ... 2% was definitely worth the drama .. 5970 coming later

    now ask all your 10.3 review websites whether they used 10.3a or the real whql build
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    10.3, 10.3a and 10.3 OGL4 :S
    betas make it messy!


    we ask YOU to test it, because we trust your results!
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    nah, it's not that betas make mistakes.. Beta's aren't "official"..

    Thx W1zzard for the add.


    Stuff has to start somewhere..
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    Ok, let me ask you something, how much pay nvidia for this review....:rolleyes:
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    let me ask you something.


    want to stop trolling? :rolleyes:
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    i'm not testing a beta driver that appears right before the launch of the biggest competitor. you're still not happy with 10.3 whql ? apparently all of the 9.12 naysayers fell for amd's propaganda of 15% faster drivers
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    I appreciate you going to the trouble.

    If you consider the sample 480 you have only over clocks 10% a 2% overall difference just from drivers is still a difference that needs to be taken into account eh :toast:

    Although I see in a few games the little extra the drivers give put it ahead of the 480 XD :laugh:


    Cheers again Wiz.

    Whilst we're here is their any other dx11 games you can use for future reviews?
    Does AVP have a bench mark for example?


    Also I realise I said I wouldn't post again but this doesn't count :laugh:
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    happy with anything you test - we wanted to know if 9.12 was holding them back due to the age, from a verified source (read: not AMD's release notes)

    10.3 is legit WHQL, so its quite valid to use that one.
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    I'm going off my friends/associates results using the new drivers actually :toast:

    I didn't even know AMD stated such a thing :laugh:
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    i was expecting it to be on pair with the 5970.oh well
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    The ones that bitch are usually the ones that have never seriously taken the time out to try and do a VGA card review. It takes huge amounts of time and effort and that's if things go according to plans. Once you bring a whole new product range into the picture no doubt that time frame increases three times as drivers and compatibility questions arise. W1zzard I hope you realize that you do carry a high level of respect among many sites, not just here at TPU and that once the de-stressing passes and you recover from GPU burnout that you are here for a long time providing quality reviews.
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    Coundn't agree more, it's the weekend W1zz, go drink some beer and visit some hookers :toast:
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    Don't be presumptuous ;)
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    :laugh: at 2%. I thought those 15% increases were to good to be true. And there you have ya dumb asses. NOW do you understand why this was all pointless and the review was in fact awesome?

    W1zz rest assured that most people on this site are very greatful for your work. I wouldn't have spent my time on that logo if I didn't believe in this place......except for newtekie1. Hes just a fanboi. :laugh:
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    Thank you W1z, and I appreciate you going through the touble. 2% really puts all those people trolling and bitching in their place...:laugh::toast:

    Really makes a difference:rolleyes:, and really shows how little ATi has done with their drivers over the time the cards have been out.

    I'm really looking forward to your review of the GTX470, and would have prefered your time spent reviewing that then redoing ATi cards with drivers that make no real difference...
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    i think i missed the pages of trolling, .. i didnt read the last 10 pages before i posted mine.


    I think we need to organise a beer fundraiser for w1zzy.
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    The only thing I will guess is those "15%" increases are in some sections of the game. Not over all. Anyway thats my best guess.
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    Did you relook through the review? 2% is the average difference.

    In some games you get that full 15% ( and in some other games you get as much as 20%)


    Its important to look at all the data not just the conclusions .
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    i was so looking forward to that
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    o_O

    I'm so out of this thread.
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    Its a pleasure to disappoint :laugh:


    In all seriousness what's the problem though, we have a difference in opinion and that is it.

    Can't we all just get along :p
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    And in some cases it got LESS FPS. So yeah running the 10.3 was a waste of time.

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