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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Reference Design Card Final Design Pictured

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  1. jasper1605

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    The way I see it is that nvidia is going for a multipurpose card. Much like acid and mkmods have said. If you said up fermi as a cruncher you can turn off your water heater and place the tank near the exhaust vents of the card. Voila you now have no gas bill for heating water and you get hot showers! Is your house cold in the winter? Buy the fermi and heat your house WHILE killing people in BC2 for the cost of JUST killing people in BC2. Awesome :)

    I'll stick w/ my 5850 toxic though. I lovez it :toast:
     
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    The wave of the future. I hope the person who has the 18Amp fans doesn't have pets or they may go insane!
     
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    I'm amazed that you can look into your crystal ball and foresee that the GTX480 won't outperform the 5970. Really. That's incredible. How can it be that you are so certain of this so-called "fact" while the d@mned card hasn't reached any reviewer yet? Or perhaps you have someone on the inside feeding you this interesting piece of information? Sources, as usual, are deeply appreciated. Not that you might be wrong, but many people say many things without backing them up. ;)
     
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    What I find odd about that graph is the 5850 only pulling 150 while the 5870 pulls 212. I wonder if you can run a non-overclocked 5870 on one connector. Anyone wanna bet you can?

    Do you even own a 5800 series card? They are quiet as hell.
     
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    that would be related to furmark drawing excessive power on 48x0 series cards. i get over 100W more in power draw in furmark than i do in any other GPU stress test + CPU test combined.

    he means geforce FX 5800 ultra
     
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    It is 2003 all over again...

    I wonder if there will be 3d mark optimisations* this time?








    *blatant image quality reducing hacks in forceware
     
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    The HD5870 is 188W TDP!
     
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    you aint lyin! Last year my gtx 275 caused my window AC to condensate. :mad:

    They have to be out of their friggin minds coming out with something this power hungry and this hot.. 7-8 months after ATI.. technology is supposed to advance overtime, this looks nothing like advancement.
     
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    Well TDP is thermal design power, so power consumption can actually higher.
    The only thing we know right now is the Fermi will be a damn hot card.
     
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    lol ive been trying to find that video i posted about a month ago that is a joke and shows the gta 4 game being run on fermi then the computer pops and explodes into sparks and smoke.. no luck.. was funny as hell though
     
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    Leaked Fermi 470 and 480 specs and pricing

    Leaked Fermi 470, 480 specs and pricing:
    470 TDP 225 US$349,
    480 TDP 295 US$499.

    Single Fermi GPU 480 TDP is close to TDP of ATI dual 5870 GPU the 5970. The performance of Nvidia Fermi 470 VS ATI 5850 and 480 VS 5870 is 5% - 10% faster than ATI respectfully.

    http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-final-specs--pricing-revealed/8635.html

    Competition drives innovation, performance and best value for consumers ;)
     
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    Huh? It's 110-120v here and there's no reason to feel bad for us. Typical household breakers are rated to 15A so so we've still got room for tri SLI :wtf:

    That TDP is disgusting. It's also running way behind schedule and with lower yields and a partially disabled flagship chip. I'm all for healthy competition and choice, but nVidia missed it's mark this time. I hope they can make up some lost ground with their mid and low range options. Also what happened to the 3xx series? They just get cut?
     
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    Their mobile DX10 chips were named the 300 series, a thread a while back said that Nvidia claimed their OEM partners pressured them into renaming Fermi into the 4xx series.
     
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    for some reason i can picture someone sitting there looking at the furry dounut for a whole day, and for some reason i cannot stop laughing at this thought
     
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    5-10% FASTER BLAH BLAH

    NEED BIGGER PSU BLAH BLAH

    30-40C HOTTER BLAH BLAH

    $100-$200 MORE $$ BLAH BLAH

    6-7 MONTHS MORE WAITING BLAH BLAH BLAH

    HIGHER POWER BILL BLAH BLAHH

    HOTTER CASE HOTTER BEDROOM BLAH BLAH

    naysayers!!
     
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    If its 5%-10% faster than the 5870 like what they state, then yeah..
     
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    10% faster
    50% more power
    50% more heat
    probably 300% more noise
     
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    I'm not an expert in GPUs, but I know, that it's damn right impossible to beat the other companies dual-GPU card with a single-GPU card, when both use the same manufacturing process (40nm). You can be a Nvidia fanboy all you want, but let me tell you, Nvidia is good, but it can't pull magic tricks out of it's pocket. No, I don't have any proof or sources, I'm just speculating and thinking using my brain. As far as I know, that's what the forum is for; so that people can come and say their opinions, thoughts and speculations. There is free speech in TPU, and I can pretty much say what ever I want, even though it's full of crap.:D
     
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    Very much.
     
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    actually, you can only say what you want within our guidelines ;)
     
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    Yep, but I did mean within the subject and not offensive or otherwise outside TPUs guidelines:eek:

    But thanks for reminding me that there's going to be a moderator up my @ss if I post something offensive. Not that I was going to... ;)
     
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    That is a non-overclocked HD5870, the reference design actually. The voltages required to reach the HD5870 clock speeds stable, along with all 1600 Shaders, really ups the power draw.

    Quiet as hell? I have to run the HD5870 we have at work at 100% fan speed to keep temps under 80°C, and it sounds like a damn leaf blower.

    I don't see what the HD48x0 series has to do with the power draw on the HD58x0 series. Furmark does max out the load on the GPU, that is why we are looking at the Maximum power draw, it does it for every GPU, it isn't like it is unfair for ATi cards...
     
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    I don't think it needs THAT much of a power draw to be stable and if you need to run it at 100% fan to keep it under 80c than you ether have the card WAY OC beyond its capabilities or something is wrong with the card.
     
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    Oh, don't worry! It's less than 300W :toast:

    I'll take 1 please.
     

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