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    And yes XL, can't wait to throw 2 480s at my poor 850w psu.... now that's abuse!
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    well i would say : i have two 460 (ok one is burnt xD) not one

    and you should list the brand and model : reference 480 sucks Zotac rock! references 460 sucks MSI HAWK ROCKS (im joking on the last part xD)
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    Yeah, I might go through this thread and add brands. Looks like I'll have 2x EVGA 480s. The second one shipped out today. Well, with the cooler weather coming, it's nice to know I won't have to turn on the heat!
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    Not sure what went wrong here, this is all I get in Vantage in sli... although in games getting much better fps:
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    Edit: may have to do a 2nd run, my cpu #2 score is like a quarter what it usually is... have to figure this out.
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    Hilarious! Tried to run Vantage with X settings, and psu reset... oh well. I guess 900w peak isn't enough.
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    Lower the temps and wattage drops a ton. Try colder weather :p
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    Not sure that's it, it rebooted within seconds of the graphics test starting, didn't even have a chance to warm up. I've put at least a dozen games through them now though, zero issues. Seems like I would need a 1000w+ psu to do a high stress test. I was actually considering ocing them, but now think probably not a good idea....
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    Well, despite the psu limitations in extreme benches, I'd had no issues in any game I've thrown at the sli 480s. Fps is way up, scaling is very good. Dam fun cards!
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    Oh well, just for the heck of it, tried Vantage x settings again, ambient temps under 16c, got throught jane test, then, reset! My psu is just enough it seems, but I can't bench my 480s with it, how frustrating!
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    Well, Vantage doesn't seem to scale very well in sli, at least it isn't for me.... Got tired of the power shortage, so pulled my 800w psu from my server and added it to the mix. Seems 1650w is enough! First run of Vantage X at stock:
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    Haha a server rig doesn't need 800W anyway!
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    Starting the benching now... looks like my cpu is a slight bottleneck. Posted a Valley bench, looks like at 800mhz I pass a stock 670... need to juice it up a bit more to hit 680 level. Just waiting for the cooler weather to start tomorrow!
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    Well, a 680 owner challenged me in the Valley thread, and I just beat him. I'm happy, for basically what you can get for 200 bucks, you can take on a 450 dollar card + taxes = 500 up here. You should be able to get a used 480 for 100 bucks now, unless it's an uber version, then maybe 20 bucks more. Shipping is extra of course. But it is on the new 680 too, so 510-520 up here. I had to do this, and it's fun! Next.... sli gtx680s.....
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    Thank god fall arrived! Now my bottom card drops to 39c and my top card to 43c at idle, and in my hottest running games I stay in the 80s.... just a week before I saw 97c before I stopped. I've already almost finished several games I've been sitting on for years.... just so much easier when you can crank settings and still get 60...100fps.... these little monsters are the most fun I've had in a while!
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    Again, loving fall... idle temps for a sli 480 system:
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    Enjoy your cards! :toast:
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    I am, until I can afford sli 680s, these cards are just a dam hoot! Pull so much power, make so much noise, but strap on headphones, crank up the settings, and go for a trip! It's like under 60fps, what's that? Except maybe crysis3 maxxed....
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    You don't play BF3 right?
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    No, but if I did, I'd get 120fps at max settings.... wish I had a copy!
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    That high, really? As for getting a copy it's on sale often lately as BF4 approaches. Hell you just missed the Humble Origin Bundle too. :(
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    Darn, I gotta start sending money to my paypal and wait for a sale....
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    Still impressed with my 480s, still maxxing out everything I can throw at them. Certain newer games instantly use all 1.5gbs vram, but I think I can hold out the 6 months I think I'll have to wait for 680s to start dropping to 200 used. I never buy a video card for more than 200.... nor on my budget should I..... Anyone else still using 4xx series, come say hi before we are all gone!
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    Yeah, Sure the 480 is a monster. And I like how the reference design cooler looks. Shame it's only available as second hand buy... Still rocking a GBT GTX 460 here. This is probably the best card I've ever owned, notwithstanding performance. Never gets above 65c. Comes with a relatively high stock voltage (1.05) but overclocks like a charm (core: 875 with voltage untouched). No noise, fans are very delicate. I have it at 1600/1000 with voltage dropped to 0.987 (VRMs tend to get hot, reviews say 100c+).
    Say whatever you want but this is sufficient for my 1080p gaming and at decent framerates 'cause it's essentially a 560.
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    I've had a Gigabyte GTX470 SOC for almost 2 years, and still runs games very nicely for me.. Think I'm getting another one and install the HyperSLI, so my non-SLI Z68 motherboard can run them. :)

    My card has lost some surface-mount caps and its heatspreader, but works like new (well, I re-soldered the surface-mounts), and it's had a Twin Turbo II for about a year now, so the temps are also not too bad. At least there's straight contact with GPU and cooler without heatspreader on the way. :D
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    im out for my 480 (i keep it on my hall of honor shelf) i still run my 460 Hawk on the 2nd rig (for quietness sake!) i went thru a 580 Matrix and a SLI of them i tested BF4 with a single 580 Matrix and the 480 both of them offer a "acceptable" gameplay in campaign (not much a MP fan)

    now that I've found a 770(aherm i mean a enhanced 680)2gb for 250$

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