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  1. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Good score I will have to pull out my stock cooler card and try the card with a VF3000F on it and see how that maxes out.
     
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    Yeah, at this point I'll verify it does upto 50% faster max fps, and probably 100% more min fps than sli gtx285s. I said goodbye to my 285s very quickly after a few tests.... next... gtx6 series!
     
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    Nice work dude, 850MHz is solid for a 480. The real life smoothness is almost unmatched compared to a previous gen SLI setup. Fermis are still very nice card when you poke a stick at them. Your temps seems well in line too I saw 71C max during 3D Mark which is well below anything to worry about. I'm happy your games just got a whole lot more fun!!!
     
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    Yep, temps not over 71c, and every game has higher fps, and much higher min fps. Best upgrade I've done in a while!
     
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    I'd rather not mention the names of the games I've tried on this, but you all play them right now.... The performance difference between sli gtx285 and just one gtx480 is huge. The minimum fps is much higher, and in most most games it's just constant 60+ fps now. And you can use ultra settings, and max aa. And that's in dx11 mode if the game has it. I can't wait to get a 2nd 480!
     
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    Oh, and about the fan noise. At 100% this is the loudest fan I've ever heard. It overpowers my 8 case and 2 cpu fans, which all run at 100%. It's louder by far than the 2 fans on my old 285s at 100%. But for this performance at 71c max.. I'll take it. And yes, I like the loud noise! If you like quiet, get water....
     
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    How many of you found that the lower the temp, the lower the power usage? With my 1.037VID GTX 470, when I popped on an aftermarket sink, it dropped not only by about 40 degrees but also 40 watts.
     
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    Didn't like the downclocking, so I enforced it, not bad! :
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    Not sure what this means, as I've never had a dx11 card before:
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  10. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Here is mine at EVGA Superclocked stock.

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    How does the 480 compare to some of the recent 6xx series cards?
     
  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I would assume somewhere between a 660 and 660Ti :laugh:
     
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    Pretty sure my oced 480 could take on a ti. Got lucky though, this thing walked up to 850/1700 at 1.05v! Doesn't seem to like 900 though, so I'll work my way up somewhere in between.
     
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    That is irrelevant, an overclocked TI would then overtake the 480.

    I am surprised 480s still sell, they are at newegg for a nice $199.
     
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    Okay, here's a run with a properly updated Vantage:
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  17. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I doubt it.

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    Expect the 480 to be similar stock to the GTX 570 overclocked similar to the 660Ti stock
     
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    Well yeah, pretty much what I meant, my quite oced 480 can match a stock ti. I'm still going to get a 2nd 480 before I get tired of playing with this series though! Next step after that will be a 680, and then sli 680s... I like high end, I just can't afford to be current!
     
  19. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I will stick to my stack of 470's watercooled they should still perform better when I crank them out to 900-940mhz core or so.
     
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    Dam I wish I could get 900 out of this card, but even at 1.1v it won't do it. Weird that it will do 850 at 1.05v though....
    I guess there is a sweet spot for voltage and clocks. If I could push 1.13v into it and keep it cool, I guess that would work,
    I'm just not willing to push more volts for such a small increase... oh well.
     
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    Okay, got a bit more out of it, but temps start to climb with speed just like with 1st gen i7s...
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    Hey dude please edit your last post instead of double (and especially triple) posting in a row. Not a huge deal but just better etiquette and helps keep the forum "clean".
     
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    Please just remove your above post, and try to be social?
     
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    And now I'll double post... Wrigley, could you post some specs, numbers, anything at all to add to this thread other than a complaint about my double posting? I'd really like to see what you are doing with that card! Anything to help the rest of us out?
     

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