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ZOTAC GeForce Fermi GTX 480 SLI

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Hayder_Master

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    great w1zzard you did it so quickly, amazing review
     
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    So will anybody be reviewing 4 way 480 sli and sapphire/asus/xfx's special 5970s in CF? Would be neat to know which to pick for "ultimate" builds.
     
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    WTF, 600 watt for SLI ? wew and 600 watt of heat,

    BTW, are you use DX 11 setting in DX 11 title ?
     
  4. W1zzard

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    metro and unigine were running in dx11 mode
     
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    NIce review Wizz. Any news yet on getting the surround drivers? We really need to see how these work with 5760 x 1080/1200 + ;) Then hopwfully you will get hold of the 4gb 5970 as well.
     
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    Achieving maximum perfomance whilst ignoring all other concerns, such as heat and noise, doesn't seem too smart to me; however, if performance is to be judged in isolation, why wouldn't the "SMARTEST of them all" simply crossfire 5970's?

    Edit: nice review.
     
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    These cards are powerful beats, but the heat and power consumption ruins it, also the price, gonna wait for the yields to get better and maybe some GTX 485 SLI action :toast:
     
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    Rumor has it that 480 can do Quad SLI. If not, we know it can do Tri SLI. I wonder what wins then 3xFermi or 2x 5970?
     
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    maybe that's was just evga exclusive
     
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    Maybe the "will it max Crysis?" jokes will finally start to end :rolleyes:

    thanks for a great review, w1zz
     
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    That's a nice review and must have been a expensive one by the looks of it; I don't know how much electricity costs in Stuttgart, but I'm sure it can't be cheap. :laugh:
     
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    Nice review...


    What would be the performance with 3 monitors @ 5760x1080?

    thanks
     
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    You know, I'm just going to go ahead and start using the snark mark ("~"), because it seems that the Science of Sarcasm is already a lost art. :wtf:

    That okay with everyone?~
     
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    Newer drivers I suppose.
     
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    I thought that was supposed to increase performance :)
     
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    Yeah, I missed that after switching tabs so quickly.

    Anyway, do you find the HD5970 is quite weird in that benchmark? It's scale 2.3x compare to a single card, even though with lower clock speed. I haven't seen anything like that in before.
     
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    different in-game settings, unless the specs table is EXACTLY the same, dont compare old and new reviews
     
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    i im very shocked cuz i see first 200% SLI performance
     
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    That was An Awesome review, the power & heat would be fine with me to have that kind of performance with a 30" panel, If one can buy two card, 30" panel, the PSU & all the other hardware to make it run smooth.. why would they be worried about heat when water blocks are available.
     
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    •All video card results were obtained on this exact system with the exact same configuration.
    •All games were set to their highest quality setting

    That's what you wrote in both reviews.. so which one is correct and which is wrong or did you miss something, the fps are just abnormally different, like 20fps+ difference in some cases lol.. go back and see, your setups are 100% the same except for the OS :D
     
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    Yeah...the results of Folding with GTX 480s:

    Good News: We cured all diseases known to mankind!

    Bad News: Ensured the doom of all life on planet Earth.
     
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    The GTX 480 doesn't even support Folding yet. NVIDIA is supposed to be working on a revision which will allow the card to support Folding within a couple of weeks.
     
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    It is a good tradeoff: Imagine a world without diseases and idiots. Ahhh, bliss.

    Update: Its supposed to read like this: GTX480 will cure all the diseases by wiping out mankind. Without man, there is nothing to infect :D
     
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    Good one Popcorn and Fourstaff. Looks like SLI/Xfire scaling is finally paying off. Some of the highest numbers yet. Thanks for that speedy review W1zz!
     

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