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Zotac Readies GeForce GTX 480 Amp! Edition Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    Zotac is ready with one of the first non-reference design GeForce GTX 480 graphics card, the Zotac GTX 480 amp! Edition. At the center of its design is the Zalman VF3000 GPU cooler sitting atop an NVIDIA reference design PCB. Overclocked out of the box, the amp! Edition card has clock speeds of 750 MHz (core), 1512 MHz (shader), and 950 MHz / 3800 MHz effective (memory), against reference speeds of 700/1401/924(3700) MHz.

    The gigantic VF3000 cooler makes the card require three expansion slots. As with every other GTX 480, the GTX 480 Amp! Edition packs 480 CUDA cores, is DirectX 11 compliant, and has 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit wide interface. Zotac has not let out any more information, particularly pricing and availability.

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  2. entropy13

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    Well, "Amp! Edition" sounds better than "GOOD Edition". :p

    (yes I know the former's GTX 480 and the latter's GTX 470, but that wasn't the point)
     
  3. Yellow&Nerdy?

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    If an single GPU card from Nvidia needs an 3-slot cooler, then I can't imagine the cooler that is needed for a dual-GPU card.
     
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    There will not be a dual GPU card till there is a shrink.
     
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    Yap, otherwise the power consumption would go totally off the chart (~700W).
     
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    Gawd that VF3000 is sexy looking!!!
     
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    Looks pricey. Zalman coolers never was cheap.
     
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    Zalman aint cheap, but I'll swear by their quality. My VF1000 has kept temps at bay for over a year now and i never get above 50c full load
     
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    GTX AMP! Show no mercy - pound your grid with >9000 amps!
     
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    wow 3 slots! i want

    Dang now my eggs are scrambled up :mad:
     
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    Zalman VF3000N's are starting to pop up on graphics cards, but I still can't find a VF3000N being sold anywhere? Been wanting one of these since their announcement back in January :mad:.
     
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    ETA: 13/05/10 says one store so a little bit more waiting for you.
     
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    ... aptly named for the amount of amperes it pulls ....
     
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    maybe not two 480's, but two 470 or 465 with revision sure they come up.
     
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    You crazy European's its 05/13/10 :D

    But that is a cool looking cooler
     
  17. Live OR Die

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    umm mite get one of those Zalman VF3000 GPU cooler when there out
     
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    You are the crazy ones :p It would be like saying it's 25:07.15 PM now (min:hour.sec). We go with smallest to the biggest :)

    Before you jump on it it's 3pin, you can't connect it to the GPU, unlike Zotac have done (they've changed the fans to PWM versions).

    But if that doesn't bother then it'll be ok. I'd still go for Accelero Xtreme version when it will be out. GTX 480 is quite a lot of heat for that cooler 470 will be more home with it.
     
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    Go water man today todays cost less than ever !! A tri fan rad ( not the best ), a good waterblock with acryl top and the popular laing pump is far enuogh to keep very cool i7 920 4Ghz and 480 with full cover waterblock ( cheap too !! ).

    No heat no noise you can sleep without shut down the system.
     
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    A single GTX 465 still pulls 200W+ and two of them sucks more power than even a 4870X2, so the answer is still no ;)
    Unless they clock down the 465, but in that case why bother?
     
  21. Live OR Die

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    i move my pc alot if i could get a small kit like coolit makes for CPU's that would be sweet
     
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    Live OR Die says thanks.
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    no its you yanks that have it wrong. us and teh Europeans use day-month-yeah going from what changes the most so on and so forth. The logical and CORRECT way the american way month-day-year makes no sense,

    though what i also find odd delta is you being in Indiana yet your pic is an Australian race series.

    now back OT that looks kickarse. now have they overclocked it? cause i thought the AMP! series where thier overclocked cards
     
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    A GTX275 pulls more than 200W+ too and there was a GTX295 isn't it? In fact, the GTX470 doesn't suck much more power than the GTX275 at all.
     

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