Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by johnspack, Sep 30, 2012.
My 3rd GTX 470 and 1st of 3 DD-GTX470 blocks showed up today.
Oh man, it's almost time for insane benchie time! Can't wait to see what those 470s can do...
That is the one that is going to be watercooled in my deployment rig
Yes, that was a kind of d'oh moment for me. I've never run games in dx11 before.
Also why I needed a small voltage bump. Fun little, beastie, loud, hot, voltage hungry card!!
Edit: and if you have sli gtx285s, get rid of them and get one gtx480, it blows the doors off them....
Edit2: of course I want 2.... hint hint.... no, must be patient.... arrg!
Sexy block, I need one of those for my 480.
Find someone near a microcenter
I can't wait to see how mine does. Sneeky is selling me two more of them for my main rig's GTX 470's. The temp change will be night and day.
I have someone over in [H] that might be willing to sell me one in the next few days, I am getting sick of 80c+ and being forced to use my headset...
I let the cards bios control the fan speed while gaming; I use Afterburner only for benchmarks. I don't use headphones and can't hear the cards, my speakers are not loud. Temps are: idle 47c and load 85c. You guys should turn off your central heating!
Listed my gtx 480 in the sales area. I am still in the club with my GTX 460 Hawk. These Gtx460/560 cards are great cheap gaming video solutions especially with Nvidia constantly releasing optimized drivers.
seems to be luck of the draw trying to game at anything over 935mhz on this 470. hitting ocp and black screening.
i am going to disable the ocp and see what this card will do then. as it sits though, i run all settings on ultra in BF3 and get solid 60fps with vsync on and an occasional drop into the 40's.
i want to upgrade so bad, but there is 0 need for the games i play. so i'm throwing caution to the wind and gonna do some hard modding and see what it will do. if i kill it, oh well.
That's the same position I am sitting in with my sli setup. The 5040x1050 does however seem to make the setup think twice in certain games...
You will have to post a link to the ocp mod so I can try it on mine when I get my other two blocks.
Hmmm, well it's a match for my first 480, so it would be perfect. Looks like around 200can delivered, which is also a match for my first one! Problem is I'd have to get someone to buy it, as I'm broke until end of month around-ish. They went back up in price locally, so this would still be the cheaper route by like 70can. I'll have to see if I can scare up some assistance....
about 2/3 down the page shows which resistor to ground out to disable ocp.
Well that's pretty simple
First quick run, 480 at 800/1200 CPU at 4.0
CPU is a major let down on these...
Yes they are, it's why I left amd after running them since the amd286... well enough of that, 480s should do 850 at 1.1v, some may need more, some less. Mine does 860 at 1.088v all day long... took a while to get it right, but it's rock solid now. It's worth spending the time to tweak your card!
Edit: sorry, still ticked off I had to go intel....
I bought a Heat Killer water block today, it should be here sometime next week with the rest of my watercooling stuff. I am soooo stoked!
Still testing like crazy on this thing. Despite the stupid hot temps, and noise, it's just so nice and fast. I love using things like 32x csaa, and 8x supersampling on games I never could before. I'm still planning on adding a second one in a month. I'll only be able to run it at stock, but should still be a wild ride! I'm still amazed at how this thing eats my sli gtx285s alive......
Fermi was a huge step for Nvidia, Kepler is based in it from what I understand the was the GPU is structured but it was a bigger step than people think. Benchmarks are one thing but once I got my 480 it was just so damn smooth in all my games I fell in love. I prolly won't replace it for a while.
Wow, didn't see you had a 680 too. I know it should be over twice as fast as a 480. Want me one soon. For now I'll have to settle for a room heating 2 480s.....
Winter is coming, the 480's will keep you nice and tosty
I reckon I can still lower the voltage one notch:
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