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The GTX 480/470 performance thread

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by qubit, Mar 26, 2010.

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  1. Hawkster13

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    Ok I just pre-order the EVGA 470GTX Superclocked Card. :) for $380 shipping included.

    Play for it for a week, if it makes too much noise and it gets way too hot.
    Ill just sell it on ebay and hopefully make a profit :) hehe
     
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    As pointed out at by w1zzard's review, it seems overclocking a 5870 gets you more benefit than overclocking a 480 GTX
     
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    470 is a good card and have a good performance/price ratio but temps are the problem.
     
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    anyone else see the guru review of Metro AAA + physx + tessellation the GTX480s performance tanks by 50% or there about even with 2 480s in sli the game wouldnt be fully playable seems metro will be the the new crysis :toast: and even Nvidia cant tame there own game
     
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    Probably the 480 isn't oc'able at all unless one watercools it.
    It already reaches 96 degrees during gaming load, and W1zzard's ambient temp was 22 degrees, and it's winter. Imagine the warmer summer months.
     
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    [​IMG]

    bonus pic for you guys .. i tried to make an omelette but the cooler wasnt hot enough
     
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    How hot was the cooler to the touch?
     
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    67.5°c .. stupid me measured after making eggs failed .. could have saved me the trouble :/
     
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    Thats not too hot.

    Do you think its fail or not W1z? General opinion on tpu seems to be so.
     
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    Well, I got to say. If it wasnt for Nvidia's CUDA, I would of jumped ship to ATI.
    Because I am not at all impressed Nvidia :shadedshu
     
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    so taking into consideration of the added ingredients how did you think the egg performed?
     
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    It might have worked if you put tin foil on the top of the card and the egg directly on the tin foil.
     
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    Considering graphics cards are the standard measurement for e-peen, this must be the next generation... floppy di(sk)
     
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    i dont think so. it would need to be exactly 70 at the least. that and the ambient temp wouldnt help how even it cooked.
     
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    When the games will make a massive use of DirectX 11 and the tessellation (which is not yet the case), nvidia will show in a much better day. Nvidia is the king of licencing.
     
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    Nvidia defated :wtf: lmao , hahahahaha , and people waited 4 months for it ...

    The last one laughs the most :D

    "THIS IS OUR PUPPY HERE!" :p :S :O -_-
     
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    I just don't get what is the big deal about CUDA? :confused:
     
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    4 months of waiting for bad heat... Terrible prices... And bad FPS...

    ATI wins this round
     
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    I can't wait to read Charlie Demerjian next article on how the GTX 480 did not impress :shadedshu
     
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    hmm...

    1. Disable fan
    2. Run furmark
    3. cook eggs
    4. profit!
     
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    tnx for the reviews, BUT....

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    the specs of the gtx480 are really impressive, but why nvidia still making their cards so damned hot! i wanna use it to play not cook.i will wait til they launch other cooler version
    and then i will make my choice.there is always a problem with nvidia.:confused:
     
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    nvidia keep making bigger and bigger chips just to compete with AMD. What's going to happen when AMD bring out the 6 series with the new architecture? how are nvidia going to make fermi more powerful? they already suck huge amounts of power and run at near boiling point. It's ridiculous. whoever makes up the designs at nvidia need to be dragged away from their desk and told to sit upon their creation while it runs crysis.
     
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    damned right dude,that person is living in Cryostasis,we expect zero worries from gpu and Nvidia is the number one in Problems to their customers.:rockout:
     

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