Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by pr@$r1g, Apr 20, 2010.
Good for you!
ve had my gtx470 since july, but it's up for sale and I'm waiting for my other card to arrive for gtx480 sli. wish gigabyte would have done better with orienting the pcix slots though, they're really close together. luckily there's 4 of them.
If it matters any, I run mine in the 8X8 lanes. I loose very little, even in benches. It also keeps the cards apart and keeps them much cooler
Man, I love the Zalman VF3000f on my EVGA 470.
OC'ed, and completely stable, it beats the EVGA 480 (@ stock) I had in 3D mark vantage by a good 600 or so points.
And runs super cool too. Idles in the early 30s, and folding cannot push it beyond 60.
My other 470s w/stock cooler run on load at early to mid 70s. The 480 ran at mid 80s on load, leaving me with no headroom to OC.
I do have it flashed w/ a custom BIOS which allows me to push more voltage than what nVidia allows (1087mV). Going by temps, I have more headroom to OC, but at 900Mhz core, the display just vanishes the instant I hit Apply, even under no load at all.
This is my EVGA GTX 480 @ stock:
I'm gonna try pushing the clocks on my 470 some more. Any harm in pushing more voltage if temperatures are well below the threshold?
Loop is in effect and I just ran 5 hours of furmark and temps look great.
The block by Aquatuning.
Here is a quick pic of mine before I go in and liquid cool everything.
Beautiful, could be a reviews pic! and 12 drive bays! honoluluuuuuuuuuu!
LOL, I can't talk about the case just yet. Give me a couple of days and you can read all about it though.
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