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ZOTAC GeForce Fermi GTX 480 SLI

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

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    send me a gulftown, i'll use it in the next round of reviews, otherwise i have to use what most people can afford
     
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    I disagree. A 980X is not a gamer's CPU. Considering most of the review content is based on games, I would rather see a more mainstream CPU do the work and face it, two of these cards blows everything else away with even a "puny" i7. I for one am glad the review is geared towards the gamer and no those looking to extend their e-peen. I would love two of these cards. Gaming with more eye candy on than I even care to use would be very fun.
     
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    sorry about that cf scaling confusion, bta helped with the conclusion and got the wrong numbers. i fixed it now
     
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    Temperatures look fine, what happened? Winter with open windows? 100% fan cycle? Or maybe you summoned blizzard on the room?
     
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    tnks!

    I like the scaling... over 50% in 1920x1200! is very good!

    I wait for a GTX460 :cool:
     
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    It's 18% u nub! :)
    25x16 is the only resolution you should be concerned with when evaluating something of this magnitude...
     
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    Wow, the performance and power draw, both jaw dropping.

    Didn't know TPU Testing Labs were located in Springfield, LOL
     
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    To put it all in perspective...

    5870 CF
    [​IMG]

    480 SLI
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    Scaling seems about even between brands.
     
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    what? ATI? [​IMG]
     
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    haha you outbid him
     
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    man im not a "high powered " user..but i bet that those cards pull more juice than my quad and tri core systems combined...wtf....i would hate that electric bill,and trying to cool the room they are in. its hard enough to cool this room w/ a tri core..quad and a dual.......and the arcade.
     
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    excellent review as always w1zz, i've been loking forward to your SLi review :D

    One thing i am dissapointed about is that the sli scaling isn't as good as i was led to believe on other sites (i dont bother looking at numbers there, just read their summaries)- i was hoping for 70%+ scaling (i even read nearly 100% scaling on some reports). Guess i'll have to wait longer for sli and crossfire to offer the performance jumps i would like...
     
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    Nice review!

    Monstrous cards.

    Those power numbers are just wrong :rolleyes:
     
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    So the smart man goes with 2x 5870's, or the smarter man does 2x 5850's and clocks them, fanboys go down the 480 SLI path. :D

    And great review.:toast:

    Trub has his TRI SLI heaven 2 bench up, eye watering wattage used.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GMJkVQiq5c
     
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    It maxed out Crysis at all but one resolution. The beast has been slain at last! :rockout:
     
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    great review! for a single monitor. I got to wait longer to see the scaling and performance of multi monitors (3 displays) and perhaps where ati or nvidia really kick ass.
     
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    nice review w1zz!! thanks! I think its better to do the review the way you did it simply because not everyone everclocks their i7's to 4ghz+ in fact a lot dont. more people own prebuilt dells etc that dont oc with i7's than system builders, he tageted the review to the masses not just one group. and sli scaling is better with the GTX480's nice! the CF scaling is high but upon release it was terrible, just think this is an unoptimized setup when newer drivers come and stuff like that sli scaling will be better and eventually out do ati all together I think.
     
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    Mini-Jet digivolved into Jumbo-Jet :p

    It would be nice to include noise and 5870CF in the review W1z. :ohwell:
     
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    haha, then why you using the 480 in sli! Most people cant afford that either. J/k wizz! Love ya man and great review as usual.
     
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    Gawd, I'm just getting ready to sli gtx260s, these must be a blast!
     
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    Over twice the power. Remember a single GTX 480 draws more than a single HD 5970.

    No, just the cards.

    Phenom II will make other sites laugh at us, whatever the GHz. Core i7 "Bloomfield" at 3.8 GHz can't bottleneck anything.
     
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    The Smart man goes with 2 x 5870
    The Smarter one goes with 2 x 5850
    And the SMARTEST of them all have a good enough work to go with 2 x GTX480, doesn't care about power draw, uses Watercool to get them chilly and silent and then he enjoys the PhysX and 3D Vision surround.
     
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    Physx for all 16 games that use it, and the insane power bill from running these with F@H for any length of time.


    Impressive review, but holy space heater batman. What are they trying to do, melt the polar ice caps this year hoping the flood waters will cool Fermi?
     
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