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HYBRID
02-22-10, 09:16 PM
This was one of the comments left on the site:

:lol2:

HAHAHA.......I was in tears when I finished reading the quote...funny

trivium nate
02-22-10, 09:17 PM
well idk how loud the 295's are or w/e my 260's are quiet i use evga precision to turn the fan speed sup to 70% but it doesn't bother me

methimpikehoses
02-22-10, 09:19 PM
295 fans get pretty loud under load, and HOT. :(

It's a kickass card performance-wise, though. :D

MikeC
02-22-10, 09:25 PM
295 fans get pretty loud under load, and HOT. :(

It's a kickass card performance-wise, though. :D

Yup. I totally agree with that assessment.

methimpikehoses
02-22-10, 09:32 PM
Quad SLI was even more kickass, but I decided to sell one because the heat and noise were overwhelming.

It was like an F-15 was taking off when I played STALKER. :lol:

Redeemed
02-23-10, 05:44 AM
Unless NVIDIA's next-gen can match the Radeon 5870 in offering low GPU temps and fan noise, I won't be interested.

I despise having to use headphones to drown out fan noise from a graphics card running at full-speed, such as the GeForce GTX 295.

I'm aware that the GeForce GTX 295 is based on a dual-GPU, but NVIDIA's single-GPU cooling solutions have been very effective.

Cooling three billion transistors, without water-cooling, is a huge challenge, but time will tell.

Can't wait for the reviews!

Does this mean you'll be rocking dual radeons??? :wonder:

Blacklash
03-07-10, 12:59 PM
I learned my lesson about so called "pre-ordering" long ago.

I'll grab one from Newegg when they hit. Or possibly; Mwave, or ZZF.

lee63
03-07-10, 01:12 PM
Its 599 now.

Toss3
03-07-10, 01:23 PM
Honestly that low price of 299$ seems reasonable for the GTX 470 after seeing nvidia's own benchmark of unigine heaven. It really wouldn't bode well for nvidia if they tried selling a card, that offers the same performance as the competitor, for a premium.
I'm guessing these are going to be priced very competitively. ;)

G-Man
03-07-10, 08:29 PM
hahaha f paying above MSRP!

kaptkarl
03-07-10, 10:08 PM
Unless NVIDIA's next-gen can match the Radeon 5870 in offering low GPU temps and fan noise, I won't be interested.

I despise having to use headphones to drown out fan noise from a graphics card running at full-speed, such as the GeForce GTX 295.

I'm aware that the GeForce GTX 295 is based on a dual-GPU, but NVIDIA's single-GPU cooling solutions have been very effective.

Cooling three billion transistors, without water-cooling, is a huge challenge, but time will tell.

Can't wait for the reviews!

I'm with you MikeC. Although I have my doubts that NVidia will come thru this round. Too secretive too close to launch. Usually have some decent leaks by now......sorry guys, but I'm afraid ATI has the upper hand and Nvidia knows it.

I'm looking for a nice upgrade for my GTX260 216 core card. It's been a great card. Only time will tell. But for now, it's ATI all the way.

Kapt

G-Man
03-08-10, 12:35 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/4409278395_da36d0f8b6.jpg

K007
03-08-10, 02:20 AM
so the GTX480 is standard 1.5gb vram?

and lol what a strange number 1536...

Iruwen
03-08-10, 03:22 AM
That's because of the 384 Bit memory interface (6 x 64 Bit GDDR5 controllers).

Dogmifier
03-09-10, 07:41 PM
295 fans get pretty loud under load, and HOT. :(

It's a kickass card performance-wise, though. :D


I own a GTX 295+ (eVGA for the win)....When it's under load, it's VERY loud and hot..

this is a true statement (the quote)

AdamK47
03-10-10, 06:52 AM
so the GTX480 is standard 1.5gb vram?

and lol what a strange number 1536...

Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?

Iruwen
03-10-10, 07:00 AM
896MB @GTX 295 = strange² :D

Bman212121
03-10-10, 07:02 AM
Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?

Those are not so strange because they are 2^29 and 2^30 respectively. But it just happens to be that memory is usually done in 8 or 16 chips, which are also powers of 2. When memory is done in something that is not a power of 2 then we have "strange" numbers.

john19055
03-13-10, 12:37 AM
I just don't look for the GTX 470 to be $299,If nvidia is haveing problems with low yields,and if they are going to have 1280Gb of GDDR5,I just don't see them selling that cheap.I wanted nvidia this time around ,but I think they are just haveing to many problems with the chip,To make it fast it is probally going to run hot ,and that means a loud fan.I wanted a quite system this time ,when I had my TRI SLI GTX280 OCX ,even going up to 50% I could hear them over all my other fans.They were great chips tho I could run anything I wanted.I going with ATI this time around .I may wish that I had waited but I look for the GTX 480 to be a hard card to find ,which means the price will be more the $600.If it is just 10% to 15% faster then the HD5870 then I want be worry about my decission.I bought two of the new Gigabyte HD5870 with the two fans on then and they are very quite and I ran bench marks stressing the card and it very seldom gets to 50c with the fan running at 23%.But I have turn the fan up to 70% and I still can't hear the card.This is the first time I have ever ran a cross-fire system so I will have to get used to how it works.I will not pre order nothing ever again ,it always ended in failure.the cards I have ,have no trouble running at 900/1300 they would probally go higher if ati overdrive went higher.I think just running them at stock will be plenty fast enough to run any game at least now anyway.

Redeemed
03-13-10, 12:52 AM
Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?

Those are not so strange because they are 2^29 and 2^30 respectively. But it just happens to be that memory is usually done in 8 or 16 chips, which are also powers of 2. When memory is done in something that is not a power of 2 then we have "strange" numbers.

Exactly. Been working with computers since the 8088 and every thing is done by 8's (8, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 72, 80, etc). We're accustomed to seeing 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1024MB (1GB), etc.

preacher35
03-15-10, 01:41 PM
From BSN regarding GTX480:

At the end of the day, the shroud of secrecy that Nvidia raised around their walls only lead to the lack of trust on the side of their partners

Unfortunately, this has only reinforced what I have been saying: If Nvidia had the goods on ATI, we would have heard about it. I have held off purchasing an HD5870 to see what the GTX480 has to offer, but it looks like it will be just par with ATI's offering, minus the energy and heat savings. Time will tell.

Bearclaw
03-15-10, 01:57 PM
so the GTX480 is standard 1.5gb vram?

and lol what a strange number 1536...

Not at all. 512x3. Simple math. Makes sense. Everything is in 8's.

lee63
03-20-10, 01:48 PM
Price drop :D I'm thinking on getting a couple here...no tax for me ;)

http://www.sabrepc.com/p-174-nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-15gb-gddr5-pci-express-x16.aspx

CaptNKILL
03-20-10, 02:02 PM
Price drop :D I'm thinking on getting a couple here...no tax for me ;)

http://www.sabrepc.com/p-174-nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-15gb-gddr5-pci-express-x16.aspx

Hmm... that's actually tempting. ;)

lee63
03-20-10, 02:20 PM
Hmm... that's actually tempting. ;)
Yeah...but its prolly PNY though.