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rombat
04-08-10, 09:34 AM
Ok just wanted to start a new thread for users that has 470 sli setup, since cards are now shipping. I like to see more benchmark and users experience with this setup. :jammin:

Bearclaw
04-08-10, 09:59 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=149813

:o

fasedww
04-10-10, 10:23 AM
I got 3 Evga 470's coming from the egg. and there going in here.:D Probally get them middle of next week 14th.
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4353/snc10172.th.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/snc10172.jpg/)

Muppet
04-10-10, 05:45 PM
I got 3 Evga 470's coming from the egg. and there going in here.:D Probally get them middle of next week 14th.
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4353/snc10172.th.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/snc10172.jpg/)

That is a pretty sweet looking Rig you have there. What made your mind up to get 3 x 470's instead of 2 x 480's.

fasedww
04-10-10, 05:51 PM
That is a pretty sweet looking Rig you have there. What made your mind up to get 3 x 470's instead of 2 x 480's.
Really tri sli with these 280's been good, Just felt like it. I was thinking of 3 480's but chicken out. Maybe next round.:D

Muppet
04-10-10, 05:53 PM
Really tri sli with these 280's been good, Just felt like it. I was thinking of 3 480's but chicken out. Maybe next round.:D

Fair enough. It should perform really well though.

rombat
04-11-10, 06:32 PM
Awsome finally going to see some 470's in action!

shadow001
04-11-10, 08:52 PM
It actually makes more sense to go 3 GTX470's in triple SLI,rather than a pair of GTX480's in terms of bang for the buck,since the user gets a third GPU for more or less the same money as 2 GTX480's,and the total power use isn't much more for a triple GTX470,compared to a dual GTX480,with heat issues also being less of a problem as well.


The user might very get more overall GPU power that way as long as the game/benchmark scales well in Multi GPU setups.

Muppet
04-12-10, 01:15 AM
It actually makes more sense to go 3 GTX470's in triple SLI,rather than a pair of GTX480's in terms of bang for the buck,since the user gets a third GPU for more or less the same money as 2 GTX480's,and the total power use isn't much more for a triple GTX470,compared to a dual GTX480,with heat issues also being less of a problem as well.


The user might very get more overall GPU power that way as long as the game/benchmark scales well in Multi GPU setups.

If the performance is there, then yes. Only reason I asked was because in general, 3 cards don't tend to scale as well as two.

Amaury
04-12-10, 01:35 AM
multi card scaling from the benchmarks I've seen are performing best on the fermi series, better than the GTX 285 and Ati's Xfire on their 5000 series. if you are eventually going 3dvision surround with or without the 3d, I would say tri-sli wouldn't be a waste this time. but the heat will be a major problem if you go with the 480.

Muppet
04-12-10, 01:47 AM
multi card scaling from the benchmarks I've seen are performing best on the Fermi series, better than the GTX 285 and Ati's Xfire on their 5000 series. if you are eventually going 3dvision surround with or without the 3d, I would say tri-sli wouldn't be a waste this time. but the heat will be a major problem if you go with the 480.

Yes, you are quite right there. I am interested to see the performance difference between Tri 470's compared to 2x 480.

fasedww
04-12-10, 09:17 PM
Yes, you are quite right there. I am interested to see the performance difference between Tri 470's compared to 2x 480.
I erased this post as I was pretty drunk last night.

G-Man
04-13-10, 01:16 AM
sell me your tri-sli 280's muppet

brunner
04-13-10, 02:33 PM
Do Nvidia drivers now let the user allocate 2 GPUs to rendering graphics and 1 to PhysX? The main reason why I never went with triple-sli is that the NV drivers wouldn't let the user dedicate one of the 3 cards to Physx. It's why I went with 2x280GTX or 2x295 + 1 9800GT for Physx instead. In Physx games, 2 GPUs in SLI plus one for PhysX is always faster than 3 GPUs in SLI (assuming they're from the same class).

I think that's why Just Cause 2's performance is somewhat disappointing even on a 480GTX. The developer's choice to use CUDA instead of Physx meant that the water effects can't be offloaded to a GPU that was just dedicated to physics calculations.

fasedww
04-14-10, 07:53 PM
Do Nvidia drivers now let the user allocate 2 GPUs to rendering graphics and 1 to PhysX? The main reason why I never went with triple-sli is that the NV drivers wouldn't let the user dedicate one of the 3 cards to Physx. It's why I went with 2x280GTX or 2x295 + 1 9800GT for Physx instead. In Physx games, 2 GPUs in SLI plus one for PhysX is always faster than 3 GPUs in SLI (assuming they're from the same class).

I think that's why Just Cause 2's performance is somewhat disappointing even on a 480GTX. The developer's choice to use CUDA instead of Physx meant that the water effects can't be offloaded to a GPU that was just dedicated to physics calculations.

Not if your at higher resoultions with alot of everything on higher settings, three is better than two.:)

MrSavoy
04-15-10, 01:22 AM
I'm still looking around for reliable tri sli 470 vs regular sli 480 benchs/reviews and there are none. I'm so on the fence trying to decide between 3 470's or 2 480's. I'm leaning toward 3 470's but still not sure. Anyone know of any tri 470 benches?

alanon
04-15-10, 08:03 AM
Here's the first 470SLI review I've seen. Not as good as I hoped...

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/30999-nvidia-geforce-gtx-470-sli-review-2.html

fasedww
04-15-10, 05:37 PM
Here's 3d mark vantage and Heaven 2.0 stock gpu clocks
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5465/91886811.png (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/91886811.png/)
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2297/18019948.png (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/18019948.png/)
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7554/44907013.png (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/44907013.png/)

brunner
04-15-10, 05:55 PM
Thanks for sharing. Tessellation seems slower on that setup than I had hoped for but I guess it won't matter since we're still long ways from seeing that kinda geometry in a real game.

Kaguya
04-15-10, 06:00 PM
Here's the first 470SLI review I've seen. Not as good as I hoped...

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/30999-nvidia-geforce-gtx-470-sli-review-2.html

Seems the 470 SLI setup is about the same as a 5970, and almost the same price-wise. I sure don't feel like jumping to ATi this round and lose my tweaking abilities... but I certainly don't want to make my rig much louder or hotter.

I hear ATI has a refresh coming... maybe I'll watch that and see what happens. I'll probably just be disappointed and go with a pair of 470s, but sure would be nice to have a cooler running 460 or 475 or something to choose from.

brunner
04-15-10, 06:13 PM
There doesn't seem to be much more room for ATI to improve unless they come out with a new architecture. There's almost no benefit to overclocking a 5000 GPU beyond the stock speeds of a 5870.

MrSavoy
04-16-10, 04:58 PM
Thanks for posting those benches fasedww. I'm waiting for ups to deliver my 3gtx470sc's. I'll probably install em tomorrow since I'm tired as hell today anyway.

fasedww
04-16-10, 05:43 PM
Thanks for posting those benches fasedww. I'm waiting for ups to deliver my 3gtx470sc's. I'll probably install em tomorrow since I'm tired as hell today anyway.

Cool I've been playing just cause 2 everything maxed except I got like x16csaa for aa haven't tried any higher, runs 71+ frames a second, badcompany 2 maxed, these cards work good in tri sli, everything smoooooth':D

brunner
04-16-10, 05:52 PM
Cool I've been playing just cause 2 everything maxed except I got like x16csaa for aa haven't tried any higher, runs 71+ frames a second, badcompany 2 maxed, these cards work good in tri sli, everything smoooooth':D

Are they faster in general than 2x480? Can you please run the Concrete Jungle benchmark at 1920x1200, max, 4xAA? That's the benchmark I"m most interested in because 2 480s can't seem to reach 60fps in it.

Slytat
04-16-10, 06:47 PM
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