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Maverickman
11-16-10, 11:25 PM
If it's not the worst Nvidia card ever made, the GTX 480 is probably very close. While I never owned the ill-fated GeForce FX 5800, the GTX 480 may not be far off. It's overpriced, hot, underperforming and noisy. Sound a little like the FX 5800? It took some time, but Nvidia finally corrected its GTX 480 mistake with the GTX 580. From what I've read, it's the real deal. At least the GTX 480 owners out there have something to heat their house with this winter!

Roadhog
11-16-10, 11:30 PM
pretty sure we all went over this when the 480 launched...

JasonPC
11-16-10, 11:38 PM
I don't think the 480 can match the failure that the FX 5800 was. At least with a GeForce 480 you were getting the fastest GPU for DX11. When the FX 5800 released it absolutely sucked for DX9. Some people don't really care about heat, noise, energy consumption. But everyone cares about performance.

Maverickman
11-16-10, 11:41 PM
Apparently the GTX 480 is going EOL. With the GTX 580 out, this makes sense as the GTX 480 costs more to manufacture. Also, the GTX 570 will be out by the end of this year or in January 2011, and it will also be faster than the GTX 470.

Muppet
11-17-10, 12:20 AM
I wouldn't say it is anywhere near the worst. In fact, it was the single fastest chip video card around until the launch of the 580.

jlippo
11-17-10, 12:34 AM
While not being best bang for the buck, I would say that the card is quite nice.
It even has decent amount of memory, so I can enjoy those old games with 32xSSAA.. ;)

No, Fermi is nothing like nv30 which was a guite a letdown, especially with new games and new effects on, Fermi seems to do quite decently with the new bells and whistles.
Oh and yes, it could have been better, it could have been 580. ;)

Happily Keppler is coming soonish so we might see what the revisited arcitecture can do.

MikeC
11-17-10, 02:06 AM
Agree with Maverickman. NVIDIA needed to release the 480 in whatever shape or form. But they knew it wasn't ready for prime time.

I'm ready for an NVIDIA skit like they ran when they laughed about the dustbuster.

The 580 - nice...

Bearclaw
11-17-10, 06:01 AM
Was unaware about the 570. Will definitely upgrade to that from the 470. Hopefully the cross margin will be low with me selling the 470.

LydianKnight
11-17-10, 06:48 AM
B > 560 :bleh:

trivium nate
11-17-10, 07:19 AM
MY 480 isn't that bad works fine and isn't that loud.

lduguay
11-17-10, 07:25 AM
MY 480 isn't that bad works fine and isn't that loud.

Works fine for me :D

DiscipleDOC
11-17-10, 08:09 AM
Agree with Maverickman. NVIDIA needed to release the 480 in whatever shape or form. But they knew it wasn't ready for prime time.

I'm ready for an NVIDIA skit like they ran when they laughed about the dustbuster.

The 580 - nice...

Do you have the 580 yet?

Yaboze
11-17-10, 08:22 AM
Hmmm.....

The 5800 was crap because it wasn't that fast. It just sucked.

The 480 is still fast and not that much slower than a 580, it's also faster than most of the single GPU ATI cards that it competes with.

I had a 285 and my 480 isn't any louder, at least that I can hear. It does run hot, though.

I guess if it dies next year, maybe EVGA will give me a 580. Who knows. I'm happy with mine.

Bearclaw
11-17-10, 12:00 PM
:lol2:

ONLY $620. Think about that a minute. That's stupid.

Peoples-Agent
11-17-10, 12:14 PM
None of it this really matters when the games put to use are absolute gash.

Where are they getting these comparisons from? Who really cares about heat or energy usage when your running PSUs from 750 to 1200 watts? Did you honestly bring that into the equation when building your PC? I doubt it. Hippies don't built PCs, they hug trees.

The 480 still out performs anything ATI does in a single card, I don't see the problem.

Even still, what does it outperform it on...? Crysis, which ive just bought for 6 from the bargain bin, three years old.

Bearclaw
11-17-10, 12:43 PM
The GTX 280s were $820 each. 4870X2 was $680. 5970 was $820. Even the GeForce 2 Ultra was over $800.

Just to put things in perspective. I really envy the US customers because they can get everything at such awesome prices.
Still, the US customers are always complaining about pricing... That is stupid.

I'm not complaining about pricing, as much as I am, simply buying a card at that price. They can keep going higher, I just would never buy one.

snowmanwithahat
11-17-10, 12:53 PM
I wouldn't say it is anywhere near the worst. In fact, it was the single fastest chip video card around until the launch of the 580.

Exactly my thoughts.

It wasn't the most efficient, but it wasn't bad. The 5800 truly was performing worse than the competition, completely different story than the 480

Yaboze
11-17-10, 12:58 PM
I think I paid $499 for my 480. I'd have to check.

grey_1
11-17-10, 03:09 PM
I think I paid $499 for my 480. I'd have to check.

$489 for my SC 480, and with the Accelero cooler I'm very pleased with my 480. If this is the worst they ever released then they're doing all right in my book.

DiscipleDOC
11-17-10, 03:09 PM
$489 for my SC 480, and with the Accelero cooler I'm very pleased with my 480. If this is the worst they ever released then they're doing all right in my book.

Are you planning on getting the 580?

grey_1
11-17-10, 03:26 PM
Are you planning on getting the 580?

No, going to pass on this one Bro. This 480 does everything I need it too, and it does it silently too. :)

Madpistol
11-17-10, 03:30 PM
Agree with Maverickman. NVIDIA needed to release the 480 in whatever shape or form. But they knew it wasn't ready for prime time.

I'm ready for an NVIDIA skit like they ran when they laughed about the dustbuster.

The 580 - nice...

They seriously need to do a parody of a George Foreman Grill Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWbGGwN8qYU)



"I grill with Huang" :D

Maverick123w
11-17-10, 04:43 PM
Has to be the 5800 series for sure. The 480 isn't up there with the best they've done by any means. but it's a nice card.

MikeC
11-17-10, 05:07 PM
MY 480 isn't that bad works fine and isn't that loud.I couldn't hear you. What did you say? :captnkill:

MikeC
11-17-10, 05:10 PM
I think I paid $499 for my 480. I'd have to check.We all would have paid a lot more for the 480 had ATI not had a competitive part.

It was great to see NVIDIA set the MSRP of the 580 starting at $499.