Originally Posted by odin20
Got my 2x 480's from Canada 2 days ago.
I went from no aa, and all settings on medium in bf2 with no hbao no bloom on just to make it playable with 2x275's and today im happily humming along at 2560 x 1600 rez with every thing cranked in the game, hbao on and 4xaa and the cards dont even break a sweat.
I haven't gone over 84 degrees on the heat side and fans stay at 65 to 74% when gaming and with both cards installed its noticeably quieter than my 295.
I really dont understand all the heat and loudness statements in the reviews.
There have been bioses released that I have a feeling lowered the fan speed. Temps are about on par with reviewer samples. Maybe the cooler had some last minute changes before they went out.
Gotta remember review samples are ES, NOT retail samples so sometimes retail products act a bit differently than the review samples.