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Old 04-27-10, 08:37 AM   #300
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Default Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480" thread

Picked up an EVGA GTX480 SC from Newegg yesterday, going to spend some quality time with it over the weekend curiosity got the best of me .

My biggest concern is the heat this beast puts out, and power consumption although the latter is not as big a concern as the heat. I should be OK with the Corsair 800D.

I have been following closely a lot of owner threads on various forums and focusing on the heat issue and it seems as thought itís not as bad as some of the professional reviews we will see maybe a function of the latest bios update.

I will do some benching on the 5870 in the next few days on various games, BFBC2, Dirt 2, and others some synthetic benches like Vantage record the data and over the weekend install the 480.
If I see increased performance, good stability and the heat is not a concern then I will most likely keep it.

Iíll follow up soon.
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