View Single Post
Old 05-02-10, 02:23 PM   #1
john19055's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,864
Default It would be Nice if they could get the GTX 480 on a smaller Die.

It would be nice if they could make a GTX 480 or GTX 470 useing a smaller die,to cut down on power and heat.The GTX 480 is a fast card but overclocking it really brings out the power.But it uses the power ,it seems alot more then nvidia had stated.I want one ,but it seems that it really needs to be water cooled ,since it runs so hot.I do miss some of the features that nvidia has to offer like Phys-X.But IMO I don't think it makes much sence for me to sell my HD 5870's running in crossfire to get them ,sine my HD5870's will run any game I throw at it.I imangine I will wait untill nvidia comes out with a update ,or something where it does'nt draw so much power and run so hot.I know it a hard card to keep cool with air,but looks like they could make a better cooler so it could run not so hot.I know it is supposed to be fine up to 105c ,but to me that is hot.That is 221 degrees Fahrenheit,hot enough to boil water.But it is a fast card ,I could just imangine what the 512 shader card could do.They are a lot easier to find then I thought they would be.And you still can get them at $499.
Intel i7-3820+Corsair H-100+Gigabyte X79-UD5+16gigs G.Skill PC1600DDR3+2-ASUS DirectCU II GTX-670 in SLI+Crucial 256g-SSD+1-3Gig Seagate+2- Samsung 1-TB+3-WesternDigtial 640g+LG-12x Blu-Ray Burner+850watt XFX+Antec-P280 case+50" Plasma PM6700+Logitech Mouse+Keyboard+Pioneer VSX-1020+Polk Audio Speakers
john19055 is offline   Reply With Quote