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Old 05-25-10, 10:22 AM   #23
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Default Re: Dual Fermi GTX 490

Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Same here. Been ATi ever since... before GeForce. Last ATi card was a Rage128 with 16MB framebuffer. Even now still using dual 8800GTXs. nVidia has nothing that is efficient in power consumption while producing little heat without greatly sacrificing performance.

Thus, simply cause for this one round I'm going ATi, I must be an ATi fanboi!
ok, but when buying your 8800gtx, those things didn't bother you?

8800gtx ran hotter and consumed more power then competitions, as well as ran hotter and consumed more power then DUAL GPU card.

for comparison, 480 runs cooler(38-45ish) on idle then 8800gtx, and while reviews (running early drivers/and old bios) some claim 93c load temp, my 480 didn't go over 85c yet. And most end users will confirm, 480GTX runs much cooler then reviews claimed.
480gtx idle power = 186 = 34w less then 8800gtx
480gtx load power 382 = 67w more then 8800gtx

now considering that you have TWO 8800GTX
just estimating, 480GTX uses about about 60ishW less on idle, and about 218ishW less on load then your 8800gtx SLI.

both reviews are from the same site.

funny how you complain about power consumption, when your current cards draw much more power, and run hotter

Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Yes, 80*C is *A LOT OF HEAT*... don't care what component we are talking about here.
cough***your current ones run hotter***cough
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