View Single Post
Old 06-05-10, 07:09 PM   #5
Ducking & Dodging
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,948
Default Re: ASUS GTX 480 beats ASUS HD 5870 Matrix 2GB GDDR5 @ 950/1250 !!!

Originally Posted by v3rninater View Post
Mail, what temps are you getting and what is your cooling like? You have a pic? Was thinking about pulling the trigger, work got me a $100 gift cert @ amazon.

Uploaded with

Well mine is water cooled. Highest load temp I've ever seen was 50 and the room temp was about 83f that day. Normally load temp is about 44-45.

Even though the GTX 480 is faster, the HD5870 was a lot smoother. I really miss that. Been thinking about going back. Framerates are nice but when games don't feel smooth it doesn't really matter. This card reminds me of my experience with the 9800GX2, it benchmarked great but real world gameplay was just poor. Eventually I returned it and just went back to my 8800gtx. It was slower in benchmarks but games were so much smoother.

Im considering a 120Hz LCD to see if the GTX 480 would be smoother or just buying another HD5870 and selling this.
i7-2600k @ 4.6Ghz, Zotac GTX 680 (1310/7000), 16GB DDR3 1600, 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 RAID 0, Windows 7 x64, CPU and GPU custom watercooled

Originally Posted by General Lee View Post
Oh, if the whole world had only one neck for me to squeeze in my hands...
mailman2 is offline   Reply With Quote