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Old 06-10-10, 11:49 AM   #20
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Default Re: GTX 480- price aside, which brand would you choose?

Originally Posted by AntaresDC View Post
OK, I installed in my rig last night. All I can say is WOW

Contrary to what it said on the card sticker, the BIOS version is 70.00.1A.00.02... but the card rocks!

I can't understand the bad press these cards have received. Mine is no louder than my older GTX 280, and the idle temps are actually better: 45 to 47 for the 480 vs. 50-52 for the GTX 280.

I tested it in furmark / msi kombustor: temps went to 92-94 C, then dropped to 90-91 with fan on Auto (80%).

In games, temps range from mid 70s to mid 80s, again with fan on Auto (fan didn't rise over 65%).

I tested the card with no A/C, so the room temp was around 26 to 28 degrees Celsius.
Yeah same here I used to have 3 GTX 280's in TRI-SLI, I love my GTX 470's. Overclock great too, This mobo has 2- 4 pin molex power for this Also.:
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