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Old 06-21-10, 09:55 AM   #25
Yaboze
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Default Re: B3D GTX-480 Thermal Study

I like the ATI cards but I really just hate their drivers. If you guys remember the 4870 ran hot and had weird fan issues in the beginning, people used a tweak to set the fan to 20 or 25% or whatever it was.

Like I said, I like both companies and cards but for me, it all comes down to Nvidia's drivers. Not CUDA, PhysX, Heat or anything else. If the 5870 was a few degrees warmer and faster than the 480 by (just reverse the story here), I'd probably still get the 480 because of the drivers. Me and my friend had 4870's and I sold him mine so he can do CF and I went with a 260-216 and then a 285 on RMA due to a bad fan.
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