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Old 11-26-10, 10:22 AM   #80
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Default Re: GTX 480: Worst GeForce card ever?

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
One thing is for sure- the 5870 does run cooler than the 480 when both have reference cooling.

I would note though:
A. In an enthusiast case like the HAF932 I'm running, reference cooling on a 480 is fine when using a custom fan profile. The noise won't make your dog jump out the window, and the heat will be leaving the case with good airflow.

B. I looked at newegg, and they sell six 480s with non reference cooling, all of which run cooler and quieter than the reference model. So 480 buyers do have a choice in the matter.

Even then STALKER SHOC with complete mod and Metro 2033 could still get my card running louder than I liked.
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