Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 400/500 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-08-10, 12:35 AM   #37
G-Man
i can hit the g spot
 
G-Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 274
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

__________________
Core i9 "Engineering Sample"
G-Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-10, 02:20 AM   #38
K007
 
K007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Australia, Sydney
Posts: 9,406
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

so the GTX480 is standard 1.5gb vram?

and lol what a strange number 1536...
K007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-10, 03:22 AM   #39
Iruwen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 186
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

That's because of the 384 Bit memory interface (6 x 64 Bit GDDR5 controllers).
Iruwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-10, 07:41 PM   #40
Dogmifier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 34
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by methimpikehoses View Post
295 fans get pretty loud under load, and HOT.

It's a kickass card performance-wise, though.

I own a GTX 295+ (eVGA for the win)....When it's under load, it's VERY loud and hot..

this is a true statement (the quote)
Dogmifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-10, 06:52 AM   #41
AdamK47
 
AdamK47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Cinci, OH
Posts: 984
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by K007 View Post
so the GTX480 is standard 1.5gb vram?

and lol what a strange number 1536...
Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?
AdamK47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-10, 07:00 AM   #42
Iruwen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 186
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

896MB @GTX 295 = strange²
Iruwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-10, 07:02 AM   #43
Bman212121
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,726
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamK47 View Post
Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?
Those are not so strange because they are 2^29 and 2^30 respectively. But it just happens to be that memory is usually done in 8 or 16 chips, which are also powers of 2. When memory is done in something that is not a power of 2 then we have "strange" numbers.
Bman212121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-10, 12:37 AM   #44
john19055
 
john19055's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: GREENVILLE,TX
Posts: 3,857
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

I just don't look for the GTX 470 to be $299,If nvidia is haveing problems with low yields,and if they are going to have 1280Gb of GDDR5,I just don't see them selling that cheap.I wanted nvidia this time around ,but I think they are just haveing to many problems with the chip,To make it fast it is probally going to run hot ,and that means a loud fan.I wanted a quite system this time ,when I had my TRI SLI GTX280 OCX ,even going up to 50% I could hear them over all my other fans.They were great chips tho I could run anything I wanted.I going with ATI this time around .I may wish that I had waited but I look for the GTX 480 to be a hard card to find ,which means the price will be more the $600.If it is just 10% to 15% faster then the HD5870 then I want be worry about my decission.I bought two of the new Gigabyte HD5870 with the two fans on then and they are very quite and I ran bench marks stressing the card and it very seldom gets to 50c with the fan running at 23%.But I have turn the fan up to 70% and I still can't hear the card.This is the first time I have ever ran a cross-fire system so I will have to get used to how it works.I will not pre order nothing ever again ,it always ended in failure.the cards I have ,have no trouble running at 900/1300 they would probally go higher if ati overdrive went higher.I think just running them at stock will be plenty fast enough to run any game at least now anyway.
__________________
Intel i7-3820+Corsair H-100+Gigabyte X79-UD5+16gigs G.Skill PC1600DDR3+2-ASUS DirectCU II GTX-670 in SLI+Crucial 256g-SSD+1-3Gig Seagate+2- Samsung 1-TB+3-WesternDigtial 640g+LG-12x Blu-Ray Burner+850watt XFX+Antec-P280 case+50" Plasma PM6700+Logitech Mouse+Keyboard+Pioneer VSX-1020+Polk Audio Speakers
john19055 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 03-13-10, 12:52 AM   #45
Redeemed
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 17,982
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamK47 View Post
Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bman212121 View Post
Those are not so strange because they are 2^29 and 2^30 respectively. But it just happens to be that memory is usually done in 8 or 16 chips, which are also powers of 2. When memory is done in something that is not a power of 2 then we have "strange" numbers.
Exactly. Been working with computers since the 8088 and every thing is done by 8's (8, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 72, 80, etc). We're accustomed to seeing 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1024MB (1GB), etc.
Redeemed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-10, 01:41 PM   #46
preacher35
Registered User
 
preacher35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 9
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

From BSN regarding GTX480:

Quote:
At the end of the day, the shroud of secrecy that Nvidia raised around their walls only lead to the lack of trust on the side of their partners
Unfortunately, this has only reinforced what I have been saying: If Nvidia had the goods on ATI, we would have heard about it. I have held off purchasing an HD5870 to see what the GTX480 has to offer, but it looks like it will be just par with ATI's offering, minus the energy and heat savings. Time will tell.
preacher35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-10, 01:57 PM   #47
Bearclaw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by K007 View Post
so the GTX480 is standard 1.5gb vram?

and lol what a strange number 1536...
Not at all. 512x3. Simple math. Makes sense. Everything is in 8's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-10, 01:48 PM   #48
lee63
Classified
 
lee63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Murrieta, U.S./Taunton, U.K.
Posts: 4,263
Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Price drop I'm thinking on getting a couple here...no tax for me

http://www.sabrepc.com/p-174-nvidia-...press-x16.aspx
__________________
lee63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.