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Old 03-27-10, 05:24 AM   #109
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According to the Anandtech review on GTX 470/480, there is a problem right now in NVIDIA's drivers which causes the new Transparency Supersamping (TrSS) mode on Fermi to run extremely slow with a huge performance hit due to overly aggressive super-sampling. Apparently this will be fixed in a driver release next month so that the performance hit will be much smaller.

[H]OCP used two games (ie. Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Dirt 2, which represent 50% of their test suite of 4 games in total!) where they showed framerates using the new Transparency Supersampling mode enabled on the GTX 4xx cards.

So to the make a long story short, it seems that TrSS could be the reason why we see unusually low framerates for GTX 4xx cards in two out of four games tested by [H]OCP.
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Even when restrained by the TDP and heat it still beats the 5870 quite handily. Definitely not a geforce FX in any way or form(except maybe noise).
You are right there. The 480 is anything but slow. The FX was slow, hot and noisey.
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According to the Anandtech review on GTX 470/480, there is a problem right now in NVIDIA's drivers which causes the new Transparency Supersamping (TrSS) mode on Fermi to run extremely slow with a huge performance hit due to overly aggresive super-sampling. Apparently this will be fixed in a driver release next month so that the performance hit will be much smaller.

[H]OCP used two games (ie. Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Dirt 2, which represent 50% of their test suite of 4 games in total!) where they showed framerates using Transparency Supersampling enabled on the GTX 4xx cards.

So to the make a long story short, it seems that TrSS could be the reason why we see unusually low framerates for GTX 4xx cards in two out of four games tested by [H]OCP.
Harocp's review seemed pretty half-hearted if you ask me. Their reviews are usually among the best, but this time I feel they dropped the ball. The GTX 470 vs 5850 benchmarks are still usable though.

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Old 03-27-10, 05:38 AM   #112
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Harocp's review seemed pretty half-hearted if you ask me. Their reviews are usually among the best, but this time I feel they dropped the ball. The GTX 470 vs 5850 benchmarks are still usable though.

Guru3d is really the best of the bunch right now.
Yup. It looked like they were just going through the motions really.

One of the four games that [H]OCP tested used the new Transparency Supersampling mode on GTX 470 too. I believe it was Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
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GF100 is an impressive architectural feat, but I am particularly impressed with GTX 470. The minimum framerate on GTX 470 is in many cases 15-25% higher than HD 5870 at high resolutions, and idle power consumption is within 6% of HD 5870 too. See details from PCPer review here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...postcount=1551
You are the only one super happy on this forum... lol. Hell even hell_of_doom is sticking with ATI... Jump on the band wagon this generation...

If I didn't get my ATI 5970's I would have gotten SLI GTX480's, but glad I didn't as they get ultra hot... And I almost think anyone with 2 PCIe slots next to each other with no air gap between are going to be in trouble.
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I've defected

Ordered 2 5850's last night at 220 each. Never had an ATi card before but these 2 cards cost less and one GTX480, easily out perform it and are available now. As Toss pointed out to me, they OC superbly, too. It was a no-brainer really. These newer ATi drivers have made x-fire a lot more attractive.
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I've defected

Ordered 2 5850's last night at 220 each. Never had an ATi card before but these 2 cards cost less and one GTX480, easily out perform it and are available now. As Toss pointed out to me, they OC superbly, too. It was a no-brainer really. These newer ATi drivers have made x-fire a lot more attractive.
Just wait 'til you watercool them and clock them to 1Ghz+; then they'll even come close to two GTX 480s in SLI!
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The performance is nice but the FX5800 is back and thats a big problem

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I've defected

Ordered 2 5850's last night at 220 each. Never had an ATi card before but these 2 cards cost less and one GTX480, easily out perform it and are available now. As Toss pointed out to me, they OC superbly, too. It was a no-brainer really. These newer ATi drivers have made x-fire a lot more attractive.
Yeah i basically waited too. I have a 5850 but was curious about the 480. I ordered a second 5850. My 5850 OC to 940/1140 easily and the temps are about 66C-70C at that speed (from 760/1050). I'am pretty sure i could go higher if i could use Volt Tweak, but i bought the Powercolor PCS+ (awesome cooler, like the Vapor-X). Fan never get more than 44%
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probably even louder than this
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probably even louder than this


Reminds me of this old classic:

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