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Old 05-19-10, 11:26 PM   #469
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Getting my GTX 480 tomorrow
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Old 05-20-10, 04:36 AM   #470
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i'd be set with just one 470 performance wise instead of 1 480?
Your best bet would be to read up on any bench marks you can find. What one person here would call good another may not be happy with.

Personally I'm loving the 470 - runs reasonably cool (maxed at 80c in furmark after 2 minutes), the fan is much less annoying than my 4870's, IQ looks better to me and gameplay seems much smoother - mostly due to higher minimum fps near as I can tell.

So far I can max almost every game also, except Metro, haven't messed with Crysis yet.

If you plan on overclocking it you can come close to meeting or exceeding a single 480 for a good bit less cash also.
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Old 05-20-10, 11:51 AM   #471
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To really max Metro out and still get very smooth framerates, 480 Tri-SLI is probably a must have
I have yet to try Crysis...
One day maybe - awesome rig you have there.
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Old 05-20-10, 12:56 PM   #472
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I got my card!!!! I got my card!!!!


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Old 05-20-10, 03:10 PM   #473
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The 470/480 cards really impress me at all resolutions, I currently game at 1280x1024 @ 75Hz. Yeah I know I need a bigger monitor, just waiting for a good true 120Hz monitor. I have never had any lockups or crashes of any kind since I received my GTX 480 two weeks ago, going from an Nvidia 8800GTX to the GTX 480 was a massive upgrade! Most need to understand that chosing to buy this card requiresreally good air flow in your case, I recommend a "full tower case" that has lots of extra room and fans! Mid towers just don't cut it anymore with high-end graphics cards, you want high-end then you need the proper case, I'm running a Silverstone TJ09 with a dedicated from 120mm fan placement blowing cool air over the cards providing fresh air instantly.

These cards impress and I know that with driver updates will improve performance even further, as with any new architecture it takes some time before the drivers really starts showing even greater performance improverments.Nvidia's GTX 480 is as of now the single fastest single GPU graphics card out, even with unmature drivers! With that said this card overclocks a little too well, 852MHz Core | 1704MHz Shader | Memory 4200MHz on air on stock voltage is outstanding given that fact that my load temps seem uneffected by the increase in clock rates!

With each generation and new architecture seems to overclock better, this is my third Nvidia graphics card to date. Being impressed with the overclocking is just the beginning, the fact that it is a little better than the ATI 5870 given the fact the the 5870 has mature drivers is impressive. The GTX 470 from what I've seen is a better overclocker than some GTX 480's which makes me wonder why Nvidia chose such low clock rates, most clearly are capable of at least 150MHz on the core, even more on the Shaders and Memory!
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Old 05-21-10, 12:13 AM   #474
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Managed to work my second card into my bottom slot on my EVGA X58 SLi LE. Now I've got 16x 8x without my cards being close. Much better that way. Cooler and I don't have to blast my fans when gaming.
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Managed to work my second card into my bottom slot on my EVGA X58 SLi LE. Now I've got 16x 8x without my cards being close. Much better that way. Cooler and I don't have to blast my fans when gaming.
That's what I did on my X58 SLI board. The difference between 16/16/ and 16/8 was so minimal that it wasn't worth slapping the cards in right next to each other.


On as side note, my cards have settled in nicely temp wise. When I first put them in they idled at 44 and 41 (72f ambient) and now at the same ambient they are at 41 and 39.
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That's what I did on my X58 SLI board. The difference between 16/16/ and 16/8 was so minimal that it wasn't worth slapping the cards in right next to each other.


On as side note, my cards have settled in nicely temp wise. When I first put them in they idled at 44 and 41 (72f ambient) and now at the same ambient they are at 41 and 39.
Nice temps!

I'm glad EVGA included a long Tri-SLi bridge with my mobo otherwise I would have never made the stretch.
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Nice temps!

I'm glad EVGA included a long Tri-SLi bridge with my mobo otherwise I would have never made the stretch.
Yeah I like the tri-bridge as it's solid instead of flexible. Dunno how much it helps but it makes them feel more stable and keeps them from shifting at all.
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Nice setup Slawter


Can't wait for my 480 to Arrive Monday


Looking forward to try maxing out Arma 2.
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Nice setup Slawter


Can't wait for my 480 to Arrive Monday


Looking forward to try maxing out Arma 2.
You will enjoy it, these cards are very powerful.
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Your best bet would be to read up on any bench marks you can find. What one person here would call good another may not be happy with.

Personally I'm loving the 470 - runs reasonably cool (maxed at 80c in furmark after 2 minutes), the fan is much less annoying than my 4870's, IQ looks better to me and gameplay seems much smoother - mostly due to higher minimum fps near as I can tell.

So far I can max almost every game also, except Metro, haven't messed with Crysis yet.

If you plan on overclocking it you can come close to meeting or exceeding a single 480 for a good bit less cash also.
470/480 are excellent cards, runs much cooller then my 280.
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