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Old 09-16-10, 12:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: Two GTX 480s vs Three 5870s

You have a lotta money to burn! LOL

The 5870 isn't that old, never mind three of them. 3x 480's is nearly $1,500, just for GPU(s).
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Old 09-18-10, 04:41 PM   #14
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What brand of gtx 480's and 5870's do you have? I have a similar setup to you. I had to underclock the ram to get 24gb. The reason I ask is for warranty. If your 5870's are xfx and your gtx 480's are evga, then you are definitely in a position to sell being double lifetime warranty on the 5870's and lifetime on the 480's. Anyhow, I had a dual 5970 setup and AMD has improved on the driver dept but they still have a ways to go. I have had my tri-sli setup for about a month now and it's worth the money.
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It's a beast of a power supply with it's single 100A 12V rail.
Hell yeah it is. I will get one myself when they arrive in stock. I have been anticipating it ever since I read about it at Johnny Guru's site.
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What brand of gtx 480's and 5870's do you have? I have a similar setup to you. I had to underclock the ram to get 24gb. The reason I ask is for warranty. If your 5870's are xfx and your gtx 480's are evga, then you are definitely in a position to sell being double lifetime warranty on the 5870's and lifetime on the 480's. Anyhow, I had a dual 5970 setup and AMD has improved on the driver dept but they still have a ways to go. I have had my tri-sli setup for about a month now and it's worth the money.
The 5870s are Diamond which are reference designed boards. The GTX 480s are MSI, also reference.
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Old 09-20-10, 07:08 PM   #17
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How can I tell what the default voltages of my three cards are? When I use MSI Afterburner version 2.0 with voltage control off, it shows all three of them at 1.038V in the hardware monitor. Is this correct? I thought the cards all had different voltage values.
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