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Old 03-14-11, 03:46 PM   #49
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My GTX 480 is running 900 core / 1800 shader and 2100 memory on water and never breaks 46c. Faster than a stock 580 and beats the piss out of everything else on the market. The 480 at the same speeds as a 580 is only about 2% behind, the shaders don't make that much of a difference, it's the bump in clocks speeds that jumped the 580 ahead.

Oh yea and unlike the HD6990 and GTX 590 I don't have to deal with micro stutter and screwing with game profiles.

/480 is relevant if you're smart
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Old 03-14-11, 06:42 PM   #50
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You are posting graphs that you like. Why don't you post this:



In order to keep temp. around 90C this is what you get. The loudest card ever created.

GTX 480 is history because today nobody will buy it, especially with fabric cooler. And btw, problems with high temps on GTX 480 are mostly because of low RPM, even when card hits 90C.

According to many tests this isn't case with 6990.

I already posted the AnandTech graph slide about the loudness in this thread, long time before you. How many more times you want me to post it? To satisfy you. There was definitely nothing on my part to be selective or hide anything.


Ones more and hopefully for the last time, I was replying to this troll post. No idea why you need to defend it, instead just let it go.
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3 months tops, everyone will be on here crying their 6990 is fried.
Since the subject was heat I didn't think the noise graph slide needed to be included. Cards don't melt down from being loud. Only If the subject was somebody might get deaf from the noise, there might be need to include the slide.

If I wanted to be selective about the noise level than I could have use few better slides, like for example the one from Guru3D with the comment below it. No idea why the AnandTech noise level was so high, maybe he was using open bench test or has lousy ventilated case.

Now I think you should also stop trolling this thread. Enough is enough, I remember some long time member rightfully being banned for repeatedly posting how hot the GTX 480 runs in the GTX 480 thread, I hope the same wont happen to you.
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Old 03-14-11, 06:49 PM   #51
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My GTX 480 is running 900 core / 1800 shader and 2100 memory on water and never breaks 46c. Faster than a stock 580 and beats the piss out of everything else on the market. The 480 at the same speeds as a 580 is only about 2% behind, the shaders don't make that much of a difference, it's the bump in clocks speeds that jumped the 580 ahead.

Oh yea and unlike the HD6990 and GTX 590 I don't have to deal with micro stutter and screwing with game profiles.

/480 is relevant if you're smart
Oh really, are you comparing OC water-cool GTX 480 to reference GTX 580? Do you really believe nothing will beat your setup. LOL

Looks likely everybody who upgraded to GTX 580 was not too smart. At least not according to your definition of being smart.

About the micro-stutter, in some setups and games every card can be taken down to knees but in that case the stutter will start much sooner with single GPU card in most cases.

About the water cooling, it's something I really want to avoid. For single card the initial cost for half decent VGA water-cooling is about $300, at least $100 more for additional card.

I do upgrade every new generation which means about $100 to $150 for new water block plus the additional maintenance, but I like to watch the water-cooling setups, some look very nice plus off course they cool better if half decent..
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Old 03-14-11, 06:53 PM   #52
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3 months tops, everyone will be on here crying their 6990 is fried.
My cards run over 95c. They haven't fried. Overclock your 570's and tell me how long it takes for you to burn up the power phases.
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Old 03-14-11, 07:23 PM   #53
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Doubt it about the temperature issues. My fiance's 4870 has idled between 78-80c, and maxed out @ 89c for the last 2.5 years. It's still running perfectly. These video cards are designed to take the heat. What makes you think the 6990 will be any different?
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Old 03-15-11, 12:22 AM   #54
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I honestly think both the 6990 and the 590 will be at there best when watercooled. This is when they will both show there true potential. The 6990 is a great card that runs a little hot. The same goes for the GTX480, it also was a great card that runs hot. I hope now we can all drop the this card is a fail because it runs hot attitude. Facts are both companies are pushing the envelope in the name of being the best. With all the die shrink issues that have been around for a year or so. What did you all honestly expect.
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Old 03-15-11, 02:32 PM   #55
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I honestly think both the 6990 and the 590 will be at there best when watercooled. This is when they will both show there true potential. The 6990 is a great card that runs a little hot. The same goes for the GTX480, it also was a great card that runs hot. I hope now we can all drop the this card is a fail because it runs hot attitude. Facts are both companies are pushing the envelope in the name of being the best. With all the die shrink issues that have been around for a year or so. What did you all honestly expect.
+1

Besides, it won't take long for each companies partners to release cards with better/more silent cooling anyway.

Quite frankly, I'm not really interested in either.
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Got the refund from one of my 580s. Maybe I should invest that towards two 6990s
here we go again...

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Old 03-17-11, 12:21 PM   #57
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Nah I'll probably won't get them. When it scales, it scales incredibly good. But there were still a few games with no scaling at all in the Guru review.

I won't have time for gaming or even access to my gaming rig for next month anyway. But if AMD can improve Quad Crossfire a bit during that time, I might reconsider
2GB is not enough though. Maybe someone will make a 6GB 590, that would be sweet
Ok, tell us, just how many more monitors are you thinking of adding?
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Ok, tell us, just how many more monitors are you thinking of adding?

He has a crazy awesome setup though. Honestly, when I compare his to mine I feel like I have an e-vag instead of an e-peen.
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Old 03-17-11, 12:33 PM   #59
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He has a crazy awesome setup though. Honestly, when I compare his to mine I feel like I have an e-vag instead of an e-peen.
He does have an awesome setup.

But no - I never feel like I have a vag Redeemed.....
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He does have an awesome setup.

But no - I never feel like I have a vag Redeemed.....
Way to shoot a man down!

But no- you're very right. It's not the size that matters...


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