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Old 03-28-10, 06:12 AM   #217
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It's perfect performance wise. It delivers 60 FPS in most games with great settings and performs great in brand new games already. Performance with release drivers is great, gonna be very interesting with upcoming drivers.

Both new nV cards are far from perfect from an efficiency point of view. But like I said, I don't see that as a problem in good ventilated PC chassis.
Besides the 5000 series is really exceptional (kudos to ATI!) in this regard. Their previous cards weren't that good, not to mention the 2900XT, their first card based on this architecture.

I'm not a die hard nV fan, I just prefer them. I'll always try the ATI cards as well. Had the 5970 for about a month and a half. That's quite an improvement over the 4870X2, which lasted one day for me ATI is really improving things but right now, it's still not what I want and need. And my issues were all non-gaming related. Gaming performance is fine with ATI, although their still a little slow when it comes to supporting brand new games.
Kewl, I respect your point of view

I just ordered 2 x 5870 and a 980x myself. I've had 5xxx series cards before but I dumped them in the hopes that the Nvidia cards would be, well, better than they are.

At this point, I'll try ATI again with a 280 for PhysX and hope that Nvidia's refresh is better. Like you, I prefer Nvidia and for many of the same reasons you do and luckily I will still have an Nvidia box with my 280s in it.

If people get the 480 running well without LC/Water etc when they finally reach the consumer, I might change my mind but the reviews are not always consistent and I'm looking forward to your results (and others who are getting 480 SLI) before I make a decision.

Maybe ATI won't be in my main box for long
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There, that might have something to do with it but even so I still don't believe you, my GTX280 would load at 85+ in a open case during winter so to say I'm sceptical is an understatement, these cards run hot.
He's got more cooling than me and only STALKER COP puts me over 85c with Tri-SLI 280s.

Antec Spot fans are really good at moving air in problem areas.
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Old 03-28-10, 06:26 AM   #219
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Those GTA4 numbers are pretty sweet

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Old 03-28-10, 06:34 AM   #220
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Yep it's true. I think 480 is very good at calculating geometry and GTA IV have a lot of it
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Seriously considering putting in an order for two EVGA GTX 480s. I would still be able to register for the lifetime warranty if I ordered from these guys right?

http://www.sabrepc.com/p-241-evga-nv...16-retail.aspx
I wouldn't even consider the GTX480 w/o a LIFETIME warranty. With the heat these babies generate, along w/ most serious gamers OC'ing the piss out of them, I have my doubts that they will last long term. I see failures due to heat in the future for NVidia.

Just saying....

I hope I'm wrong.....

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Quik question, would a 470/480 make sense without upgrading my exisiting cpu/mobo setup


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It's perfect performance wise. It delivers 60 FPS in most games with great settings and performs great in brand new games already. Performance with release drivers is great, gonna be very interesting with upcoming drivers.

Both new nV cards are far from perfect from an efficiency point of view. But like I said, I don't see that as a problem in good ventilated PC chassis.
Besides the 5000 series is really exceptional (kudos to ATI!) in this regard. Their previous cards weren't that good, not to mention the 2900XT, their first card based on this architecture.

I'm not a die hard nV fan, I just prefer them. I'll always try the ATI cards as well. Had the 5970 for about a month and a half. That's quite an improvement over the 4870X2, which lasted one day for me ATI is really improving things but right now, it's still not what I want and need. And my issues were all non-gaming related. Gaming performance is fine with ATI, although their still a little slow when it comes to supporting brand new games.
You're not going to pay money (buy 480GTX)to go down in performance (from a 5970) right?
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To be honest, if it wasn't for 3D Vision I would have probably already ordered an ATI card after the official reviews came out. I can get over the noise and power consumption but the heat levels still bother me...
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Why not. Can you overclock your CPU?
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I wouldn't worry about that, you can always OC your CPU to 4GHz or buy some Q6600 on Ebay, they should be pretty cheap by now.

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In few words..

1) Same or faster performance from the Radeon 58xx series
2) High temperatures
3) Consumes a lot of power
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Well, I read some more reviews and to be honest, I'm tempted to go with a few 5870s or 5850s. My problem is I'm running a 780i still and a Q9650. I would have to change my entire setup and I honestly don't want to spend that much money. So, I probably will save as much as I can and figure out if that means X58, DDR3 and i7 proc and AMD/ATi or 2 GTX 470s with my current setup (most likely the 470s).
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