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Old 03-29-10, 08:16 AM   #289
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Default Re: Your opinion on the GTX 470 & 480

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Lol I didn't count jakup because he probably has 3 or 4 of them in tri or quad SLI, not our weak two card SLI setups.

Looks like there's some massive headroom on these cards, but it seems like they need better memory, and of course you need some really good cooling as well. If NVIDIA can somehow get temps down, these cards will really have room to stretch.

http://www.legitreviews.com/news/7697/
The temps are a bi-product of the 40nm process more than nV's design of the chip itself. AMD had time to combat this due to their release of the 40nm 4770 which acted as the guinea pig.

I'm sure that we'll see a refresh with outstanding performance and way better thermals.
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Old 03-29-10, 08:30 AM   #290
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Yeah. Unfortunately, I won't have time to test the cards in April. I'm away the whole month.

Muppet is also getting 2 480s AFAIK
And jAkUp most likely has them already
Speaking of Jackup, where is he btw? too busy playing with his new toys?
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Speaking of Jackup, where is he btw? too busy playing with his new toys?
Think he doesn't have time to post here anymore(albeit he sometimes does when EVGA launches a new product). He's still active on EVGA's forums.
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Old 03-29-10, 10:43 AM   #292
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Technically, Fermi's architecture is simply the best till the date.

But in the real world, it is a very hard to manufacture chip, and nVidia has not been able to launch the 512 cores version yet, and i guess that they also wanted to use higher clocks since the beginning. The card runs very hot & it needs a lot of energy to run due to all these manufacturing problems.

About money, it's a very expensive card, in special if you live in Europe (like always we pay gold).

Personally, i would love to get one of these cards, for my DX11 compute experiments, but, i still have no official answer from nVidia about my burned 8800GTX, so, i'm not buying anything more from nVidia yet.

My brother bought today a 5850. These new 5xxx series feature SSAA, and a better angle independant AF filter, so, i'm going to give them a try, and if i like them, maybe i'll go 5970 later this year. Atm, i'm a bit disconnected, so, i can survive with my GTX285.
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http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1536M...-DVI-mini-HDMI

I think im gonna go SLI on my GTX285, i aint paying almost 500 quid for a single GPU solution.....absolutly no chance, will wait for 12 months and buy the second revision GTX485 for around 350 quid.

BTW the EVGA version looks like its been twatted with an ugly stick
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I hate to be the Ati fanboy here but when the 5870 came out everyone was comparing it to the GTX295 even if it was way cheaper and supported DX11.
Now it seems that noone compares the GTX480 with the 5970 even if they are priced very close and have the same power req.
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Maybe because the 295 vs 5870 topic is a battle between two generations. The 480 and the 5970 are in the same generation of cards. So a single GPU card doesn't have to be faster than a Multi-GPU card.

I guess a lot of people are forgetting this and were expecting way too much of the new nV cards. nV is late because of problems with the new architecture. It's not like the 480 starts a new generation of cards, it just joins the 5000 series to "complete" this generation.
I dont think anyone was expecting 480 to be faster than 5970 but if they are priced similarly why not compare them. Prices in Greece are 510€ for the GTX480 and 535€ for the 5970.
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I dont think anyone was expecting 480 to be faster than 5970 but if they are priced similarly why not compare them. Prices in Greece are 510€ for the GTX480 and 535€ for the 5970.
because most people would prefer convience of single GPU card compared to possible multi-GPU headache.
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I dont think anyone was expecting 480 to be faster than 5970 but if they are priced similarly why not compare them. Prices in Greece are 510€ for the GTX480 and 535€ for the 5970.
I totally agree here. IMHO when you are comparing cards, shouldn't you compare all in the same price bracket? ie $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, etc.? After all, most people have a budget in mind when they are shopping around for a card. I know I do. And you want to buy the "best bang for your buck". So, if you have a $600 budget, then you would buy the "best" $600 card on the market at that time, whether it's last generations or this generations card? Makes perfect sense to me.....that's how I make my choice.

I'm not a fanboy of either company, so don't start that argument with me please.

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because most people would prefer convience of single GPU card compared to possible multi-GPU headache.

I guess its a matter of preference but isnt mult-gpu the norm for enthusiasts these days?
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because most people would prefer convience of single GPU card compared to possible multi-GPU headache.
That's true...good point. But if within the same price point and better performance.....ummm.....might make me think twice, single GPU or multi GPU.

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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/...ooler-bracket/

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"Thermalright is ready for action, announcing the development of a bolt through kit that will allow users to use existing NVIDIA GPU coolers with the new GTX 400 series cards.

With its high power consumption and relatively high temperatures, an aftermarket cooler seems like the perfect solution. The yet to be released “GF 100 VGA BTK” (bolt-through kit) will support the HR-03 GTX, HR-03 GT and Spitfire coolers. The company has said they are also working on a new unique solution for VRM cooling for the cards.

Release date and pricing is unkown."
I think for some people, this aftermarket cooler will be ideal
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