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Windows 7: Nvidia's first DirectX 11 cards GeForce GTX 480/470


02 Feb 2010   #11

 
 

TBH mate, tri-fire would be more hassle than it's worth.

Outside of the benchmark/e-peen area, there are still very few games that will benefit from tri fire due to scaling issues. The majority still suck balls with a dual setup, let alone 3+

The 5850's will drop in price eventually, it just may take quite a bit longer than everyone is hoping for.


I've got my eyes on the new nvidia 480 too...

I know there majority of 'info' so far is sheer speculation/hype, but I hope that at least 25% of it is true.

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02 Feb 2010   #12

SEVEN x64
 
 

no matter whats floating about the web we KNOW the following is 100%

1.... Nvidia = great driver support & 0 incompatibility rubbish.

2.... Nvidia are able to produce far more power (chip for chip) than ATI can, Fermi WILL be incredibly quick

but....... the heat of these chips will be their ''Achilles heel'', if these actually end up running hotter than the GT200 range there's gonna be a problem.

ATI's ''Evergreen'' range are simply amazing for heat output & power consumption, if Nvidia stumbles it'll be b/c of the price, or the heat.

not overall performance....

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02 Feb 2010   #13
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
GTX 480 now, not 380?......
That's so they can fill the rest of the 300 series numbers with re-names using the 200 series.
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02 Feb 2010   #14

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
no matter whats floating about the web we KNOW the following is 100%
Quote:
1.... Nvidia = great driver support & 0 incompatibility rubbish.
Not quite true. In an old rig, I have to use a much older driver because newer versions disable video output via DVI on my 7600GS. VGA is fine.

Apart from the odd dud here and there though, they are better than the Cat team at drivers

Quote:
2.... Nvidia are able to produce far more power (chip for chip) than ATI can, Fermi WILL be incredibly quick
Fingers crossed.

Quote:
but....... the heat of these chips will be their ''Achilles heel'', if these actually end up running hotter than the GT200 range there's gonna be a problem.

ATI's ''Evergreen'' range are simply amazing for heat output & power consumption, if Nvidia stumbles it'll be b/c of the price, or the heat.
Price = almost certainty.
Heat = yeah One suspects these will not be quiet beasts.
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02 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
no matter whats floating about the web we KNOW the following is 100%

1.... Nvidia = great driver support & 0 incompatibility rubbish.

2.... Nvidia are able to produce far more power (chip for chip) than ATI can, Fermi WILL be incredibly quick

but....... the heat of these chips will be their ''Achilles heel'', if these actually end up running hotter than the GT200 range there's gonna be a problem.

ATI's ''Evergreen'' range are simply amazing for heat output & power consumption, if Nvidia stumbles it'll be b/c of the price, or the heat.

not overall performance....

eh i ain't counting on anything they say till i see some real benches.... so far they have showed none...
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02 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Well if they stick to their Q1 release date, they have until the end of March. So anytime now benchmarks should appear.
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02 Feb 2010   #17
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Well if they stick to their Q1 release date, they have until the end of March. So anytime now benchmarks should appear.
or not,

Quote:

Jensen
has just finished his keynote and at the end of it it showed off a Fermi GF100 card and announced three monitor 3D stereo. He also said that Fermi is in full volume production as we speak and it should launch in Q1 2010.

We asked one of the many VPs around us and we learned that when Jensen says Q1 2010 he means Nvidia’s fiscal Q1 rather than real people’s Q1. Nvidia’s Q1 starts in January and ends on April 30th so the worst case scenario for Nvidia is to launch a card sometime in April.
Fudzilla - Nvidia Fermi to come in Nvidia’s Q1
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02 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Well if they stick to their Q1 release date, they have until the end of March. So anytime now benchmarks should appear.
or not,

Quote:

Jensen
has just finished his keynote and at the end of it it showed off a Fermi GF100 card and announced three monitor 3D stereo. He also said that Fermi is in full volume production as we speak and it should launch in Q1 2010.

We asked one of the many VPs around us and we learned that when Jensen says Q1 2010 he means Nvidia’s fiscal Q1 rather than real people’s Q1. Nvidia’s Q1 starts in January and ends on April 30th so the worst case scenario for Nvidia is to launch a card sometime in April.
Fudzilla - Nvidia Fermi to come in Nvidia’s Q1
and even when they finally launch....... it will push the 5990 in and i can't wait to see the benches on that beast if it pans out
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02 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

This is interesting, but I'll upgrade when my 4890 can't max out any new game with filtering off @ 1080p/35FPS+. That is unlikely for a while give or take Stalker: Call of Pripyat or Crysis 2, not to mention new games annoyingly will still most likely use DirectX 9.0c, and that will never stress my 4890 - like Mass Effect 2.

At least Bioshock 2 recommends 3GB of RAM, with support for x64 and DirectX 10.
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02 Feb 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I agree Frostmourne, my machine plays pretty much all games so perfectly using my single GTX 280 I can't hardly think of a reason to upgrade my GPU.

Although doubling the frame rate plus DX11 might be worth it. These new cards might make the games play even better if the drivers are good.

I'll wait until the price drops down a bit and see what other Nvidia cards come out.
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