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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

27 Apr 2010   #141


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
apparently, doesn't need a serial, hence lack thereof..

That would explain it - it's been ages since I played it.

Now, go freeze your ass off

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27 Apr 2010   #142

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I haven't read thru this thread in a few days...

What's up with the GTX480?
Any issues?
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27 Apr 2010   #143


Ati 6xxx series will come up. im sure of that hehe..
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27 Apr 2010   #144

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Just found this out.
If you have a EVGA 470/480 go to your EVGA account, then My Product page, then click Details button.
3/4 down you will see a new promotions section with a code for a full download of Cryostasis *free full version*. It says for cards purchased after May 1st, but works for purchases before that also.

This promo wasn't there the other day, at least for me, just wanted to give other EVGAers a heads up.
Ah man, I loved this game. I actually bought it because the demo really impressed me, well, the Physx. At the time I was running a Nvidia GTX 260 216s and I really wanted to see what Nvidia's Cuda/Physx were capable of. Very nice indeed, could all be done on a Cpu core, or a AMD Gpu with proper code. Anyways, the game was entirely unexpected, a really different experience. All in all, I really liked it, even though my interest at first was only concerning the phsyics implementation, which they did very well. The only problem is, they seemed to forget not everyone can run physics, even Physx enabled cards, it's just a FPS hit, too much for some ppl, and, well, anyone ATI, and my god, when I look at it now, and play it, holy crap, it's like they never debugged it with Physx disabled. Many things are missing, "entirely"! lol... But the 'game' is good, damn good. Just don't expect to be impressed if you can't run Phsyx, there's even water missing in places, rather than showing a different kind of water flow, they simply showed 'none' at all... yeah..this repeats itself several times.

But hey, it's free for some of ya's. Otherwise I'd say pay no more than $10. Oh, to enable physx, even my 260 216s OC'd didn't run it well at only 1680x1050, was a while ago but mature drivers...and a quad core at 3.4. I dunno, it's good when you can run it as it was intended.
My frame rates are perfect now, beyond what I need, it's just...lacking without Physx. Maybe it 'seems' worse to me simply because the first play-through was Physx enabled, however, things are missing, and just...bland. Anyway...
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28 Apr 2010   #145

Windows 7 Professional 64

Thanks Rham !
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28 Apr 2010   #146

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

UPDATE! eVGA GTX 480 will be here tomorrow for some FERMI 480 SLI ACTION

Finally Canceled my Amazon GTX 480 Order. I ordered a eVGA 480 on Amazon 1 day after that brand was on there site for pre-order. it's been 27 days and NOT A SINGLE EMAIL, or anything from them. When newegg, amazon 3rd party links like ON amazon's site, Newegg. Tigerdirect,, PNY, and NCIX have ALL been shipping these cards a few at a time.

I know a guy that ordered the same card on amazon March 30th and ordered 2, one shipped April 20th and the other shipped 2 days later, it's been an entire week and they still aren't to my order.. WOW, amazon Royally screwed this launch up severely.

So, I canceled it this afternoon and got the eVGA 480 from today at around 3:00PM. did rush processing, they shipped the same day. (did Free UPS 3 day shipping) and since I'm in vegas things come fast, so ordered today at 3, and it will be here tomorrow. so overnight FTW as i love newegg..

Another update* I will be keeping the eVGA and adding it to my water loop. so if anyone wants to buy my Gigabyte 480 2 weeks old PM me.
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28 Apr 2010   #147

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

I wanted to make another post for this. I see you all were discussing the 5970. Not to bring up the past, but I remember ATI and all the ATI fans saying you can't compare our 4890 to the 295, thats not fair.. You can't compare a Dual GPU card to a single card, they said the same thing with the 9800GX2..

BUT OHH.. now the tables are turned and when Nvidia and reviewers say the GTX 480 is the fastest GPU in the market they claim no, it's your top end against ours. and our 5970 wins.. so now it's ok to say Top card in general, the best from both sides and compare huh. I don't think so. this is just me ranting, but for people to keep arguing all this is just lame IMO. I think the more competition the better, thats why nvidia's prices are sort of bearable this time around. cuz ATI is doing good. more competition the better for us.

Edit* oh and sorry, I've been busy fixing some PC's this week. I've got a little side deal going with someone from a cable company sending me to people with PC problems and I've been busy... $$$$
SOOOOO.. my Nickel+Copper Danger Den 480 block is amazingly beautiful. and heavy. I took pictures and haven't got around to loading them. I will tomorrow when I add that second 480 in
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28 Apr 2010   #148
squall leonhart

Windows 7

China to become the driver of future revenues growth: Q&A with Nvidia general manager of MCP business Drew Henry

I thought as much xD

The market didn't even budge, regardless of the amount of Radeon 5k sales.
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28 Apr 2010   #149


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post

BUT OHH.. now the tables are turned and when Nvidia and reviewers say the GTX 480 is the fastest GPU in the market they claim no, it's your top end against ours. and our 5970 wins.. so now it's ok to say Top card in general, the best from both sides and compare huh. I don't think so.
And just like someone mentioned in a thread on the evga forums, the acceptance of the direct comparison between the 480 and 5970 was because the 480 hype expectations would be that the 480 would not only compete with the 5970 head-to-head, but surpass it.

This is just an observation, not directed at anybody

As a general rule: rightly or wrongly; nvidia loyalists have long reveled in their superior attitude over ATI loyalists for so long, that when ATI finally had a clearly better product than nvidia, there was a serious case of sour grapes occurring.

Then when the nvidia flagship finally landed and failed to live up the massive hope and hype, to be honest, all nvidia loyalists were disappointed to varying degrees.

Now, instead of being able to easily lord it over ATI loyalists, the shoe is on the other foot where they have to defend 'their' product because the line of distinction is now a lot less clear as both camps have very valid for and against arguments.

Defense is something ATI users are used to, but quite frankly, nvidia loyalists are not and clearly - they don't like it.

Whatever the underlying reasons, maybe it is time to just acknowledge that the Top Card should be any single physical card, regardless of brand, camp or single/dual GPU status.
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28 Apr 2010   #150

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

ya your probably right.. its true.

As I've said with Red vs Green, or Intel vs AMD.. I don't care who is best. I just want there to be some good competition. Without AMD we'd have $1000 dollar CPU's ONLY from Intel Nothing under a Grand. and same thing with graphics cards by Nvidia. I'm glad ATI has a great round this year and even beat them to the punch. I don't have any brand loyalty. I've been soooo sick of the arguing and fighting in forums over the 480 the last month I've stopped getting on. People asking General questions about the 470/480 will have 10 different ATI owners thread crap and say rude things and bash the thread.
It's got so out of hand I've been avoiding the Nvidia section for a while at most forums I go to.

As much as I see your post making sense, in the same manor I think many of the ATI people have been let down, and let down. or once again not got the better product. or whatever it may be for so long the last few years and had to hear it from the nvidia guys or whatever. That NOW that ati finally has this Stellar product. Beat the competition to the market. and still looks to be in a great position. The ATI owners finally are getting there first solid chance to go after everyone that buys Nvidia. And personally. They've been going a little to hard. and need to tone it down a bit. I'm fine with people defending there purchases and stuff. But it almost seems like the anger the ATI owners have is much worse this time around and they've been being pretty out of control

I'm all for competition. It keeps innovation up, and prices down. So bring it on.. but all the fanboi calling and fighting is just childish. Buy what you want, or what suits your likes or needs and enjoy it.
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