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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

15 Apr 2010   #31
squall leonhart

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
So, if ATI is Red, Nvidia is Green, would that make Intel Blue?

If you want to kill me for the pun, so be it.
Intel is Black.
Black as their corrupted soulllllllssssssss.

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15 Apr 2010   #32

Windows 7 Professional 64

What drivers are you using? I just posted Fermi OpenGL 4.0 197.44.
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15 Apr 2010   #33
squall leonhart

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Yes they are...
and smarteyeball I wish everyone had your same values on that.

Update, so i knew this card was going to be a little warm.. it idles great, but under gaming load it gets pretty toasty. but Nvidia clearly stated the temps at 90c are ok. I just played around 2 hours of Crysis Warhead... all maxed on Enthusiast, with 1920x1200 24" resolution. and I'm getting great FPS.

Whats even more amazing, I don't know who's all played Crysis and warhead, but adding AA to that game KILLED your framerates but made the game look amazing.. I remember adding even 8xAA and my 260's would struggle seriously, but this 480 is able to handle 8xQAA as well as full 16xAA and my frames only dropped about 2-3 FPS. i was amazed. the game looks incredible with that all turned on and at a full resolution.. I will say I was taxing my system pretty hard and the temps did get up to 91C in Warhead. but that was with 65% fan speed. I set it manually to 80% and I was at full load around 80c witch is perfectly playable.

BC2, JC2, and more coming tomorrow

I don't know wtf's going on with Fermi, but both the 480 and 470 have a lower %hit on fps when AA is enabled, than the equivalent Radeon parts.

infact 1920x1200 + 4xAA can easily make the 5870 compete against the 470 and have the 470 take the win.

That said...... don't get used to this performance from fermi. these current drivers are compatible with fermi at most, but do not bring out the full Fermi performance. Theres alot of Timings that are to be adjusted in the driver that control GPU cycles which will bring out higher performance as time goes on.

Forceware 256 can't come soon enough......

One could wish for updates for Crysis and Stalker which remove the pretty much obvious ATI favouritism too..... I expect these titles are using a special nvidia path to make up for limitations in the initial G80 8800 cores.
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15 Apr 2010   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

197.41. I'll try the newest tomorrow.

and try some FC2 with Fermi squall.. and some more drivers will surely help nvidia a bit.
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15 Apr 2010   #35
squall leonhart

Windows 7

i don't have one yet :P
>.> i wasn't able to obtain review hardware either.

197.44 is considered a preview driver btw, it doesn't exist on the same development branch as .41 or .45.

i expect 256 will merge in the branches when it comes... till then it will be a few non-uda drivers.

I've seen what FC2 performs like on Fermi though, utterly thrashes the Radeon offerings, and it doesn't even use D3D11 tesselation.

still... theres one thing i doubt, and thats shadow performance being improved with d3d11, getting shadows right can make or break a games quality and performance..... enable them in NFS Undercover and you'll get a dose of their evilness >.<
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15 Apr 2010   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

whats all this talk about the 256 drivers.. I've heard it a lot. yea that was there first Geforce GPU. but do people think something big is coming when they get to that number in there drivers? or what?
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15 Apr 2010   #37
squall leonhart

Windows 7

when an nvidia product first releases the new hardware is usually driven with relaxed timings / gpu drive strength.

While the video bios does hold some timings.. mainly for the memory, theres a whole bunch more in the driver itself which controls shaders, tmu's and other parts of the processor. As the driver improves they tighten these timings and improve performance globally, while at the same time implementing game optimising profiles which pretty much predict how a game will want a certain function and have it preloaded or pre-rendered.

but mainly...
3D Vision Surround Technology
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15 Apr 2010   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Ok just pulled the trigger, Newegg has 470s in stock right now, 480s out.....Shiny EVGA 470 will be here friday!

I don`t think you will be disappointed and congrats on your purchase.
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15 Apr 2010   #39


Haha awesome Gunther. I knew you'd be getting a 480

Good to hear that it is true about manually setting the fan speed helps the temps, the temps you're getting now are way more realistic.

Hopefully if I get paid tomorrow, and get some more 470s in (they've got Palit and Point of Views in stock), then I very may well have to get one as England has started stocking.
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15 Apr 2010   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

yes i had to... couldn't let the newest card pass me by.
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