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Windows 7: So, whats happened to the GTX 470/480

03 Apr 2010   #101
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Unfortunately for the GTX 480 the general consensus is:

► Too hot
► Too Noisy
► Too power hungry
► Too Expensive
► Too little performance advantage
► Too little, too late

As it stands, ultimately the card is a massive disappointment. The rumors of it's problematic birth came to fruition.
Yup, that sums up the GTX 480 pretty well. The "too noisy" and "too little performance advantage" are the number one reasons why I'm not bothering with it. My GTX 295 is a dual-GPU card and yet it runs cooler than this GTX 480 nuclear device.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
(...) the Radeon HD 6000 series, coming out later this year, will feature a new core revision as well.
Nice, I will be waiting for that. :)


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03 Apr 2010   #102
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
It's pretty interesting because they used to be a part of AMD, now they're well on their way to becoming the next biggest foundry in the world, ready to challenge ARM someday.
Between currently valid info, outdated info, rumour and sheer speculation - it's not surprising that's it's easy to lose track of who's in bed with whom.

The last I 'heard' (ie read) was that there were tensions between GloFlo, yet AMD still hold about 30% marketshare in that company

I'm only surmising that they still have certain contractual obligations with TSMC for X amount of manufacturing left to do.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Unfortunately for the GTX 480 the general consensus is:

► Too hot
► Too Noisy
► Too power hungry
► Too Expensive
► Too little performance advantage
► Too little, too late

As it stands, ultimately the card is a massive disappointment. The rumors of it's problematic birth came to fruition.
Yup, that sums up the GTX 480 pretty well. The "too noisy" and "too little performance advantage" are the number one reasons why I'm not bothering with it. My GTX 295 is a dual-GPU card and yet it runs cooler than this GTX 480 nuclear device.

With a 295, you can easily afford to wait :)

I was content to wait it out a while longer with my 4890 crossfire setup until one of the cards karked it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2010   #103
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
(...) the Radeon HD 6000 series, coming out later this year, will feature a new core revision as well.
Nice, I will be waiting for that. :)
no it wont, it should be out 2011, unless that changed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
It's pretty interesting because they used to be a part of AMD, now they're well on their way to becoming the next biggest foundry in the world, ready to challenge ARM someday.
Between currently valid info, outdated info, rumour and sheer speculation - it's not surprising that's it's easy to lose track of who's in bed with whom.

The last I 'heard' (ie read) was that there were tensions between GloFlo, yet AMD still hold about 30% marketshare in that company

I'm only surmising that they still have certain contractual obligations with TSMC for X amount of manufacturing left to do.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Unfortunately for the GTX 480 the general consensus is:

► Too hot
► Too Noisy
► Too power hungry
► Too Expensive
► Too little performance advantage
► Too little, too late

As it stands, ultimately the card is a massive disappointment. The rumors of it's problematic birth came to fruition.
Yup, that sums up the GTX 480 pretty well. The "too noisy" and "too little performance advantage" are the number one reasons why I'm not bothering with it. My GTX 295 is a dual-GPU card and yet it runs cooler than this GTX 480 nuclear device.

With a 295, you can easily afford to wait :)

I was content to wait it out a while longer with my 4890 crossfire setup until one of the cards karked it...
at-least you dont have to sit around with a 3850
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04 Apr 2010   #104
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
(...) the Radeon HD 6000 series, coming out later this year, will feature a new core revision as well.
Nice, I will be waiting for that. :)
no it wont, it should be out 2011, unless that changed
What evidence do you have of that?
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04 Apr 2010   #105
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post


Nice, I will be waiting for that. :)
no it wont, it should be out 2011, unless that changed
What evidence do you have of that?
Speculation. It's said the 6000 series plan to be 28nm, but 28nm isn't planned to be ready until atleast Q1 2011 at the earliest.
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04 Apr 2010   #106
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah, so that's why he says that. No, the first wave will be 32nm in 2010, with 28nm variants coming in 2011.
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