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

27 Mar 2010   #31
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
I don't know about the ability for them to make a dual GPU variant of this.
Between the power draw and heat issues, I wouldn't expect a '495' anytime soon.

When they do release a dual GPU card, I'd expect it to be based on 2 of the lower specced cards, similar to the frankenbuild of the 295, or the 5970.


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27 Mar 2010   #32
Lebon14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Anyway, the day that this GPU will be on a double GPU card, it'll kick the Radeon 5970's posterior.

I don't know about the ability for them to make a dual GPU variant of this. As it is it's using a 6x8 connection for one GPU, with two I'd expect an 8x8x8 to power it, no one would have a power supply powerful enough to use it!

On the PCPer article I linked to, they were able to run two 480's in SLI, the total power draw was near 800W!

As it is, running a system with that kind of power draw would cost $200 a year in power, with conservative estimates!
That's why I said "the day that". I know that this baby needs a s*load of power and heats a lot. I know that it's not possible. because of that

800W for a SLI, this is crazy indeed.
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27 Mar 2010   #33
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
800W for a SLI, this is crazy indeed.
Never mind SLI, don't forget you're going to need to of them if you want to run Nvidia's equivalent of Eyefinity.
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27 Mar 2010   #34
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
800W for a SLI, this is crazy indeed.
Never mind SLI, don't forget you're going to need two of them if you want to run Nvidia's equivalent of Eyefinity.
I know what is Eyefinity but... there is only a minority of people who will have 3 or more monitors y'know. So, for most people, one single card will be enough.
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27 Mar 2010   #35
Zen00

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Since you're all looking for the latest, 3-way SLI results are up!

PC Perspective - Benchmarks with 3-Way SLI on the new GTX 480, we salivate
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27 Mar 2010   #36
Everlong

 

It does seem to scale very well in terms of SLI.

I guess they didn't test much with it incase they melted lol.
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27 Mar 2010   #37
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The one thing that I find scary about these cards is that in almost ever review they managed to get the cards up into the mid 90's, and seen mentioned the card is OK up to 105C 9 I can remember an old AGP 6600 GT I had that would run that high due to the bridge chip, but its threshold was 120C), won't take much in the way of dust or summer heat to start pushing them close to the threshold.

Guess for those that are looking at getting one, I can see lots of cleaning and AC for the computer room.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I guess they didn't test much with it incase they melted lol.
Well you could cook your bacon on one, and use the other two as a waffle iron.
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27 Mar 2010   #38
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The GTX 480 Waffle Iron, I think you've found the perfect addition to every gamers pad!
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27 Mar 2010   #39
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hello all,

So i just done some searching on google and found nothing yet. Did the cards get released today as promised or are the delayed again?

Lucky
I read this recently > Loads of Pics too!

Nvidia Launches The GeForce GTX480 and GeForce GTX470 Graphics Cards
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27 Mar 2010   #40
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Anyway, the day that this GPU will be on a double GPU card, it'll kick the Radeon 5970's posterior.

I don't know about the ability for them to make a dual GPU variant of this. As it is it's using a 6x8 connection for one GPU, with two I'd expect an 8x8x8 to power it, no one would have a power supply powerful enough to use it!

On the PCPer article I linked to, they were able to run two 480's in SLI, the total power draw was near 800W!

As it is, running a system with that kind of power draw would cost $200 a year in power, with conservative estimates!
Yeh but Nvidia like to avoid mentioning "the power and heat thang" as long as their cards run (just) faster than an equivalent ATi chipped card which runs on far less power.

Says one Nvidia card plugged in - needs minimum decent 600W Power supply!
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