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

27 Mar 2010   #41
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The thing is, if there is no significant calculations differences between the ATI and Nvidia cards then data centers and such are going to go with ATI all the time. In those sort of instances power usage and heat are more important than speed.


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27 Mar 2010   #42
ThePizzaMan

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
PizzaMan, don't compare a single GPU card to a card that has two GPUs. The GeForce GTX480 IS the fastest mono GPU card. Not by a big margin, but it is. The card has early problems such has overheating and noisy but I'm pretty sure that nVidia partners will be able to make a decent card without being too noisy and overheating.

Anyway, the day that this GPU will be on a double GPU card, it'll kick the Radeon 5970's posterior.
already admitted it was the fastest mono card, but it is still the second fastest single card.... and with six extra months they should have been able to get a little closer... but all in all nice card (wow can't believe i said that...) hm i wouldn't mind seeing one of these watercooled and oc'd just to see what it do
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27 Mar 2010   #43
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can, just costs about $150 extra from EVGA.
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27 Mar 2010   #44
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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.
Nvidia always had the hotter cards though, like the GTX275 and 285 were reading high 80s, even the 8800GT could hit 88C and that was still the most popular card around.
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27 Mar 2010   #45
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Nvidia always had the hotter cards though, like the GTX275 and 285 were reading high 80s, even the 8800GT could hit 88C and that was still the most popular card around.
The high-end 4000 series models from ATI ran hotter than comparable NVIDIA cards (ie: 4870 X2). But I do agree about the 8800 GT, as that's a hot-running NVIDIA card.

My GTX 295 Co-Op is idling right now at 44C for each GPU with auto fan speed. When gaming, it gets maxed at about 61C with 70% fan speed manually set for Star Trek Online, and maxed at 59C with 70% fan speed manually set for Dungeons and Dragons Online. Similar temps for Lord of the Rings Online and even lower temps for EVE Online. And my dual GPU 295 is supposed to be more difficult to cool than a single GPU card like the 280 or 285.

Point is, don't run your fan at auto speeds.
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27 Mar 2010   #46
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

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28 Mar 2010   #47
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's some very revealing information.

PC Perspective - Benchmarks with 3-Way SLI on the new GTX 480, we salivate

Seems that the 5970 scales better than the 480, two 5970's beat 3 480's! Seems that anyone considering multi card rigs should go ATI, this doesn't bode well for use in the data center market either for Nvidia.
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28 Mar 2010   #48
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Seems that the 5970 scales better than the 480, two 5970's beat 3 480's! Seems that anyone considering multi card rigs should go ATI, this doesn't bode well for use in the data center market either for Nvidia.
That makes sense to me, since CrossfireX seems to be a much more robust and flexible multi-GPU bridge than SLI. SLI still feels like it's stuck in the days of the original Crossfire design. SLI still works well for two cards or two GPUs, but I know that its performance sees extremely diminishing returns with 3 or more. But that's just my experience and benchmark memories. I have no idea what the processing/design differences are between the SLI and CrossfireX bridge.
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29 Mar 2010   #49
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Here's some very revealing information.

PC Perspective - Benchmarks with 3-Way SLI on the new GTX 480, we salivate

Seems that the 5970 scales better than the 480, two 5970's beat 3 480's! Seems that anyone considering multi card rigs should go ATI, this doesn't bode well for use in the data center market either for Nvidia.
You can't really predict how well a card's computational power, for use in places such as a data center or research, from looking at gaming benchmarks really though.
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29 Mar 2010   #50
vatz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It might run hotter than the hindenburg and be a PSU whore but im still gonna get me one

Nvidia has kept me gaming since i got my first pc with only 1 card giving me issues which was a 8800GTX that might be fixable. On the other side ATI have had 2 cards die on me.

On a side note the ATI fan boys should like this video YouTube - jinx265465654's Channel
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