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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

22 Apr 2010   #111
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

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Wouldn't the ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5900 series (only 1 card i think, forgot remaining digits) still have better performance?
5970? In sheer FPS - for the most part on most titles, very much so. Then again, it is a dual GPU vs a single.

These GTX cards seem to have a better min framerate and superior DX 11 tessellation performance though.

They also handle Anti-Aliasing better.

Oh, they also do physx.
Whatabout dual 5970's? = Pure Pownage? (Sry for being stubborn, but as i said before - I just dig ATI graphics!)


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22 Apr 2010   #112
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post

Whatabout dual 5970's? = Pure Pownage? (Sry for being stubborn, but as i said before - I just dig ATI graphics!)
Honestly? Outside of benchmarking - it's an absolute waste of time.

You need to Overclock the CPU pretty high to avoid it being a bottleneck (holding the cards back) and quadfire scales absolutely terribly in games.

Even tri-fire shows (5970 + a 5850 or 5870) shows little to no FPS increase in the majority of games.
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22 Apr 2010   #113
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

No one needs quad gpu. Shit few things need dual. Just get a dualgpu single card with dx11 and you will be set for the next 5 years, guaranteed. They still use pixel shader 3.0, games wont need 4.0 for a bit longer.

Oh ya, someone went nutz and OC'd with SLI.

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22 Apr 2010   #114
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post

Whatabout dual 5970's? = Pure Pownage? (Sry for being stubborn, but as i said before - I just dig ATI graphics!)
Honestly? Outside of benchmarking - it's an absolute waste of time.

You need to Overclock the CPU pretty high to avoid it being a bottleneck (holding the cards back) and quadfire scales absolutely terribly in games.

Even tri-fire shows (5970 + a 5850 or 5870) shows little to no FPS increase in the majority of games.
So GTX 480 is the way to go?
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22 Apr 2010   #115
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post

So GTX 480 is the way to go?
Not necessarily.

Each card have their own pro/cons. It's up to you (the consumer) to work out what will benefit you the most.

(Even I can't decide yet between a 5970 or a 480 )
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23 Apr 2010   #116
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post

So GTX 480 is the way to go?
Not necessarily.

Each card have their own pro/cons. It's up to you (the consumer) to work out what will benefit you the most.

(Even I can't decide yet between a 5970 or a 480 )
Its pretty much a fanboy thing in the end.
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23 Apr 2010   #117
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
Its pretty much a fanboy thing in the end.
Not for me
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23 Apr 2010   #118
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Ok replaced TIM with Mx, applying an extremely thin layer with the card spread method (tried X method, temps only dropped 1c).
Was going to disassemble the memory side, but one of the very small screws was being stubborn, so I backed off that idea for now.

Removed my Vantech Tornado TD8038H 80mm (this thing is nuts without a fan controller!) from the side panel and placed it in the front bottom fan cage (feeds cooler air more directly to 470 fan).

I'm happy to report 46c !
Seems the combination of MX & a changed air flow did the trick.
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23 Apr 2010   #119
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I can say I'm very happy with the XFX 5970 BE I have. It doesn't get very hot, although my case helps that I must admit. DX11 performance, down to shader model 3.0, everything works fine. Also, drivers did not get bad for my 4890 running in my mainstream rig, like many said. AMD I think realized the issue, things have only gotten better, with "both" cards, so, well, at least one person here says the drivers are solid. I know some fear AMD/ATI because of drivers, but I've been pretty surprised... I was a total Nvidia fanboi until the 4xxx release, took me ten minutes to realize the quality and price.

Anyways, it's a "REALLY" hard choice between what I have and a 480, those things are straight up nasty. I would recommend waiting... what else can ya do?

All I can say with any certainty is it runs cooler than everyone said it would, but as with the OP, his 480 is running cooler as well, so, eh. I don't know, I guess maybe it's best to choose based on your platform, and budget. I think they're both fantastic cards. Also, please, realize if you actually need the power! I see people buying these things and running one display in 1080, and I can't believe how stupid it is... oh well.
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23 Apr 2010   #120
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
No one needs quad gpu. Shit few things need dual. Just get a dualgpu single card with dx11 and you will be set for the next 5 years, guaranteed. They still use pixel shader 3.0, games wont need 4.0 for a bit longer.

Oh ya, someone went nutz and OC'd with SLI.

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