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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

28 Apr 2010   #151
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

But I do love Intel.. I'll admit that.. oh and while we are going a little off topic. Refer to my Sig..

Android is Better

as in Apple vs Google!


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28 Apr 2010   #152
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
I wanted to make another post for this. I see you all were discussing the 5970. Not to bring up the past, but I remember ATI and all the ATI fans saying you can't compare our 4890 to the 295, thats not fair.. You can't compare a Dual GPU card to a single card, they said the same thing with the 9800GX2..

BUT OHH.. now the tables are turned and when Nvidia and reviewers say the GTX 480 is the fastest GPU in the market they claim no, it's your top end against ours. and our 5970 wins.. so now it's ok to say Top card in general, the best from both sides and compare huh. I don't think so. this is just me ranting, but for people to keep arguing all this is just lame IMO. I think the more competition the better, thats why nvidia's prices are sort of bearable this time around. cuz ATI is doing good. more competition the better for us.

What I find most ironic is that every ATI user just comes in with the argument "Nvidia took too long", but look at ATI with the 2900. That was delayed for quite a long time, Nvidia got the DX10 cards out first, ATI finally launched the 2900, only to have it be a disappointment compared to Nvidia, by which time Nvidia had launched the 8800 Ultra, which pretty much stole the limelight.

Imo, I don't mind how long each side take, they can take how long as they want, and at the end of the day what they release is what matters as a whole.
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28 Apr 2010   #153
smarteyeball

 
 

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I just want there to be some good competition. Without AMD we'd have $1000 dollar CPU's ONLY from Intel Nothing under a Grand.
Very true. It's great there are viable alternatives which force the prices down.

I'm currently partial to intel chips because realistically, they do offer a better 'all round' performance (especially when overclocked) than AMD chips.

For that, I'm willing to pay a few $$$ extra. However if AMD were to offer a clear i7 stomper, I'd make the switch.


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and same thing with graphics cards by Nvidia.
Unfortunately, here in Australia 480's are selling for $800-$900 (with extremely limited availability). A 5970 is available for around $900 which currently makes a 480 a far less attractive proposition from a pure price vs performance perspective.

However, a 5870 which originally cost $800 at launch can now be be had for $450-$600+ with much greater availability. Due to the late Fermi's, it only took about 7 months to get this point - but at least it got there



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I'm glad ATI has a great round this year and even beat them to the punch. I don't have any brand loyalty.
lol, ditto. Although I would have liked to see Fermi make it sooner rather than later (I'm definitely not the only one there)


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People asking General questions about the 470/480 will have 10 different ATI owners thread crap and say rude things and bash the thread.
It's got so out of hand I've been avoiding the Nvidia section for a while at most forums I go to.
That's part of 'shoe on the other foot'. It was always 10 nvidia vs one ATI


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As much as I see your post making sense, in the same manor I think many of the ATI people have been let down, and let down. or once again not got the better product. or whatever it may be for so long the last few years and had to hear it from the nvidia guys or whatever. That NOW that ati finally has this Stellar product. Beat the competition to the market. and still looks to be in a great position. The ATI owners finally are getting there first solid chance to go after everyone that buys Nvidia. And personally. They've been going a little to hard. and need to tone it down a bit. I'm fine with people defending there purchases and stuff. But it almost seems like the anger the ATI owners have is much worse this time around and they've been being pretty out of control
Again, the shoe analogy fits (pun intended ).

However there is more vitriol from ATI users because of years worth of pent up frustration. They've waited a long time to feel smug and as such, are delivering it back to nvidia users in spades.

(In some cases, it's probably well deserved)

When a pendulum swings, there are always extremes. Currently the pendulum's upswing apogee is on ATI's side and it's going to take quite a while for it to swing back and settle back down.

In the meantime, we all have to tolerate the FUD that goes with it

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Buy what you want, or what suits your likes or needs and enjoy it.

It is possible to do that - but to remain crap free requires virtually zero forum activity


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
What I find most ironic is that every ATI user just comes in with the argument "Nvidia took too long", but look at ATI with the 2900. That was delayed for quite a long time, Nvidia got the DX10 cards out first, ATI finally launched the 2900, only to have it be a disappointment compared to Nvidia, by which time Nvidia had launched the 8800 Ultra, which pretty much stole the limelight.
People have very short memories. This latest Fermi round will end up as just another semi-remembered tit for tat argument point for future 'debates'.


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Imo, I don't mind how long each side take, they can take how long as they want, and at the end of the day what they release is what matters as a whole.
If they do take their time - at least keep the hype and rumour/speculations down to a low level of 'STFU already'.

I honestly don't know what's worse - arguing about an an actual product or arguing about a speculation
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28 Apr 2010   #154
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
I don't care who is best. I just want there to be some good competition. Without AMD we'd have $1000 dollar CPU's ONLY from Intel Nothing under a Grand. and same thing with graphics cards by Nvidia. I'm glad ATI has a great round this year and even beat them to the punch.
I'm with you all the way with this.
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28 Apr 2010   #155
GHODZILLA5150

WIN 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

I can't believe there are fanboys for BOTH sides. I just replaced a GTS 250 1gb with a 5850. The GTS was very good for the time I had it. I wanted to upgrade to DX11 with low power consumption at a very good price and the 5850 best suited my needs. Both companies make very good cards and thank God for both. If we only had one, prices would be thru the roof and we would not have these technological advances. Remember, competition is good for the consumer (You & I).
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28 Apr 2010   #156
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

eVGA GTX 480 has ARRIVED! Time for some SLI Fun

I now have SLI 480's to mess around with. and boy are they exiting. I've only been messing around for a little while. This was my FIRST attempt to overclock, and my very first Vantage run. So there will for sure be more tweaking, and higher overclocks to soon come. Not bad considering now my weakest link is my Q9650 since everyone with 480's now have i7's or some 6 Core Goodness.

Anyways, My first try on Vantage OC'd at 800/1600/1900


and proof that I have 2 in there.
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28 Apr 2010   #157
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

I really want a 470 or 480 but can't seem to find any with HDMI. What's up with that? I love Nvidia, but if I can't find a top end card with HDMI, I might have to switch over to ATI for this purchase.
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28 Apr 2010   #158
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
I really want a 470 or 480 but can't seem to find any with HDMI. What's up with that? I love Nvidia, but if I can't find a top end card with HDMI, I might have to switch over to ATI for this purchase.
All GTX 470s and 480s have mini-HDMI ports on them. I'm running my main monitor through HDMI with a mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable.
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28 Apr 2010   #159
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

my EVGA 480 came with a mini-to-standard size HDMI cable.
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28 Apr 2010   #160
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
I really want a 470 or 480 but can't seem to find any with HDMI.
lol, I wouldn't mind a 480 but when they are literally available for only 5mins plus they are the same price as a 5970 - I see another ATI card in my future

(I don't think I have the patience to wait another 6+ months for revisions/refreshes and price settling )
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