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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

29 Apr 2010   #171
smarteyeball

 
 

True, but Gunthers already applied the better paste which is a boon for anybody not interested in messing around with that.


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29 Apr 2010   #172
wickedout

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have a question. How are the temps? I read those GPU's heat up very hot. Any truth to that?
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29 Apr 2010   #173
smarteyeball

 
 

It varies - however as a whole, they can run a little hot.
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29 Apr 2010   #174
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is it worth it upgrading from a GTX 285 to a 480?
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29 Apr 2010   #175
vatz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Im still waiting for an evga 470 the things are rarer than a bloody unicorn in the UK
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29 Apr 2010   #176
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vatz View Post
Im still waiting for an evga 470 the things are rarer than a bloody unicorn in the UK
Just keep watching scan.co.uk. They had a bunch in at the start of this week, but they went pretty quick.

Scan will get them in more than other etailers as scan are an official Nvidia partner.
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29 Apr 2010   #177
vatz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Im looking twice a day lol i guess I missed the evga bunch. They still had some zotacs and msi's this morning but there gone now too. hell there selling so fast there were some zotacs on there an hour ago that are gone now.
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29 Apr 2010   #178
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

look more than twice a day, I'd email scan and ask when they post the new deliveries on the site, what time in the day. They should know if you get the right tech support.

and yes these cards run a little warm. But not much warmer than a GTX 280, or the 285. the 295 is hotter, and the 5970 is about the same. ALLL the reviews you guys saw saying these things reach 96c.. was all crap. Yea with the fan set to AUTO, running furmark extreme heat benchmark (the only program that will get that much heat out) can get over 90c. but just manually set the fan to something like 75% and they wont go over 80c.. witch makes them Just as cool temperature wise as anything from ati.. The reviewers were a little harsh.

I use eVGA precision and just set fan speed manually. Right now in SLI my 480's are idling at 41c and 45c and yesterday while benchmarking my highest temp was 81c highly overclocked and with a little extra voltage. so heat's really not an issue

and yes the 480 is just shy of double the performance of the 285. I'd sell that and get a 480. Its a large increase in performance, but it's also DX11, and it plays physx games better than any card with a dedicated physx card. it really is pretty solid. This 480
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29 Apr 2010   #179
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Here we go.. a few more Good benchies. This is 3DMark Vantage on Extreme, so it really taxes the system. it was choppy before on 260's but smooth as butter on my 480's.

This is 3DMark Vantage Extreme Preset With Physx enabled.
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29 Apr 2010   #180
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Here we go.. a few more Good benchies. This is 3DMark Vantage on Extreme, so it really taxes the system. it was choppy before on 260's but smooth as butter on my 480's.

This is 3DMark Vantage Extreme Preset With Physx enabled.
Good bench. Noticing the temps on the right... very reasonable and not anything like the reviewers were griping about.
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