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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

17 Apr 2010   #71
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

What a awesome looking card, I hope the benchmarks justify the hefty price. Me envious never I'm still stuck with my ATI4670


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17 Apr 2010   #72
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Just installed my EVGA GTX 470, air cooled idle temp is 51c.
Is that with the stock fan speeds? Though I'm getting mine next week hopefully, so I'll soon see.

In regards to GTA 4, the latest patch seems to be different for everyone. Before this patch I was getting like 25-30fps, but after I'm now getting 45-50fps.
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17 Apr 2010   #73
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wonder if the cores that are selling at retail are better than the ones that the reviewers got.
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17 Apr 2010   #74
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

you pay the same amount of $ per fps for fermi, as you do with the 5870 (where retailer is close to rrp)
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17 Apr 2010   #75
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Just installed my EVGA GTX 470, air cooled idle temp is 51c.
Is that with the stock fan speeds? Though I'm getting mine next week hopefully, so I'll soon see.

In regards to GTA 4, the latest patch seems to be different for everyone. Before this patch I was getting like 25-30fps, but after I'm now getting 45-50fps.
Sorry for being ambiguous last night (just got home from work).
That was at XGUNTHERC's fan settings.

The ambient room temp is warmer today and the fan is now set at a default of 76%, due to my current clocking settings.
I think XGUNTHERC's temp of 44c might be due to the 480's heat pipes.

I also included a snapshot of my cpu temp, directly above the 470, to give you an idea on how the card affects other components.

Just took the following readings:


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17 Apr 2010   #76
Everlong

 

Thanks for the info. Gives me some figures to look for when I get mine.
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17 Apr 2010   #77
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

your i7 sits at 29c with only the AC Freezer Pro HSF.. thats a pretty decent CPU temp.. mines around 29-33c on water-cooling, but then I'm at 4.0 Ghz

Yea the heatpipes might be it. Right now my card is sitting at 44c and I have a house temp of 78F for most the summer cuz in Vegas the power bill and heat both increase pretty bad in the summer.
oh and it's not just the heatpipes. your lovely GTX 470 has the same 5 pipes, just not as long and slightly smaller. see the vid
YouTube - CMP: EVGA GTX 470 Disassembly
I think the larger cooling parts help though. oh and is your i7 860 on stock speeds?
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17 Apr 2010   #78
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Wow 4.0 Ghz nice!
Yea my i7-860 is stock speed lol. Figured I would let Intel manage it, I do mostly graphic work on here and don't need a high constant clock.

The cpu/MB temp hasn't changed since I installed the 470, I guess it doesn't hurt to have one of these blowing in from the side: Newegg.com - VANTEC TD8038H 80mm Case Fan

Hmm do you think the 480's pipes being partialy exposed might be the temp drop?

Anyway, thanks for your review and taking the time to "feed" us info...lol.
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17 Apr 2010   #79
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

well the heat pipes being exposed instead of enclosed in the plastic gets them more air, as well as lets them get air from the case airflow and if you have good airflow that helps. but I wouldn't remove the plastic top on the 470 and run it open as the heat will go in the case instead of out the back.

Also, if you overclock that i7 from stock 2.8 ghz to something very easy to hit like 3.4 Ghz will make a large difference in the performance of that GTX 470.. at 2.8 it's pretty slow. I promise you if you ran a few benchmarks or some 3DMark benchmarks or a games built in one with the GTX 470 stock, and the cpu stock, then again with only the CPU being at like 3.4 Ghz. you'd get better framerates. a decent improvement. that CPU is good for a nice 3.6 Ghz or more. but 3.4 Ghz would be low, not require any voltage or put much heat out. not a bad idea.
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17 Apr 2010   #80
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Hmm after watching that video, I wonder if it would be better if I cleaned and used Arctic silver, probably void warranty.
The video poster has another one with temps and he is getting 41c
I can just imagine, that a disgruntled factory worker slapped that "clay" on mine with a butter knife..lol.

Yea I'll fiddle with the cpu and see what I can come up with.
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