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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

14 Apr 2010   #1
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 
Just got my GTX 480, Now under Water!

Hey everyone.. I wanted to post up here to let everyone know that I just got my new Gigabyte GTX 480 Video card. and boy is it a beauty.

I ordered an eVGA GTX 480 from Amazon and they still have not mentioned a word about when it will ship. so I got sick of waiting and snagged the 480 from Newegg. if you refresh the page all day they've got a few in stock that sell out in minutes each day since last Thursday.. so go to Newegg.com if you want a GTX 480 or 470, PNY.com has 480's ONLY, 470's are backordered. Tigerdirect.com also has got them off and on the last 2 days. I'd watch there also. and mwave.com has the 470's if you wanna pay a $20 dollar premium to get it now.

So, I'll do a formal review and all that good stuff later.. but for now I wanna mention the TEMPS are nothing that all the reviewers said it was. it idles in the 46c area. Lower than my GTX 260, and for sure lower than my 260's in SLI. it's a great card, well built and the heatpipes are SWEET.

the card gets HOT HOT HOT said all the reviewers.. well yes it does. but if you leave the fan on stock 44% then the card gets really really hot (above 90C, not unusual for top of the line GPU's though) and then the fan cranks to 90% to adjust for it and it gets really loud. So if you use your head and use eVGA Precision, or MSI Afterburner and manually set the fan speed to say 65% the temps are much more manageable and I've YET to see it go over 85C... (my brothers GTX 285 reaches 85c all the time so it's nothing new to graphics cards)

Now for some Eye Candy! (Click to Enlarge)




and this last photo cuz the angle is really cool.


PROOF!


PROOF NOW WITH SLI


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I just got it today. I've been able to overclock it past the stock clocks of 701 Mhz all the way up to 851 Mhz and get a solid increase in performance in all area's.. With some voltage tweaks all the way up to 900 Mhz Core clock is possible. I'll be doing this later also.

The card rocks, it's very good and with driver updates it will continue to be the top single GPU graphics card as nvidia is always improving there lead with driver updates.. if anyone has any questions let me know.
Thanks for reading!


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14 Apr 2010   #2
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Looks awesome...I think I might pick one up next month. Can't wait to read your review of it.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Congratulations!! It surely does look nice. I am waiting to read your user review.
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14 Apr 2010   #4
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Congratz on spending a lot of money faster than others! I heard these lil guys are hard to get your hands on. Good choice of brand I might add. Gigabyte/Sapphire> all.
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14 Apr 2010   #5
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

that was suppost to be mine
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14 Apr 2010   #6
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

well I'd rather get an eVGA, and I still am going to leave my pre-ordered eVGA 480 with amazon so when they do ship. (still don't know) I'll get an evga

I'd rather have eVGA than Gigabyte cuz they allow overclocking and modding. I'll be removing the heatsync and going water-cooling and i don't think gigabyte would approve. I've sent a 9800GT back to eVGA with only 3 screws in the heatsink and plastic cover cuz i lost it and they still RMA'd it. haha!

this card has much, much, much improved image quality over the 260. for sure, I can see it in windows, and games like Crysis MAXXED out at 1920x1200 looks amazing. Warhead on enthusiasts
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14 Apr 2010   #7
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Awesome man. I want one really bad but just can't drop that kind of cash at the moment on a gpu.
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14 Apr 2010   #8
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

well I sold my SLI 260's to help fund it... that got me close
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14 Apr 2010   #9
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
well I'd rather get an eVGA, and I still am going to leave my pre-ordered eVGA 480 with amazon so when they do ship. (still don't know) I'll get an evga

I'd rather have eVGA than Gigabyte cuz they allow overclocking and modding. I'll be removing the heatsync and going water-cooling and i don't think gigabyte would approve. I've sent a 9800GT back to eVGA with only 3 screws in the heatsink and plastic cover cuz i lost it and they still RMA'd it. haha!

this card has much, much, much improved image quality over the 260. for sure, I can see it in windows, and games like Crysis MAXXED out at 1920x1200 looks amazing. Warhead on enthusiasts
MSI after burner. Should work on this one too. It lets me OC my sapphire 4850 to 825mhz I think. But it would not let me adjust voltage, so I'm not sure.
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14 Apr 2010   #10
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Voltage modding with Afterburner is determined by the card.

Though you can force it by editing the configuration file.
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