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EVGA user has done a GTX480 Review

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by AWPC, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. AWPC

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    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=285823

    Real world review from a gamer. Noise + temps are not bad either he reckons comparable to a GTX280. Shame everywhere has pretty much already oversold their allocation and no more cards until may.....
     
  2. D.P.

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    Doesn't seem to break 70*C when clocked.
     
  3. cainer

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  4. MeatLoaf

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    According to this months PC Format it got to 94 degrees under load :eek:
     
  5. Greebo

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    It could well be that the new drivers have dropped temps. Also noticed the EVGA forum reviewer leaves his fan running at 100% all the time so that might explain his lower temps.

    I still say it's crying out for water as no way would I put one in my case with two 120mm fans running at 5v.
     
  6. bhavv

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  7. straxusii

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    The temps are only reasonable because he has set the fan on 100%. Someone asked him to turn it down and he refused saying he always runs at 100% when overclocked
     
  8. RichardH754

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    He had the fan on 100% all the time he was benching, thats why its at 70c.
     
  9. RichardH754

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    One bloke had 2 GTX 480s and a 850w PSU!!!

    HOW??
     
  10. Greebo

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    I had to laugh when somebody posted that the fan at 70% on gtx480 doesn't sound lany louder than his gtx280 at 100%.

    Does everybody run their graphics card fans at 100% on that forum?
     
  11. Lightnix

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    Probably explains why he doesn't care about noise, he must be deaf or something. Most graphics cards at 100% are horrendous.
     
  12. bhavv

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    I only need 100% fan speed when overclocking to crazy speeds like 1066 Mhz:

    http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/4214/stockmx3100.png

    But 100% fan speed for 78 degrees at stock frequencies??? :eek:

    I have much hearing loss, and I can only tolerate my stock 5770 fans up to 75%, but that much is completely fine now for 1000 Mhz.
     
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  13. Greebo

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    That PSU was running his Fermi's only, he was using another PSU for the rest of his system :p
     
  14. Razor Time

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    First user benchmark of Crysis taken from the evga forum. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. wolvers

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    Does the smilie mean that the results are good? I've never run the warhead bench so I wouldn't know.
     
  16. apocReg

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    On those settings (Enthusiast and 8xAA) id be delighted with those, no idea how it compares to others though but its a lot better than a GTX 275 i can tell you that!
     
  17. Razor Time

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    Yeah thats a good bench mate. At 8xAA I get 30fps with my 4870X2.

    One thing to note though is that bench was done on a 980 i7, but the cpu was only at 3.33Ghz. I dont know how that will effect the results.
     
  18. Disjunto

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    hitting 70 on 100% fan, that's damn high + noisy :| oh well, to each their own
     
  19. RavenXXX2

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    I take the 480 was overclocked?
     
  20. Razor Time

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    I think it was 800Mhz on the gpu.