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Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1,536MB Review

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Ph4ZeD 27th March 2010, 01:14 Quote
Time to start shorting nVidia stock? :)
Stewb 27th March 2010, 01:14 Quote
All of teh cards ran at 76 FPS average on DOWII? Something in teh game limiting it?
M7ck 27th March 2010, 01:15 Quote
I would like to see bits opinions on Fermi sli as other sites are saying this is where the Fermi excels
theskirrid 27th March 2010, 01:16 Quote
Seems like a pointless green release, very very few benefits from running a 4xx card.
Let's hope the next revision gives ATI some competition, this one certainly hasn't.
Ph4ZeD 27th March 2010, 01:16 Quote
True but how many people are interested in buying two 480 cards... only people with £1000 to spend on the Dell 30".
theskirrid 27th March 2010, 01:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ph4ZeD
True but how many people are interested in buying two 480 cards... only people with £1000 to spend on the Dell 30".

And a 1200W PSU and some oven gloves.
mjm25 27th March 2010, 01:21 Quote
i'm disappointed and smug in equal measure... i wanted it to blow everything away, we haven't had a massive wow release in the graphics department for ages. On the other hand my 4870x2 looks more and more like a legendary buy with every release of a new card.
cheeriokilla 27th March 2010, 01:24 Quote
EPIC FAIL TO NVIDIA! LOL!!!!!!!!... FERMI = FAILME!!!!!!!!
cdb 27th March 2010, 01:26 Quote
Let's see how it folds now.
Devolve 27th March 2010, 01:26 Quote
With eyefinity (when they have bezel-less screens) and the current top spot for most of the games i play, I finally know where my money should be heading.
Do you think this will affect previous models pricing drastically?
Krikkit 27th March 2010, 01:28 Quote
What a shame, I was hoping for so much more. :(

p.s. Any chance of a huge version of the Fermi core from the last page? 1024 isn't quite big enough for my background.
wuyanxu 27th March 2010, 01:28 Quote
HBAO off in BFBC2?? any particular reasons?

fantastic review, very nice set of data.
yanglu 27th March 2010, 01:28 Quote
Nice one nvidia(!) I think ATI's release of the Catalyst 10.3 drivers really spoilt the party for Nvidia! I was hoping Fermi's release would bring about a price war. But if the 480 is going to be over £400 it doesn't look like ATI will be too bothered. I think ATI probably has more room to drop prices on the 5800 series as well. With Fermi yields rumour to be only around 50% I can't imagine the chips are cheap to make...
klutch4891 27th March 2010, 01:29 Quote
Well, I guess that settles all the "Red or Green graphics card?" questions in the Hardware forum.
Xonar 27th March 2010, 01:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by cdb
Let's see how it folds now.

Another site was looking at just over 13,000ppd however the card was sitting at 96c whilst folding. Temps are just crazy no matter what.
Slizza 27th March 2010, 01:29 Quote
WHY 6/10 for features when ATI 5870 cards get 10/10 on features? i can't justify that difference.
Stewb 27th March 2010, 01:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Slizza
WHY 6/10 for features when ATI 5870 cards get 10/10 on features? i can't justify that difference.

I imagine because features includes the temperature and sound, as it can't fit in value or performance.
ssj12 27th March 2010, 01:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by cheeriokilla
EPIC FAIL TO NVIDIA! LOL!!!!!!!!... FERMI = FAILME!!!!!!!!

not really, actually not at all. The GTX 480 has only been expected to compete against the HD5870, in most tests it competed with the HD5970. For the first release of their new architecture I will say its quite impressive. Especially since they are using first generation drivers. With driver improvements things will definitely improve.

Yes, the more ATI centric games caused the GTX 480 some issues, the same can be said about the Nvidia centric games causing ATI issues. This is still some very nice performance improvements over the old 7xxx re-branding.

For someone like me who has a 9600GT, I'm very likely to by the GTX 480 since I use folding@home constantly and game.
flibblesan 27th March 2010, 01:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
p.s. Any chance of a huge version of the Fermi core from the last page? 1024 isn't quite big enough for my background.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/processor/NVIDIA_Fermi/nvidia-fermi-gf100-graphics-processor-high-resolution.jpg

Watermarked though :(
RotoSequence 27th March 2010, 01:35 Quote
There were anti-aliasing benchmarks posted for Crysis at maximum and unplayable settings. Why isn't there any anti-aliasing being done at the lower resolutions of Stalker: Call of Pripyat? Why are we stuck between 4x AA and 0x AA on the other benchmarks?
confusis 27th March 2010, 01:35 Quote
nvidia once again dissapoints. IMHO they have been running a losing race since ATI released the 4XXX series. AMD seems to be doing well in GPU's, maybe they need to focus more on CPU now and make it a market leader!
wuyanxu 27th March 2010, 01:38 Quote
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still can't see the gates.......
thehippoz 27th March 2010, 01:39 Quote
damn it's exactly what I thought it was going to be.. 6 months

just shrink it and you'll have something.. 100w more, costs more.. doesn't even beat a 5870 in crysis XD whatever :D
Pete J 27th March 2010, 01:40 Quote
Well, the wait is over and we now face disappointment :(. So much for a 5-10FPS increase in Crysis.

I'm now considering buying a couple of 5970s for some crossfire action - the 4GB models can't be that far off now.

Anyhoo, I'm going to bed. See you guys later.
erratum1 27th March 2010, 01:41 Quote
I wonder if the universal dissapointment in this card will force the price down, at it's current price their is no competition anyone with any sense is going to get a 5870.
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