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- Friday, March 26th, 2010 Like Share






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Northern49 Mar 27, 10
Great review. I had no idea how much better the 5870 was compared to others.
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ChiroVette Mar 27, 10
Awesome review. I just read it.

Thanks!
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Saransh Comsole Mar 27, 10
Great review, and I think the GTX 480 is definitely worth the $500.
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D-G Mar 27, 10
$500?

According to an online currency converter, that's £336

The lowest GTX 480 price in the UK is £430.

I would definitely be willing to pay £336, but £430 is taking the piss. Especially since warranties in the UK are bullshit. (For example, there's no Lifetime warranties on XFX graphics cards over here)

Fancy buying me one?
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Gravity Mar 27, 10
I thank you kindly for the review. I'm still going to wait a little bit to see how card prices adjust in the near future. I'm glad to see the round up was extensive for all the models covered. I feel I want a new card, but I want to see if ATI counters and would rather wait till these are a little more widespread first. I was expecting the card to be higher priced but I guess Nvidia knew the performance wasn't up there to justify $600-700.

Great job and Great timing!

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ChiroVette Mar 27, 10
I am definitely going to wait a bit. The truth is, for the money, I am nost sure the performance difference justifies the price at this point. Plus, I want to see what NVIDIA is going to do with this gen of cards first.
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D-G Mar 27, 10
The problem for me is that my graphics card died, and I'm using a loaner. So I need to make a decision sooner rather than later...
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hiigaran Mar 27, 10
quote ChiroVette
I am definitely going to wait a bit. The truth is, for the money, I am nost sure the performance difference justifies the price at this point. Plus, I want to see what NVIDIA is going to do with this gen of cards first.
no it does not. youre paying all of this for a few percent increase in performance. a couple of 5850s would be better in value.

EDIT: so...no overclocking?
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The Smith Mar 27, 10
quote hiigaran
EDIT: so...no overclocking?
+1^1000
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hiigaran Mar 27, 10
1^1000 = 1
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Supernova1332 Mar 28, 10
Mathematic fail, that's a new one... kinda.

Could be better but kinda predictable, it's in the same spot the gtx280 was compared to the 4870.

The power consumption is ridiculous though, holy hell.
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ChiroVette Mar 28, 10
quote hiigaran
EDIT: so...no overclocking?

Yeah, that was somewhat of concern to me. This is another reason I wanted to wait before considering this card (this gen of cards) as a serious buy. Forget, for the moment about the MONSTER HD 5970. I have to wonder if an overclocked 5870 wouldn't make minced-meat out of the GTX 480. I mean DAMN lol how hot must that card run that we cannot overclock it?

This is why I want to wait and see what happens with this gen of NVIDIA.
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VeGiTAX2 Mar 28, 10
Lets hope it's not the FX5800 all over again. D;

From what the neo authors seemed to indicate, NVIDIA sat on this one trying to hone it for public release for quite some time, chances are they had to produce something or fail completely in the eyes of the investors.

From what it sounds like so far, they've expressed little interest in bringing the GF100 architecture down the ranks to the midrange offerings. Instead we'll be seeing 3rd / 4th gen rehashing of their product line in the 300 series. :/
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D-G Mar 28, 10
All things considered about this card, maybe someone should try attaching a thermal to electrical energy converter to it.

http://www.allbusiness.com/professional-scientific/scientific-research-development/528243-1.html

I'm guessing the devices are still a bit large, but imagine if the card was designed to run in one of those units instead of in a normal PC case. The ridiculous heat could be used to POWER the card.

EDIT: Ok, this is odd. I just found out that someone tried overclocking the GTX 480.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1258/12/

45 Centigrade after overclocking? I think he's talking about idle temperatures only, and didn't mention under load. Still, I'm suprised he got away with overclocking that thing at all.

What's the temperature like under load with the fan at 100 percent, I wonder?
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