Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 Review: Fermi Arrives

By Jos · 107 replies
Mar 26, 2010
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  1. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,868   +2,035

    Yeah well I am shocked you even get the Internets in crazy town. While you were jumping up and down did you not stop to think that hey “this review was posted under NDA and Nvidia supplied the sample so maybe they only got one”. Let me assure you if Nvidia sent two cards you would have seen some SLI numbers.

    I deleted that other guest post red1776, it was simply to stupid, even dumber than his first which is almost impressive. Yet another resident of crazy town works out how to use the guest account.
  2. lol, drug dealers and their crazy abundance of money...

    If you think paying 1.5 grand for 3 videos cards, and another 300-600 for liquid cooling (not to mention the pain in the *** of setting up and maintaining liquid cooled rigs) is a better deal than buying 2 5970's for 1.2 grand and leaving it air-cooled, while still using less power, then you MUST be smoking some pretty good ****! Pass that ****!

    Seriously, I'm just going to get a couple 5970's.
  3. To be fair, 5870 is a HOT card as well. Upgrading from a 8800GT, i find that the 5870 is way too hot underload (85C). The steel casing is too hot to touch while playing metro 2033. I have to remove remove the cover of the case, take a mini fan and let it blow directly at the card and use MSI afterburner to set the fan speed at 50% to lower the temp to 60-70C range.
    If this 480 is even much hotter than the 5870 then I will never want this fryer near my PC!
  4. With a cleverly thought up nickname, "The Green Machine" comes the irony... It's not a very green machine at all with a pretty hefty TDP and stove/heater all rolled into one!

    I have my 7300GT chugging (and humming) quite nicely as I type my neat little post on this lovely PC hardware site (+1) and I have never had a problem with it... Only its roommate, Celeron sitting in the 775 socket just moved out and a nifty lil' Pentium 4 with its extreme attitude and single-core POWER!

    oh shi-, this is 2010 right?

    My new PC (almost done) features a 550w PSU which accommodates a HD5770, a 870G Motherboard and, assuming I aquire more money, a Phenom II X6 1055T. all for a neat package of NZ $750(**** knows how much $US)

    Give me one good reason why I should fork out NZ $800 for this Nuclear Reactor of a card? (**** Nuclear btw). Oh, get a GTS250 instead? how about I just grab the most venerable G92 (8800GT) and put it through my washing machine a few times?

    Nvidia were telling me months ago that "DX11 cards aren't worth buying at the moment, buy our PhysX capable DX10.1 cards what are totally worth it!". I actually quote this from a press release from Nvidia in case you were wondering you Nviditrolls. Now they want to trade their card for the contents of your home.

    On this note, the 4870X2 seems to be under a bit of flak from the Nviditrolls. Realistically, you get these type of cards if you want them, can afford them and want to have ultimate bragging rights. (My mate kindly likes to reinforce that his computer waits for my computer to drop the soap in the shower block)

    for the Green Goblins who have invaded these pages and their narrow minded brains:

    4870X2 has two GPUs, runs hot and drinks Watts because of it. not to mention 55nm. GTX 480 has one GPU, lives in a sauna and skulls down Watts because it is the most MANLY Single GPU card IN THE UNIVERSE GRRRR!

    To the Red Retards (hehehee...):

    Don't start the flame wars. It's like prodding a beehive with a stick, a whole swarm attacks you! Also, you are forgetting that 2000/3000 series was a complete joke, 4000 series was AMD coming out of the closet and 5000 series "OH, HEY GUYSSSS!"

    Best part about this whole reply is that I don't care about any pathetic, dumb fanboys who think I'm wrong, 'cause I am right and I have my fingertips placed inside my ears LALALALALA...
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,868   +2,035

    Man it has been sometime before someone posting anonymously has made me laugh out loud like that :D Its funny because its so true! Well done I enjoyed that.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    Not to mention my cringe of a flashback. 8 years old, with a super soaker 50(newly released) shooting a hive of bees. Then to find out I was allergic.
  7. If you liquid cooled 3 GPU's in SLI / or even ONE of these super hot cards you would most likely have to run 2 closed loops with 2 seperate radiators and 2 pumps... not a ideal setup "just to liquid cool" where right now I Water Cool a BFG 280 and a CPU in the same loop and get 25 / 35c temps... if you add boiling hot water from that GPU into your loop expect the whole loops efficiency to drop substantially... you're looking at a $1000 + on a dangerden / swiftec kit and don't even get me started on the 200 dollar blocks required for each card you run...
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Total BS. EVGA are quite happy to recommend a 120 rad for a WC 480. Most SLI GTX 480 setups run 1 loop including CPU...here's an example and here's the temps
    Do the rest of the guys in Special Ed. call you something really cool, like "The Watercooling Ninja" ?
    Boiling water!!!! Your "watercooling loop" idea is obviously an eyedropper, duct tape and drinking straw conglomeration..."The MacGuyver Watercooling Ninja"!!!
    Ok I promise I wont...
    BTW EK 480 GTX full cover copper/acrylic $99.95....and EK 480 GTX full cover copper/acetal $102.95...and Danger Den DD-GTX480 full copper (standard fit on EVGA HC FTW) $134.95...and Koolance VID-NX480 $129.99.

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