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Graphics GTX 480 Appreciation Society

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blogins, 15 Apr 2012.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    That's surprising given my extra 2 cores.

    Parge can you do a run with your sb at stock, see how one of the new kids on the block compare to grandad c2q@3.3. pwetty plweeeeaase :clap:
     
  2. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    I keep telling people the E8500 is one monster CPU even if it is an old Core 2 Duo! Anyway, Heaven isn't much of a CPU scoring tool, look to 3DMark for that sort of analysis. I might get another 3DMark11 license to test my alternative GTX 480 rig properly.
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Ok here we go...

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  4. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Impressive! For a fair comparison it needs to be full screen though! ;)
     
  5. Bladesingerz

    Bladesingerz Minimodder

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    Damn I really wish I had one!
    Does anyone have any benchmarks for Skyrim or BF3 Ultra? Here are mine on a GTX550 Ti.

    Heaven 3.0
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    Skyrim Ultra with 2K res mod
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    BF3 Ultra
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  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Ah, well, problem is, I run a U3011 so if I tick the fullscreen button it raises the resolution to 2560x1600
     
  7. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I have the same problem - Heaven doesn't like 30" monitors. ;)
     
  8. Blogins

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    Overclock time! Here's my Heaven Benchmark v3.0 with Nvidia 301.24 Drivers at a resolution of 1920 by 1080. This is with 1138mV and 920MHz on the core. Need to test it more extensively before I call it 100% stable but it's looking good.

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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Very nice indeed!

    I've got mine running at stable at 890Mhz on the Core and 2075Mhz on the Memory on stock volts.

    Don't think I'm up for putting more voltage in, don't want to give the PSU any more work than it already has. Might get myself a volt meter to see what its drawing at full tilt.
     
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    Just tried my GTX 460 SLI heavily overclocked to compare with the 882 score above and achieved 1082! Only 200 points clear, not a fantastic amount really comparing a single card to SLI. Also tried the mega 2560 by 1440 resolution but my two GTX 460 cards simply could not handle it. The benchmark turned in to a slide show, looks like the memory just craps out at that resolution with immense stress!
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Blogins, you done a run at stock? I'm going to do one tonight to see the difference overclocking makes!

    Tell you what though, I bored of watching the Heaven benchmark!
     
  12. Blogins

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    Yes, it's on page 9 of this thread.

    Don't really like Heaven Benchmark to be honest, it's buggy all over. However it is free! :thumb:
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Just to say, that I am LOVING SLI GTX 480's.

    Since disabling HD audio, BF3 is buttery smooth at a constant 60fps at 1600p, not a hint of this legendary microstutter. With textures at High and Aero disabled I'm well within the vRAM limit and life is great. Blasted through 4 hours last night!

    I thoroughly recommend dual 480's to just about anyone! The best thing about them? At 875/2050 I get a better score than a GTX 680 2GB in the Heaven benchmark (my 1416 vs 1293) and my max temp was 49C.

    I paid £250 for these, including the blocks, the equivalent 680 + block would have set me back over £500.

    Count me in as a fully paid up member of the GTX 480 Appreciation Society.
     
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  14. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    I want 2 now :-(
     
  15. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    I could let you have mine....

    :sigh:

    dunx
     
  16. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yea I've always liked them got my first two way back when they first came out, Really thinking about putting the three under water now, Need to get some advice on that.

    @ The_Crapman http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=3055517#post3055517
     
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  17. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Words cannot describe how much I like this comment. Game on my friend +rep :thumb:
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    Thanks, but another would also require a new psu. 620W is barely enough for 1! Lol

    BUT, I have a cunning plan...:naughty:
     
  19. Blogins

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    This would really push my Enermax 400W PSU! :D
     
  20. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    Yes it would :p
     

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