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Graphics GTX 480 Appreciation Society

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

  1. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Just replaced mine yesterday with a 7870 more efficient and more VRAM for ARMA2.

    They have been running ARMA3 on the demo rigs with a 580 and the 7870 actually betters it on the ARMA2 tests so im attempting to future proof myself slightly...

    On another note im selling my GTX480 in the marketplace if anybody wants some SLI goodness....

    Bill
     
  2. law99

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    Accidental phone post...
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Just strapped my Kuhler 620 to my new GTX 480

    40c idle, haven't tested load yet

    What sort of clocks should I be shooting for?

    EDIT: Load is solid at 69c with furmark, doesn't get anywhere that high when gaming

    10c down idle 20c down load, I ain't even mad
     
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  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Still working after two days, I think I'm almost in the clear :worried:
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Thats awesome mate! My old air cooled 480 used to hit 95C under load!

    Go for 850Mhz/2025mhz at stock volts! That's what I run mine at under water.
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Temps at 850/2025 with furmark are topping out at 69C, too high? Voltage is 1050mv. At stock speeds I'm able to undervolt to 1000mv without issues.

    At 700/1850 1000mv my temps top out at 63c in the same test.

    This is with two Scythe GentleTyphoons doing push/pull at ~1800rpm

    The GTX 480 is pretty nice :lol:
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    No, not at all, the chip regularly runs at 90C+ with the stock cooler so 69C is perfect.

    If its stable, leave it at that, you'll get very nice performance indeed!
     
  8. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    In case any of you 480 nutters are interested, I've just noticed there's one for sale in the MP, wearing an EK block ;)
     
  9. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Shame my mobo wont do quad SLI
     
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  10. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Shame my PSU won't!
     
  11. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    I might jump the bandwagon, how would a GTX480 improve my experience from my current HD5870/or will it?/is it worth it?
     
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  12. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Bit quicker in some games, bit slower in others. To sum up:

    Will it improve your experience? Not appreciably.
     
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  13. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Extremely helpful as usual :)
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    But think of the benefits! You get to join our club...
     
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  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    If I hadn't just spent a month working out a different, new way of displaying the custom blocks I'll be making for my soc, I'd go tri-sli.
     
  16. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    ...........GPU1.GPU2.GPU3
    Tri SLI :rock::rock::rock: You know you want to.
     
  17. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    i actually prefer the gtx 480 over the 5870 (one reason why i changed)
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    You know want I to like a crack whore wants that last rock. But it will have to wait till the next build. Lol
     
  19. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I hate to say it but I'm suspicious my 480 is slowly packing in... either that or it's a driver/OS problem. Often when I start my PC I get no signal to monitor, even after repeated power downs and restarts. I've changed to the the other DVI output and everything works perfectly, but today I got a "graphics driver stopped responding" error whilst using firefox.

    I've been running my 480 at stock for months, not even benched, and I very rarely do any gaming, and when I do it barely touches 80C and everything works fine.

    Maybe I'm being neurotic (probably am, I've been so stressed the past few weeks lol) :D
     
  20. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    What's a GTX 480 SE?

    Also maybe try totally reinstalling drivers?
     

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