Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1,536MB Review

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  1. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    itll cripple you before those 2 things happen though - can you imagine how big the power brick will be?
     
  2. Picarro

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    The soviets did suitcase nukes, I am thinking a deriavation of that?
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck really joined on Dec 24th 2004.

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    It's a valid question. Nvidia couldn't scale the GTX200's down due to their design, so were were stuck with rebranded G90 parts (which were often rebranded G80 parts) Fermi's design means it should be much easier to scale down and therefore much more suitable to laptop use. The question is when? I'd have though soon as mobile GPU's cost disproportionately more that desktop version despite not using any more silicon.
     
  4. LightningPete

    LightningPete Diagnosis: ARMAII-Holic

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    yes but desktop gpu's benefit from having a much bigger cooler, and being much better at the task!
     
  5. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    The terms 'Laptop' and 'Gaming' shouldn't be used in the same sentence. I don't care how good you think your laptop is..it sucks. You want portable gaming? Get a PSP.

    You want a laptop that can play like a desktop? ~newsflash~ get a desktop. Because unless you got it plugged into the mains constantly, it will run out faster than Thatchers reforms. Add to that, that no matter how UBER1337 it is, it will always get trampled on by a desktop. Oh did I mention that it will weigh about as much as a Mini Cooper and will likely chuck out enough heat to warm your bed in winter?

    Laptop gaming is a big fail, sorry. Its a Netbook for internet or a Desktop for gaming. There is no in between. Do, or do not. There is no try.

    Edit: I saw the words 'Laptop' and 'Mobile' and internet rage overtook me (alcohol could have been a factor).. I apologise. :blush::worried::geek:
     
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  6. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    thats not strictly true - i have a laptop that does games ok. i might not be able to max everything out, but i can still play games (mobility 3650).

    if i ever want to do serious gaming ill go on my desktop - but that doesnt mean my laptop doesnt have a purpose.
     
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    this is a laptop debate now =] sure someone will come up with a reason to buy it.. even folders running this 24/7 gimme a break.. the chip will die at those temps
     
  9. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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  10. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Only 75C?
     
  11. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    that's all it takes elton.. a carrot under the nose of a fanboy.. wave it just right- tweak here, saddle pop there.. sold! hehe
     
  12. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Yep. It used to get to 90ºC.
    Should have used a smiley, hen?
     
  13. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Gone are the days when 75C was considered too hot.
     
  14. thehippoz

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    on serious note.. wonder how long these cards will last at those loaded temps- guess we'll have to see

    someone should load up a 480 folding and see if it breaks
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Bet you anything that their circut breaker will first.
     
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    Actually, if you read it all they've done is tweak the fan profile to include the dual monitor setup.

    clocks = the same
    power usage = the same (well, ~1W increase)
    fan speed (+noise) = raised

    hot and quiet*
    changed to
    (slightly) cooler and (slightly) noisier

    not a real improvement IMHO, it's still loud, hot and power hungry no matter how much they tweak it.

    *(for fermi standards anyway)
     
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  17. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Yep. Cooler and louder.
     
  18. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    75C at idle? wow. id love to know the MTBF of these things.

    my new card idles at 40C and is silent - gotta love the vapor-x cooler.
     
  19. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    Will you be testing this card on the new drivers made for it??? 197.41WHQL's
    should be interesting..

    please!! lol
     
  20. Bayaz

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    I think ATI are the way to go for this generation of cards.
     
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