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**Gigabyte Super OC GTX 480's - VERY LOW PRICES!**

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, 14 Mar 2011.

  1. Cleeecooo

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    Joined: 8 Oct 2010

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    Location: Purley - Croydon

    Oh, unlucky :(
     
  2. fiveub

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    Location: OcUK HQ

    I have replied to the message in Customer Services.
     
  3. Hutch-Sco

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    Joined: 10 Apr 2011

    Posts: 124

    I'm using the special edition 480, idles at 30-35 under load it could be upto 75 game dependant, runs flawlessly.

    I do have the fan speed up at 80, somtimes 100 if its sunny outside.
     
  4. Cleeecooo

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    Location: Purley - Croydon

    mine idles at 50-55.
    Fan is always at 100 with the games i tested it on.
     
  5. brendan.mclaugh

    Associate

    Joined: 14 Dec 2008

    Posts: 15

    Thinking of maybe getting one of these.

    If I get a SOC and underclock it to standard speeds, would it be nice n quiet? Or am I just as well to get a standard card, like the Asus?

    Not too bothered with the slight increase the OC would give, but that cooler looks pretty good. If the standard card is reasonably quiet then I'd just go with it.

    Any opinions?
     
  6. REDNINEAPB

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    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

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    Location: Avgorou

    I had the ASUS and returned under DSR b ought ths SOc and the noise diffrence for me is night and day. Mine has been perfect, put one in a mates new build today and that one is perfect too.
     
  7. brendan.mclaugh

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    Thanks, I'm leaning towards the SOC, and at only a tenner more, even if it was just a wee bit quieter I'd be well chuffed. Night and day, sounds like a big difference.
    Thanks for the info
     
  8. scorpionUK

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    Joined: 1 Mar 2007

    Posts: 50

    Congrats on getting some of the working cards. I would be very interested to know the idle temps, max temps under load and voltage as reported in GPU-Z. Would you mind posting them?
     
  9. whipgeez

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    Joined: 11 Mar 2011

    Posts: 364

    wow alot of different outcomes with these cards, seems like alot more got through QC then really should have
     
  10. Cleeecooo

    Capodecina

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    Location: Purley - Croydon

    Lol, GB is turning into XFX!!!:)
     
  11. Nelly

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    Posts: 6,995

    Location: Grimsby, UK

    Waiting over 30+ days for RMA regardless if the card is from OcUK or any other retailer? I hope not. ;)

    XFX warranty service is pathetic we have seen that in these very forums, they sell as many as they can via cheap deals via retailers at the expense of crap quality customer service.

    I woudnt buy an XFX card regardless of how cheap they are, if it goes wrong you will be without a card for over month if not more if you don't chase it up.
     
    Last edited: 16 Apr 2011
  12. thebigak

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    Joined: 17 Oct 2009

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    I think they just got overzealous with the clocks and voltage tweaking and didn't put them through their paces enough. I like my SOC but it bugs me knowing I probably have the highest voltage example with loads of heat and noisy fans to compensate. Also feel it won't last as long as the ones working well at 1.025v-1.063v...
     
  13. Cleeecooo

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    Location: Purley - Croydon

    You never know. I still havent had an update from GB:(
     
  14. Nelly

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,995

    Location: Grimsby, UK

    Gigabyte are probally working flat out with all the GTX 480 returns.

    Gibbo mentioned that 25+ had been RMA out of 300+ sales, but let's not forget you can RMA direct through Gigabyte, now how many have been RMA in this way? we will never know . . . .
     
  15. REDNINEAPB

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 241

    Location: Avgorou

    Mine is a SOC
    GPU-z recons VCC is 1.063v loaded with heaven 2.5
    idle seems to be 0.962v

    oh by the way this is in a CM690II with side panel on

    Idle temp 39-42 loaded under furmark have seen 85 i think but games Crysis was 75C everything max detail4*AA 1920*1080
     
  16. Cleeecooo

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    I think most were returned to OC.
    I will give GB a call on Monday
     
  17. varkanoid

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    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    noticed they have a Gainward and OC value now in the 480 section.
     
  18. Cleeecooo

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    Shame theyre so expensive. Im tempted to pick one up and put it in SLI with my SOC an liquid cool
     
  19. bemaniac

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jul 2006

    Posts: 2,964

    My experiences with XFX are perfect. I have returned a card to Europe and gotten a brand new one back 7 days later with an apology letter and free game before. This was recently so look at them recently and they clearly pay attention to problems more than the x800xt days.
     
  20. Cleeecooo

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    Location: Purley - Croydon

    My Xfx experience took 30 days. This was in December 2010.