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***Nvidia GTX480 & 470 reviews & discussion***

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Azza, 26 Mar 2010.

  1. milkinc13

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Apr 2006

    Posts: 3,213

    Location: Basingstoke

    Nvidia cam crying with pain. ATi/AMD camp crying with joy!
    I don't think i'll be buying a fermi chip.
    Thou it does show how far ATi have come from the appaling 2000's series especally with the 4000 and 5000. Nvidia need a miricle!
     
  2. Drake22

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jun 2009

    Posts: 507

    Location: Hull, UK

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  3. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,160

    Location: Shropshire

    Room for a 3rd steak on there tbh Drake22 :D
     
  4. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 40,229

    It took them this long to come up with this? A sad day for all of us - not expecting any of the prices to drop much now. Even more happy with my 5970 now!
     
  5. fizzle-187

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,549

    These cards are ****in ****.

    2x5870 Vapor X for me.
     
  6. Kharbyne

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 294

    Waited so long for Nvidia looks like im going to end up buying ATI :eek:
     
  7. eddie86

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

    Posts: 302

    So, in the Anandtech review benching on Mass Effect 2, the very next game that I will be playing, both the 480GTX and 5870 are beaten by the 4870X2 (which I bought recently for £130).

    Sits back and feels good..... :D
     
  8. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 40,229

    I suspect a lot of people will be in the same situation as you. I hope ATI have shipped enough cards for the increase in demand.
     
  9. kitfit1

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,014

    Location: Stourport-On-Severn

    It really wouldn't be all that difficult for the 4870x2 to beat either card, would it. After all it is a dual gpu card ;)

    I'm glad i got my 5970 just before Christmas and didn't hang around for this poor excuse for a card.

    As Nvidia are always reminding us, most of thier cards go into OEM builds.
    As most OEM's build with badly vented cases and very questionable PSU's, i don't see many of them rushing to put this power hungry central heating system into many of thier rigs.

    When the financial loss from all of this pans out, i can see the big institutional investers in Nvidia demanding the heads of the entire top managment team from Nvidia.

    I know that some peeps will say "Nvidia is too big for it to happen".
    Well, all i'm going to say is remember Enron. Peeps said the same thing there as well, and we all know what happened.
     
  10. Adrianr

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Feb 2008

    Posts: 5,460

    This is very dishertening. I was hoping for the 470 to put in a better performance on price if nothing else (Couldn't really care about the power or heat), because it's one of the few cards that will work with the CUDA accelerated elements of Adobe's CS5.

    Still, it's peanuts compared to what I spend on camera gear, monitors, printing, or shoots in general, so hey ho!
     
  11. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 16,708

    Location: Midlands

    gonna preorder the gtx480 im sure its gonna drop down to the 400 quid mark very soon, all in though not bad pricing considering your getting the fastest single gpu solution on the planet. i think the 8800gtx cost more than fermi when it was released.
     
  12. Mean Mr Mustard

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Feb 2010

    Posts: 540

    I recently converted to ATI having decided not to wait for these to come out. I'm now quite pleased with myself for making a 5850 my first ATI purchase. :)
     
  13. RavenXXX2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

    Posts: 19,410

    Location: North West

    Yeah we believe you ;) please come back with some pics of your new toy..
     
  14. Alex h

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Jun 2009

    Posts: 5,708

    Location: In the asylum

    not the fastest in all games
     
  15. RavenXXX2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

    Posts: 19,410

    Location: North West

    Don't bother, Nvidia all the way this one.
     
  16. Kharbyne

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 294

    Wish i had bought one, end up buying one 6 months late
     
  17. Nexus18

    Caporegime

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 25,384

    lol at all the people who are buying these fermi cards. The pricing is awful considering they don't perfrom much better than ATIs card and in some games there not even better than the 5870.

    But it's not just the performance to price ratio, it's the temperatures that the 480 reaches at load (around 94 degrees), that is going to heat your entire case up by a lot, so reduces the lifetime of your other components probably unless you have got a very good cooling solution, oh and btw good luck trying to overclock them as well. Personally I don't want a fire hazard in my house, thank you very much :p.

    Plus the power consumption is a lot as well even when compared to 5870 crossfire it is still using far more power lol.

    Also the noise of the fans on fermi cards, all I can say is that it sounds like a plane taking is taking off :p

    So basically if you don't have the necessary requirements for these fermi cards, you will then be out around £210 on a decent power supply, case and some good fans. So pretty much who ever buy these have more money than sense, nvidia fan boys and people who want to increase there bragging rights :p
     
    Last edited: 27 Mar 2010
  18. rumble291

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Mar 2010

    Posts: 139

    What a fail by Nvidia!

    The 5970 is around the same price and beats it hands down in performance. 6 months later and there still not even compettitve with ATI!

    Good news for AMD though, after the Intel **** going down!
     
  19. regulus

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Aug 2006

    Posts: 9,909

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    I do actually hope a few clueless go ahead and buy these cards. Nvidia needs to do well this generation otherwise ATI can just keeping hiking prices. Anyway, it's guaranteed to be a sell out the first month.
     
  20. Nexus18

    Caporegime

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 25,384

    Don't worry all the nvidia fan boys will be getting it straight away I am sure :p