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Old March 29, 2010, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by sideeffect View Post
What I was trying to highlight is that the architecture of the 5800 series can be clocked a lot higher than its current default clocks on air cooling and still retain better thermals and power usage than fermi.

On the other hand the Fermi is already clocked close to its maximum on air cooling. ....
Yes, I got it. Not news anymore.

Originally Posted by sideeffect View Post
... Enthusiasts mostly care about what a card is capable of rather than what it does at stock speeds.
A lot of assumptions there.

Originally Posted by sideeffect View Post
This includes ....
That is the most important thing to consider. If you can buy a 5850 and overclock it so that its faster than a 480GTX which seems to be the case while it still is running cooler and using less power then why would an enthusiast want a fermi?
OC'd 5850 faster than the 480? Good luck with that. I'd like to see your results, especially with DX11 (man tessellation looks great).
P.s. I'm very happy with my 5850 which plays great and overclocks well. Glad I got it early and at a good price. I'd also trade it for a 470.
Sorry if I'm sounding snarky, but the comments about heat, noise ( "with a crazy loud fan " ), and power seem overblown to me as well as the "mostly" and "most" generalizations/assumptions: and it's late.
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