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Old April 12, 2010, 08:55 AM
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wtf..?....you serious?...here in BC if the Purolator guy comes and I'm not here, he leaves a note on the door and I have to drive into the Depot to pick it up...he would NEVER leave it at my door...I have to sign for it.
I'm in quebec, and actually (belong to me) puro are complete retards. they leave 2000 worth of stuff in front of your door in the snow at -20. well... at least the snow hides the packages.. I usually use ups (kinda cool, cheap and they comme back 3 times and in the early morning but their depot is kinda far) or canada post - leave a notice at the door, their depot is a 2 minute drive but shipping is more expensive. when there are no shipping promo I use UPS, or canada post if I know I won't be home. both takes around 5 days.

/back to topic -.-

I envy those who are getting those card.. I got quite lot of savings but can't justify to spend so much on a gpu when my most demanding game is SC2, played twice a weak. spending 165$ on my 5770 was already hard eh eh..
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Old April 12, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Purolator was nice enough to go up several floors to deliver.


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Old April 12, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Just got a package by puro (ncix promo) and by the time I made it to the door the delivry guy was back in his truck and already leaving. once again the package was left in front of the door, near the street. At least I was at home and it wasn't covered by 2 inches of snow like the laptop I did receive few months ago.
Funny, that's exactly what my UPS guy does...
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:( mine still has not been shipped yet. I probably shouldn't have ordered the SC version and just went with stock as I heard the SC models will take longer to get in.
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lol, NCIX included the MaximumPC DIY guide...not really useful but still, they wanted to give something away for free. Pictures aren't the greatest because my room was kind of bright and I don't have any professional or hell, even a worthy point and shoot to take pictures with.
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Nice and you got the free t-shirt as well. Come on ever busy NCIX ship mine out!!!

Tell us of how it performs and stuff like that just to keep the other anxious waiters busy.
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Nice and you got the free t-shirt as well. Come on ever busy NCIX ship mine out!!!

Tell us of how it performs and stuff like that just to keep the other anxious waiters busy.

lol, I have a Core 2 Quad @ 3.2GHz, so performance numbers aren't the greatest.


Noise from my perspective:
60% fan speed- perfect for me as it fits in with my ambient noise. Can't hear the fan
75% fan speed- similar to my GTX260 fan noise at roughly the same speed. Great for gaming (would ramp it up though if necessary in intensive games)
80% fan speed- similar to 90-100% fan speed on my old GTX260 (Core 216 55nm)
81-89% fan speed - need to game with headphones on as the fan is rather loud
90%+ - very loud lol.

Temperatures:
Idles at 44 degrees and loads around 81-83 degrees in Furmark with fan speed at 100%. 80% fan speed brought it up to 94 degrees.
I've managed to overclock it easily to 721/900/1442 (core/mem/shaders). Pretty sure there's still room on the core and a tiny bit left on the mem. Loads around 88 in Furmark @ 100% though.
Temperatures don't bother me too much. Anyone remember the initial batch of 4850s/4870s and their idle/load temps? Those were VERY hot but not as hot my BFG 6800GT that went to 113 degrees during load (open case...lol).

Vantage w/ PhysX on - Stock: ~15,810 Overclocked to aforementioned speeds: ~17,700. An overclocked GTX260 (701 on the core, 1500 on shaders, and only 100 over the stock mem speeds) netted me 13,700

Personally, I've spent most of the day studying so little time to try it out in game. I'll run the Dirt 2 benchmark now and see temps.

Heaven benchmark:
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Heaven Benchmark v2.0

FPS:21.0
Scores:528
Min FPS:4.0
Max FPS:47.4

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Render:direct3d11
Mode:1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Shaders:high
Textures:high
Filter:trilinear
Anisotropy:16x
Occlusion:enabled
Refraction:enabled
Volumetric:enabled
Replication:disabled Tessellation:extreme

There's something wrong with my min FPS.

Dirt 2:
Everything maxed + 16x CSAA. 1680x1050 - average FPS is 55 with the minimum at 46.

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Those are some decent FPS at Dirt 2 and Heaven. You also got a nice Vantage increase over the GTX 260 especially with the overclock. You should try to get the quad core up higher if you can.
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There's something wrong with my min FPS.
totally normal from everything I've seen with this Bench...folks with SLI 480's are getting Min 9 FPS...
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Running Heaven when overclocked yields quite an improvement!
edit: in terms of min fps anyway.
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Heaven Benchmark v2.0

FPS:24.5
Scores:618
Min FPS:10.5
Max FPS:55.2

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Render:direct3d11
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Shaders:high
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Replication:disabled Tessellation:extreme

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