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Old April 2, 2010, 05:09 AM
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Hopefully I'll get one that OC pretty good. There is a lot of little things to do to OC higher, like using MSI Afterburner to unlock higher settings I think. It's well documented.
Now, because of Good friday holiday, my card is sitting idle in a warehouse...I won't get it until Monday =(
It's "hardware fasting" for me...
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Old April 2, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Just to tell you, NVIDIA, MSI and I are investigating fan speed issues with MSI Afterburner on GTX 400-series cards. I HIGHLY suggest you avoid using that program for now. In fact, I would completely delete it before installing any of NVIDIA's new cards.
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Old April 2, 2010, 11:14 AM
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Damn why didn't HWC think of this!

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Old April 2, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Just to tell you, NVIDIA, MSI and I are investigating fan speed issues with MSI Afterburner on GTX 400-series cards.
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A few important notes on initial GTX 400 series support:

- It is no longer possible to adjust core and shader clocks independently on GTX 400 series. Shader clock is the primary and the only controlable GPU clock for this NVIDIA GPU architecture, the rest parts of core are clocked @ half of shader clock (1/2 ratio is hardwired). So you will have only shader clock slider unlocked on GF100 GPUs, core clock slider is no longer available on these cards. That is by design and must be so.
- It is no longet possible to downclock memory for 3D mode. So the minimum limit for memory clock matches with default 3D clock. It is also by design and must be so.
- Currently available public GF100 drivers have open issue with fixed fan control mode on GTX 400 series: once you enable fixed fan control mode, it is impossible to switch fan control back to default automatic fan speed mode. Reboot is required to restore automatic fan control mode. NVIDA are aware about issue and the fix is already available in new drivers (not available to public yet). So keep it in mind and in meanwhile don't forget to reboot the system to resotre automatic fan control mode if you play with fixed fan control mode in any tool. Alternately, just enable Afterburner's software automatic fan speed mode. It will do the job instead of NV driver until the fix is available.
- Voltage control for GTX 400 series in not implemented yet.
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Old April 2, 2010, 04:45 PM
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I've owned an HD 5870 since they were released. Instead of going GTX 480 SLi I decided just to grab two more HD 5870s after reading all the available reviews out. Currently running triple HD 5870 Crossfire X and am happy with it.
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First 3 way SLI review with GTX480.
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Well this is the only real TRI-SLI review I have found and it shows that 2 GTX 480's are faster than 2 5970s. Aparantly the 5970 is horrible at scaling. Although this review isn't that professional but if true than that is pretty bad for the 5970. Also the minimum FPS on the 5970x2 is pretty bad.

The review also shows off physx a bit. So if this is true than Fermi SLI is a beast.

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lets see what power supply he uses for 3 sli gtx480
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Well this is the only real TRI-SLI review I have found and it shows that 2 GTX 480's are faster than 2 5970s. Aparantly the 5970 is horrible at scaling. Although this review isn't that professional but if true than that is pretty bad for the 5970. Also the minimum FPS on the 5970x2 is pretty bad.

The review also shows off physx a bit. So if this is true than Fermi SLI is a beast.

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In Far Cry and Crysis....
? well not sure what that means but the 2xGTX 480 beats the 2X5970 in every situation if this very limited test and not very good review except for Farcry2 without AA or only 4xAA. If you are buying 2 GTX 480's you are running 8-32XAA especially when frame rate is so high.
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