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Old July 13, 2010, 07:47 PM
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I thought the design that utilizes a fan in the centre blows air through the exhaust as well...

@ST. You said everything I wanted to say.
No worries mate. I know how I'd feel in the same situation.

It does blow air through the exhaust but much like the XFX 5850 cards it also exhausts elsewhere into the case. But with the thermals of the card, and in a case with good airflow it would probably be okay still regardless.

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centre fan design is SUPER quiet. I couldn't get it to go over 40% in my testing and even bumping it up to 60% which is usually the max those cards will go, it only barely drowned out the stock intel CPU fan.
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Old July 13, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Why will the EE version have higher temps?
It's the nature of the push / pull setup.
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usually a bigger fan pushing same amount but lower rpms should net you better acoustics. usually.
id probably go for the external exhaust ones to aid case temps, even if it adds a db or two to the concerto
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Old July 13, 2010, 09:18 PM
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Looks like the 465's have seen a price drop with the release of the 460. You can find the 465's for around the 250 mark now, just on the high end of the 1gig 460's.

Performance wise, this is the right dollar amount. Id like to see some overclock performace head to head before making that call 100% however. When you take thermal and acoustics into play, the 460 1 gig still may be the better buy.

Edit: Comparing the EVGA 465 review here on HWC, it got 40.81 max, 30 avg in BF:BC2 19x12. The 460 1gig when overclocked pulled 40.87 max, and 28 avg @19x12. OC Power numbers were not given. I'm pritty sure I can figure out which one drew more. (anandtech has a writeup on the 460s overclocked wattage)

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well, from what other reviews say, don't touch the juice and the wattage wont go demented up. i think they said something around 20-30 watts more?
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Old July 13, 2010, 09:54 PM
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Looks like some folding numbers are coming to light. Sleepee over at Evga has his folding:




He is getting temps of 62c, with an OC.
GTX 460 Folding?

Wicked folder folks.
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Old July 13, 2010, 09:58 PM
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Is that a 1 gig, or a 768? Probably not much points difference...This thing OCd or stock too?
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Is that a 1 gig, or a 768? Probably not much points difference...This thing OCd or stock too?
Actually, looks like its OC according to this image he uploaded:


He does not say which version, but I think one version is widely available and the other not....no?
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