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Old September 9, 2010, 01:04 PM
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What are temps on the card after that overclock?
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Old September 9, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Temps stay the same as the fan speed is temp controlled. The fan speed does increase slightly.
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Old September 9, 2010, 03:18 PM
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true, it adds to the hype and you should get what your needs/budget allows when you need it. in this case its a nice unit, performance and all.
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Old September 9, 2010, 09:45 PM
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Hmmm....The review says the 460 1gb beats it in some games, but the only time it is even/surpasses it is in Far Cry II. However, in terms of price comparison, the 460 1gb is sweet. So, yeah, that is a con. Particularly when there is $100 difference. Edit: More like $50 difference now, since prices are starting to drop..

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Old September 10, 2010, 07:37 AM
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NVIDIA's official SRPs are as follows:

GTX 480: $499
GTX 470: $299
GTX 465: $229
GTX 460 1GB: $219
GTX 460 768MB: $169
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NVIDIA's official SRPs are as follows:

GTX 480: $499
GTX 470: $299
GTX 465: $229
GTX 460 1GB: $219
GTX 460 768MB: $169
I think that's in USD. We are still Canuckers.
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Old September 10, 2010, 09:59 AM
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I don't really see 9c difference at idle and 23c at load as an -astronomical- difference..
That is a 26% difference at load, and 21% at idle. I guess it all depends on what you consider "astronomical".. I guess I just hate how people continually bash Nvidia for high heat/power, when ATIs 5970 is the worst out there for heat and power consumption.
Anywho, good article for the parts I read - it's hard to be interested in an older card just revamped a bit. (or was it an astronomical makeover? lol..)
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Old September 10, 2010, 10:08 AM
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I think that's in USD. We are still Canuckers.
Canuck price should be only $10 - $15 above USD:

Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.ca - Galaxy 70XKH3HS8GUX GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.ca - SPARKLE SXX4701280D5-NM GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old September 10, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Nice review...

I recently picked one of these cards up myself - it's bloody awesome. And as was mentioned, temperatures don't increase at all if it's overclocked, my fan never goes above 50% as it is... I have it clocked to 900 / 1225 on stock voltage.

I'm actually using it for an eyefinity setup (3084x1024 resolution), and have had nothing to complain about at all (played through Mafia 2 maxed out this way, using an E8400).
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Old September 12, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Good review SKYMTL.

I agree with the sentiment that not much is going to be coming down the pipe (from ATI anyhow) to replace the 5800 series cards at the current price point. I still consider myself lucky to have gotten the first batch that arrived in Canada in when they listed at $270. That was a REALLY good price looking at it nearly a year later.

I do have a question for you guys though. I've looked around the net and not had any luck finding reviews, but have you guys tried running a 5850 in Crossfire with a 5830? I'd be curious to know how it does in that configuration.

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