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Old November 9, 2010, 03:08 PM
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interesting what the limiter does when it detects something like furmark

cant wait for a hack to turn it off.
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Old November 9, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Linus has some benccies at hires the 2 X 460 cant hack it in "Metro"

You will get his evalation card out his hands in acouple of months when die shrinks agian maybe, MAYBE NOT !
Were you speaking English? I completely did not understand your post.

What limiter are you guys talking about?
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Old November 9, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Were you speaking English? I completely did not understand your post.

What limiter are you guys talking about?
Looks like nVidia have put in a limiter for programs that put the card under severe heavy load, which furmark will do to stress test. But they say its in-driver, so something they can change easily and people can probably mod easily, likely.
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Old November 9, 2010, 05:59 PM
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Linus has some benccies at hires the 2 X 460 cant hack it in "Metro"
Yes, but these are at crazy resolutions, over 1920x1200, and maxed out. Metro is like the Crysis of today.
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Old November 9, 2010, 07:32 PM
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I am no longer going to sell my cards. I am just going to water cool and then overclock. Not like I need the 580 anyways and the amount I would have had to spend to get it would have been ridiculous.
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Old November 9, 2010, 08:15 PM
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Then maybe you should read some updated reviews, or visit forums besides HC. The main problem you are refering to is early ATI/NV multi-gpu drivers. The 7800GX2 was probably the worst dual GPU card I've owned. The 9800GX2 was better, but game support for it was still very bad. I took a break from dual GPU cards and got back into it with the 4870x2...I had two of those in quadfire and they worked very well. I currently have two 5870's and am extremely pleased. Now two GTX 580's are on the way and I can't wait. The difference between two seperate single GPU's vs a single PCB with multiple GPU's is very small so being turned off by one and not the other makes little sense with current drivers.
There are still a ton of issues IMO. Especially with the newest games + app profiles not being done on time. Starcraft II still exhibits some scaling issues.
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but while the game in DX 10 , 5970 is better than GTX 580
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Old November 9, 2010, 09:27 PM
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thank you, nv and gtx580. 2 super cheap 480's in the house(way below 250 a pop). till the morning that is :p

looking around the web some websites managed to pull more power from them than 480's, they say certain game scenarios do the trick.
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i guess its not too bad... on the paper... so i will wait and see what new amd hd6900 (or whatever) do...

i also will see how price of gtx 580 and 480 on next week is...
I highly doubt you'll see a serious price drop in the GTX 480.

They'll come down a bit with MIRs but don't expect them to hit that magical low $300 from retail.

We've seen it in the past when older cards went for msrp or just under it for a long time, even after newer gen cards came out to replace them, i.e. HD4890, GTX260 216 core, etc.
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Damn, Nvidia back with a respectable top card. Very, very nice showing. Can't wait to see performance gains from future driver releases, an area where Nvidia does not disappoint.

Good review as always, SKY.
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