NVIDIA GTX 400 – GTX 470 and GTX 480

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    • #80102
      fox
      Member

      Hi all. If you didn’t know what the GTX 470s or GTX 480s are yet.. google fermi & GTX 400 series.

      GF_GTX_400_header.jpg

      Basically, it’s NVIDIA’s new cards. They are the fastest out there.. (although the 5870 does beat it in some games..) It’s the king of DX11, it destroys the 5870 in every game that is DX11. As well as the GTX 470, it does better than the 5870 in DX11 sometimes.

      http://www.nvidia.com/object/GTX_400.html

      Any of you have plans to upgrade to one? or to a 5870/5850 in the near future?

      i’m getting the GTX 470, as my 275s are starting to fail on me. I waited because I thought i should wait until the 400 series were out, and I was right. The 470 is faster than the 5850 when overclocked, and better than the 5870 in DX11 stuff sometimes.

      There isn’t a reason to get a 5850 at all. And maybe even a 5870..

      what do you guys think?

    • #85435
      virginia
      Member

      great topic.
      i’m actually about to build an entirely new computer and have been looking at either getting a ATI Sapphire Toxic 5850 or Nvidia GTX 470.

      because the new Fermi cards are using beta drivers, i think the performance will increase a good bit over time versus the ATI card. regarding reviews, this is prob the best one on the net thus far comparing the new GTX cards and ATI cards in the same range because they used the most up to date drivers from ATI. it’s a pretty good read. and concerning JC2, the 470 just kills the 5850

      oh, and most manufacturers released them on monday on newegg. already out of stock :(

    • #85436

      Personally, I think that these things will be ridiculously expensive, so I’m just going to buy another 285 to run in SLI, because those will be dropping in price.

    • #85437
      virginia
      Member

      Datashocker wrote:

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      Personally, I think that these things will be ridiculously expensive, so I’m just going to buy another 285 to run in SLI, because those will be dropping in price.

      the GTX 470 is currently sitting at MSRP, $349. that, imo, is cheap. the Sapphire i have my eye on is $369… sooo yah lol

    • #85438
      ZeninZenin
      Keymaster

      i dont think i should upgrade my current system with this, if i do itl be a whole pc pretty much as i wana match this up with an i7 cpu and other crazy stuff.

      dont want to bottleneck the gpu :P

    • #85440
      virginia
      Member

      Zenin wrote:

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      i dont think i should upgrade my current system with this, if i do itl be a whole pc pretty much as i wana match this up with an i7 cpu and other crazy stuff.

      dont want to bottleneck the gpu :P

      yup, my build will consist of the following:
      Antec 1200 case
      Asus P6X58D mobo
      Gigabyte GTX 470
      Enermax Revolution 950W PS
      Intel Core i7-930
      WD 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0
      WD 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0
      Samsung 24x dvd burner
      Zalman 120mm CPU cooler

      it’s about $1900 bucks ^_^

    • #85442
      fox
      Member

      if you can get a 920 instead, go for it. The 930 is rumored to overclock worse than the 920 (if you’re going to OC.. it’s better to get a 920)

    • #85443

      just got my new one tonight !! waiting for my dad(asshole :D) to leaveor something so i can connect it.. its killing me lol

      Coolermaster HAF 932
      Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
      Intel Core i7 920 D0
      Corsair XMS3 12GB DDR3 PC3-12800C9
      ATI 5970 Black edition
      LG BH10LS30 10x BluRay-RW 16 x DVD±RW Drive
      Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
      Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler

      👿 👿 👿

    • #85456
      virginia
      Member

      fox wrote:

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      if you can get a 920 instead, go for it. The 930 is rumored to overclock worse than the 920 (if you’re going to OC.. it’s better to get a 920)

      i read the i7-930 is actually better for OC’ing. got an article?
      here’s one on OC’ing the 930 http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/683858-help-i7-930-overclocking.html

      and another with an i7 930 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257650-29-overclock-asus-p6td-delux-board

      the 920 and 930 are the same chip with slight differences…
      – One additional multiplier added
      – Higher stock frequency
      maybe more OC room

      oh and add in the fact that a 930 is 10 bucks more. that’s a deal to me. i chose those parts specifically because they all suited my needs B)

    • #85459
      fox
      Member

      from most articles I read, the don’t go over 4GHz without trouble.

      It’s not worth over a 920.. there are more things than just a higher multi…

    • #85460
      virginia
      Member

      fox wrote:

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      from most articles I read, the don’t go over 4GHz without trouble.

      It’s not worth over a 920.. there are more things than just a higher multi…

      it’s only 10 dollars more, how is it not worth it? lol
      and i don’t plan on going over 4GHz. i’m looking to go around 3.33 or something. not going for a drastic jump.

    • #85470
      fox
      Member

      lol, I never realized that.

      anyway, good luck on the build

    • #85472
      virginia
      Member

      fox wrote:

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      lol, I never realized that.

      anyway, good luck on the build

      haha yes :P
      and thanks! it’ll be my first

      e: here’s another forum. this guy got a freaking i7-930 to go to 4.3GHz OMG! lol
      http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=245318

    • #85473
      4thacauze10
      Participant

      hey fox are you lookin to sell those 275’s? i have one gts250 oc and i would like a upgrade but cant afford a major one right now, i would probally buy those off you if you offer a good price for them. send me a pm

    • #85474
      fox
      Member

      no, I will be using them to render videos on my other builds.. sorry!

    • #85475
      4thacauze10
      Participant

      cool, worth a shot haha, i think instead of getting a directx 11 card im just gonna try and find a 285 or something, these new cards are crazy expensive.

    • #85461
      Bryan
      Member

      I was able to get my I7 930 to 4.1 Ghz with no problems, ran prime 95 for a few hours and made sure my room was scorching hot to add to the test. 40 hours into just cause 2 and no errors. Granted it is “liquid cooled”. Look up H50 water cooling if interested.

      Back on topic…

      The GTX 480 in my rig runs JC2 all max settings (except shadows at high) with nvidia 3D vision on, and by run I mean at least 40 FPS.

    • #87938
      Duard
      Member

      Hey people I am in SA my pc specs are:

      Coolermaster Haff 922 Gaming Case
      Asus P7P55D DELUXE MOBO
      4Gb DDR3 ram
      Intel Core i5 750
      Asus HD 5770 GPU
      It runs JC2 on full graphics with NO lag, O! The Nvidia GTX 480 just launched a week ago here

    • #88026
      Bryan
      Member

      Yeah, the ATI 5000 series cards are not bad at all. The GTX 480 runs the game at full no lag as well when 3D is turned off. Keep in mind however that playing a game in stereoscopic 3D can cut frame rates by half, especially with the shutter glasses. But it is worth it, I feel like I could take the rifle off of the main character’s back and toss it at and enemy due to the sense of depth.

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