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The GF470 is here at last..
 
saurabhfzd  posted on Apr 05, 2010 9:14:16 PM - Report post

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Again you have to realise different companies offer different boards. So you cant say all will have power issues. And the cards that were previewed are not the final product that will be launched.

Im sure it will all be ironed out, or make sure you stick to a specific manufacturer, for instance XFX or Gigabyte, both of which I feel offer the most reliable and more energy efficient cards.

XFX makes very solid cards i can testify to that. no issues whatsoever. i think i'll wait for about a month or a month and a half before i get the GF480 even though my 295's r running beautifully. one thing about the 480 that really bothers me is that it has a voracious appetite for power. i think its about 650W plus under full 3D load each.

XFX also has the best warranty of all manufacturers.

I ruined an XFX GeForce 7950 card installing an aftermarket cooler and they refunded me the retail price--even though I got it on sale and had a rebate, AND ruined it myself.

absolutely. they stand behind their products 100%. they maybe a bit more expensive than other manufacturers but their products r solid and very stable even under extreme conditions. which is y i always buy a XFX nVidia card. i've never had a problem.

 
onmosis36  posted on Apr 06, 2010 12:12:52 AM - Report post

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Is a cooling system even required with these cards? I know that 1 card is enough for a gaming system but if they are SLid, a good cooling system must also be installed, well at least that's what my tech geek of a friend told me.
 
saurabhfzd  posted on Apr 06, 2010 12:21:47 AM - Report post

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Is a cooling system even required with these cards? I know that 1 card is enough for a gaming system but if they are SLid, a good cooling system must also be installed, well at least that's what my tech geek of a friend told me.

from what i know and from what i've seen..the 480 has a pretty nifty cooling system. nVidia has gone on record to state the 4xx series will consume a lot of power and will heat quite a bit but that will not affect its functionality nor its longevity. this series is designed to work under a lot of stress.

 
onmosis36  posted on Apr 06, 2010 12:28:54 AM - Report post

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Good. We're planning to either buy a 480/470 or wait if the 495 will even be created. But our money is enough only for 1 card only. Plus, we even shaved off some of our money just to buy a good PSU.

Being a gamer requires a gold mine!

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Apr 06, 2010 12:35:21 AM - Report post

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Good. We're planning to either buy a 480/470 or wait if the 495 will even be created. But our money is enough only for 1 card only. Plus, we even shaved off some of our money just to buy a good PSU.

Being a gamer requires a gold mine!

yea i know how u feel. a really good psu is at the very heart of a good gaming rig. Thermaltake, Lian Li, Cooler Master and Corsair being the very best. i say go for a GF480. its a very good card. i'm going for one myself. currently i have 2 GTX295's.

 
DABhand  posted on Apr 06, 2010 1:45:50 PM - Report post

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The cooling offered by the cards themselves is good, but in a cheap case they will overheat over time.

A proper designed case, which are not cheap, have been designed to maximize airflow and in such a way that the heat from Hard Drives, CPU and GPU's are separate which helps keep heat down.

 
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I've been hearing rumors that nVidia has only produced about 10,000 of the GeForce 400 series launch cards, and won't be making any more because it's not cost effective.
 
saurabhfzd  posted on Apr 15, 2010 12:29:45 AM - Report post

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I've been hearing rumors that nVidia has only produced about 10,000 of the GeForce 400 series launch cards, and won't be making any more because it's not cost effective.

oh that is bad news. i hope its not true.

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