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Old 10-11-10, 06:47 AM
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Finally the NDA for the retail cards has lifted so barely 8 months after the GTX480 hit the market nVidia have released their next card, the GTX580. Does it fix the issues?

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Old 10-11-10, 07:01 AM
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Another Great Review Bryan

And The best Review Video's on you tube Tom

Another Top notch job to both of you Lads !

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"Considering the main problem with the GTX480 was it being hotter than Katy Perry wearing nothing but a smile"
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Old 10-11-10, 08:07 AM
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Be interested in what you thought of the drivers. What we've picked up was that it seemed as if just the identifiers were in the 262.xx, and that 263.xx atleast should have some 5xx 'special stuff' in them.

The oc too, somewhere around 100mhz should really be achieveable as there will be something like a 835 or 850 "oc" variant on the market using the same cooler and the usual crappy compound.

Not really worth it if you got a tamed 480. But £400 should really be the stock versions price prior to christmas, dropping to £350-375 in Q1.
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Impressive stuff indeed. I'm almost tempted to splurge some student loan on one of these

I'd deffo rather turn the fan up a little bit more than let temps creep up, I play my games quite loud so wouldn't hear it anyways.

Great combined effort though guys, keep it up
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"It's got an Nvidia badge on it...I'm gonna go buy it!" Haha, so true

I am interested now to see where the 6970 comes out in relation; will it be better? Or will it be 10% less powerful but at a £100 lower price point?
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Old 10-11-10, 10:24 AM
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I’ve seen the sli performance for the 580 on GURU 3D and it is very similar to the 480 so for me no upgrade & no selling my 480’s on eBay, I think I’ll wait for the next generation or something with at least 50% more kick to justify the huge price tag and also there are no games that really demand more power right now so the Christmas dough will have to go this year on something ells.

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At last. At pigging last a decent review pitting it against other cards of the ilk.

Being brutally frank I am still not sold. I would still rather have the lightning for its build quality, back plate and (IMO) better cooling solution.

I would say hats off to Nvidia but I can't. Mostly because I feel for those who bought the 480 who really should have got this card.

Is it a good card? yes. But there are still forks in the road that lead to where it is now.

There is one great part to this card though. 4 series cards are now dropping through the floor in prices. This morning I stopped over at OCUK only to find they are selling the EVGA 460 1gb for £135 or so. This is actually the most awesome part to come from the 5 series launch. Most of the 4 series were very fast cards. Obviously the 460 doesn't need any fettling to get right but the 470 can now be had, with a Gelid Icyvision (which isn't the best cooler but does make it behave) for £200. And the 470 beats the 5850 by quite a margin (in all of the tests and reviews it only lost in Anno whatever the heck that was, taking a clear lead in absolutely everything else).

Again, you guys absolutely rock. I love this review because it gives a very good understanding of exactly what this card can do when pitted against the cards that are in the same pricing bracket AND the one that was the pre 'what the 480 should have been'.

So a big thankyou as always. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something very honest and very real about OC3D reviews that I can't seem to find anywhere else. Maybe it's the fact that the reviewers here (and IMO Bryan above all else, sorry other reviewers ! ) are so passionate about the job in hand. I mean, there I was last night literally with my hands together praying that the lightning could be used in this review. And there it is.

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Old 10-11-10, 10:28 AM
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This touches on what I was going to ask..

I was reading that the 480's performance actually suffered as it got hotter.

Look at some of the 580 benches here, it looks like it has been throttled on certain games at certain settings. While this was probably still playing silently, would the performance have increased should you have manually bumped the fan speed up and in turn lowered the temps so if throttling was happening, it would be aleviated and fps may have increased.

Reason I ask is that I tend to set my own fan profiles manually and as Runebeard said, I'm not fussed at all by noise from the fan while gaming.

Oh yeah, nice review by the way Brian... One thing you might want to update though is talking about the cooler.. You say it's a big lump of copper and heatsink but don't once mention the vapor chamber part of it.

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Impressive stuff indeed. I'm almost tempted to splurge some student loan on one of these

I'd deffo rather turn the fan up a little bit more than let temps creep up, I play my games quite loud so wouldn't hear it anyways.

Great combined effort though guys, keep it up
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Want to see what a non ref one can do from some one like msi or gainward
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At last. At pigging last a decent review pitting it against other cards of the ilk.

Being brutally frank I am still not sold. I would still rather have the lightning for its build quality, back plate and (IMO) better cooling solution.

I would say hats off to Nvidia but I can't. Mostly because I feel for those who bought the 480 who really should have got this card.

Is it a good card? yes. But there are still forks in the road that lead to where it is now.

There is one great part to this card though. 4 series cards are now dropping through the floor in prices. This morning I stopped over at OCUK only to find they are selling the EVGA 460 1gb for £135 or so. This is actually the most awesome part to come from the 5 series launch. Most of the 4 series were very fast cards. Obviously the 460 doesn't need any fettling to get right but the 470 can now be had, with a Gelid Icyvision (which isn't the best cooler but does make it behave) for £200. And the 470 beats the 5850 by quite a margin (in all of the tests and reviews it only lost in Anno whatever the heck that was, taking a clear lead in absolutely everything else).

Again, you guys absolutely rock. I love this review because it gives a very good understanding of exactly what this card can do when pitted against the cards that are in the same pricing bracket AND the one that was the pre 'what the 480 should have been'.

So a big thankyou as always. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something very honest and very real about OC3D reviews that I can't seem to find anywhere else. Maybe it's the fact that the reviewers here (and IMO Bryan above all else, sorry other reviewers ! ) are so passionate about the job in hand. I mean, there I was last night literally with my hands together praying that the lightning could be used in this review. And there it is.

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