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Old 27-08-10, 04:07 PM
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I was wondering if the AMP is the best GTX 480 for noise/heat and gaming performance with and without overclocking it?

And I was wondering if Tom will be reviewing this on youtube?


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Old 27-08-10, 05:31 PM
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its one of the better ones yes as far as cooling goes but they still run hot

also it takes over 2 and abit slots so be carefull of that
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Old 28-08-10, 03:46 PM
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The AMP is just a better cooler really dude, IMHO the only way to cool a 480 is a decent waterloop. The Zotac is probably the best of the air coolers basically because they have been the only ones brave enough
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Old 29-08-10, 05:26 PM
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it has already been said....but it should be emphasized....

the AMP edition takes up 3 slots....so not the best choice for multi card layouts

I believe that, no matter what air cooler is stuck on the reference design...the gtx480 will always run hot....

the only way I could see getting past that is h20

I am in the same predicament. I have 2 480's in SLI and the temperature is just totally unacceptable. I have great airflow in my case, and the top most card idles at 78c

If you want a setup that runs cool and quiet, just go for 460's in SLI...just keep in mind that that will be a closed upgrade path....as you can only run 2 of them

AMP edition is really not a long term solution, it's just a band-aid on a larger wound. Maybe if someone started tweaking the reference card layout and voltages, we could see some better temps....but I wouldn't count on that happening before a "better" GPU hits the shelf

I for one am a little disappointed in the heat issues of my 480's....but at the same time the performance is really astounding

Nvidia really killed a great product IMO....

the added cost of a larger PSU, and solutions to pull heat out of the case have really damaged a monster of a performer...too bad

but honestly dude, I don't regret buying my 480's...i would do it again if I had the money back....and I would still buy the reference design, not the AMP

just my opinion though
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