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Nice increase in BFBC2 and F1 but man the game most PC games play WOW gets lower fps with each update.
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I liked this article as well

Didn't think it was news, though.
Ugh, my apologies. OCN search has failed me once again. +rep for the original find.
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My 480 may be hot and hungry but I still wouldn't trade it for a 570 no sir
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not at all bro
at least they're not a design flop like stock 570/590gtx as soon as you touch voltages lol..


and nv can suck big time sometimes, what they need only 9months wow impressive, not.
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Meh, the card still sucks. Uses too much power and runs too damn hot. Extremely lucky I was able to step mine up to 580s.
No it doesnt you just complain too much.

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My 480 may be hot and hungry but I still wouldn't trade it for a 570 no sir
Im right there with you! Sometimes monsters need alot of food, doesnt make them any less powerful.
    
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I knew this buying dual 480s when they came out that they would only get better with every driver release.
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Yeah my 480 gets so hot..... I almost crap my pants when it gets up to 75c on full load.

What junk.
    
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I love to see these kinds of articles. Gives you a lot of context about driver improvements.
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480s on water are a non issue. I run 875/2000 @ 1.1v in SLi and max out temps around 50c. 31-33 idle. I would throw more voltage at them but I don't feel like flashing firmware. 480 > 570 any day.
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I knew this buying dual 480s when they came out that they would only get better with every driver release.
This has been my experience as well. It was obvious these cards were well underperforming their capabilities when they were released. Of course they had a few flaws with power consumption and heat, but in my experience no card is without it's odd ends. For me, it was well worth the investment to see them grow and expand in performance as new drivers came out. I couldn't be happier with the decision to watercool them as well. I have learned a lot about how to work we these chips and how to find their sweet spots. Here's to many more months of powerful rendering.

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480s on water are a non issue. I run 875/2000 @ 1.1v in SLi and max out temps around 50c. 31-33 idle. I would throw more voltage at them but I don't feel like flashing firmware. 480 > 570 any day.
I will agree with you on the comment of GTX480 being superior to the GTX570. After seeing all those poor VRMs burn out it is obviously NVIDIA did not invest as much cost and quality into the GTX500 series as they did into the GTX400 series.
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