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I get 80c load on mine, at stock.

I would go for the 480 if it is cheaper. I bought mine two months ago when the GTX570 was £260 and the GTX480 was £195 brand new. It was a no brainer really, in the UK it is most probably the best price : performance buy at the moment.
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I don't think GF100 get that hot with optimal conditions, but I could be wrong.

My 470s never ever got that hot even while running 850 core over 1087v.

But I was using an open bench, so poor case airflow couldn't skew my temps.


I would go for the 480 over the 570 because the reference 570 has vrm issues, non-reference cards of the "power" class don't, but carry a higher price tag. You also get more vram which could mean a lot, or nothing. If water cooling the 480 is again the best choice, and in SLI with a i5-2500k you will get great scaling.
    
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The only thing keeping me from getting the 570 is the VRM problems, and if I go with the ones that have more VRMs, it'll end up costing more than the 480.

And guys, is the heat really that bad on the 480?

With my 470, it loads at around 70ishC and probably peaks at 80C.

Aren't the original fermis supposed to be able to withstand pretty high temperatures?

BTW, I'll be using the reference cooler.
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The only thing keeping me from getting the 570 is the VRM problems, and if I go with the ones that have more VRMs, it'll end up costing more than the 480.

And guys, is the heat really that bad on the 480?

With my 470, it loads at around 70ishC and probably peaks at 80C.

Aren't the original fermis supposed to be able to withstand pretty high temperatures?

BTW, I'll be using the reference cooler.
Yes, the F100 (or what's it called ?) chip can withstand up to 105C. The GTX 480 should, as far as I know, be around the same temps as the GTX 470.

I just recall noting some benchmarks about a year ago having the GTX 470/480 at 90C load. But perhaps some good airflow will keep it significantly lower...
How is your airflow ?
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The only thing keeping me from getting the 570 is the VRM problems, and if I go with the ones that have more VRMs, it'll end up costing more than the 480.

And guys, is the heat really that bad on the 480?

With my 470, it loads at around 70ishC and probably peaks at 80C.

Aren't the original fermis supposed to be able to withstand pretty high temperatures?

BTW, I'll be using the reference cooler.


yeah that's ''normal'' for fermi cards...I mean, for my cards I get those temps also, and from what i've heard , yes these cards are suppose to handle these temps.

I have perfect airflow in my case, even with the side panel open I get around these temps, maybe 2-3 degrees less. I hope it won't go up to the 90s this summer lol.
    
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My airflow in my Storm Scout at the moment is pretty good. My temperatures are under 80C most of the time with my GTX 470.

However, with this new build, the GTX 480 will be in a NZXT Phantom so I won't know how the airflow is in that case, but I tend to do a pretty decent job with my cable management.

So if the 480's heat level is around the same as the 470, then I think I should be fine.
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The only thing keeping me from getting the 570 is the VRM problems, and if I go with the ones that have more VRMs, it'll end up costing more than the 480.

And guys, is the heat really that bad on the 480?

With my 470, it loads at around 70ishC and probably peaks at 80C.

Aren't the original fermis supposed to be able to withstand pretty high temperatures?

BTW, I'll be using the reference cooler.

They are supposed to withstand up to 105.º C. The components next to it may not like that however. I always like my cards in 60.º C-ish temp range. Anything above is just letting heat build up unnecessarily.

Don't use the reference cooler on it. That thing is just made so people can to triple and quad SLI and the cards fit next to each other. Other than that the cooler is too small for such a task.

If you really must, take apart the heatsink, clean the thermal paste and apply a new layer of quality TIM, like Arctic Cooling MX-4. That should bring some improvement.
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My airflow in my Storm Scout at the moment is pretty good. My temperatures are under 80C most of the time with my GTX 470.

However, with this new build, the GTX 480 will be in a NZXT Phantom so I won't know how the airflow is in that case, but I tend to do a pretty decent job with my cable management.

So if the 480's heat level is around the same as the 470, then I think I should be fine.
You should be decent then. The Phantom is an awesome case for the price. Very good airflow.
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Just curious, how much faster is the 480 than the 560?
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Just curious, how much faster is the 480 than the 560?
As faster as it is compared to the GTX470. The GTX560 performs about the same as a GTX470.
 
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