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Okay, so my friend bought a msi gtx 480 (i have an asus engtx 460 directcu)
and he ran the bechmark crysis at everything maxed out oat 1080p and no v-sync and he got 32fps average. I ran the same benchmark with my computer and i got 37fps average. I was like omg?? cause a 480 performs way better than a 460. So we were kind of confused. We ran some more benchmarks like metro 2033, heaven.... and overall my gpu performed better than his. He is worried that his card might be defective and he wants to return it...
Is that normal for an asus gtx 460 directcu; to perform better than a 480??? Cause i am a little surprised!!

His computer: i5 2500k @ 4.6Ghz, 4 gbs ocz ram (not sure), 60 ssd,(i have a hdd)
Edited by The Pro - 6/6/11 at 2:04pm
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post #2 of 49
Drivers?

That's weird.
 
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post #4 of 49
Probably a bad OC on his 2500k then.

Set 2500k to stock, if issue persists, RMA the 480.
 
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post #5 of 49
run both rigs at stock and see the difference.
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1. we tried it on my computer and the games/benchmarks always crashed after some time
2. His card's temps really got high upto 91C on the heaven bench (but i guess that is normal for a 480)
3. Do you think he should return it?
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post #7 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pro View Post
1. we tried it on my computer and the games/benchmarks always crashed after some time

This could be your OC failing. Run at stock.
 
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post #8 of 49
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We just ran both rigs at stock and the same stuff happend????
I think it overheats or something....
I dont think it is my oc it is pretty stable....
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post #9 of 49
I own both. A GTX 460 in my backup rig (MSI Cyclone, air-cooled), and three GTX 480s in my main rig (water-cooled).

Now, previously, I had the GTX 480s on air cooling, and they suffocated. Constant blue screens and throttling. It's quite simple, the GTX 480s are overheating. They need better cooling.
    
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