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Yeah my 480 idles @ 31c and loads no higher than 74c overclocked on air with a Accelero X-treme plus.
480's are great cards and still considered the 3rd fastest single GPU card in my book.
570's are comparable but I would trust the 480 to OC better.
@ everyone saying you need WC for the 480...no.
There is easily a couple thousand point's difference between the 460 and the 480. Stock 480 with a decent quad core CPU should be in the 5+k range on 3dmark11 performance settings.
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sometimes people just get bad samples I have benched a few cards and knew to get rid of my crumby 470 in a day. Card should not be getting that hot at stck clocks. My 470 was doing same shiet so I ran for the hills your buddy made the right choice......Oh yea and after market air coolers kinda better than water cooling if ya ask me.
    
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sometimes people just get bad samples I have benched a few cards and knew to get rid of my crumby 470 in a day. Card should not be getting that hot at stck clocks. My 470 was doing same shiet so I ran for the hills your buddy made the right choice......Oh yea and after market air coolers kinda better than water cooling if ya ask me.
Those cards will indeed hit 92c on stock clocks with stock fan profiles at 100% GPU usage, That is just how they are set up. If you can handle more noise you can make a much more agressive fan profile and never let your card get over 75c with 100% fan and the GPU overclocked almost 15%.
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post #34 of 49
That is totally crazy temps who wants to run their fan at 100% lol something not right there. My top 460 hawk gets hot (hot for a hawk lol 60C) and the fan sometimes goes to 75% and it sounds like its gona take off. Maybe badly applied thermal paste cud be the culprit? Or indeed just a very hot and crap running chip.

Agreed. 6950 unlocked, 570 or 6970. 480 was badly designed THIS IS MORE PROOF
    
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post #35 of 49
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That is totally crazy temps who wants to run their fan at 100% lol something not right there. My top 460 hawk gets hot (hot for a hawk lol 60C) and the fan sometimes goes to 75% and it sounds like its gona take off. Maybe badly applied thermal paste cud be the culprit? Or indeed just a very hot and crap running chip.

Agreed. 6950 unlocked, 570 or 6970. 480 was badly designed THIS IS MORE PROOF
No it's not.

My GTX480 @ 850mhz idles at 53c and loads at 81c, fan profile is 1:1 c to %. (So my fan only goes to 81%)
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post #36 of 49
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No it's not.

My GTX480 @ 850mhz idles at 53c and loads at 81c, fan profile is 1:1 c to %. (So my fan only goes to 81%)
so 81C is not warm is it? do you live on the sun? lol and 81% fan profile is not loud either? I know - YOU LIVE ON A WINDFARM ON THE SUN

only joking dude but we all know the 480 couldnt even successfully run its 512 cuda cores through heat and power usage issues. That does not mean it was well designed.
    
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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)
You can only dream about that GTX460 is faster than GTX480 lol. Probably wrong installed drivers, he don't remove everything or something like that.
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Those cards will indeed hit 92c on stock clocks with stock fan profiles at 100% GPU usage, That is just how they are set up. If you can handle more noise you can make a much more agressive fan profile and never let your card get over 75c with 100% fan and the GPU overclocked almost 15%.

na really I have one in a tiny antec 300 with poor air flow and never sees over 75 degrees load. No card was set up to hit 92 degrees.
    
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@Sp4wners we have established it was likely overheating.
    
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81C is fairly normal on air for 480's. Does anybody remember the dual-PCB GTX 295's? Those ran HOT. The 480 is either throttling back from heat, crashing or unstable drivers/OC. If a GTX 460 legitimately beat out a GTX 480, I'd eat my Santa Clause hat.
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