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Not to mention the v-ram increase and the OC ability. Overclocked the card and you will have GTX660 performance
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Depends how far you push it, with 1075MV and 850mhz and 2000 memory, you are just behind stock 7950 performance, not bad for a 130 dollar card eh?

There is drawbacks with every card out there, the 480's are heat and power consumption.

If your Galaxy is a none reference, which i suppose is due to the temps you said you get, it will run better than any stock 480 before.

Lower temps also lower the power consumption by some, this also gives you OC headroom.

At 850mhz and 1075mv, my 480 will sit at 60-70c in games across the board, and never falters.

I have had it much, much higher before, hitting 950mhz on air, but this is not a normal thing for air users, and temps will sky rocket when you go passed 1135mv.
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You had 2 cards calculating Dx10 stuff

Now 1 card calculating Dx11 stuff and still 5% better!!!

Como'n with Tessellation and stuff it's a lot to calculate tongue.gif

I made a cool video over it tongue.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDbnuWHpKwU

And I have 2 GTX470's and did the Heaven run @ 895MHz (900MHz crashed at the very end...).

I put 1.212V on it on air (Zalman VF3000)

But for gaming I use 800MHz @ 1.050V

Compared to 900MHz it's only 4fps more but it gets 20°C hotter and uses 0.62V more...
   
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Good stuff, and nice clocks^^

Here is the 480 stock vs overclocked, the description contains the real results without the recording strain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUzXGBZyUVM

But the jump in performance is quite phenominal smile.gif
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Some 3D Mark 11 goodness:
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5654604

I may try and rerun this, because the result may differ with newer drivers.
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So you basicly had the same idea as I had tongue.gif ^^ biggrin.gif

Make a movie of stock compared to OCd and put some nice easy music on it tongue.gif

I made it with Nero 10 tongue.gif

Nothing special but it gives me some nice vids of my GF and I on holidays wink.gif

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So you basicly had the same idea as I had tongue.gif ^^ biggrin.gif

Make a movie of stock compared to OCd and put some nice easy music on it tongue.gif

I made it with Nero 10 tongue.gif

Nothing special but it gives me some nice vids of my GF and I on holidays wink.gif

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Pretty much smile.gif
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SLI 480s Reporting in.
What you did is at best a sidegrade.
Your money would have been much better spent on a 660ti or something similar.
A 480 isnt really an "Upgrade" to a pair of 260s in anything but heat and noise.

The only gains you would see are removing the usual possible issues one can have with SLI, and DX11.
Any performance difference will be minimal.
Im not entirley sure what you are expecting?

The only things you can do from here are overclock, but your motherboard isnt something I would want to pump too much power through.
MSI uses crummy VRMs.

TLDR: Single 480 is basically SLI 260s

Exactly what Phil said. When I upgraded from my sli 275s I HAD to sli 480s otherwise it would not have been worth it. Upgrading from a decent sli setup can be fairly painful to the wallet since a sidegrade is pointless. Find yourself a low cost second 480 and you'll have a great gaming experience. True it may get a little noisy and hot, just run the AC. You can probably go to 4ghz on that board and remain safe, I had the exact same board as you but blew my vrms at around the 1.5 voltage area, I was able to get to 4/4.1ghz on a 1090t which is clocked slightly lower than your 965.
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Ok, up to date 3D Mark 11 result on latest drivers, and latest release of 3D Mark 11.

Ran at 880mhz (5 less than my previous result)

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6223736


I would post higher results, but i have a missing VRM heatsink (need to replace the thermal tape) and i need to flash my voltage Bios to unlock way passed the ordinary voltage.
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To flash your Graphics Card BIOS you'll need:
GPU-Z
Nibitor
NvFlash

Open GPU-Z and click the icon with the chip marked with a green arrow (next to BIOS Version on the right)
Click Save to File and leave the name and save it on your Desktop (KEEP THIS FILE if things go wrong...)
Open that file in Nibitor
When opened, check if the Integrity is GREEN (RED is not good)
Click Tools and Fermi Voltage
Choose highest available voltage in pull-down menu next to Limit
Click Apply
Click File and Save BIOS and give it the name mod.rom (just mod is enough because it adds .rom itself)
Save this file into your C:\ (makes it easier to flash in DOS)
Now copy/paste everything from the nvflash map into C:\ (also easier in DOS)

What comes now is the excually flashing! Do this 1 card at the time until it is finished, and then do second/third/... cards
Click Start and RUN. Typ CMD and Right Click it and run as Administrator (Dos opens now)
1) Type now: cd/ (it brings you to c:\)
2) Type now: nvflash -b backup.rom (this creates a final backup of your BIOS)
3) Type now: nvflash -4 -5 -6 mod.rom (this is the flashing!)
If you can't flash it (Write protected) Type now: nvflash -r (removes the protection) and redo step 3
You MUST reboot the PC to take effect...
Don't blame me if ANYTHING goes wrong or if the Card melts because of you putting to much Voltage on it wink.gif
   
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