Originally Posted by Newbie2009
Oh, how is it anyway, the 480 I mean?
I get to 80C under load and the fan is kind of an annoying pitch but with a reference cooler I expected that. I have only tested Tomb Raider 2013 benchmark and
Black Ops 3. In TR I went from 99 average frames to 94 but BO3 was using 3.89gb of vram on the 290x and 4.4gb on the 480 and my frames stayed the same. That was before I tweaked it. There is a lot you can do in wattman to make it run cooler and perform better. I am happy with my switch but I am going to try an add onto/ modify/ replace the stock cooler. I want to keep the blower design though.
EDIT: I have these games at near max, but not max AA and some other settings turned from ultra to high. Also, after playing BO3 last night for 3 hours my peak vram usage was 6.4gb but usually near 5gb. One more note, I had a 1440p screen for games and a 1080p on the side before, but have another 1080p on the side this time.Edited by andydabeast - 7/18/16 at 10:36am