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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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Yup, the GTX cards, for the most part can handle it. people like to throw in that the cards run too hot, maybe for an AMD, but the GTX cards can take it. Anything over 90C become proactive. How many 400 series cards do you hear burning up? And they run the hottest.
I think that has more to do with power circuitry design, rather than GPU ASIC design....


anyhow on a random, unrelated note, I now know how MSI helps their workers tell which card is AMD, and which is nVidia can you tell, too? more likely has to do with the AMD DVI layout, rather than something else.





got a HD6870 since someone called me an AMD fanboi (LOL!!), I decided to see what all the ruckus was bout, and bought my first AMD GPU since 2009... for my HTPC, lol. Replacing a GTX460 768MB, since I want that elsewhere.
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Haha... the cooler on the bottom one is mirrored!
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I think that has more to do with power circuitry design, rather than GPU ASIC design....


anyhow on a random, unrelated note, I now know how MSI helps their workers tell which card is AMD, and which is nVidia can you tell, too? more likely has to do with the AMD DVI layout, rather than something else.



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I would say for normal life time use, keep under 90c. These puppies are rugged on temps.

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Yup, the GTX cards, for the most part can handle it. people like to throw in that the cards run too hot, maybe for an AMD, but the GTX cards can take it. Anything over 90C become proactive. How many 400 series cards do you hear burning up? And they run the hottest.
Oh really, sweet thanks guys. +rep Also I notice the voltage in afterburner goes a lot highter then my 460. Is it safe to max it out or should I stay below 1.1 or something?
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Oh really, sweet thanks guys. +rep Also I notice the voltage in afterburner goes a lot highter then my 460. Is it safe to max it out or should I stay below 1.1 or something?
Its hard to tell, some companies limit the BIOS at the max safe level, ASUS likes to let their enthusiasts go all out.

Your best bet, is to stay at a voltage and clock speed that keeps you gaming around 85c.

According to some, that the GTX 560TI doesn't have a heatsink on the VRM, which is usually the hottest point on the card when OCing or in general.

Check out this thread about the GTX 560Ti to see all the different speeds and voltages they are running:

Here

Keep an eye on temps, and overclock/overvolt in slow increments, the first sign of artifacting scale back which ever one caused it.
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Will do thanks.

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Haha... the cooler on the bottom one is mirrored!
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I went on a buying binge and got twin HD6870 Oh, well, it will work with the 955BE my friend is giving me Bone crushing nVidia SLI + Intel setup on one hand, and capable AMD CF + AMD setup on the other...
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Well I pulled the trigger on the Alienware AW2310 23" 3D 120Hz 1920x1080 resolution monitor over a second GTX 580. I have to say that there is a visual difference in blu-ray and gaming. The clarity and also smoothness of action with 120hz refresh rate, twice that of my old monitor.

It was a good move for me since my GTX 580 is handling games very easily atm. Next year after taxes I'll SLI it to stay on top.

Thanks for everyone who gave me input, it was the wiser of the two choices for my current situation as I'm now a pair of glasses away from 3D.
     
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I went on a buying binge and got twin HD6870 Oh, well, it will work with the 955BE my friend is giving me Bone crushing nVidia SLI + Intel setup on one hand, and capable AMD CF + AMD setup on the other...
It's all good. It doesn't matter if you're using AMD or Nvidia - the end goal is still the same: destroy games at maximum settings allowed! I'm tempted to try out 6000 series Crossfire scaling myself as I've been reading overwhelmingly good things about it compared to the days when I owned my HD5970. The grass always seems to get greener on the other side, lol.

But I kind of went on a spending binge too, so I'd rather ignore it for as long as I can before I have to take a look at my bank account again.


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Well I pulled the trigger on the Alienware AW2310 23" 3D 120Hz 1920x1080 resolution monitor over a second GTX 580. I have to say that there is a visual difference in blu-ray and gaming. The clarity and also smoothness of action with 120hz refresh rate, twice that of my old monitor.

It was a good move for me since my GTX 580 is handling games very easily atm. Next year after taxes I'll SLI it to stay on top.

Thanks for everyone who gave me input, it was the wiser of the two choices for my current situation as I'm now a pair of glasses away from 3D.
I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'll help to keep an eye out on cheap 3D glasses if I see them.
     
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