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Get the 480. By the way, I am selling gtx 480's with waterblocks for $310 shipped. :-)
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It's all good. He's still part of the Green Team now.

Welcome to Fermi OP.
Many thanks hehe I'm sure my new GTX 480 card will do well with my AMD 1055T @ 4.0GHz
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Get the 480. By the way, I am selling gtx 480's with waterblock for 310 shipped. :-)
Hey, I live in the UK and unfortunatley, I don't have a full W/C loop... only a CoolIT Vantage on my CPU which is just like the Corsair H70
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Yeah, but don't it sound like Nvidia are putting cheap part's on the 500 series? which made them use the throttleing feature? to protect the components?
No. They added the OCP which is to keep the two cards (570 and 580) within the PCI-e spec. Neither card seems to benefit from talking OCP off and unfortunately because of the two less VRMs the 570s have they just can't handle almost 300watts.

I'm perfectly happy with my card at 850mhz with OCP on. It doesn't get too hot and doesn't draw an ungodly amount of power.
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post #45 of 101
If you have the cash then go for GTX570..

But beware that they tend to blow PWM when OC'd high and especially when Power Draw Limiter is disabled..

GTX570 uses 4 phase PWM and GTX480 uses 6 phase PWM so GTX480 doesn't suffer from that issue..

In 3DMark 11 GTX480 scores 200Pts more in clock per clock comparision with both cards @ 850/1025 MHz..

GTX570 3DMark 11 =5664 Pts

GTX480 3DMark 11 =5887 Pts

Also when OC'd at same clocks GTX480 does have advantage due more ROP's and 384bit memory interface..

I run my GTX480 @ 850/1025 w/ 1075mV on core and it's rock solid with temps @ 80C and fan ramps up at 75%..

Now GTX570 would run cooler and use less voltage but is it really worth the extra cash??

CHEERS..
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Hey, I live in the UK and unfortunatley, I don't have a full W/C loop... only a CoolIT Vantage on my CPU which is just like the Corsair H70
I can ship to the UK and I think I am going to install the air coolers since everyone wants to air cool their cards.
Edited by CDMAN - 2/7/11 at 6:50am
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Yeah, that's the thing you see.. I don't want to keep my 570 for a week just to see it blow off the face of the earth, they should of put extra VRM's on the card just for overclocking...

The 480 seem's more rock solid for OCing... not in tempature wise yeah... but I'm hoping that my good cable management, and excellent case cooling will compensate for that... Especially if I were to set up a custom fan profile
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Yeah, that's the thing you see.. I don't want to keep my 570 for a week just to see it blow off the face of the earth, they should of put extra VRM's on the card just for overclocking...

The 480 seem's more rock solid for OCing... not in tempature wise yeah... but I'm hoping that my good cable management, and excellent case cooling will compensate for that... Especially if I were to set up a custom fan profile
Wait, so the consensus is that GTX 570 runs cooler but won't OC as high as GTX 480 because of a lack of VRM power?

How does that make sense? Everyone says how great OCers the 570's are..
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How does that make sense? Everyone says how great OCers the 570's are..
Most people don't overclock any card to the levels that make a 570 turn into a bomb.
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hope this helps

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