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post #1 of 10
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1. Is this setup going to be comparable to a 590 or a 580?

2. With my current PSU, will it be enough to have 2 480's and one 295 for physx?

Got about 30 something k in vantage and 9k in 3dmark 11 sli'd. At work now so I'll post screenies when I get home. ^_^
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post #2 of 10
1. Yes it is, SLI 480's are very good minus the power consumption/heat.

2. It should be without the 295, the Ultra X3 did have problems with 2 280's in SLI before but they fixed it I think.
post #3 of 10
A 480 is about 20% slower than 580's it will be more comparable to sli 570's. Your current PSU should be fine, with some overclocking you can certainly make up the difference, the 480's are certainly no slouch so you have a top end setup!
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Think I can stay at 4Ghz or should I up it a little?
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I ran sli 480 on the exact same psu.

Moderate voltage, < 1.10v is fine.
When I started getting higher than that I encountered problem, psu shut down.
As far as running a 295 also, I wouldn't chance it.
For one you'll need adapters, and 2 is overkill and a heat producer you don't need.
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Then just use the 9600gt I had for physx then? At that point, will I still be able to have 2 monitors working with sli and 2 other off my 9600gt or with sli am I stuck with 2 monitors?

Oh btw: Rep all around. Cept for mods....too bad. =(
Edited by Dooginater - 3/11/11 at 3:30pm
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No you can run 2 monitors of your SLI and 2 monitors of you 9600gt. I currently run tri sli 480's for surround and gtx 260 for physx and it has a monitor also plugged into it.
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one thing sucks is that when i decided i wanted to run 4 monitors both of my 400 series upped to 3D clocks and were idling @ 70C for 480 and 60C for the 450 ......i said screw that and threw in the 8600GTS to run 2 monitors and 1 for each of the 400 series......now 480 is @ 36C and the 450 is @ 24C
    
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a 295 for physx. hahah! thats awesome!
    
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Originally Posted by rmp459 View Post
a 295 for physx. hahah! thats awesome!

Been doing that for a while now. ^____^ Dedicate one card to physx and the other just for my monitors. Works great.

Isn't that like a 275 gtx that I'm using for physx then?

Edit: This was running physx on the gpu

Edited by Dooginater - 3/11/11 at 11:08pm
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