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I don't understand. Did you forget to turn on Ambient Occlusion as well? Otherwise you must be running 2 cards?

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Well our GTX 480s are still pretty fast. I wasn't impressed at all with the performance of the GTX 580. At least it triggered a price drop for the GTX 480.

When the GTX 570 came out I believe it was scoring the exact same as a GTX 480 but doesn't the GTX 480 have more OC headroom even though it runs hotter?
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lol @ 1810 ram vs 2075 equating into what seems to be a 3 fps difference.

14.6% Ram OC = 2.3% fps increase = 15% memory OC scaling in this case.

However this isn't the best methodology because the comparison should be done on the exact same system.

I always tell people they will see 10-20% scaling from a memory OC and 60-70% scaling from a core OC with the higher-end fermis (470-580)

The 460 768MB though gets a bit better memory scaling though because it's a tad low on memory bandwidth (only 192-bit) vs. the power of it's core.
    
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14.6% Ram OC = 2.3% fps increase = 15% memory OC scaling in this case.

However this isn't the best methodology because the comparison should be done on the exact same system.

I always tell people they will see 10-20% scaling from a memory OC and 60-70% scaling from a core OC with the higher-end fermis (470-580)

The 460 768MB though gets a bit better memory scaling though because it's a tad low on memory bandwidth (only 192-bit) vs. the power of it's core.

I got slightly better results due to slightly higher gpu usage with the quadro drivers.

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If you wanna try them out I'll link you the inf... Gonna see if it ruined DA2 performance frown.gif

Edit: Yah it did... About the same gpu usage results in half the fps, and whats more there are texture issues to boot.

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Originally Posted by brettjv;13010722 
14.6% Ram OC = 2.3% fps increase = 15% memory OC scaling in this case.

However this isn't the best methodology because the comparison should be done on the exact same system.

I always tell people they will see 10-20% scaling from a memory OC and 60-70% scaling from a core OC with the higher-end fermis (470-580)


The 460 768MB though gets a bit better memory scaling though because it's a tad low on memory bandwidth (only 192-bit) vs. the power of it's core.

Very true. But do you guys think this gain is worth the voltage?(850/1800 @ 1.138)
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Soooo, I think I'll just keep my 480 and send the 570 back. Unless somebody wants it BNIB for $300 shipped?
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Very true. But do you guys think this gain is worth the voltage?(850/1800 @ 1.138)

That's definitely pushing it with the stock heatsink, but if temps are ok or noise doesn't bother you, it's fine.
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Soooo, I think I'll just keep my 480 and send the 570 back. Unless somebody wants it BNIB for $300 shipped?

Now you can invest in a water cooling setup, or the very least some awesome after market air cooling. Thermalright makes some awesome GPU heatsinks:

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But only if you're looking for a little more silence/performance out of your card. If you're interested in water, many including myself can help you out with that (it's not near as expensive as many think).
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Wish you had run the benchmark with that card. No idea how you can do that with stock voltage.cheers.gif
I still can... i still have the card...

it is part of my SLI setup...

i would just have to take one of my cards out...

which i can do...

that said... i am not sure how i will do with benchmarks... due to the AMD processor...
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Stick to gpu bound tests and ultra settings you probably won't lose out on much if anything.
    
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Epic scaling?

Tweakforce drivers, turned my clocks down cause I've been benching all day and my room is hot frown.gif

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Epic scaling?


SLI on the right, Single on the right.

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I'm not sure how your 470 is getting those numbers unless you forgot SSAO
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