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DeSade
29-03-2010, 11:16 AM
Hey Guys

Does anyone have any preliminary pricing on the new beast of a card from nVidia?

Speedy Gonzales
29-03-2010, 11:48 AM
Is this it ? (http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=301/ID=13722/SID=722566209/productdetails.html). Looks like you'll need 250 W just to run it

SolMiester
29-03-2010, 12:23 PM
If I was buying a new 4x0 series, I would be tempted to get the 470 version which in most cases especially DX11 competes with the 5870...wont cost as much, not as hot, nor have quite the heat output....unless you have a 30inch monitor that is!

pctek
29-03-2010, 12:59 PM
The 4870x2 wouldn't run on anything less than a 650w PSU........
New GPUs, drool........

DeSade
29-03-2010, 05:57 PM
I got a 1000w corsair PSU so I am not worried about the power draw.
Now that the new cards are almost out I have to decide between the new 480 and the 5970.

Specifically this one

http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA20442

Greg
29-03-2010, 07:22 PM
I got a 1000w corsair PSU so I am not worried about the power draw.
Now that the new cards are almost out I have to decide between the new 480 and the 5970.

Specifically this one

http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA20442Wooo, that looks awesome! If you buy it, marry me tomorrow! :wub

Oops I forgot you're a guy! LOL

qazwsxokmijn
29-03-2010, 07:27 PM
5970 for sure. Beats the 480 by a considerable margin, and although a dual-GPU, is much better in terms of heat and power consumption relative to power.

I mean seriously, the 480s hit high 90s loaded, imagine the temps on a hot sticky summer's day!!!

DeSade
29-03-2010, 08:15 PM
I have always been a nVidia fan, and I had finally decided to grab the ATI, now once again I am undecided.

Sweep
29-03-2010, 08:53 PM
Be even more confused and undecided and read this thread.

http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=108067

Even the real fanboys can't agree on which is best and I also note that none of these have an actual 480 YET.

Either way it's a fair bit of money to spend and I can understand you wanting to get it right first time up. I too have a penchant for nVidia chipsets but in this case I simply have no idea how the Fermi based card will perform in the real world. Also not I'm not a gamer per se and I make no apology for that. The odd game of FlightSim 2004 is my limit and I'm not like Jack who has herds of addons and scenery and about 20,000,000 other planes in the same airspace. If I want reality I simply go outside and interact in Hi def with other people and events as they occur and my brain has to keep up with probably more frames per second than any card can put out.

I also play Chess but I find everything moves really slowly.

Ollie
29-03-2010, 09:02 PM
Posting in fail forums

Sweep
29-03-2010, 09:07 PM
Posting in fail forums

Your point is?

GameJunkie
29-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Posting in fail forums

that makes no sense

qazwsxokmijn
29-03-2010, 09:36 PM
It's an easy decision, seriously.....they are priced around the same, but the 5970 has the performance crown.

Sweep
29-03-2010, 09:44 PM
It's an easy decision, seriously.....they are priced around the same, but the 5970 has the performance crown.

Added to that I would prefer to get a proven card and why change what you had already decided upon unless there are compelling reason(s)?

Too many unknowns at this time for me but I'm cautious anyway.

Trev
29-03-2010, 09:47 PM
You guys make me laugh in this performance thing. Say if we have 2 identical computers both running the same game but one with Nvidias top card in and the other with ATIs top card I bet you, you couldn't till the differance.
:)

Chilling_Silence
30-03-2010, 07:09 AM
It's not about telling the difference, it's about bragging rights :D

Trev
30-03-2010, 07:49 AM
Yes.
:)

pctek
30-03-2010, 07:54 AM
I have always been a nVidia fan, and I had finally decided to grab the ATI, now once again I am undecided.

Wait for real benchmarks.
Then specifically for the game(s) you will play - which has better performance.

Or just buy whichever appeals to you.........

Battleneter2
30-03-2010, 08:28 AM
You guys make me laugh in this performance thing. Say if we have 2 identical computers both running the same game but one with Nvidias top card in and the other with ATIs top card I bet you, you couldn't till the differance.
:)

Kinda in line with what your saying, Hardocp tests GPU's using a "Highest playable IQ settings" user experience type system, opposed to just a medium and maximum frame rate on a chart, possibly the only hardware review site that does.

Part of there conclusion "We canít say that any of the real world gameplay advantages blew us away compared to the experience of gaming on a Radeon HD 5870"


Well worth a full read for those looking at a upgrade.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/26/nvidia_fermi_gtx_470_480_sli_review/1

DeSade
30-03-2010, 08:46 AM
I think I will stick to the ATI this time around. When I replace it in a year the Fermi cards will have matured and be hard to pass up.

SolMiester
30-03-2010, 08:50 AM
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Gobe1
30-03-2010, 09:11 AM
Wooo, that looks awesome! If you buy it, marry me tomorrow! :wub

Oops I forgot you're a guy! LOL

you didnt say please any way

Gobe1
30-03-2010, 09:13 AM
It's not about telling the difference, it's about bragging rights :D

haha gotta love pissing contests

DeSade
30-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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Curious what you wrote Sol

wratterus
30-03-2010, 11:20 AM
Curious what you wrote Sol

x2, more ear raping for Ollie would have been good... :thumbs:

Deimos
30-03-2010, 07:01 PM
Kinda in line with what your saying, Hardocp tests GPU's using a "Highest playable IQ settings" user experience type system, opposed to just a medium and maximum frame rate on a chart, possibly the only hardware review site that does.

Part of there conclusion "We canít say that any of the real world gameplay advantages blew us away compared to the experience of gaming on a Radeon HD 5870"


Well worth a full read for those looking at a upgrade.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/26/nvidia_fermi_gtx_470_480_sli_review/1

HardOCP make a special point of mentioning the power consumption, the GTX480 uses over 100W more than a 5870 under load, and the performance increase is bugger all.

I ordered my 5870 yesterday after I read the HardOCP review, got the waterblock for it today.

SolMiester
31-03-2010, 11:31 AM
Waiting for GF104 or the GTX440, apparently 3 months away, less shaders etc, but could be a great med range card....I dont think my 16x10 would require 5870 or 470!....Hopefully the respinned chip will use less power and have less heat...