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Monday, 27 September 2010 17:11

PoV/TGT GTX 480 Beast is the fastest Fermi around

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Preview: GTX 480 BEAST’s ticker runs at 810MHz


We already talked about Point of View / TGT’s plans for launching the BEAST version of GTX 480, and the card was announced to come with the highest GTX 480 clocks on the market. There was talk about the GPU running at 800MHz, but we can now confirm that the GTX 480 BEAST’s ticker runs at 810MHz. We have the card and we did a few preliminary tests just to get you going until we finalize the full review.

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As you can see from the photo, the water block covers the entire card together with the power components, memory and the GPU. This means extra cooling and, naturally, improved stability at high factory clocks. While the reference GPU runs at 700MHz and the memory at 3696MHz, GTX 480 BEAST’s GPU runs at 810MHz for the GPU and 3800MHz for the memory.

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The GTX 480 BEAST’s water block is new as well and comes from Innovatek.

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This model has just been announced and dubbed Cool-Matic GTX 480 with JetStream technology. This cooler can be ordered at a price of €189 (+ shipping), here. The block is expensive, but Injektor PRO technology, with specially designed internals, provides lower temperatures and higher overclocking potential. Seeing the price of this water block suddenly explains why PoV/TGT priced the card at €699, but we can’t overlook the fact that a GPU running at 810MHz right out of the box, as this isn’t quite an usual occurence.

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The temperatures on the card are 20-30°C lower than on the reference card, with the results being higher by up to 15%.

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We tested the card using a triple radiator with 12cm fans; finally, a silent GTX 480 card. Stay tuned as we’ll have the full review soon.

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In Aliens vs. Predator, GTX 480 Beast beats the reference card by up to 12%, whereas in tesselation tests, where Nvidia usually takes the cake, we see the GTX 480 BEAST outrunning AMD’s HD 5970.

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TessMark settings:
   - 1920×1080 fullscreen
   - no AA, no Post-FX
   - duration=60sec
   - map set 1

Stay tuned for the full review, it's coming along nicely.
Last modified on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 04:34
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+18 #1 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-27 18:26
Did I spot a kink in your tubing?
 
 
+5 #2 enjoi.adrian 2010-09-28 01:50
zomg kinkz!
 
 
-11 #3 Boslink 2010-09-28 03:19
That's it.

I'm not coming to this site anymore. Yes this article have some relevance but MAN FudZilla just went overboard with Nvidia advertisement.

I have nothing against Nvidia (My computer that i regularly use have Nvidia graphic card) but this is ridiculous.

Congrats. You managed to force me NOT to come again.

And now something that Fuad would understand:

EDIT: [We'd very much appreciate if you refrained from such talk, regardless of the chosen language of delivery.]
 
 
+8 #4 sidje 2010-09-28 09:26
Quoting Boslink:
Congrats. You managed to force me NOT to come again.


Well the Force is strong with them, indeed.
 
 
+5 #5 Nerdmaster 2010-09-28 10:45
Quoting Boslink:
And now something that Fuad would understand:

EDIT: [We'd very much appreciate if you refrained from such talk, regardless of the chosen language of delivery.]


LOL! I can't imagine what exacty did you say to make Fuad edit your post! Its the first time i see that.
 
 
+6 #6 Nerdmaster 2010-09-28 10:47
I wish Nvidia released a card with that performance with a TDP under 200W on 40nm...
But it is just a dream.
 
 
+1 #7 JAB Creations 2010-09-28 20:05
Why the two slot bracket on a single slot card? FAIL! I'm so sick of seeing this specific oversight on so many cards. Some of us actually those those other slots for expansion cards.
 
 
+1 #8 tekken 2010-09-29 00:05
Quoting JAB Creations:
Why the two slot bracket on a single slot card? FAIL! I'm so sick of seeing this specific oversight on so many cards. Some of us actually those those other slots for expansion cards.


The protrusions from the cooling bracket/tubes makes it pretty much a 2 slot card. Granted 99% of that second slot will be empty air, but the 90 degree angle from the cooling intakes would impede any other full size card in the next slot.

yes it is a sloppy design. Also, I assume the manufacturer does not want to incur in the cost of having to machine modified 1 slot brackets for the case attachment/video out part of the board.
 
 
-1 #9 Di Leonardo 2010-09-29 20:25
I guess the GTX 475 is never going to come out. Eh, I ll wait for the GTX 575 to come out in two years.
 
 
+1 #10 NickThePrick 2010-09-29 20:43
Quoting Nerdmaster:
Quoting Boslink:
And now something that Fuad would understand:

EDIT: [We'd very much appreciate if you refrained from such talk, regardless of the chosen language of delivery.]


LOL! I can't imagine what exacty did you say to make Fuad edit your post! Its the first time i see that.



And I can't imagine Fuad actually reads the comments! Ha that is hilarious! There has been quite a bit of Fuad bashing on here. Kinda feel sorry for the guy, he only deserves about half the shit he gets here.
 

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