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It's official. The Geforce GTX 480 and Geforce GTX 470 were launched today.

[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/GTX_400.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/GTX_400.html[/url]

Help us create excellent knowledge base articles for our NVIDIA support site by posting your questions about the new NVIDIA Geforce GTX 480 and Geforce GTX 470 graphics cards in this thread. Some of the questions will be posted as knowledge base articles on NVIDIA.com.
It's official. The Geforce GTX 480 and Geforce GTX 470 were launched today.



http://www.nvidia.com/object/GTX_400.html



Help us create excellent knowledge base articles for our NVIDIA support site by posting your questions about the new NVIDIA Geforce GTX 480 and Geforce GTX 470 graphics cards in this thread. Some of the questions will be posted as knowledge base articles on NVIDIA.com.

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#1
Posted 03/26/2010 11:20 PM   
How exactly does 3D Vision surround work?

Can you use 3 screens from one GTX400? (Using both DVI and mini-HDMI) Or does it require an SLI pair to run 3 screens?

EDIT: I see on the cards page in the fine print it explains you need SLI and the upcoming '256' drivers to use 3DVision surround.
How exactly does 3D Vision surround work?



Can you use 3 screens from one GTX400? (Using both DVI and mini-HDMI) Or does it require an SLI pair to run 3 screens?



EDIT: I see on the cards page in the fine print it explains you need SLI and the upcoming '256' drivers to use 3DVision surround.
Alright, I've been hearing a lot about these cards, and I even held out on ordering a new GPU for my computer to get one. When are they even coming out??? The announcement was today, but I can't even find the cards to order.
Alright, I've been hearing a lot about these cards, and I even held out on ordering a new GPU for my computer to get one. When are they even coming out??? The announcement was today, but I can't even find the cards to order.

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Main Rig:

Mobo: EVGA x58 SLI LE

CPU: Core i7 930 stock (for now)

GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 260 core 216 SC

RAM: 6 Gigs Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz

HDD: WD 320 GB

PSU: Antec 1200

Case: HAF 932

CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 in push-pull fan config

OS: Windows 7 Pro x64

Monitor: Acer X213H

#3
Posted 03/26/2010 11:43 PM   
[quote name='russiangangsta41' post='1027824' date='Mar 27 2010, 12:43 PM']Alright, I've been hearing a lot about these cards, and I even held out on ordering a new GPU for my computer to get one. When are they even coming out??? The announcement was today, but I can't even find the cards to order.[/quote]

I can answer that: They're available in retail stores on April 12th.
[quote name='russiangangsta41' post='1027824' date='Mar 27 2010, 12:43 PM']Alright, I've been hearing a lot about these cards, and I even held out on ordering a new GPU for my computer to get one. When are they even coming out??? The announcement was today, but I can't even find the cards to order.



I can answer that: They're available in retail stores on April 12th.
Will either the GTX470 or GTX480 be available from Apple for the Mac Pro?
Will either the GTX470 or GTX480 be available from Apple for the Mac Pro?

#5
Posted 03/26/2010 11:52 PM   
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' post='1027822' date='Mar 26 2010, 04:38 PM']How exactly does 3D Vision surround work?

Can you use 3 screens from one GTX400? (Using both DVI and mini-HDMI) Or does it require an SLI pair to run 3 screens?

EDIT: I see on the cards page in the fine print it explains you need SLI and the upcoming '256' drivers to use 3DVision surround.[/quote]

Good question. I will add this as a KBA as well.
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' post='1027822' date='Mar 26 2010, 04:38 PM']How exactly does 3D Vision surround work?



Can you use 3 screens from one GTX400? (Using both DVI and mini-HDMI) Or does it require an SLI pair to run 3 screens?



EDIT: I see on the cards page in the fine print it explains you need SLI and the upcoming '256' drivers to use 3DVision surround.



Good question. I will add this as a KBA as well.

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#6
Posted 03/27/2010 12:03 AM   
Has any testing been done with F[i][/i]@H and if so what where the PPD averages on each model.


Is team whopass running any of them currently?
Has any testing been done with F[i][/i]@H and if so what where the PPD averages on each model.





Is team whopass running any of them currently?

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#7
Posted 03/27/2010 12:07 AM   
[quote name='Fark A Nark' post='1027831' date='Mar 26 2010, 04:52 PM']Will either the GTX470 or GTX480 be available from Apple for the Mac Pro?[/quote]

We don't comment on any future Apple unannounced products.
[quote name='Fark A Nark' post='1027831' date='Mar 26 2010, 04:52 PM']Will either the GTX470 or GTX480 be available from Apple for the Mac Pro?



We don't comment on any future Apple unannounced products.

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#8
Posted 03/27/2010 12:23 AM   
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' post='1027826' date='Mar 26 2010, 04:46 PM']I can answer that: They're available in retail stores on April 12th.[/quote]

Crap, that's a while. Looks like I'll have to stick a 260 in there for the time being...
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' post='1027826' date='Mar 26 2010, 04:46 PM']I can answer that: They're available in retail stores on April 12th.



Crap, that's a while. Looks like I'll have to stick a 260 in there for the time being...

92% of teens have moved on to rap. IF you are one of those 8% who still listen to cool music copy and paste this

Pirating is the reason PC gaming is on the decline. If you are a person who gets all their software legitimately, copy and paste this.



Main Rig:

Mobo: EVGA x58 SLI LE

CPU: Core i7 930 stock (for now)

GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 260 core 216 SC

RAM: 6 Gigs Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz

HDD: WD 320 GB

PSU: Antec 1200

Case: HAF 932

CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 in push-pull fan config

OS: Windows 7 Pro x64

Monitor: Acer X213H

#9
Posted 03/27/2010 12:31 AM   
i too would like information on the Folding@Home performance of Fermi if it is available, thanks.
i too would like information on the Folding@Home performance of Fermi if it is available, thanks.

_ NVLDDMKM problems_ | _ problems getting a driver for a laptop graphics card_ | _What PSU do I need?_

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I think Qazax is a pretty cool guy. eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.

#10
Posted 03/27/2010 01:34 AM   
I'm concerened with the power consumption. Can I run this card with my current power supply? I know that the GTX 480 involves like 40 watts on a single rail or something? No one is making mention of this so I assume that this card will work with my current power supply but better safe than sorry.

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817611009"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817611009[/url]

Will these new drivers fix quad sli in 3d as well?
I'm concerened with the power consumption. Can I run this card with my current power supply? I know that the GTX 480 involves like 40 watts on a single rail or something? No one is making mention of this so I assume that this card will work with my current power supply but better safe than sorry.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817611009



Will these new drivers fix quad sli in 3d as well?

3930K @ 4.5 Water cooled

15 Gigs DDR 3 2133

GTX 680x2

Obsidian 800D

Silvertone St-1500 watt

OCZ Vertex 120 gig SSD

ASUS 27 inch 3D monitor 3D vision 2.

#11
Posted 03/27/2010 02:33 AM   
The GTX480 has a power draw of 250 Watts - which is 14W more than the GTX280 (Previous highest single card) draws.

You need a 600W+ PSU with a 6-pin AND an 8-pin PCI-e connector. The card itself draws 21 Amps.
The GTX480 has a power draw of 250 Watts - which is 14W more than the GTX280 (Previous highest single card) draws.



You need a 600W+ PSU with a 6-pin AND an 8-pin PCI-e connector. The card itself draws 21 Amps.
[quote name='Qazax' post='1027901' date='Mar 27 2010, 12:34 PM']i too would like information on the Folding@Home performance of Fermi if it is available, thanks.[/quote]

The [url="http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3783&p=6"]Andandtech[/url] review has some Folding figures.
[quote name='Qazax' post='1027901' date='Mar 27 2010, 12:34 PM']i too would like information on the Folding@Home performance of Fermi if it is available, thanks.



The Andandtech review has some Folding figures.

#13
Posted 03/27/2010 04:35 AM   
Hello Manuel and everybody else!

I have an amateurish question:

In the 470/480 reviews, I have seen some PSU recommendations for SLI. I currently have a 9800 gt 1GB that I would like to use for dedicated Physx, combined with a 470 for graphics.

I have a intel core i7 920 on an xfx-x58i, alongside the aforementioned 9800, one hard disk, and a dvd-rw; all of this running on an xfx-850w PSU. I don't plan to overclock anything.

Apart from asking you guys if my PSU can support the addition of the 470, in the future, how can I calculate these kind of numbers so that I don't have to be nagging about it again? I would imagine that a dedicated card for Physx does not use up as much power as two cards in SLI!?! /sweat.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':sweat:' />

Thanks a lot!

Eduardo

PS. I also have an XPS m1730 with dual 8800 gtxs (and yes... an ageia card :rolleyes: ). I hope that qualifies me as an SLI zoner! /turned.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':turned:' />
Hello Manuel and everybody else!



I have an amateurish question:



In the 470/480 reviews, I have seen some PSU recommendations for SLI. I currently have a 9800 gt 1GB that I would like to use for dedicated Physx, combined with a 470 for graphics.



I have a intel core i7 920 on an xfx-x58i, alongside the aforementioned 9800, one hard disk, and a dvd-rw; all of this running on an xfx-850w PSU. I don't plan to overclock anything.



Apart from asking you guys if my PSU can support the addition of the 470, in the future, how can I calculate these kind of numbers so that I don't have to be nagging about it again? I would imagine that a dedicated card for Physx does not use up as much power as two cards in SLI!?! /sweat.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':sweat:' />



Thanks a lot!



Eduardo



PS. I also have an XPS m1730 with dual 8800 gtxs (and yes... an ageia card :rolleyes: ). I hope that qualifies me as an SLI zoner! /turned.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':turned:' />

#14
Posted 03/27/2010 07:12 AM   
850W Would cover a GTX470 and a 9800GT for PhysX with ease. You could run SLI GTX 470s on that PSU.

GTX470 draws 215W. 9800GT draws 105W.
850W Would cover a GTX470 and a 9800GT for PhysX with ease. You could run SLI GTX 470s on that PSU.



GTX470 draws 215W. 9800GT draws 105W.
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