Exactly and would you leave your Fan Speed at "Auto"? I doubt it....I've got several Profiles set-up in Precision....and when I run Furmark I crank it up to 100%....if you don't, of course your going to have heat issuesTruth is you are never going to get the same temps running just a game. Furmark runs 10-20c hotter than any game.
Exactly and would you leave your Fan Speed at "Auto"? I doubt it....I've got several Profiles set-up in Precision....and when I run Furmark I crank it up to 100%....if you don't, of course your going to have heat issues
I'm not SKY :bleh: but if they said that it's probably true.And Sky, any comment on whether or not ATI throttles FurMark? I have been reading that in a few places.
TBH I don't mind if nVidia will do the same. For me it looks like throttle on Intel CPU's.For Cypress based cards, AMD has hard-wired the protection and has implemented a hardware solution to the VRM problem, by dedicating a very small portion of Cypress’s die to a monitoring chip. This chip monitors the VRM. If the chip detects a dangerous situation (overload), the chip will immediately throttle back the card by one PowerPlay level. Once the dangerous situation has disappeared, the card goes back to its performance level.
I’d just like to say Hi. I am brand new to the forums, and I would like to get a few opinions on which direction I should go in. I will first like to apologize to the ATI supporters, that I still have a bad taste in my mouth from my previous issues with ATI Drivers. I understand that there are some good reasons to chose an ATI card right now, I… just… can’t… do it.
I am currently on a 32-bit Vista Operating System
E8400 @ 3.5
3GB of ancient DDR2 RAM
8800 GTX SLI
On a 780i Board
I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64-bit
1 more GB of DDR2 RAM
And either: GTX 260 SLI or a single GTX 470
The questions are:
two GTX 260s or the GTX 470?
Does my CPU and/or RAM hamstring my system enough to warrant an entire rebuild? (Not really into doing that right now)
My 8800s are finally starting to show their age, and I’m thinking in the $300-400+ range to spend on the card(s) to replace them.
I’m not really into benchmarks. I want to see pretty and playable games.
[EDIT: Forgot the other information that might help you help me make a decision]: I play on a 24" 1920x1200
I'm not justifying my purchase and have no need to. I also buy Nvidia cards if they are better. I could even sell my current card for as much as I spent on it new. Just in my opinion something is not better just because it performs slightly faster at stock speeds while using 50 - 100% more power depending what review you believe and running a lot hotter. It is also easy to surpass the performance of the 470 using a 5850 at a mild overclock and the power consumption and heat generated is still a lot lower.They "overclocked the architecture"? What in the world are you talking about? It naturally runs hot. If you don't like that, keep your ATI card and stop finding reasons to justify your purchase even after a faster card is released.