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EVGA Shows GeForce GTX 480, 470 Boxes Too

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March 12, 2010 7:45:39 PM

box art is cool and all but how about a price? If they have the art they should also be close to announcing a price right? I mean we have to know how much money to bring to boston dont we?
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March 12, 2010 7:50:04 PM

Wow! What font is that?
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March 12, 2010 7:52:28 PM

who cares about the box, I want what's inside!
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March 12, 2010 7:53:56 PM

A box.. WOW!!
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March 12, 2010 7:57:22 PM

This is nicer than Palit's box art, but still pretty conservative - as is often the case with EVGA, but you might expect a facelift when a new generation GPU arrives...
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March 12, 2010 7:59:52 PM

It looks like this was done in 5 minutes, and EVGA is way too big IMO
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March 12, 2010 8:02:04 PM

to much hype going on
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March 12, 2010 8:02:15 PM

Who cares about the box, it gets recycled any how & won't do anything for your computer! Drop the price by $25 to 100 & axe the marketing team.
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March 12, 2010 8:03:47 PM

I want to see these boxarts benchmarked against ati 5000 series boxarts!!!
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March 12, 2010 8:05:46 PM

lvlouroI want to see these boxarts benchmarked against ati 5000 series boxarts!!!


That made me chuckle pretty good.
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March 12, 2010 8:10:31 PM

Boxes look fine and dandy. Looking forward to seeing some thorough reviews and direct comparisons on benchmarks.
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March 12, 2010 8:11:34 PM

dreamphantom_1977Old news...http://www.tomshardware.com/news/p [...] ,9860.html


Did you not read? Marcus mentioned Gin Fushicho in the article. Learn to read before commenting, so Tom's doesn't have to put a "Reread Article Before Commenting" button next to the Submit Comment button.
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March 12, 2010 8:13:24 PM

Evga video card is okay. The box looks like it was done by a 8 year old. Maybe those kids from the E-trade commercial can work for evga. :) 
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March 12, 2010 8:13:26 PM

still kinda weird neither boxes have DX11 on them as a selling point.
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March 12, 2010 8:16:26 PM

z0dWow! What font is that?


Huge! Like the price tag is gonna be.
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March 12, 2010 8:22:17 PM

DX11 is not a breakthrough technology. In fact only few games even getting the full benefit of it.
I don't see why people so concern about DX11 when most of the game they play now aren't even getting the full effect.
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March 12, 2010 8:24:40 PM

roastmasterThe box looks like it was done by a 8 year old.


It would be colored Rainbow in that case. ;p
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March 12, 2010 8:25:40 PM

speaking of evga, i wonder how long it will take for them to jump ship and make radeon based cards after this pickle nvidia has put them in.
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March 12, 2010 8:31:44 PM

zyzeaststill kinda weird neither boxes have DX11 on them as a selling point.


They have DX11 I'm pretty sure...NV would be dropping the ball beyond belief if it didn't. They must be embarrassed, and trying to downplay the whole "7 months late to the table" thing.
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March 12, 2010 8:34:41 PM

Yes, but can the box play Crysis?
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March 12, 2010 8:35:55 PM

Once again the box art is pushing 3d vision, PhysX, CUDA, and SLI but nothing about performance... Not a good sign, but we shall see soon enough.
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March 12, 2010 8:39:44 PM

lvlouroI want to see these boxarts benchmarked against ati 5000 series boxarts!!!

+1 To benching the boxarts. What should we test though? Rigidity, flammability, gloss factor, geek factor displayability, texture and weight all come to mind... Any more? Maybe even a boxart hierarchy? Boxart rebranding!!
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March 12, 2010 8:56:41 PM

Can't wait to see how well it will perform.
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March 12, 2010 9:03:14 PM

How hot does it get?
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March 12, 2010 9:03:54 PM

Yes yes, box art is nifty... But what about the price?...
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March 12, 2010 9:04:27 PM

Look how nice our box is....How sad. Is it just me, or does Nvidia seem desperate to everybody else?
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March 12, 2010 9:18:00 PM

This late in the game and no benchmarks? I am a little disappointed and concerned that they are focusing on marketing / packaging without any substance if they are so close for sale.

Intel allowed benchmarking releases of its upcoming processor (also announced at GDC)... and all we have of these new cards is synthetic benchmarks developed by Nvidia to showcase what they designed their card to do versus what ATI did not design their card to do.

I am building a new high end system, once the core i7 980X & Asus Rampage III Extreme go retail... but without substantial benchmarking, I'll likely settle for an ATI card (although I've always preferred Nvidia). It seems as though their card under performs and they want to focus on potentials rather than real-world. Fine if that is the case, just allow benchmark sites to release results and let us know... rather than hide the substance and show us cardboard packaging that will go in the trash after install.
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March 12, 2010 9:30:48 PM

"then ill have to do the same because my ass is a higher end model and will out perform yours."
Really? Let's see some benchmarks before you talk big. :-D
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March 12, 2010 9:34:28 PM

Wonder what the performance will be like. I'm not as interested in the box art.
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March 12, 2010 9:59:10 PM

I hope these boxes have good Linux driver support. That's what I always hate about ATI boxes.

kyosho"then ill have to do the same because my ass is a higher end model and will out perform yours." Really? Let's see some benchmarks before you talk big. :-D

My ass actually outputs 4 pounds of product a day, in 3 different flavors. The burst rate is usually 3 ounces a second, with a high as large as 12 if the product is "less substantial".
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March 12, 2010 10:10:53 PM

more box art..still nothing from inside the box yet...
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March 12, 2010 10:15:39 PM

These companies don't seem to realize that the only advertising most of us care about is performance. Show me a card that outperforms whatever else is available, and I will consider buying it. I don't care what sort of box you put it in, I don't care about your ad campaigns, I don't care if you slap a sticker of a girl on the card itself. Numbers motivate me.

As another commenter said, drop your advertising team and the price of the cards with it.
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March 12, 2010 10:17:15 PM

Guess they were listening. This box looks much better then the other one.
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March 12, 2010 10:25:29 PM

Now, judging by both Palit's and EVGA's boxes that the memory both cards have is more or less a solid fact, it will be be interesting to see if these odd memory sizes will actually be used to good effect on games.

I'm not quite sure, but the last time I saw some benchamarks with Nvidia cards that has 768Mb of ram at high resolutions, they lost to 1GB cards, and made no difference compared to 512Mb cards.

The thing is: do games actually make use of these odd GPU memory sizes to it's fullest or they just use memory at predefined more or less standardised chuncks like 256MB, 512, 1GB, 2GB ?

I mean, Nvidia has to have these strange memory sizes because of the memory bandwidth being like 300+ bits, but it it used or will it just be a necessary technicality that necessarily increases the price of the card and serving as good marketing because they have more memory than other cards.

Does anyone know the answer ?
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March 12, 2010 10:28:15 PM

It just shows that people want this card so bad that different manufacturer's box designs merit separate articles. Me, I just want it to do CUDA simulations in physics, ....
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March 12, 2010 11:09:40 PM

Hmmm, did anyone notice something I just did ? Both boxes say DDR5 instead of GDDR5... they could be fake boxes after all...
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March 12, 2010 11:30:30 PM

Wow, 2 strange boxes in one week. I'm on a roll. Prices and performance people, prices and performance.
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March 13, 2010 1:35:09 AM

newssss, they just discovered america....
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March 13, 2010 2:22:55 AM

does anyone know how much is it going to cost, the 480?
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March 13, 2010 2:26:28 AM

ar09 said:
does anyone know how much is it going to cost, the 480?

Someone knows, they just aren't sharing that info with us.
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March 13, 2010 4:31:46 AM

Come on already and show me the card! I can't use pretty box art to play a game!
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March 13, 2010 4:43:09 AM

tpi2007Hmmm, did anyone notice something I just did ? Both boxes say DDR5 instead of GDDR5... they could be fake boxes after all...


lol this is right, just noticed it to, either they were fools and cant remember that is supposed to be GDDR5 or its just fake boxes.
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March 13, 2010 4:47:30 AM

Good to see everyone has mastered the art of box making.... How about card making guys?

Seriously this is getting old, either show us the video card or don't show us anything at all.
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March 13, 2010 5:13:39 AM

The GTX480 better be awesome and shorter than 290mm... else I'll be getting an ATI or GTX470. Time will tell.
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March 13, 2010 5:47:13 AM

If only boxart could have me ripping through Crysis... Smdh...
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March 13, 2010 7:11:30 AM

Maybe TH can do a survey on boxart customer satisfaction then rank them from highest to lowest.
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March 13, 2010 7:17:42 AM

Once upon a time... There were some damn boxes... lol
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March 13, 2010 3:31:32 PM

Hey look, mediocre boxes for a mediocre card
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March 13, 2010 3:54:27 PM

tpi2007Hmmm, did anyone notice something I just did ? Both boxes say DDR5 instead of GDDR5... they could be fake boxes after all...


that doesn't mean anything. my 5870 says ddr5 on the side of the box too
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