Asus to Support GeForce GTX 480 Voltage Tweaks?

Yeah, yeah, it's another one of these Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 box shot stories. Unfortunately, we're not allowed to show you much else until the curtain officially lifts this Friday evening, so all we have to stare at are pretty boxes that the new video cards will be coming in.

Asus fans will be pleased to know that their favorite Taiwanese computer maker will be offering both the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470; and if the box art is of any indication, Asus' product will pack a special (supported?) feature that will allow the user to tweak the voltage to "shift into overdrive" to make things "50% faster."

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  • ktasley
    50%? that's quite a tweak.
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  • yannifb
    They didn't mention how much you have to up the voltage to get 50% more performance... nor did they mention the liquid nitrogen cooling system you need at those voltages to prevent your case from evaporating.
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  • Tindytim
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    Asus' product will pack a special (supported?) feature that will allow the user to tweak the voltage to "shift into overdrive" to make things "50% faster."

    So the thought was to take one of the most power-hungry single GPU cards, and ramp it up a few more notches?
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  • Anonymous
    Booo! Can't wait for the benchmarks
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  • Tindytim
    Quote:
    Asus' product will pack a special (supported?) feature that will allow the user to tweak the voltage to "shift into overdrive" to make things "50% faster."

    So the thought was to take one of the most power-hungry single GPU cards, and ramp it up a few more notches?
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  • ktasley
    50%? that's quite a tweak.
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