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Asus to Support GeForce GTX 480 Voltage Tweaks?

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WARNING: Images of box shots inside. Do not read if you have adverse reactions to boxes!

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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    yannifb , March 24, 2010 2:15 AM
    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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    ktasley , March 24, 2010 1:00 AM
    50%? that's quite a tweak.
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    Tindytim , March 24, 2010 12:52 AM
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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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    Necromentia , March 24, 2010 12:35 AM
    Booo! Can't wait for the benchmarks
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    Tindytim , March 24, 2010 12:52 AM
    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 , March 24, 2010 1:00 AM
    50%? that's quite a tweak.
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    ivan_chess , March 24, 2010 1:00 AM
    They just copied the Dark Knight from their Radeon 4870 1G series. It was an awesome box, I displayed it on top of my case for a month or so.
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    alextheawesome , March 24, 2010 1:07 AM
    Another one of these?
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    coopchennick , March 24, 2010 1:25 AM
    After all of this hype, I'm going to be so underwhelmed with performance, I know it.
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    Zinosys , March 24, 2010 1:37 AM
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    WARNING: Images of box shots inside. Do not read if you have adverse reactions to boxes!
    Hehe! I see what you did there :D 

    Yeah, as of now, I really can care less about Fermi. If it lowers prices for me, woo hoo. If not, I don't care.

    I have a 5770 now, I'm getting another one when prices go down to $155 or I'll get one in December. Whichever comes first. Together, they will perform better than a single 5870 by a fair margin.
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    jenesuispasbavard , March 24, 2010 1:48 AM
    This launch better be good, what with all the attention it's getting.
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    notty22 , March 24, 2010 1:48 AM
    Awesome.
    All hail the king !
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    one-shot , March 24, 2010 1:53 AM
    nVidia is PR King.
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    Euphoria_MK , March 24, 2010 2:02 AM
    Booooorrrrring
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    yannifb , March 24, 2010 2:15 AM
    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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    random_yggdrasil , March 24, 2010 2:15 AM
    I am with coopchennick on this one I am a nVidia Fan but all this hype and I have my toughts that it won't be nearly as impressive as we would like. I think it will come a even match for ATi's cards that were out last year. The only thing I am looking forward to is the competition between ATi and nVidia for the best bang for your buck.
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    lunyone , March 24, 2010 2:30 AM
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, wake me up "WHEN/IF" Fermi releases some benchmarks! I think the PR on Fermi has been a FAIL at this point. Just another reason to avoid all of the hype and buy AMD :)  Not that the prices are good right now, but at least you know what your getting.
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    dimar , March 24, 2010 2:35 AM
    I would be more interested in 460 or 450 models info. :-)
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    njkid3 , March 24, 2010 2:46 AM
    i can only imagine what would happen to a fermi over volted, maybe a small thermonuclear explosion
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    Tindytim , March 24, 2010 2:48 AM
    njkid3i can only imagine what would happen to a fermi over volted, maybe a small thermonuclear explosion

    That could be the secret Bill Gates is looking for!
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    shreeharsha , March 24, 2010 2:49 AM
    I am ASUS fan, but not a nVidia fan.
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    Trueno07 , March 24, 2010 2:55 AM
    I saw the heat pipes on the 480. There is no way a 50% increase can be sustained with air...
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    devrahul , March 24, 2010 2:59 AM
    Just need to play games using fermi during winters and my room will be warm enough. So i am definitly buying it as it will save me from seprate heater's heating bill. Good job Nvidia.
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