EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW Review

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Batman: Arkham Asylum
DX9 Gaming Performance


Batmat:Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a third-person action game developed by Rocksteady and is arguably the best comic book videogame of all time. Cast as the Dark Knight, you track down the Joker and bring him back to Arkham Asylum, Gotham's home for the criminally insane. However, the Joker escapes and takes over the asylum filled with hundreds of villains, which you must battle in this dark and creepy world. Gameplay consists of fist fighting, attacking from the shadows, and exploration. We tested the game using the built in benchmark at 2560 x 1600, 8x AA, and very high image settings. For ATI models, we used Catalyst Control Center to apply 8x anti-aliasing. PhsX was disabled for all cards.

With image quality settings cranked up in Batman: Arkham Asylum, the Hydro Copper FTW GTX 480 videocard flexed its muscles and pulled off another win over the HD 5970. With an average frame rate of 90 FPS, it performed 12% faster than ATI's dual-GPU graphics card.

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I remember this coming out on launch day, I'm surprised you haven't done a review of this sooner.

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Ya, we even talked about it :P

But a review is better then none :). They should of buffed up the card with water cooling... :D it only runs a bit tad faster form the benches. but it does take up more power!

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while it would be nice to have this for how quiet it is... for an economic point of view it just make more sense to pick up 2 GTX 460s and be faster for less.

You can even add a 3rd one for only $40 more than this thing is.

Then over clock them and you'll be smokin.

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Yes, please.

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Until the refresh comes out, I think I will be avoiding Nvidia's 400 series cards.  Man they suck down some serious power.  Though the new GF104 spin is looking very nice and I'm hoping they can use it to build a replacement for the 480.

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Not bad numbers put up here. I still wish Nvidia could get their power levels of Fermi down to ATI level. One good thing about buying a factory water cooled card is that if there ever is a mishap like a spring leak you are covered it also helps this is a EVGA card and they do stand behind their cards. 

I wonder if EK makes water blocks for Fermi, they always were the go to company from what I remember. I like that sweet looking nickel plated water block they used to make.

 

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Nice card.

expensive and also a bit of a PITA, but good performance specs too.

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I entered all the evga contest for there 11th anniversary  contests hoping i would win something like the 480.

Dought i will win but still can dream. lol

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fat78:

I entered all the evga contest for there 11th anniversary  contests hoping i would win something like the 480.

Dought i will win but still can dream. lol

I entered the scavenger hunt too. But the other two contests require you to make a wallpaper or play Battlefield Bad Company 2, things that I can't do at the moment. And anyways there still hope, the contest hasn't ended yet.

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I entered one of the scavenger hunt contests before... there are so many people you're competing against tho... it makes the odds of you winning pretty low :-\

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