Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
1080p 480s would have a hard time maxing tomb raider with some AA and Crysis 3 with some AA. Bf4 would most likely have vram issues too.
If he ever wanted to fold, that 7990 would give him a good 200k ppd too
As a 480 owner, and ex owner of 480 SLi, BF4 has no issues on a 480 at the high preset, and AA is down to the user, FXAA does it's job in Tomb Raider and BF4, Vram never maxed out in BF4 on a single 480 even pushing 4xMSAA, just GPU power.
I wished people would stop confusing Vram allocation with actual Vram used, and GPU's power.
The 7990 is better in all categories, but moving from 3 water'd 480's to a 7990 at 1080p would be too much of a lateral move, the only gain would be Vram, where it will shine in a whole 2% of games out there.
1600p is where the 7990 makes sense.
Just my 2 pounds worth and opinion
P.S, just sold 3930k rig with dual 780's at 1440p, those things are insane at that res, but i do not need it, and made some money back through the sale