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MSI 480 or MSI 6950?

Poll Results: 480 or 6950?

Poll expired: May 12, 2011  
  • 73% (30)
    MSI 6950
  • 26% (11)
    MSI 480
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Alright I am trying to decide which would be better; the 480 or 6950. Ignore the rebate on the 6950. THANKS
post #2 of 27
480 probably has more power but you can crossfire the 6950's for mad power. Plus newer tech, so higher resale value.
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post #3 of 27
6950 for the excellent cooler, but i'm not sure which is better performance, if I had to guess, it'd be the 6950. but I've never had a 480 or even read anything about em.

Edit: The 6950 has a lower power consumption rate.
And the extra VRam may help depending on the resolution you play at.
Edited by dragneel - 4/27/11 at 9:55pm
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post #4 of 27
According to this, the GTX 480 is the better choice.

And it's better than a 6970 as well

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html
post #5 of 27

I'd opt for the TFII HD6950 (which is cheaper on

) or a GTX570. I cannot stand the reference heatsink of the GTX465/470/480/580. They are just way too loud for my taste.
    
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post #6 of 27
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=309
I picked the 6950 just cause newer, cooler, and cf is great.
    
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post #7 of 27
the gtx 480 is still a beast of a card, but heat and noise will be the only problem as I see it.
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post #8 of 27
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Alright guys thanks for the replies. So basically its agreed that the 480 has a crap stock cooler and the 6950 would be better for a future corssfire set up. Makes things pretty easy
post #9 of 27
480~570~6970

So, it'd be a bit faster than the 6950. However, the 6950 has a much better cooler.

EDIT: I hope you're not going to use any of these cards on your current Raidmax PSU, whale. That would be a bad idea.
Edited by sLowEnd - 4/27/11 at 10:28pm
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post #10 of 27
480 is a power/heat hog..6950 will have higher re-sale value, uses less power, runs cooler.
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