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Poll Results: 480 or 6950?

Poll expired: May 12, 2011  
  • 73% (30)
    MSI 6950
  • 26% (11)
    MSI 480
41 Total Votes  
post #11 of 27
6950, unless you are ready to water cool the GTX480.
post #12 of 27
If you want a 6950, get the reference card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555

But for performance, I'd go for the 480. It flat-out stomps the 6950 once you clock them both.
If you care about noise/ heat the 6950 is the choice.
post #13 of 27
If you can't find a GTX 480 with a non-reference cooler (MSI Twin Frozr II, Gigabyte SOC, or Zotac Amped), regarding your choices, you will be better off buying the 6950. I've found my Zotac GTX 480 Amped (NEW) for $293 after rebate.

My vote goes to the non-reference designed GTX 480 ($300 max).
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/27/11 at 10:40pm
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post #14 of 27
MSI has a N480GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-532-_-Product
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kow_ciller View Post
If you want a 6950, get the reference card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555

But for performance, I'd go for the 480. It flat-out stomps the 6950 once you clock them both.
If you care about noise/ heat the 6950 is the choice.
This. Once a 480 hits around 850 core the 6950 or 70 loses.
Edited by Tom1121 - 4/27/11 at 10:50pm
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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
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.
LOL I am definetly going to get a different PSU. I had been using this PSU for a cheap LAN server set up. My other 700 watt blew a while back

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MSI has a N480GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-532-_-Product
This looks great since I'm not ready to start my w/c yet, since I don't have the money.
post #17 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defend808Hawaii View Post
MSI has a N480GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-532-_-Product
Might as well add another $40 & buy the 570 Twin Frozr III. As of now, nobody should be spending no more than $300 for a GTX 480.

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This. Once a 480 hits around 850 core the 6950 loses.
Not even necessary. GTX 480 beats the 6950 out the box overall.
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post #18 of 27
Yup.
Don't know why you 6950 fanboys are yapping about.
The GTX 480 is faster than the 6950.

Plus OP, if you want to get a 6950, you could get the 1GB version. There is almost no difference between 1GB and 2GB on the 6950s.
post #19 of 27
Id say go for the 6950 and flash the BIOS to a 6970. Best value for money out there ATM.
post #20 of 27
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Id say go for the 6950 and flash the BIOS to a 6970. Best value for money out there ATM.
If you live near a MicroCenter, Zotac GTX 480 Amped is the better buy
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