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Just curious, how much faster is the 480 than the 560?
A fair margin http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=309
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post #22 of 40
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Pff .. OC the GTX 560 to the max and they may be close to equal.
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post #23 of 40
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Pff .. OC the GTX 560 to the max and they may be close to equal.
Then OC the 480 too and then it leaves the 560 behind again.
    
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Pfft 480s can't overclock so your point is valid.
    
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Pfft 480s can't overclock so your point is valid.
Yeah, I get the irony. But with he reference cooler and the GF100 chip, he isn't going to get that far ..

However, don't mind my careless and no brained input then. You're both right.
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post #26 of 40
Well I can't speak for every card ever made, however my 470s (reference cooling tim replaced) clocked to 850+ on air and are several fps faster than 560s at 950 core.


So I would imagine something like MrTooShorts 480 at 940 core is a monster.
    
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I'm still happy with the 480 enough so that I skipped the 5 series all together I'll most likely get the 680's for battlefield 3 if it's needed.

As for heat one isn't too bad but anyone running 2-3 480's it gets warm in your room, LOL
Running three of them while gaming put off some major heat even being watercooled I ended up putting one of two triple rads in the basement because I didn't like leaving the window open all the time..
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post #28 of 40
If looks have anything to do with it the reference 480 is the clear winner, what a sexy card. I had to defile mine with the AC Accelero Xtreme+ so I can stay overclocked in the summer.
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post #29 of 40
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I'm still happy with the 480 enough so that I skipped the 5 series all together I'll most likely get the 680's for battlefield 3 if it's needed.

As for heat one isn't too bad but anyone running 2-3 480's it gets warm in your room, LOL
Running three of them while gaming put off some major heat even being watercooled I ended up putting one of two triple rads in the basement because I didn't like leaving the window open all the time..
I have my two rads in the window, fans blowing out... I hope that helps a bit, I hate being hot
    
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post #30 of 40
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If it'll make it easier to judge the temperature, I won't be OCing it AT ALL.

Gonna head to bed now and make my decision when I get up.

I really appreciate all the inputs so far, guys.
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