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Poll Results: 1 gtx 480 vs. 2 gtx 280 in sli

Poll expired: Jun 10, 2011  
  • 91% (56)
    1 GTX 480
  • 8% (5)
    2 GTX 280 in Sli
61 Total Votes  
post #11 of 34
well, the 280s are slightly faster.......a single 480 @ 850/1700/4000 trades blows with 280sli @ 700/1600/2400......since you like aa and 3d, then the 480 is the obvious choice for it's 1.5Gb of vram.......noise and heat are lower too
Edited by Vlasov_581 - 5/11/11 at 1:05pm
    
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post #12 of 34
In most cases one card is better than two. Go for the 480, newer technology and pretty beastly for a single card. This gives you the opportunity to SLI in future.
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post #13 of 34
here's your chart.

480 wins at your res.
    
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post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
I appreciate the help.

Also, I'd like to point out, heat will not be an issue regardless of the setup I choose. I can keep my 3 9800gtx+'s under 65c with stock coolers that are sandwiched together, I won't have any issues with 1 or 2 cards.
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post #15 of 34
Go single 480 now, add a second later, ???, profit
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post #16 of 34
480. More VRAM, DX11 & much more room for expansion down the road.
post #17 of 34
GTX 480.

DX11 and you can SLI it later.
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post #18 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
GTX 480.

DX11 and you can SLI it later.
Agreed!

I went from two GTX 285's to a single GTX 480 and couldn't be happier.
 
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post #19 of 34
Go for the 480, no microstutter, no worrying about sli, it's easy to upgrade for cheep in a year, and you get dx11 for extra eye candy.
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post #20 of 34
Personally, I would go with a GTX 560 instead. They're cheaper, run cooler, and use less power. The GTX 480 is still a good choice though, but consider all possible options. ;]
    
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