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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 #21 of 34
Stock vs stock, they aren't much different in raw power. However, overclock them both and the 480 can hit a lot higher percentage OC, but if you aren't going SLI with the 480, you're better off getting 2x 460s at a similar price instead.
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post #22 of 34
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/167?vs=158

According to that bench gtx 285 SLI beats a single gtx 480 in near enough every test, so youd have to expect gtx 280 SLI to do almost the same. However you got to factor in that gtx 480 is newer technology, i.e directx 11 etc.

And whats the price difference?
post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
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. ;]
They're cheaper because they are not as good. I have amazing air flow in my rig (6 3k ultra kaze fans @ 100%) and power, I'm not really that concerned with, I mean I already have tri-sli.

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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/167?vs=158

According to that bench gtx 285 SLI beats a single gtx 480 in near enough every test, so youd have to expect gtx 280 SLI to do almost the same. However you got to factor in that gtx 480 is newer technology, i.e directx 11 etc.

And whats the price difference?
As for the gpu comparisons on that site, the differences are marginal and in most cases they were putting over 120fps or right at it anyways which is all I want in games to begin with. Any more and it's wasted anyways.

I've made my decision to go with the 480, it's only 30$ more then the 2 280's anyways.
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post #24 of 34
480 = 295 < sli 280 so.....
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post #25 of 34
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480 = 295 < sli 280 so.....
Then that means I won't be upgrading much then because my overclocked 9800gtx+'s = stock clocked 295. I'll just be gaining more vram and dx11.
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post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
GTX 460 SLI ~= GTX 480
GTX 280 ~= GTX 460
therefore GTX 280 SLI ~= GTx 480
Nope. A GTX 480 on newest drivers with a slight OC can smash the 280s while having DX11 and more memory for AA.
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post #27 of 34
480>280 SLI. Been there done that, it's like night and day.
post #28 of 34
If a 480 is on the table then why not spend a couple bucks more and get a 570? I must be missing something
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post #29 of 34
480 = future proof due to DX11...

2x280 = quicker but no DX11.. so kinda pointless for new gen games

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If a 480 is on the table then why not spend a couple bucks more and get a 570? I must be missing something
570s are unreliable and don't OC well due to poorly designed VRMS...

Also they have less VRAM... which makes a difference in high res or surround setup
post #30 of 34
Neither of those...get a GTX 560 instead.
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