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here on ocn for sale threads saw a gigabyte go for 220 the other day the issue with it had a higher then average stock vcore
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DAMN!! the 6950's just keep getting cheaper!!

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=683&subcat=

This is almost worth it now (since its flash-able to 6970)

The 480's are still cheap but not as good as i've seen them.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=683&subcat=
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Do most of you cry babies who complain about power usage even pay bills? Who cares how much power a GPU is using. You do know its not running at full load 24/7. The gtx480 is one of the best GPU's right now and considering you can get them for around $220 bucks its a steal.
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Just get a gtx 570, its better than the 6970 anyway and more efficient.
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
Do most of you cry babies who complain about power usage even pay bills? Who cares how much power a GPU is using. You do know its not running at full load 24/7. The gtx480 is one of the best GPU's right now and considering you can get them for around $220 bucks its a steal.
Exactly, lets say I played a game for 1-2 hours more or less every day of the year.
I doubt you could notice the difference.

In the winter , you could also drop down the fan speed, open up the case and save on heating. Hows that for being eco friendly?

I am getting the gtx 480, for me its the best card for the buck.

Also, this is just me but Fast PC= loud PC = hot pc

Good luck OP with whatever you chose
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Just get a gtx 570, its better than the 6970 anyway and more efficient.
Great laugh, thanks.

6970 and 570 are about equal in performance, while 6970 has the edge on higher resolutions. More efficient you say? The 570 draws more power than the 6970, and yet it doesn't deliver better performance.

Way to go.
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I have 2 GTX 480s and have been running them overclocked for over a year without issue. They are rock solid cards (or at least mine are).
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Great laugh, thanks.

6970 and 570 are about equal in performance, while 6970 has the edge on higher resolutions. More efficient you say? The 570 draws more power than the 6970, and yet it doesn't deliver better performance.

Way to go.
Its 2 GB vs. 1.2 GB what do you expect, and how many people play on resolutions bigger than 1920x1080? They are almost the same in power draw, look at this http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...6970-review/10 . Both cards are really close to each other.
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