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I think the 6970 is faster than the 480?

Not really sure though.

I would take the 480 though because reference AMD coolers suck nuts
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I think the 6970 is faster than the 480?

Not really sure though.

I would take the 480 though because reference AMD coolers suck nuts
480 is a bit faster in some games, 6970 in others (although from what I understand is not quite 6970 perf). 480's perf per watt is a bit lower though so if you've a strong aversion to extra heat, avoid the 480.

Do you care much about physX or CUDA? How about 3d ... maybe? Nvidia obviously is stronger in that regard.

Honestly the flashed 6950 is about the best deal going right now in a lot of ways . MSI makes some nice ones of those, too. 2 in Crossfire are pretty sick too for 3-monitor setups, but you do some features as mentioned above.
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I would NOT suggest a 6950 flashed or not, over the 480. I have a GTX470 running heavy mods at +900mhz core... It is an equal to my TFIII 6950 [not flashed] running 1020mhz core.. I really get less than 2k point difference in all 3d benchies and same FPS ranges in game with Q features enabled.

*GTX480 is much stronger than a 6950, from the tests I have done. Though as stated... 6950 Xfire would be around the same price as 1x Lightning GTX480
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