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It isn't overkill at all.

GTX480 is one of the best price : performance cards at the moment so take advantage of it.

Sure, you may not max the GPU out at that resolution with current games. However in the future when they become more demanding you will need to upgrade if you get a GTX460, however with a GTX480 you won't need to upgrade the GPU at all.

I say get it, then later down the line invest in a new monitor to take advantage of it.


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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
get a 1920x1200 reso monitor then get a 480
That makes no sense.

1. Get a monitor with a resolution that would cripple his current card.

2. Get a GPU that will be fine for his current resolution and then still be fine when he upgrades the monitor to a bigger resolution.

I know which route I would take and it isn't the former.....
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post #12 of 35
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I found a really good deal on a GTX 480 though ^.^
Almost seems worth the extra $100 over a 756MB GTX 460...
    
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Metro 2033 seems to run faster on ATi GPUs. Most titles seem to run a bit faster on nVidia GPUs of the same caliber (by a slight margin) but that is what I am observing with the benchmark videos... If the price is right I will definitely go with a ATi card though.
possibly because of physX? and my 480 runs the game way better then my old 5870 with everything maxed at 1080 ill dip down into the 20s every now and then but not very often im at 900core and im bottlenecking my gpu with my cpu lol
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post #14 of 35
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It isn't overkill at all.

GTX480 is one of the best price : performance cards at the moment so take advantage of it.

Sure, you may not max the GPU out at that resolution with current games. However in the future when they become more demanding you will need to upgrade if you get a GTX460, however with a GTX480 you won't need to upgrade the GPU at all.

I say get it, then later down the line invest in a new monitor to take advantage of it.
Thanks for that!
I think I will go this route and sell my 9800GTX+ since it's not really needed alongside a GTX480...
    
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go SLI GTX480 then get a monitor that does 120hz
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post #16 of 35
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Thanks for that!
I think I will go this route and sell my 9800GTX+ since it's not really needed alongside a GTX480...
PhysX is a bit of a gimmick to be honest.

Not many games support it and those that do, well lets just say that it won't exactly blow your mind.

It is a nice little folding card though if you're into that sort of thing.
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go SLI GTX480 then get a monitor that does 120hz
who cares bout 120 if you can get a dell 30 2560x1600
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post #18 of 35
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go SLI GTX480 then get a monitor that does 120hz
Would I want to go with liquid cooling if I get a 120hz 1920x1080 monitor and run 2x GTX480s? Overclock them to actually attain 120FPS with max settings? Or will stock speeds on the GPU with air cooling be fine?

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post #19 of 35
Stock speeds on air cooling will be fine.

However if you want to OC I would advise watercooling. Especially in SLI.

I average 80C on stock clocks with the air cooler.
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post #20 of 35
All that means is that you have more headroom. When you take into account physx also then it is good you have the 480.
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