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How much of an improvement is it over my 5850?

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Much better improvement.

I went from a 5850 to a 480 and seen quite a lot of performance gain when running higher AA and Resolution.

I tested a 2gb MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 the other day and the 480 still come out as the winner.

Hope you enjoy your new card!
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Originally Posted by Mr OCN View Post
Much better improvement.

I went from a 5850 to a 480 and seen quite a lot of performance gain when running higher AA and Resolution.

I tested a 2gb MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 the other day and the 480 still come out as the winner.

Hope you enjoy your new card!
That's what I thought. Hopefully i can overclock it without getting screen flicker too, unlike this card.

It's got a waterblock on it, so it shouldn't be noisy and loud like some early fermis were.
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Yea i had terrible stutter with the 5850 (especially on BC2)
But the 480 runs everything smooth apart from a few DX10 games but meh.
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Folding wise it is a hell of an improvement
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Made the same move last week and couldn't be happier with the performance increase
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How much of an improvement is it over my 5850?
Well, you have your HD5850 overclocked, so it's hard to make comparisons until you overclock the GTX480 too. Assuming both are overclocked tough, you should see a healthy improvement.

At stock it's like this:

HD5850 < GTX470 < HD5870 < HD6950 < GTX480 ~ GTX570 ~ HD6970

Plus, at higher resolutions and quality settings, the GTX480 has 50% more VRAM, and that will make all the difference in the games where it's needed. You'll get much better tesselation too. Oh, just noticed you fold too. That should be even better!
 
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You should see a nice ~20% improvement.

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Thanks guys. I no longer have buyer's remorse.

Just paid for it too, he was nice enough to post it to me before his case sold.
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Aw, you got the card?

Well, have fun with it, going to be a world of difference in many titles.
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