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I dont know why but i keep getting this feeling that my gtx 470 is obsolete against the gtx 480. In my country (nz) if i sold the gtx 470 and the cooler I would have enough money to buy a gtx 480 (Would recieve around 260USD). Should I just OC the 470 to 900 core and leave it at that? Also could somebody give me benchies against a 470 @ 900 vs a gtx 480 @ 800 core or similarly OC'd.
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At 900 core its going to be faster than a 480 at stock, and just a hair slower than a 580 at stock.

It should be faster than a 480 at 800 core also.

I would get a 480 if you plan to water cool, if not the difference will be negligible. MrTooShort has a 480 on water and it does 940 core, which is quite impressive.
    
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If you want, I can run some benches for you with my 480 against your 470. Although most 480's do about 850 core on air, 800 is a pretty moderate clock for a 480.
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Well... A 480 has another 8 Raster Operators and 4 texture units on top of the obvious 32 shaders and 256MB if Vram increases. Overclocking a 480 will produce greater results with a lower overclock.

I say go for it and eventually just upgrade the cooling to the VF3000 when you get the money.

According to THIS, anyway, a 480 @ 800mhz is equal to a 470 @ 900mhz so the 480 would end up being the victor in the end.
     
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If you want, I can run some benches for you with my 480 against your 470. Although most 480's do about 850 core on air, 800 is a pretty moderate clock for a 480.
that would be fantastic! could you run some benchies of bc2, crysis and metro or smething like at at 850 core on ur 480 and preferably i7 at 4? Cheers, much appreciated
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Well... A 480 has another 8 Raster Operators and 4 texture units on top of the obvious 32 shaders and 256MB if Vram increases. Overclocking a 480 will produce greater results with a lower overclock.

I say go for it and eventually just upgrade the cooling to the VF3000 when you get the money.

According to THIS, anyway, a 480 @ 800mhz is equal to a 470 @ 900mhz so the 480 would end up being the victor in the end.
Actually according to your link my a gtx 470 at 900 core doesn't get overtaken by the 480 until the 480 reaches 845 core.

Obviously the 480 is going to be faster, and typically under water they overclock a bit higher as well. But the 470 isn't weak in its own right, what if he sells his 470 and gets a poor clocking 480?

Too many variables in the equation without enough gain to warrant a switch imo.
    
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Actually according to your link my a gtx 470 at 900 core doesn't get overtaken by the 480 until the 480 reaches 845 core.

Obviously the 480 is going to be faster, and typically under water they overclock a bit higher as well. But the 470 isn't weak in its own right, what if he sells his 470 and gets a poor clocking 480?

Too many variables in the equation without enough gain to warrant a switch imo.
True that and then there is the hassle of importing. Could anyone else give me evidence that a 480 at 800 is similar to a 470 at 900?
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