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Can you explain this to me ?
The 480 has a 384-bit bus and the 570 has a 312-bit bus. Thats the only reason it pulls ahead when OC'ed.
 
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post #22 of 25
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The 480 has a 384-bit bus and the 570 has a 312-bit bus. Thats the only reason it pulls ahead when OC'ed.
Ok but i personally think that the 570 is more overlock friendly than the 480 .I had this model http://www.pointofview-online.com/sh...product_id=187 oc to 850/2000 with 82C temps full load and 40C idle .Before 1 week i changed it with this http://gr.msi.com/product/vga/N570GT...-Frozr-II.html i oc to 920/2150 (and i 'm sure i can take it higher before i get 82C)with 67-69C temps full load and only 33C on idle. i saw a 10- 15 % increase on many benchmarks such as 3dmark11,FFIV,tom clancy hawx 2, heaven unigine, lost planet 2 and some others plus much lower noises
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I dunno which ones best when overclocked but i do know my GTX480 is great on water,gets me a deccent score in 3DMARK11,P6753 3DMarks,not to be sniffed at for a previous generation card.

If its to run on air then id save more money and go for a GTX580.
If its for water then i think you should still consider the GTX480....they can be had for good prices and an XSPC Razor block will keep costs down and do the job very well.
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+1
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If its to run on air then id save more money and go for a GTX580.
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since I can't SLI them on Mac OS X (it's a Hackintosh) I figured it would be better to run a single GTX480.

Hackintoshes don't support the GTX5xx family properly yet.

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Thanks. If I get one of those EVGA Superclocked GTX480s will this water block fit it OK? From what I can see on EK's website it will, but just to check...
All EVGA cards are reference cards, so you'll be good.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Is the ASUS GTX480 much faster/slower than the EVGA one?

Thanks

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If they're just normal 480's then it doesn't matter who you get them from, the only possible differences between both are the prices and warranties.
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For the money as well, but take heed - THIS CARD DOES NOT USE A REFERENCE BOARD DESIGN!!! That means you will NOT be able to use a full cover block on it, and instead you'll have to use a GPU-only block like I'm doing, and buy separate heatsinks for the memory and VRM's. If you want to use a full cover block for the 480 then do not get this card.
 
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