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Originally Posted by amstech;14686652 
A 470 needs hefty amounts of overclocking and overvolting just to keep pace with a stock 570.

470 just needs an 800 core to match a 480/570

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I am positive a 470 will max most things at 1080 with a half decent CPU, I had an unlocked 465 last year and it was amazing!
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Will you be playing stuff like Crysis 2? Or older games? It really depends on how demanding you will be. If you're just doing movies and occasional starcraft or older games, the 470 is a great buy. If you want high performance, get the 570.
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post #84 of 116
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The GTX 480 is a great card IMO. I don't know why you say it suck. I notice this in all your post mate . their prices are just right now if you search well, you can find great deals on them. And IMHO all 1st gen Fermi's based on GF100 are power hungry cards not only the GTX 480. All of them draw too much power when we take performance vs. watts into consideration.
It can be find for $250 and be easily overclocked to GTX 580 speeds or surpass it.
Well I did a lot of research last year before I bought my 470. Initially I wanted to get the 480 but there were few of them with aftermarket cooling and in full load it required a lot more power than the 470 for 20% more performance. Plus it was at least 5 degrees hotter which can make or break an overclock.

My card with aftermarket cooling hits mid 80s overclocked. A stock 470 will definitely run into the 90s and a stock 480 would be terribly close to the threshold.

Now I know they're selling the Lightning for $350 (which is not worth it imo since you're better off with a 570 at that price) but it was released in 2011 which is kinda late.
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Will you be playing stuff like Crysis 2? Or older games? It really depends on how demanding you will be. If you're just doing movies and occasional starcraft or older games, the 470 is a great buy. If you want high performance, get the 570.
Lol? 32sp seperates casual old school gamer from enthusiast?

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Lol? 32sp seperates casual old school gamer from enthusiast?

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Heh.



Getting down there on a single 470, luckily you can get two for the price of a single 570 these days.

steadly2004 heres your time to shine, put up those Crysis 2 numbers that shame the 470s and you can prove your point with proof.

    
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my GPU Score more than what Stock GTX580 can get

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my GPU Score more than what Stock GTX580 can get

But then overclock that 580 300+ mhz like you did with your 470..>

Take it from a former owner of both single and SLI 470s.
SLI 570s is better. I paid full price for the 470s and 570s. All money well spent. You really cant go wrong with either card.
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Will you be playing stuff like Crysis 2? Or older games? It really depends on how demanding you will be. If you're just doing movies and occasional starcraft or older games, the 470 is a great buy. If you want high performance, get the 570.
820*480=393600
865*448=387520

Performance in games scales roughly linearly with cores and core clock speeds so there'd be about a 1% difference between your cards and two 865 core 470s.

You'd actually lose out to 900 core 470s at those clock speeds so you might want to reassess your stance there.
That said, if you overclocked some more you'd pull ahead but not to the point where it would be worth $280 to the average gamer.
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