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GTX 480 or 6950? (480 for ~$230?)

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Hey guys looking for a video card for my new SG07 build and i cam across a gtx 480 priced at ~230$ which is cheaper than all of the 6950's in canada as far as i know.


My question is is it worth getting over a 6590 for 1080p resolution? It is opened boxed but its from a reliable retailer.
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post #2 of 55
Well,

The 480 takes up a lot more power and generates more heat, i'd probably go with the 6950.

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The GTX 480 is still considerably faster.
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honestly i would go ati because the gtx480 makes a TON of heat. i would say only get a gtx480 if you plan on water cooling or add a aftermarket heat sink.
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post #5 of 55
480 all the way, for $230, its a great price/perf card.
my 480 does not create that much heat, its way exaggerated by people.
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post #6 of 55
I paid $205 for my 480. Great card, especially underwater.

Were you thinking 1GB or 2GB for the 6950?
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The heat was the only thing putting me a little off as i know nothing about the 480, would it get to hot in a SG07? I wont be doing any OCing of either the video card or i5 in that case.
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post #8 of 55
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=309

It's not considerably faster, but yes it's slightly faster, but not worth the extra power you use.

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Hmm,id get the 6950 if your concious of heat output and power consumption.

If your not bothered about heat and power consumption....480 performs better.
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post #10 of 55
The scaling is better on the 6000 series as well so if you get a second one
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