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post #31 of 55
GTX480 performs pretty much on par with a 6950 ..

Id much rather a 6950 though , less heat , less power , same performance .

gtx480 is a beast , i beat it out in benchmarks with my card though .
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Well,

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

Comps
This.

I sold my 6950's and went 480 SLI... then the next week I went back to 6950's.
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I would totally go with the 480 with that price !!
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Go with the 6950.

Uses less power, less heat, same performance. Also has more Vram.
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Go for the 480 and then do this: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...l#post15282885

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post #36 of 55
i just bought 2 gtx 480s with water blocks for 600$ they are sick cards if you have the room for power and can the minor heat.... However, i believe most people over exaggerate the cards heat.

so buy the gtx if
you want cheaper
can handle heat/power

get the other if you dont mind spending more
and getting a less powerful card
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post #37 of 55
gtx 480 is considerably faster than 6950, it's the same level as gtx 570 which is $300+
    
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post #38 of 55
newer is almost always better. the 6950 uses less heat and power and is almost as good as the gtx480. like comp says it scales better too with crossfire
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikepancakez;15387469 
newer is almost always better. the 6950 uses less heat and power and is almost as good as the gtx480. like comp says it scales better too with crossfire tongue.gif

seriously don't dissuade him the gtx 480 scales very nicely in sli
Besides that is beyond the point he is only looking for a single card at least that is what he is hinting at from his post
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Originally Posted by smokebaca View Post
seriously don't dissuade him the gtx 480 scales very nicely in sli
Besides that is beyond the point he is only looking for a single card at least that is what he is hinting at from his post
oops noticed that the pic didnt work, yes only a 1 card soloution as this is most likely the exact case i will be getting, as you can see my only concern with the 480 would be the lack of breathing room it will have. I think based on your suggestions it would run to hot in this little space? therefore either grab at zotac 570 for $299 or a 6950 correct?

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