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Title, thinking about picking on up, due to the low price.
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I had a zodac one was a brilliant card had it undervolted and it ran so cool and with amazing fps
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yes but I'm a bit biased . They have the edge on the 560Ti I think. Mine clocks to 800Mhz quite easily but I don't have the cooling to push it further which it most definately can go. I've still got at least 50mV headroom but I'd have to run the fan 100% while gaming lol. I've seen them go as low as £100 on ebay. If you're lucky you can get 2 for £200 and batter the 560Ti in terms of performance to cost ratio.
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They are. They have a low stock clock, but once OC'ed to 800-900 core, they perform just as good, if not a tiny bit better than a 480.



They got more vRAM/ROP's and shaders (based on Fermi) so more to gain over OC'ing a 460/560 Ti. Temp control wise, they aren't the best but 200W TDP against 250-300 of 580-480's, while 560 Ti's are cooler running, less noisy and at 150W (but weaker once both are OC'ed). I'd suggest the Galaxy 470 on the Egg for $200. The 470 is a solid card.
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Love my 470's, they are great cards.
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With non reference cooling, they overclock extremely well. Mine is running @850 and rarely sees temps higher than 65 in games. I know it has more headroom, but I'm quite satisfied where it is right now.

They're probably the best price /performance you can find right now.

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Love mine!
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They are awesome, can even max BF3, play on high with 1 card with some settings on ultra.
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post #9 of 12
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Wow, Lhino, that's pretty awesome, ehh? 1 1/2 yr old card maxing a brand new game that's advertised on T.V. for it's "beautiful"-ness. Thanks for the posts guys, I'll be looking into one, as long as they don't go out of stock by December for X-Mas time :[
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When you do get one. Also get a zalman vf3000 cooler. I have one on mine and keeps it about 62 degrees while folding.
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