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post #11 of 22
Let's use BF3 as a benchmark:

HD 6970: 43 FPS
GTX 480: 36 FPS


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post #12 of 22
Definitely the 6970... especially at that resolution.
I cant even believe your thinking about this one... confused.gif

Better tesselation, lower power consumption, lower temperature, newer architecture.
But overall a stronger card and at that size resolution, the RAM comes into play.
Therefore its quite obvious what you should decide to grab.

Oh and all them peeps telling you to get the 480, theyre just fanboys dude wink.gif
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Lets use BF3 as a benchmark:

HD 6970: 43 FPS
GTX 480: 36 FPS


700

Turn on AA and the tables turn in favor of the NVidia card:

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post #14 of 22
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Turn on AA and the tables turn in favor of the NVidia card:

Do you understand what you're looking at there, Chief?

You can't run AA at 2560x1600 (the OP's resolution) and maintain acceptable FPS; your argument is null and void, friend.
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post

Quote:
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Turn on AA and the tables turn in favor of the NVidia card:

Do you understand what you're looking at there, Chief?

You can't run AA at 2560x1600 (the OP's resolution) and maintain acceptable FPS; your argument is null and void, friend.

I'm just saying that there are situations where the GTX 480 is faster than the 6970. Enabling AA in BF3 is one of them. Also, games with heavy tessellation will favor the NVidia card.
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post #16 of 22
Sell me the 480 lightning
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post #17 of 22
Thats just one Benchmark............ plus AMD's new 11.12 are addressing the AA issue in BF3 so yeh this argument is null and void.
Compare to all the other games... The 480 not once defeats the 6970.
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Thats just one Benchmark............ plus AMD's new 11.12 are addressing the AA issue in BF3 so yeh this argument is null and void.
Compare to all the other games... The 480 not once defeats the 6970.

Ahem...
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post #19 of 22
at 2560x1600? 6970.

you get the vram, and less power consumption. You do take a hit in performance in some scenarios, though...so weigh your options wisely.
    
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post #20 of 22
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I'm just saying that there are situations where the GTX 480 is faster than the 6970. Enabling AA in BF3 is one of them. Also, games with heavy tessellation will favor the NVidia card.

I won't dispute there are situations where one card will pull in front of the other; in the context of this conversation though, we're talking about performance regarding the OP's situation, which is @2560x1600.

That's all I care about here.
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Ahem...

If you're going to post benchmarks, make sure they are at the appropriate resolution for this conversation...please.
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