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Poll Results: GTX 480 SLI to HD7970

 
  • 26% (19)
    yay! go for it bro!!
  • 73% (52)
    nope! not worth it. wait for kepler it's gonna be dope
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post #11 of 69
I say Nay. 480 SLI still beats the 7970 more or less, it seems like a "Sidegrade" unless you plan to Crossfire down the road.. I'm sure someone will still buy them at a decent price in the future. rolleyes.gif
   
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post #12 of 69
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Originally Posted by PuntyMario View Post

In the long run youll do better with the 7970 on single monitor. i say do it if you can afford it. but if you cant get enough from the 480s then perhaps stick with the 480s seeing as they arent really pushovers. they just burn hot

There is no such thing as "in the long run." The 7970 will be replaced by a newer and better card once games can saturate 3 GB of VRAM on a single 1200P monitor.
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post #13 of 69
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i guess it was a stupid idea biggrin.gif im just gonna keep the cards and wait for kepler or a 7990(if I can afford it lol). + reps everyone
post #14 of 69
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would it be any better I get an Asus Direct Cu II? me heart says go for it but my brain agrees with you guys frown.gif
post #15 of 69
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There is no such thing as "in the long run." The 7970 will be replaced by a newer and better card once games can saturate 3 GB of VRAM on a single 1200P monitor.

ok let me rephrase that. in the longer run compared to the 480s.
post #16 of 69
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afaik my overclocked GTX 480SLI can exceed a gtx 590 or HD6990. how much performance difference am I gonna expect from an overclocked HD7970? will it be slower than +20%?
post #17 of 69
Singple monitor gaming
sli GTX 480s
I don't see the need for the upgrade.

Stay with the 480s
They are still so powerful.
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post #18 of 69
keep the 480's or watercool them if you want something "new". lol
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tbh I was expecting people to say to go for the upgrade because of SLI issues, power consumption,heat etc. surprised that the poll was really one sided. well my 480 SLI pretty much kills every game. I run BF3 max settings at 60fps without a sweat. I'm just gonna shake off this itch for a couple of months more. thanks again ocn
post #20 of 69
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keep the 480's or watercool them if you want something "new". lol

This^ I went with a dual universal gpu block setup cause it will benefit me now and later when I overclock new cards in the future. You will lose performance going to a 7970.
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