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From 5770 to GTX480....poer consumption ??

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Hello OCN

need help

there is a good deal in an evga 480 in the egg, and I want to upgrade

the thing that worries me is power consumption...I game a lot, maybe 3 hours daily...

in real world numbers....switching to the 480 from my 5770 will raise a lot my monthly electric bill ??

thanks
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You''d hardly see a difference in a bill. If you were to fold on the gpu, maybe then, but nothing significant
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post #3 of 8
Really depends on what you pay per kWh.

TDP wise the 480 at stock about doubles, from 108w on the 5770 to 250w on the 480.
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You won't notice any significant difference. 5770 to 480 is a huge jump. My second best upgrade (the SSD was slightly better).
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post

You''d hardly see a difference in a bill. If you were to fold on the gpu, maybe then, but nothing significant

^^. And your psu should also handle it fine.
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Considering that is exactly what I did...except I grabbed 2 480s...you really won't notice much if at all.
 
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post #7 of 8
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men Im still not sureeeeeeeeeeee

a stock gtx 480 is the same as an stock gtx 570 right ??

this is the card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759


I will be able to OC a little with that reference card ?? or its better wait and see if the 570 drop to 250$ ??
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post #8 of 8
I would either wait till Kepler which should be about 2 months and will give you much better bang for your buck, or get this 480 instead.
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