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GTX 480 to Radeon 6970

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So I decided to sell my Galaxy GTX 480 a few weeks ago and it finally sold today on eBay for $265. So I looked around and found an XFX AMD Radeon 6970 for $253 on eBay and bought it. I know that the performance between these two cards is very similar but the 6970 uses a lot less power, has more RAM and runs cooler. Also, I just like to get new things so for me, it justifies my purchase.

I'm glad to have something made by AMD in my primary computer because I hate on their processors so much, so people can't say I just don't like AMD. I'm pretty excited though, I didn't realize the person I bought from lives in Michigan so it'll be here tomorrow morning and I bought it this morning.
    
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nice i just got rid of my 6970s for 2x Gtx 480s.
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I have a 6970 (lightning) and I love it. Was considering selling it for a downgrade but I might keep it for a little longer. My friend has a GTX 480 and he loves it too although it is a recent switch from a 6950 (no, not for performance reasons).

Enjoy your purchase thumb.gif

It's a love-hate for this card with some people. If you're into tessellation-heavy things, then you will miss the 480 for sure. But for most other games, the 6970 does a pretty good job at stock. (though, the 480 OC's like a beast on unicorn crack)
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I was thinking about buying that card, but resisted. I ended up getting a Sapphire HD 6970 Rev.2 with an Accelero Xtreme Plus II and 2 extra 120mm fans for a few bucks more than you paid a few days ago. The stock cooler is a bit loud and the card runs hot on it, so make sure you give it some good ventilation. You'll be able to up the AA and AF now. biggrin.gif
    
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as long as you have no driver issues you will be happy with the purchase.
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I forgot to mention.... I don't think I have ever gamed on my GTX 480 (don't really have the time). I just like to have powerful hardware so I figured I might as well trade it out for something of equal power but more efficient. I used to do some minor editing and I'm sure that Nvidia has the advantage there but I don't do that much anymore. I think I might try out BF3 though, all my friends play it on PS3 and 360 but it would just be a shame to play it on anything other than the PC.
    
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For playing bf3 i would not have gotten rid of the gtx 480 as i believe it is better than the 6970 in that game.
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