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i just picked up a wgb 6870 for 220$ via newegg last week.... now THIS week the EGVA 480 is marked down to LESS then what i payed for the AMD/ATI Card.... from all the bench marking i have seen the 480 blows the 2gb 6870 out of the water... but i wanted to get some ones input with alil more experience in the matter... please keep your fanboy opinions to your selves, i am simply looking for a price to performance ratio verification.... from what i can tell YES the 480>6870, i just want to make sure b4 i pay the 15% restocking fee to exchange it w/ newegg.... my budget is 220$!! so if you have any better suggestions please let me know... the game i play MOST with my PC is the MMO Rift, which is extremely graphic intensive in a 20man raid environment... also i have had several issues w/ the new AMD card since ive gotten it... it seams to bottle neck its self when ever it has to re-load massive parts of a map.... for example when playing Batman Arkham City it drops down to 1-4FPS when re-loading different parts of the world.... THIS DID NOT HAPPEN W/ MY OLD HD 6750.... so back to my original question.... im looking for info on EVGA 480 vs AMD 2gb 6870 any info would be amazing, as newegg will most likely jack the price back up on the 480 soon....

PS: bench marking shows the 480 to be quite abit faster then any of the 560TI line, which is what i was going to originally trade this back in for until i saw the great deal on the 480... i have an amazing case and a massive power supply so the cooling and feeding of the 480 will not be an issue... which is the only major complaint i have seen about the 480 so far. ty in advance for any help!
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The 480 is indeed a faster then the 6870.
It also uses alot more power and creates more heat and noise, if you dont care about that go for the 480 thumb.gif

Best around your budget is probably a 7850
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7850>480?
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also, the 480 is down to 209$ the 2gb 6870 was 219$ so w/ the 15% restocking fee i will come CLOSE to breaking even
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post #5 of 45
480 without a doubt. It leaves a 6870 in the dust.

As long as you have the airflow and power availability for it.

7850 is nice but 50 more dollars and less performance.

480 FTW
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since you have a heat logo i believe you... calling newegg and or xfx 2moro to report that the card they sent me is a total POS and that i WANT MAHH MONEY back...
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480 is on par with 6970/570/7870 in terms of pure performance.
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In your case, I would have spent the extra 30$ and got the 7850 2gb card. But since you have already bought the 6870 i would say send it back in get the 480. With proper air flow, you will not see it get too hot. thumb.gif

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=309

A very nice performance boost indeed. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ITS OVER 9000! View Post

In your case, I would have spent the extra 30$ and got the 7850 2gb card. But since you have already bought the 6870 i would say send it back in get the 480. With proper air flow, you will not see it get too hot. thumb.gif

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=309

A very nice performance boost indeed. smile.gif

Why is anyone recommending the 7850? Wasn't there just a review of the 5850, 6850, and 7850 that showed the 5850 was essentially faster than the other two?
    
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The pixel rate the GTX 480 has over the HD 6870 is about 17%. The GTX 480 is definitively a bit better then the HD 6870. Just make sure your power supply is big enough to handle it before you debate on anything. The GTX 480 will eat 380w under a heavy load, while the HD 6870 only consumes about 250w. If you can escape getting the GTX 480 with only paying $10 out of pocket then its well worth the ten bucks to upgrade to it. On the side note the HD 6870 competes with the GTX 470 in terms of performance.
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