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The 480 is much better then the 6800 series, as it is often credited with trading blows with the 6970. I run an EVGA 480 and max out BF3 on Ultra settings. I average well over 60FPS and can't say that I have seen it dip below 60. It really is an amazing card, especially at that price point.

Max OC vs MAX OC ; GTX480 is better than HD6970. And is a year older to boot. From a pure performance standpoint at least.
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awsome, i am psyched, the 2gb 6870 could not even handle batman:AC it would sit @ 60fps then as soon as it had to load the camera panning it would drop to 1-5fps. my old hd 6750 handles the game better then it does sadly..... i guess we have to thank the 600 series for these amazing prices on slightly old bad-ass cards:D
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post #33 of 45
480 is the best price for performance card around right now and still such a beast. Enjoy.
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post #34 of 45
You won't regret it, go get 480!
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What type of temps are you running w/ bf3 on max? i have one of the high flow corsair carbide cases w/ a fan in every hole possible =p
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post #36 of 45
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What type of temps are you running w/ bf3 on max? i have one of the high flow corsair carbide cases w/ a fan in every hole possible =p

For this card typical temperature range is around 40-80C for idle to load. Typical idle temps are around 50C and typical load temps are in the upper 60's to low 70's.
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post #37 of 45
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Max OC vs MAX OC ; GTX480 is better than HD6970. And is a year older to boot. From a pure performance standpoint at least.

What do you mean MAX OC? My HD 6970 did 1000Mhz easily. Thats 120Mhz OC. GTX480 needs 850Mhz + Core to beat that.
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=( after this my only bottle neck is my 750gb 5k rpm hard-drive, going save up and go in on 1 120ocz ssd and 1 tb 10k rpm
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post #39 of 45
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=( after this my only bottle neck is my 750gb 5k rpm hard-drive, going save up and go in on 1 128GB M4 ssd and 1 TB Spinpoint F3 drive

Just my opinion. tongue.gif
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oh ****, just noticed i have a 650w psu not 700w, hope that it is enough to power this 480, i have seen videos of it using ~450w under full load.... anyone know of any software that monitors power drain? i have found multiple pieces of hardware that plug via USB to track power usage, but i have yet to find an accurate piece of software that does it without needing its own usb diagnosis tool
Edited by skupples - 4/25/12 at 9:54am
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