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Should I get this or a 560 Ti?

384 ti or 448 ti? The 480's more powerful, but sucks more juice and is REALLY hot.

If you have the money, go w/ the 448 ti. It uses less energy and runs MUCH cooler. If you want the power and don't mind the heat. The 480's the way to go. (Don't buy a 384 ti) thumb.gif

Edit: It says in your sig that you have a 6950 2gb. The 6950 2gb is the equivalent of a 560 ti (384), actually... The 6950's a little more powerful.

Have you tried unlocking your card? You really don't need an upgrade, imo

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3762/sapphire_radeon_hd_6950_2gb_unlocked_to_hd_6970/index.html
Edited by CpHaAiOnS - 4/26/12 at 7:14am
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post #12 of 28

its been at this price for a while now hasnt it?

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its been at this price for a while now hasnt it?

Yeah.. But it's still an amazing price per performance. If you put the 480 under water and OC (or the antec 620 cooling mod), you pretty much have a 580
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I bought both this and a 560 - they should arrive this afternoon. I have a Case Labs so airflow isn't a problem - wife has a Lancool with worse airflow - so she's getting the 560 (coming from a 260). I'm looking forward to them. Later on I may do the Antec 620 mod on my 480 just because of noise. Not buying a waterblock (or the additional rad) that I'd need for the 480 in my own loop :-p.
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post #15 of 28
To be honest better off with 560 TI dual fan and overclocking if u are into single cards.
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To be honest better off with 560 TI dual fan and overclocking if u are into single cards.

If 448 ti, I agree. If 384 ti.. I disagree
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I run sli 480s at 865/1730/2000 on the stock air coolers and they are perfectly stable with that OC. I agree that overclocking raises the heat a lot but that doesnt seem to have much of an effect on my ability to OC. At stock speeds under full load these get into the low 70s, at 865 core they get to about 85C. Need ample cooling to achieve these temps, heat and power I don't really consider a big downfall, the noise is the biggest annoyance factor with these gpus imo. I have yet to change the thermal paste either, I think if I did that I could probably drop my temps by a couple more degrees. I think that would void my warranty, but would evga really deny me an RMA if I ever needed it because of that?
post #18 of 28
man I want thta card...but power consumption will kill me
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man I want thta card...but power consumption will kill me

your tx would run one with no problems
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your tx would run one with no problems

I think he means the money to fuel the card.. rolleyes.gif
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