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How well does it perform with BF3? I couldn't find any benchmarks online.
Trying to decide between this and an HD7850. Both prices are the same @ 239.99.
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i used to get 50-55fps on high settings with my 480, very playable, for 120 hours
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How well does it perform OC'd?
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that was oc'd, but only on the stock cooler, to 800Mhz core, 2000 mem
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It's not a question of how well it performs overclocked, more of How hot does it get overclocked. 480's are hot cards!
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Well at 1080p (your sig rig monitor's resolution), it does pretty well. I play at 1080p with the 480 on Ultra with 2x MSAA at about 40-60 FPS. For BF3, the 480 is better than 570 because of the extra VRAM. According to this link http://www.digitalversus.com/graphics-card/face-off/8153-12922-versus-table.html the 480 does a bit better than the 7850, but the 7850 is much quieter, cooler, and energy efficient. I undervolted my 480 so it runs MUCH quieter and cooler, but it is your choice over the card you get. Also, 480 is a great overclocker.
post #7 of 28
480 > 7850.

Not by a huge amount though... By any means, plus it consumes twice the power and runs hot.

They're still beasts, as long as you have a good power supply.

My dual 480s soundly beat a single 680. for 400$. Enjoy.
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Well I'm just trying to find something not mid-ranged for once, something powerful but for cheap, or the cheapest you can find for.
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I have my 480 OC'ed to 855 core clock with an accelero extreme and it never gets above 67. I play on 1900x1200 with close to everything maxed out and frame never dip below 40. Do it! I just bought a second one and a full WC loop because I love 480's so much haha
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Here it is:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX480-Graphics-015-P3-1480-KR/dp/B004EHWMP6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337035593&sr=8-1

Will this one OC well?

I was also thinking about getting a 560Ti Fermi 448. How well does that perform compared to the 480?
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