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Hi, i am having a tax return very soon, not a huge one, but enough to get a new GPU, but i have a budget, as i have to pay for other things besides hardware smile.gif



So, 160 pounds budget, anything that would be a worthy successor to my GTX 480?

Yes, i know my 480 is overclocked, and really out powers most cards in this budget range, but i want to hear suggestions all the same, as i can then put my now aging 3 year old monster to bed.

I do not care which brand, i want performance, this is why i went 480 back in the day smile.gif



I have so far found this, and i really like the look of it, just not sure if it really is the way to go...

A little out of budget, but i can stretch.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Club-3D-HD7870-Graphics-Processors/dp/B00AAAFE7E/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1363274491&sr=8-7
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GTX 480 SLi? to a single card?
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My signature is old, i had a few issues in SLi, like noticeable frame latency issues, and heat was... a little on the too much side for my liking, i have been using only 1 480, sold the other a good while back, sorry for the confusion.

Single GPU is the way to go no matter how high your FPS is.
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are you keeping your 480s?? if yes then that card is your friend. but i wont recommend it over a SLI 480s
Also if you will sell them add the 160 to their value and get a 7950 smile.gif
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I only have the one, and it is too custom to be sold....(Volt mods and cooler mods beyond spec) so i will be keeping it, may just use it as an add in PhysX card, but it's drawbacks is Vram in certain games... also in certain games i emulate..
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then google 7870XT tahiti based. it's basically an underclocked 7950.. it's for 180 quids i believe.
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the AMD card you posted should provide some increase. cant say for certain since you have done some overclocking, but I heard those ATi 7k series overclock very well.

However, i too would highly suggest going for the 7950, this card will last you longer in my opinion.
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Yes!, is the Club3D Joker not a LE chip? i thought it was, the one in my OP smile.gif
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The Radeon HD 7870 comes with a core clock speed of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1200 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1280 SPUs, 80 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7950 3GB, which comes with a core clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1250 MHz. It also makes use of a 384-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1792 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
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Here is a graph from one of the games i play at my desired resolution:



This is on old drivers i think too, so the cards will be even faster by now..

I also understand bus width, but at 1080p, it is mostly useless..
I do have a DELL 2560x1600 screen, but i rarely ever use it for gaming, i prefer my 1080p screen simply because it can go beyond 60hz.
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