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i gained about 5% performance is this normal i know i have dx 11 now as i have been playing crysis 3 on high settings get 40 fps stable
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Well Crysis 3 is a demanding game and those FPS seem alright for an GTX 480. BTW, which model and at what resolution are you playing ??
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1440x900 max for my monitor got the galaxy version any help on ocing it to thanks
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nope. I'd say it pretty much is maxing out that game. You could use MSI Afterburner/ Asus GPU Tweak to overclock that card to get a few more fps.

you could SLI if you want, but then you could also buy a better card for the price. Maybe a GTX 660ti or a HD 7870.
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whats maxing out??? so sli gtx 260 is same on par with a gtx 480 i also read gtx 480 and 580 are about on par also could my set up handle sli gtx 480?? i have really good air flow my 480 idles around 33c and gets no hotter than 60-65c
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The gtx 480 is as fast as a slightly downclocked gtx 570. The gtx 480 could potentially be bottlenecking your fps. Also you might want to try to overclock your CPU since running at 3.4 ghz on the 965 might also be bottlenecking your fps.
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I went from 4870 CF to a single GTX470 and at stock it really isnt that much better less to equal fps for smoother play. You need to overclock it
I edited my bios for unlocked voltage what I recommend you doing as well. Pretty easy to do, just make a flash drive with ms-dos on it and use nvflash dump your bios with gpu-z.
At 800+ on the core you will have a card that will feel much faster

Also overclock that CPU 3.6ghz should be doable on that chip.
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Have a look at this
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/468641/geforce-500-400-series/gtx260-vs-gtx480-the-show-down-33-/

there's isin't much difference between a SLI GTX 260 vs a GTX 480. ~10fps. Also, we are talking about Crysis 3 which in itself is a demanding game. I, however do not feel that you x4 is bottlenecking the 480. it may however, bottleneck SLI 480's hence, if you do plan to go SLI, O/c the processor.
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Your processor is holding back your card. Play crysis 3 for a while and have MSI after burner running monitoring GPU usage. Play for like 10 minutes then post in here.
 
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I have no issues running C3 on my 480:


That CPU is bottlenecking the card, but it only happens in certain games, i had the 955 BE at 4.0GHZ, and the Phenom II literally tanked in some games.

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