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Well, I have 1 month from today to decide if I want to step-up or not. The total cost to step-up would be $176. It does not really seem to be worth it. But I don't have a 480 in hand to compare to my 470. So what do you guys/gals think? Worth it or not?
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post #2 of 14
nothing wrong with a 470 i would save your money. but if you have the cash spair go for it

edit: sell your cpu and put that cash to. that would be a better option i think
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Absolutely not worth that much extra dough.
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post #4 of 14
I wouldn't do it for that much. I've got a gtx 295 that I'm stepping up to 480 for 113.00 so I figure that's worth it.
Edited by Suprcynic - 6/8/10 at 9:46am
    
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post #5 of 14
if you have a 470 why even consider a 480? The only purpose I see in that would be for bragging rights. But is bragging rights really worth $176?
post #6 of 14
I would not do it. The gtx470 is more than capable. I just got the gtx480 because I got it new for $430. Couldn't pass that up.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Suprcynic View Post
I wouldn't do it for that much. I've got a gtx 295 that I'm stepping up to 480 for 113.00 so I figure that's worth it.
Definitely.

But from a GTX470 they're not giving him a very good deal. The retail difference can be as little as 100$ including a rebate. I considered going with a GTX480 (for CAN470$) instead of a GTX470 (for CAN330-370$) but went with the 470, figuring I would OC it like crazy on water anyways.
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post #8 of 14
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Thanks everyone. Kind of what I figured. The 470 is more than enough for what I am playing, so it will stay.
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post #9 of 14
+ you can bios mod the 470 to a 480 =D
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post #10 of 14
If anything just try to get a 3rd party cooler and overclock your 470 higher

The 470s overclock very good so it really is not worth it. My GTX 480 runs @ 900Mhz core but with extra cooling. To have an idea of how fast my card is overclocked. It's about 2 GTX 275s overclocked. But I know 470s can do over 800Mhz too with good case cooling which is probably just over GTX 480 stock performance.
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