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Hey guys, I've got a problem. I'm getting a new rig but I have no idea which GPU to get. I don't care about benching, I just want to play any game on max settings and have no problems. I'm surely going to go high end, but don't know which to go with. GTX 480 or 5870? I also plan to go SLI or crossfire in the near future. This will be my first gaming rig and I truly don't have an idea, please help me!
Edited by Grim Reaper - 6/8/10 at 10:00pm
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post #2 of 12
5870! and its better worth in crossfire then sli gtx 480
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post #3 of 12
Gtx 480 ftw!!!
    
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Which one will run games at higher FPS's and give me less problems?
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grim Reaper View Post
Which one will run games at higher FPS's and give me less problems?
what games?
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post #6 of 12
Probably gtx 480.
    
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post
what games?
Just about everything... literally. COD Modern Warfare 2, Assassins Creed 2, Crysis, Metro 2033... I will be throwing everything I can at it. I'm off this Summer from school with nothing to do, so I will be going crazy! ^_^
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If plan to get two cards get the GTX 480 they scale very well in SLI.
 
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post #9 of 12
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Will a single 480 be good for a while cause I don't plan to upgrade right away. I'll be waiting for a few months. Will a single 480 run most games better than a single 5870?
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grim Reaper View Post
Will a single 480 be good for a while cause I don't plan to upgrade right away. I'll be waiting for a few months. Will a single 480 run most games better than a single 5870?
yes it will..
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