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Is there a big difference between these cards at stock/overclocked on most games on the very latest drivers??

I have been offered a trade: my 480 for a 5870 + waterblock..

Good idea? not much of a performance hit?
Edited by ~Strawberry~ - 12/21/10 at 2:43pm
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How do you feel about the Radeon 6970? Depending on if you were thinking about getting the 1GB 5870 or the 2GB 5870, the 6970 is around the same price for better performance.
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How do you feel about the Radeon 6970? Depending on if you were thinking about getting the 1GB 5870 or the 2GB 5870, the 6970 is around the same price for better performance.
No I don't like 6k It's just I have been offered a trade for a 5870 + waterblock
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Quote:
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No I don't like 6k It's just I have been offered a trade for a 5870 + waterblock
Oh okay. Well Is this the 2GB version? It sounds like a good deal to me, especially with a waterblock.
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post #5 of 25
i just have the same question
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GTX 480 is slightly slower then a 5970 at stock speeds.
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No, the only real con of the 480 is heat and power, you've pretty much eliminated that with wc.
Granted with 99% of games today you wouldn't notice a gameplay difference between the 2.

NV biased synthetics you'd notice, like omg I can't play Heaven anymore, or oh crap Stone giant is lagging now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #8 of 25
get 6970 radeon it beat 480 gtx
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post #9 of 25
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get 6970 radeon it beat 480 gtx
Not really, the 480 still wins most games.
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No, the only real con of the 480 is heat and power, you've pretty much eliminated that with wc.
Granted with 99% of games today you wouldn't notice a gameplay difference between the 2.

NV biased synthetics you'd notice, like omg I can't play Heaven anymore, or oh crap Stone giant is lagging now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well to be fair all the reviews say the 480 is quite a bit better it's just I think the waterblock makes up for the performance.
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