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post #11 of 25
what about 1 % game lol
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what about 1 % game lol
Yeh
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what about 1 % game lol
how about physx support?

and better driver updating from nvidia

should these be considered some extra over the 5870?
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how about physx support?

and better driver updating from nvidia

should these be considered some extra over the 5870?
He's talking about 6970 vs 480 not 5870 vs 480 lawl.
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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.

Ok

Like I said 99% of games today you won't notice a game play difference.

Random numbers..

68fps vs 55 fps
118fps vs 100fps
256 fps vs 200fps

Generally what's playable on the 480 at xyz settings holds true for the 5870.

Get my drift?
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Ok

Like I said 99% of games today you won't notice a game play difference.

Random numbers..

68fps vs 55 fps
118fps vs 100fps
256 fps vs 200fps

Generally what's playable on the 480 at xyz settings holds true for the 5870.

Get my drift?

Oh yeh yeh I agree it's just it's quite a bump in fps between the two
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post #17 of 25
480 for sure.
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Oh yeh yeh I agree it's just it's quite a bump in fps between the two
Well since it's obvious you like larger numbers, keep the card.
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post #19 of 25
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Well since it's obvious you like larger numbers, keep the card.
Hmm I'm more towards doing the deal since I like waterblocks
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post #20 of 25
I had this same problem, I looked at my power supply, and how hot my rig made my room already, and then performance and chose a 5870. It's powerful enough to run any games comfortably at max save for metro 2033. Power draw is lower, max temps are low, it's powerful and cheaper. The GTX 480 is indeed more powerful, but at a price.

The sentiments of many on OCN, is more fps = better. Who wouldn't think that? Pursuit of performance. Unfortunately, that's not all that new technology is trying to achieve. Efficiency is important as well. In my opinion, the 5870 is a more progressive card than nvidia's top counter parts. Perhaps not as powerful, but more advanced in a certain sense.
Edited by Smykster - 12/21/10 at 3:07pm
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