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Jesus! £194!!! How long is it on pre-order for?
stock due on 4th february.
    
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Your psu will do just fine , since the 5xx series take less power than the 4xx series . My opinnion ? don't go for a 480 . But honestly , it's allways best to be safe so then instead of a 580 why not a 570 ( Which is when overclocked a bit beter than a 480) and a better psu ? That way you won't be affraid of putting another sound card or something next to your overclocked vc and cpu . I had the money for a 580 but i just put more money into the psu . You don't need that much power yet . regards
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There is no comparison...a gtx 480 will absolutely terminate a 6870.

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GTX480 @ stock and on LGA775 system (Q9550 @ 3.9GHz) scores 500 points more in 3DMark 11 than HD6870 @ 1GHz+ and 2600K CPU @ 3.9GHz..

So yeah HD6870 even when OC'd is still no match for STOCK GTX480..

In DX11 Tessellation nVidia performs much better than ATI does..

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Thanks everyone, I shall be getting the Nvidia GTX 480 on Monday! Can't wait to see how it perform's, Will I score better than my current 3DMark 06 Score? It's already 23,537 with my 6870
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Your welcome, Enjoy it. Make sure you completely remove anything ATi video card related. Then do a clean sweep and install that baby in there. Next try Bad Company 2 or Metro 2033 all maxxed out but turn off DOF for metro as its not worth the FPS it kills.

Its gaming nirvana

Also sell that 6870 and fill out the rest of the computer specs...What monitor, Case do you have? Make sure your cooling is good. Get familiar with overclocking the GTX 480. Its not very hard and I hope you dont care about fan noise. I just turn the speakers louder
Edited by SimplyTheBest - 1/30/11 at 8:20am
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Why not get the 570 over the 480??? I know 570 will likely cost a little more but it will run cooler and consume less power - and maybe overlcok/perform a little better too.

Maybe one of these:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...00mhz-480-core
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...z-480-cores-dp
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post #38 of 44
The gtx 480 has more shaders/cores etc. Plus running cooler only matters if your case doesnt have good cooling. Power only matters if you care about the extra wattage. The gtx 480 has more memory so in Sli its perfect etc...Any more questions?
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post #39 of 44
I honestly dont see any reason to upgrade from a 6870. Mine drives my 30" panel 2560x1600 and all games (i play at least) run maxed out with AA/AF.

Grabbing two and id beat out a gtx580 at less of the cost of me selling and upgrading.

But if the upgrade bugs got you, the best idea seems to be snagging a used evga gtx480 that still has step up, and for 60$ going to a 580.

480's are dirt cheap and not many people want them because of their reuptation.
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The gtx 480 has more shaders/cores etc. Plus running cooler only matters if your case doesnt have good cooling. Power only matters if you care about the extra wattage. The gtx 480 has more memory so in Sli its perfect etc...Any more questions?
GTX 480 has the same # of shader units like the GTX 570. The advantage the GTX 480 has over the GTX 570 is memory size & memory bus width...Click to see for yourself
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