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(3)(bridged)GTX 280s or 1 GTX 480???

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Well I was browsing through the internet and its arrays of new released video cards and I was wondering. If I got 3 GTX 280s and bridged them and compared it to 1 GTX 480. NOW AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW I DONT HAVE THE KIND OF MONEY TO "EXPERIMENT" WITH THESE KINDS OF CARDS. So if the 3 280s overpower the 1 480, would anyone know of a ratio????
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The 280's are going to perform better overall, but you may get issues with TRI SLI, and with the 480 you get dx11, other things. Why not get a 580 and call it a day?
    
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a litle thing that the whole words feeds off of.....................MONEY
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Three 280s may have more raw processing power, but 3 way SLI doesn't scale particularly well and may have issues in some games. Plus, you're still missing out on DX11.

In your price range, a new 570 or SLI 460s would probably be a better buy imo.
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3 280's def has more horsepower than one 480... this is just looking through hwbot... but would def demand a much tougher cpu to scale all three cards..
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@booty warrior but isnt the 480 sli?????
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@booty warrior but isnt the 480 sli?????
alll nivida card have sli capability, so i dont know where youre going with that comment.
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@booty warrior but isnt the 480 sli?????
I don't follow. I thought you were comparing 3x 280s vs 1x 480.

You can SLI 480s but of course that will cost a lot more.
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you told me to get 470 sli, why do that when the 480 already has sli capability????
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Went from 3x260s to 1 480 in MY rig (not sig one ATM) and saw FPS INCREASE in all but Crysis Warhead and FC2.
 
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