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in some benches, yes they are close because they are the same GPU, both with 1 SM disabled but the slight revisions to the GTX5xx series gives it the advantage. most of the time, the 570 is still ahead, albiet by not a huge margin, but it still wins. and with the temperatures much better on the 570, it leaves more OCing room, and therefore more performance.

edit:

OP, where are you buying these GPUs? the 480 still seems to be more expensive than the 570 by a considerable amount. i would definitely get the 570 because it has greatly improved temps and power consumption and, from the prices ive found online, its cheaper too.
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in some benches, yes they are close because they are the same GPU, both with 1 SM disabled but the slight revisions to the GTX5xx series gives it the advantage. most of the time, the 570 is still ahead, albiet by not a huge margin, but it still wins. and with the temperatures much better on the 570, it leaves more OCing room, and therefore more performance.

edit:

OP, where are you buying these GPUs? the 480 still seems to be more expensive than the 570 by a considerable amount. i would definitely get the 570 because it has greatly improved temps and power consumption and, from the prices ive found online, its cheaper too.
Well the GTX480 has 12.5% more ROPs (40 vs 48), a 64 bit wider memory bus, and more memory. Its similar to the differences between the GTX460 768MB and 1024MB cards.

Benches favor neither card, some take advantage of the slightly higher clock rate and improved z culling in the GTX570 while some take advantage of the higher memory bandwidth and ROPs.

Temps are questionable, the 5xx series has shown similar temperatures in Furmark and OCCT (with OCP disabled) and 5-10 degree lower load temperatures in games (some of which is negated by the fact that most reviews used a different BIOS than ran significantly hotter than the release BIOS). Overclocking headroom is similar for both cards.
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Thanks guys,

Anyway's Overclockers UK have the GTX 480 at £219.99 which seems good, but not sure how long they will be in stock for...

I have £163 to spare atm until I get paid on thursday...

I'm continuously looking on eBay for cheap 570's or 480's....

Scan.co.uk have the 570 for about £268
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You may also consider 2 MSI GTX 460 Twin Frozs in SLI those card will outperform the GTX 480 and GTX 570 for a very attractive price,

also less power...
    
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You may also consider 2 MSI GTX 460 Twin Frozs in SLI those card will outperform the GTX 480 and GTX 570 for a very attractive price,

also less power...
I'm not sure if my motherboard is capable of doing the SLI hack?

Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
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GTX 570 period. <<

Cuz i use one. jk

Less power and less heat for same eprformance wins my vote

I have always been happy with EVGA
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I'm not sure if my motherboard is capable of doing the SLI hack?

Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
Well if your MOBO is not capable of SLI get the GTX 570 then..

i would recommend this model...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-564-_-Product

MSI uses military components and 3 years Warranty..

you cant go wrong with MSI.
    
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I'm not sure if my motherboard is capable of doing the SLI hack?

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Yes it can here's the Link
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Yes it can here's the Link
I don't see my motherboard in the list

What is needed to do the SLI hack anyways?
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