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Trade 6950 for EVGA 480gtx?

Poll Results: Trade 6950 unlock for 480gtx

Poll expired: Feb 21, 2011  
  • 31% (5)
    Yes
  • 68% (11)
    No
16 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Should I trade my 6950 unlock 980/1400 for a EVGA 480 GTX?
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post #2 of 16
Are you having problem with the card or driver?

If not, why going through the trouble of something that performs about the same.
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post #3 of 16
If its unlocked, then why? Its faster than a 480 (unlocked and all) and uses less power, and lower temps and way less noise. It would be very silly to.
    
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post #4 of 16
I noticed a big performance increase going from a 6870 to a GTX 480 which I got for £207 of overclockers uk
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post #5 of 16
Keep the unlocked 6950....
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post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
The card run fine and no driver issue neither. At first I was planning to crossfire the card but a single 6950 max out every game I own so far. So then I decided a strong single card solution would be suitable for my needs. The 480gtx I think is faster, not sure by how much, so that's why I ask if it's a good trade.

BTW Razi3l just read your updated benchmark. It's very interesting and informative. Kudo's to you brutha.
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post #7 of 16
GTX 480 is better in performance against a 6970, but not by much.
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
I noticed a big performance increase going from a 6870 to a GTX 480 which I got for £207 of overclockers uk
Thats a 6870.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaRookie View Post
The card run fine and no driver issue neither. At first I was planning to crossfire the card but a single 6950 max out every game I own so far. So then I decided a strong single card solution would be suitable for my needs. The 480gtx I think is faster, not sure by how much, so that's why I ask if it's a good trade.

BTW Razi3l just read your updated benchmark. It's very interesting and informative. Kudo's to you brutha.
Thanks. I'd say keep it because its about the same and future drivers should only improve performance. There is also less heat and a lot less noise to worry about.

Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
GTX 480 is better in performance against a 6970, but not by much.
Differs game to game, but they are about the same overall.
    
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post #9 of 16
There's another thing that's your PSU.
I will say it's fine but with both CPU and a GTX480 heavily overclocked, you will be somewhat pushing it.
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post #10 of 16
As long as you can stand how hot the 480 gets, then I say it's a good trade. If you don't plan to do multi monitor gaming (eyefinity with the 6950/70), the 480 is worth it.
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