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Is a gtx 480 very future proof?

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I am going for triple screens pretty soon, but to do that, I need another gtx 480. I was wondering, if I should get another gtx 480, or wait a little while until some new cards come out, and buy those. I would eventualy plan to go tri sli (one 480 for each screen). Thanks!
    
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I'd get gigabyte's SOC gtx480 if you're getting a second. But I'd wait for them to go down in price. I mean, are you taxing your card so much that you need a second. From what I understand, you have two monitors and are getting a third. Is your one card doing justice for two?
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Sell it and get 2 560's, less power, less noise, and less heat. The performance will be very close.
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Wait new nvidia cards are being released in march.
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Wait new nvidia cards are being released in march.
Yup, but when march comes wait cuz there will be more coming a few month later. Just keep waiting until they stop releasing cards and you'll be good.
     
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Kepler cards are gonna be a big deal.
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Wait new nvidia cards are being released in march.
wut? what new cards? 510 gt? cos i dont belive that it will be kepler. maybe a dual redone fermi called 590?
post #8 of 15
I, personally, invested in a GTX 480 because I thought it'd be future proof for a few years. If you're getting a third monitor, you HAVE TO get a second one because NVIDIA cards only support up to two monitors alone.

Btw guys, I'm sure he's aware that there are other card setups that perform at that same level as the 480 does, and are more effecient/produce less heat - that's not the question, however. The question is if his video card setup will provide enough performance without having to worry about upgrading anytime in the near future; and to that I say yes, it probably will provide all the performance you'll need in the foreseeable future.
 
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post #9 of 15
i say - who knows the future. buy it (i mean 2nd 480) have fun with it and dont regret that xD
post #10 of 15
try staying to the same video card for at least a year -.- .. i feel bad for everyone who has to get the latest cards products.
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