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post #1 of 7
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480
or
560ti

i know without thinking, i'd go with the 480. but they are getting outdated now, and it is on par with a 570 and an overclocked 560ti can get to a stock 570? whats the catch?
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480
or
560ti

i know without thinking, i'd go with the 480. but they are getting outdated now, and it is on par with a 570 and an overclocked 560ti can get to a stock 570? whats the catch?
DEFINITELY GTX 480.

They're not outdated. Where did you get that idea? They're not even using an inferior process (40nm).

The new core is only slightly better. Not really worth it unless you're getting the GTX 580.

This is the rule:
If a card is only as good as another card by serious overclocking.. get the second card

GTX 480 is better than GTX 570 clock-per-clock, and GTX 570 is better than GTX 560. Moreover, GTX 570 can't overclock without dying out, so GTX 480 wins all-over.

The choice can't be simpler. GTX 480.
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post #3 of 7
as above, unless heat / noise / power draw is a concern, and you're willing to take the performance hit.

personally i'd take the 560 but that's because i care about silence.
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post #4 of 7
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Well noise isn't much of a bother, but im nto sure about temps. I hate a hot card But yeah should take the 480. Only one problem, it says out of stock pre-order, Restock ETA? will these even get re-stocked?
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Well noise isn't much of a bother, but im nto sure about temps. I hate a hot card But yeah should take the 480. Only one problem, it says out of stock pre-order, Restock ETA? will these even get re-stocked?
Are the GTX 480s still in production?

I think they're not. You'll have to buy it from eBay.
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post #6 of 7
Going 460 to 560 is a bit of a waste unless your 460s are poor OCers. 560s are only ~10% faster clock for clock, so if your 460 can hit 900+ core you won't really see much of a difference.

The 480 on the other hand would be almost as good as SLI-ing your 460, and comes with the extra VRAM for super high res play with AA on.
post #7 of 7
In terms of THE SAME speeds - the new gtx 5** series is architecturally on average 10% faster than the gtx 4** series

So if you don't mind OCing, save yourself a pretty penny

and go with the gtx 4** series

The gtx 460s were as low as $60 (OC one of these to 850-900mhz) and you are well an truly in gtx 560 territory
Edited by goldboy - 2/22/11 at 11:31pm
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