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Ok, I just pulled the trigger the other day on a Gigabyte GTX 480 SOC. Now was kinda the time for me to upgrade and I've been tossing around the whole 570 vs 480 vs 6950 vs 6970.

With no plans to go SLI anytime in the future, I'm not worried about power requirements. Not afraid of some heat either, used to it, my 280 gets nice and warm.

Was looking to get the single most powerful card I could afford, and a 580 is outta my range. So I need a card that comes as close to a 580 as possible in the $350 range. Sounds like A 570 you would think, instead I found the 480 SOC new for $300. Pulled the trigger.

The three year warranty could be better I guess, but won't have the card that long more than likely so it might be a moot point.

Thing is should I sell this card once I get it to help fund a 570 or bigger??
Or rock it awhile with my 27 inch at 1080??
    
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post #2 of 66
From the short look;
Both the 570 and 480 score about the same on fps on most games, but the 570 uses less power and creates less heat. But I don't believe it would be worth it in price to go to the 570.

I would just hold on to the 480 till the newer card generation comes out.
Edited by Invidiafanboy - 3/9/11 at 5:47am
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post #3 of 66
480 still a good card, do not worry. there's almost none performance difference between 480/570.
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post #4 of 66
480 =~ 570, your good for a while
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post #5 of 66
its still a strong card,i would keep hold of it and get it under water to stop the loud fan noise
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post #6 of 66
Not at all, the SOC should easily reach clocks that match stock 580 performance. Awesome purchase at $300.
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post #7 of 66
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Thanks guys wanted to get 570 honestly, but couldn't find this cheap other than the evga hd ones and I don't like those.
    
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post #8 of 66
480 performs basically the same as a 570. Runs a bit hotter and louder but at least it shouldn't catch fire like a lot of 570's seem to.
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post #9 of 66
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Kinda worried about all those 570 death threads. I was looking at the Gigabyte GTX 570 OC cuz the pcb and the beefed up vrms. The reviews that I read about the 480 SOC made it sound real special though. Probably wouldn't have gotten a reference 480 unless it was stupid cheap.
    
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post #10 of 66
Im in exactly the same boat as i just pulled trigger on an Asus GXT480 last night from scan.co.uk,at £189 i couldnt refuse it.

I bought a used 480 with koolance block last week but it was DOA.

I know theres heat issues but i figured i could wait a while till 480's run low and kill it with folding then RMA the sucker maybe get a newer model card.
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