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Quite a stupidish question! You want more performance? => 480
You want to make a fool of yourself for the bad choice you made=>560ti
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I think you have a very sound reasoning...GTX 480 is a beast...1.5GB of ram and you can always upgrade the ref cooler...downside then is that you won't be able to SLI...other than that...GTX 480 with custom cooler owns everything you mentioned Hope it helps!
Thanks! I won't be doing SLI, first because my current motherboard does not support it, second because I'm not a huge fan of dual card configurations. But at this level, I shouldn't need more anyway

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If you don't care about the noise and power usage, go for the 480.
I'd personally take the 560TI for the silence

Yep, that is my current dilemma - I do care about silence - I have an Asus GTX460 1GB DirectCU, which is silent.

And having this performance level, the normal GTX560ti wouldn't get me enough of an upgrade. The Superclocked version however is another story, and versus the GTX480 ends up in a discussion between power + temperatures + noise + more VRAM on the GTX480.

I'm also more inclined to buy a GTX480, and eventually getting the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus - although this will make the GTX480 choice more expensive - as expensive as the GTX570 - but the GTX480 has more VRAM, a wider memory bus and decent VRM's.

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Originally Posted by a2hopper View Post
The 480 is a much faster card. Thats the one i would go with.
Not quite at stock, versus the Superclocked 560ti from Gigabyte, but I see your point. I can always overclock the GTX480, whereas the 560ti Superclocked might not have much more headroom.

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480 and get an aftermarket cooler. The reference cooler for 480s doesn't work that great and sounds like a tornado.

480 = 570 in performance except under water, where the 480 just overclocks like mad. 570s are great cards, but they're not really long-term solutions. I'm just running mine until Kepler, assuming Kepler is a worthwhile performance increase and the efficiency didn't just go towards lower temps.
My thoughts on the GTX570 are the same: GTX480 performance, but weaker VRM's and, less VRAM, which makes it not such a great long-term solution, like you said.

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Grab the 480 and get an aftermarket cooler and overclock!
I'm starting to think about it!

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It's definitly not much faster, the 480 can win but not by a whole lot.
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=28624
Hmmm, thanks for the link. I edited my post to note I'm talking about the 950Mhz Supercloked version and not the 1Ghz, although I could probably overclock it to the same speeds.

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Another +1 for the 480 ... it's just a much beefier card ... every spec besides clocks (and of course heat/noise/power usage/temps) is superior on the 480 vs the 560.

While it's true that a reference-cooled 480 can get pretty loud (esp. when OV/OC'd) but it's not THAT bad, and it's not an annoying tone at least. More of a powerful wooshing sound vs. high-pitched whine.

It's really only when you shove two of them together in SLI (esp. on a mobo w/o extra space between cards) and start pouring on voltage/OC'ing that 480's legitimately become an annoying prospect ... esp. in the summer months.
Thanks! I might buy the GTX480 and probably the Arctic Cooling later.

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I would say it's a bit faster



Once you overclock the GTX 480, performance goes up so nicely too
Hmmm, that graph is showing the stock GTX560 ti; the Superclocked version gets much closer though. Altough, as you say, the GTX480 is at stock, so it will overclock and widen the gap.

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What resolution is that 20" monitor of yours?
It's 1680x1050, although I'm planning on buying a 24' Full HD monitor- But even with this monitor, I just want to be able to max out not only todays games, but also the games in six months time. Note that I can't max out my games with the current GTX460 1GB (Crysis, for example, will be at 30fps with V-sync off, which is not ideal, given it will dip below that in busier scenes), and it's not really worth the investment in going only one notch above in the graphics card hierarchy.

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Quite a stupidish question! You want more performance? => 480
You want to make a fool of yourself for the bad choice you made=>560ti
It's not quite "stupdish" as you might think because there are many factors to consider, such as initial purchase price, noise, temperatures. If I want a cool card I might eventually have to buy the Arctic Cooling cooler, but that means both cards won't cost the same in the end. On the other hand I made another thread which I mentioned in here, where I asked how was the GTX480's with the reference cooler longevity, so as to make a better decision. If I can make it by applying some better thermal paste now and getting the AC cooler later, then it will be a good investment, if people with the reference card tell me it's not a good idea to buy that card with that cooler, then I might have to give it some additional thought on the additional costs.
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It's definitly not much faster, the 480 can win but not by a whole lot.
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=28624
That's comparing 1GHz to a 480. My 460 @ 1GHz is close to there, and the SOC models are 950MHz now. The 480 can OC alot more than stock, and make it way better.
    
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Go with the 480. The extra 500mb VRAM will help in the long run.
 
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The 560 is pretty much near the top of it's overclocking but the 480 has tons of headroom. And with an AXP you could get into the 900's.
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I'd say overall your best best if you're planning on going full HD will be a 480 with an AXP cooler. I picked one up for 50$ on mwave and man it is fantastic. Totally silent even on full speed, and cools like a champion. I saw a large improvement with my 580, but just make sure you go for a nice thermal paste.

Accelero Xtreme Plus
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Mx-4 Thermal Compoound

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VR004 AXP Mounting/heatsinks
And BAM! That + the 480 will net you better performance, better cooling, better noise, and more overclocking headroom then the 560.
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I'd say overall your best best if you're planning on going full HD will be a 480 with an AXP cooler. I picked one up for 50$ on mwave and man it is fantastic. Totally silent even on full speed, and cools like a champion. I saw a large improvement with my 580, but just make sure you go for a nice thermal paste.

Accelero Xtreme Plus
+

Mx-4 Thermal Compoound

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VR004 AXP Mounting/heatsinks
And BAM! That + the 480 will net you better performance, better cooling, better noise, and more overclocking headroom then the 560.

Thanks!

Man, they already have MX-4 thermal paste? I am still using MX-2 and it's great. If I remember well, MX-3 had just come out or came out a little after I bought the MX-2.

How much better is the MX-4 ? I personally love the MX-2 thermal paste
 
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Thanks!

Man, they already have MX-4 thermal paste? I am still using MX-2 and it's great. If I remember well, MX-3 had just come out or came out a little after I bought the MX-2.

How much better is the MX-4 ? I personally love the MX-2 thermal paste
Honestly Mx-2 is still great. You'd probably only see a 1-3c temp drop from Mx-4. Not worth it if you've already got a tube of Mx-2 sitting there
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Mx-4 preforms the same as Mx-3 but it spreads a lot better, just makes it easier not to mess up and have to reapply.
    
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Honestly Mx-2 is still great. You'd probably only see a 1-3c temp drop from Mx-4. Not worth it if you've already got a tube of Mx-2 sitting there
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Mx-4 preforms the same as Mx-3 but it spreads a lot better, just makes it easier not to mess up and have to reapply.

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