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I have both GTX 480 and HD 5870... what should I do?!?!

post #1 of 26
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Ok, so when I first built my computer, I got myself an ATI Radeon HD 5870. However, last night, I was given a Nvidia GeForce GTX 480.
Now from whatever little knowledge I have, I can't bridge the two via SLI or Crossfire AND I don't have a second monitor so I can't do a dual screen thing. So what should I do? Which one should I sell, and which one should I keep?
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post #2 of 26
I'll take one
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$600
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post #4 of 26
If u want to keep both of them, just use the 5870 and put the GTX480 in for PhysX . JK, i'd say sell the 5870 and keep the GTX480.
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post #5 of 26
Hmm. Sell both and get a new card.
post #6 of 26
You should totally sell the 480 cuz you can get at least $280 for it. Then you can buy another xfx 5870 for around $200 from newegg and you will have made money! Also you will have that GPU setup for a while before an upgrade is needed.
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post #7 of 26
Sell both and get a 6950 modded to a 6970, and Xfire if needed. Better than 6990 with lower cost, tempt, noise....
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post #8 of 26
Keep the faster one, GTX 480, sell the HD5870 ?
post #9 of 26
The 480 isn't faster And the crossfire scaling on the 5870 is better.
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post #10 of 26
Step 1: Sell both
Step 2: Sell your body
Step 3: Continue with Step 2 until 900 USD has been made
Step 4: Buy GTX590
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