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Well i did it! Couldn't help myself! Got it yesterday and installed it in my rig under water same as my 480


You should have waited until Kepler later this year to upgrade, man!

You spent 425 Euros for 5-6 extra fps? Really? I mean, really?
    
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Insane in the membrane! insane in the brain.................lol

Thats what I call upgrade itch gone wrong
    
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Got a good price for my 480 so only paid an extra 150 so not alot out of pocket it'll probably save me that much in electricity.

I'm sure I will get another upgrade itch later in the year
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go update your sig now.
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Well though alot will say u should have waited and such...Ill say good deal on ur 480 .
Also yea all 580s have ocp, msi 580 lightning does have switches on the back that will disable all kind of protection, but i think they void ur warranty.

The good inside me says: keep pushing within the normal limits of the card and watch the temps.
The bad inside me: Flip all the switches up and oc MAOR ...
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go update your sig now.
Good point!
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Well though alot will say u should have waited and such...Ill say good deal on ur 480 .
Also yea all 580s have ocp, msi 580 lightning does have switches on the back that will disable all kind of protection, but i think they void ur warranty.

The good inside me says: keep pushing within the normal limits of the card and watch the temps.
The bad inside me: Flip all the switches up and oc MAOR ...
Well from my temps there is still plenty of head room. 1GHz should come easily! (FINGERS CROSSED)

@UrbanSmooth an average of 5-6fps in Metro 2033 is quite good IMO especially @ 1920x1200 with everything set to max. Max FPS has gone up around 15fps in some sections of the 2033 Benchmark tool. The 5-6FPS was running clock for clock though (both 480 and 580 running at 950MHz core) i'm sure that can be increased because to the extra OC headroom.
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The difference in OC potential has definitely made it a worth while buy.
So long as you find the value in it, that's all that matters. Some people spend $25+ on a single case fan just to make the system slightly quieter. No need to justify anything to anyone. Enjoy the new toy!
     
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Well, what about other games?

I just find it silly that you spent hundreds of scratch on a few extra frames per second. Benchmarks don't exactly reflect real world gaming situations, but, if that's what you're looking for, then, hey, it's your moolah.
    
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