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EVGA GTX480 - Should I buy it?

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Will this card be about 2-3 times faster than my 9800GTX+? I will be running it at 1280x1024 resolution. Is the GTX480 missing out on anything important that the GTX5xx series offers?

I sent the website a message to see when they will have more in stock. I like EVGA and I hope I can get one of these cards at this price!
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If you're about to drop $240 on a GPU I would go with the 6950 for another $20 - $30. You can use your current 9800GTX as a dedicated Physx card. And yes, the 6950 is better than the GTX480 when you unlock it.

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Will this card be about 2-3 times faster than my 9800GTX+? I will be running it at 1280x1024 resolution.
I think it will, but I can't be exact.

With the low resolution you're playing at a 480 would be overkill. A 560 Ti would make more sense because of what you'd gain with it.

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Is the GTX480 missing out on anything important that the GTX5xx series offers?
560 = significantly less heat generation, and you also gain DX 11. Which actually is worth it.

I recommend a 560, and to be more precise, either one of these.

MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC


MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk Twin Frozr III
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/23/11 at 10:30pm
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A 560 is more appropriate for you.
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I think it will, but I can't be exact.

With the low resolution you're playing at a 480 would be overkill. A 560 Ti would make more sense because of what you'd gain with it.



560 = significantly less heat generation, and you also gain DX 11. Which actually is worth it.
both the 4xx and 5xx have dx11
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Yeah,

TBH at those resolutions, your GTX9800 should be fine.

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both the 4xx and 5xx have dx11
Oh really ? I actually didn't know. Not being sarcastic either.
I actually thought that and the less heat were the 2 factors that made it worth buying, well that and the price > performance ratio.

Oh, duh, I forgot the 2** series existed for a sec, got confused
I was thinking the first 3 number series didn't have DX11 so 460 to 560 you gain DX11, but I had one of those moments and forgot about the 2** series.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/24/11 at 7:02am
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I am running Portal 2 at max details Full AA triple buffer vsync and it's a silky smooth 60FPS at 1280x1024.

I guess the 9800GTX+ still has some life in it? It has been overclocked in EVGA Precision so maybe that's helping too?

Mind you it's not an extremely intense game to run either..

Maybe I'll hold off on the 480 for now.. could see a price drop soon. Maybe by then the 580 will drop down too.
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