Re: Your opinion on the GTX 470 & 480
In the games I'd like an improvement in the 480 is 2-3 times the speed of my GTX 260, but the heat and power consumption is definitely a big drawback.
If it was $450, it'd be easier to swallow... but with the 5870 being $100-$150 cheaper and being FAR more efficient, its tough to make a decision.
The overclocked performance of the 480 seems to be pretty awesome (firingsquad saw roughly 15-20% performance increase) but that means even MORE heat and power consumption.
I'm just not sure yet.
I'd really like a new card, but honestly, $500 is quite a bit of money and it STILL can't play every game with a reasonable frame rate at 1920x1200 with max settings and no AA.
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