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Old 03-26-10, 09:10 PM   #40
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Default Re: Your opinion on the GTX 470 & 480

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
I just love 480 SLI and its scaling! Really impressed with it and finally a worthy upgrade!

Also I'm impressed by nV's performance at brand new games like Metro and Just Cause 2 - that just shows their engagement in the industry.

I don't see why the power consumption is such a big deal. The card will be running idle most of the times anyway. And at idle, there's only a ~20W difference between the 480 and the 5870. The few hours of maxed out load won't make a huge difference on the power bill. Get a more efficient refrigerator, LCD TV or vacuum cleaner if you really care about power savings and make a difference
Power consumption means nothing to me and shouldn't to anyone who is going to spend $500 US on a video card.

I was also impressed with the Metro benchmarks. This game is a total system hog in 3D, so I'd need either a 5870 or 480 minimum.
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