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Old 07-05-10, 02:31 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is there something specific to make me choose a new gpu?

I have both 2 HD5870 and 2 GTX470 ,while the HD5870 is fast and will play any game you want ,I just like the control pannel better on the GTX 470 ,plus the GTX 470 easily clocks to speeds faster then the HD5870 in nearly evre game.Plus if you look around you can find good deals on the GTX 470 ,I bought two MSI GTX 470 on sale for $560,I thought about a GTX 480 but at the time all of them were around $500 and I thought for $60 more I could have a GTX 470 SLI set up and it would be faster then one GTX 480.Both my cards will do 800/3800 in sli at default voltages, which makes it faster then my HD5870CF setup.I glad I did ,I kept hearing how loud the fan was and how hot it runs ,the fan does'nt really get noisesy until after 70%,and so far playing games the hottest it has got is 78c which is'nt bad.If you had a GTX 260,280,295 then the fan noise will be no problem.I have yet to see how high I can go with the extra voltage ,right now default is just fine.
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