Re: GTX 480: Worst GeForce card ever?
The 5800 was crap because it wasn't that fast. It just sucked.
The 480 is still fast and not that much slower than a 580, it's also faster than most of the single GPU ATI cards that it competes with.
I had a 285 and my 480 isn't any louder, at least that I can hear. It does run hot, though.
I guess if it dies next year, maybe EVGA will give me a 580. Who knows. I'm happy with mine.