Re: GTX 480: Worst GeForce card ever?
There's no doubt Nvidia rushed Fermi to market. It had to have something to compete with Cypress. Instead of a full-fledged GF100, we got a stripped down GPU so Nvidia could put it in the market. It's noisy, power-hungry and not much faster than the HD 5870. I agree that it is a much better card than the truly disastrous FX 5800. You will recall that Nvidia "fixed" that card with the FX 5900 Ultra. Nvidia has done the same thing with the GTX 580. Nvidia likes to release high-end cards that are not ready and then replace them with "fixed" versions. ATI did this with the HD 3xxx series.