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Old 11-17-10, 08:22 AM   #13
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Hmmm.....

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.
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Old 11-17-10, 12:00 PM   #14
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ONLY $620. Think about that a minute. That's stupid.
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Old 11-17-10, 12:14 PM   #15
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None of it this really matters when the games put to use are absolute gash.

Where are they getting these comparisons from? Who really cares about heat or energy usage when your running PSUs from 750 to 1200 watts? Did you honestly bring that into the equation when building your PC? I doubt it. Hippies don't built PCs, they hug trees.

The 480 still out performs anything ATI does in a single card, I don't see the problem.

Even still, what does it outperform it on...? Crysis, which ive just bought for 6 from the bargain bin, three years old.
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Old 11-17-10, 12:43 PM   #16
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The GTX 280s were $820 each. 4870X2 was $680. 5970 was $820. Even the GeForce 2 Ultra was over $800.

Just to put things in perspective. I really envy the US customers because they can get everything at such awesome prices.
Still, the US customers are always complaining about pricing... That is stupid.
I'm not complaining about pricing, as much as I am, simply buying a card at that price. They can keep going higher, I just would never buy one.
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Old 11-17-10, 12:53 PM   #17
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I wouldn't say it is anywhere near the worst. In fact, it was the single fastest chip video card around until the launch of the 580.
Exactly my thoughts.

It wasn't the most efficient, but it wasn't bad. The 5800 truly was performing worse than the competition, completely different story than the 480
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Old 11-17-10, 12:58 PM   #18
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I think I paid $499 for my 480. I'd have to check.
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I think I paid $499 for my 480. I'd have to check.
$489 for my SC 480, and with the Accelero cooler I'm very pleased with my 480. If this is the worst they ever released then they're doing all right in my book.
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$489 for my SC 480, and with the Accelero cooler I'm very pleased with my 480. If this is the worst they ever released then they're doing all right in my book.
Are you planning on getting the 580?
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Old 11-17-10, 03:26 PM   #21
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Are you planning on getting the 580?
No, going to pass on this one Bro. This 480 does everything I need it too, and it does it silently too.
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Old 11-17-10, 03:30 PM   #22
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Agree with Maverickman. NVIDIA needed to release the 480 in whatever shape or form. But they knew it wasn't ready for prime time.

I'm ready for an NVIDIA skit like they ran when they laughed about the dustbuster.

The 580 - nice...
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Has to be the 5800 series for sure. The 480 isn't up there with the best they've done by any means. but it's a nice card.
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Old 11-17-10, 05:07 PM   #24
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MY 480 isn't that bad works fine and isn't that loud.
I couldn't hear you. What did you say?
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