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Yes, I'm buying GF480 34 26.15%
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Old 04-13-10, 05:38 PM   #157
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They should have put it up against 480s in SLI since that would be around the same price.
you cant, its a single card, like the others, so that means, they can get 2 of them and put it up against 480 sli, lol
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Still doesn't change the fact that they would be nowhere near the same price range. Even though it's a single card it's still priced like two cards.
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For $1000, I would rather have 2 2gb 5870s. 2 cards are always cooler than 1.
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Old 04-13-10, 07:15 PM   #160
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you cant, its a single card, like the others, so that means, they can get 2 of them and put it up against 480 sli, lol
And you can Quad 480's in SLI...for the same price.

If you look at those benchmarks the 480 closes the gap pretty good when high AA and AF are applied, and lets face it, who spends $500-1000 dollars and doesn't use maximum eye candy?

480s in SLI would be faster than that 5970, it better not cost $1000 or it's not worth it.
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Ya' the 2Gb 5870s are the same price as the 480. Honestly, I'd go 480 SLi over that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...70+2gb&x=0&y=0

480 SLi has great mins and does very well @ 2560x. If I hadn't bought the one 5870 way back when I definitely would have got 480 SLi.

Manually overclocked 5850 Crossfire remains a great investment too.
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For $1000, I would rather have 2 2gb 5870s. 2 cards are always cooler than 1.
Not if you have to place them in PCI-E slots next to each other, like on my PC set up plus I prefer the single card multi GPU, almost always cheaper than buying 2 cards plus more PCI-E slots for my other stuff.


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And you can Quad 480's in SLI...for the same price.

If you look at those benchmarks the 480 closes the gap pretty good when high AA and AF are applied, and lets face it, who spends $500-1000 dollars and doesn't use maximum eye candy?

480s in SLI would be faster than that 5970, it better not cost $1000 or it's not worth it.
Well I don't think it's a great Idea to run 4 X GTX 480 without watercooling and that would cost some big money.
For example EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW $650 x 4 = $2600 plus it would need good triple rad, pump, fans and other small parts. Some watercooling expert could probably estimate better the total cost.
Buying the waterblocks as addition would not be much cheaper. I would prefer the pre-built ones probably more easy when reseling the cards on eBAY.

Here is what Kyle from [H] claims was told by NVIDIA when benching GTG 480 SLI. My guess the suggestion only applies to stock air cooler.
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GTX 480 SLI - We used our cards in a configuration NOT suggested by NVIDIA. We did not do this to put NVIDIA in a bad light, we did it because we think this is the way most of the people will configure SLI cards in their own chassis. Our slots don't leave us much choice on the Gigabyte motherboard we used. NVIDIA suggest that we leave a space between the cards.
Anybody can figure out how to leave space between the cards on this set-up. No connection to Kyle GTX 480 SLI bench, picture thanks to TechPowerUp



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I agree with this part provided somebody has mobo and PC case to run the GTX 480 SLI with space between the cards.
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the 480s are space heaters lol
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Not if you have to place them in PCI-E slots next to each other, like on my PC set up plus I prefer the single card multi GPU, almost always cheaper than buying 2 cards plus more PCI-E slots for my other stuff.
But it's not cheaper in this case, if the 4gb card is being sold for $100. $800 is a much fairer price based on the history of 2x cards.
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this is like the new 480?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOVjZqC1AE4
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5870 Crossfire isn't that hot even with the cards jammed on top of one another. My top cards top idle @ 39C and the hottest cards don't go over 75C after hours of Crysis all VH. The bottom card is of course cooler than that. It's usually 65-70C.

My case has an intake right dead in front of them that feeds them air though.
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