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Old 04-15-10, 12:55 AM   #253
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Those of you that're upgrading from a 1gb or less card, can you please comment on whether the 470 or 480 offer a smoother experience? Like most knowledgeable enthusiasts, I would much rather have less stutters than super high framerates that aren't always smooth.
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Old 04-15-10, 12:58 AM   #254
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Going to grab a 470 and replace the GTX 260 in my alt rig for the heck of doing so. Naturally, I'm going to attempt overclocking.

I could get a 5850 and I've currently got enough ATi cards
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Those of you that're upgrading from a 1gb or less card, can you please comment on whether the 470 or 480 offer a smoother experience? Like most knowledgeable enthusiasts, I would much rather have less stutters than super high framerates that aren't always smooth.
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I would like info to on this as my 295....well each GPU has less than 1 GB to each!
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I would like info to on this as my 295....well each GPU has less than 1 GB to each!
I can honestly say without a doubt that the gaming on a 480 is a much more enjoyable experience than with my 295. I was actually shocked at how much better some games ran, and the minimum framerates made even games that ran about the same on the top end feel much smoother overall. Games like Crysis, BFBC2 are much smoother. Games like Metro 2033, Stalker, and Age of Conan were significant leaps. I can run 16QxAA in Batman at higher fps than I could 4xAA on the 295.

A good example of a game that floored me was Fallout 3. It's a pretty smooth running game anyway, but when you start adding in texture packs, add-ons, etc. it can start to bog down and occasionally stutter. I've been playing it for as long as I can remember at 1920x1080 with 4xaa on my 295. With the 480 those occasional stutters are gone and it's so smooth that I actually bumped the AA to x8(and could probably go higher) and still had better performance. The added ram no doubt helps quite a bit.

When I sold my 295 I was worried I would need SLI 4xx's to really appreciate the upgrade, which is why I bought two 480's. I just opened the second 480 about an hour ago, but for the past three days I've been debating whether or not I even needed it. That's because the single 480 exceeded my expectations in every possible way coming from the 295.


That's just me, though, YMMV. I'm sure someone will come along any time now and tell you that I'm lying or just trying to justify my purchase.


Edit: Actually you should take a look at MikeC's 480 first look thread, it's got some pretty good benchmarks between the two cards, including minimum frames remarks:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=149400
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For me, a dual GPU card/setup needs to perform at least somewhere around 25% better than a single GPU card to be worth it. I imagine a 480 would be better than a 295 in the same ways I found my 5870 better than my 4870x2. Reviews said otherwise, but actual use has proven this for me.

In other words, I agree with the above
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I must say that even if I would like to buy Fermi I'm not able to do so. This card is still not avaible here in Poland.
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Sly, you checked out 2 x 480 + 1 more GPU for PhysX yet?

I'm not sure it can be done with just a 1000W PSU after seeing this guy struggle with 2 480s on a 850W PSU.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=302016
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Sly, you checked out 2 x 480 + 1 more GPU for PhysX yet?

I'm not sure it can be done with just a 1000W PSU after seeing this guy struggle with 2 480s on a 850W PSU.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=302016
He will be fine with a 1000w....Jacob from Evga had 3 480s running on a Corsair HX1000w with no issues, He could only run one 8 pin CPU connector though.
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UK guys more GTX 470 & 480 in stocks.

ScanFX Geforce GTX 470 316.63 Scan UK

Novatech Geforce GTX 470 309.99 Novatech

Palit Geforce GTX 470 299 Scan UK

Zotac Geforce GTX 470 320 Novatech / 314.99 CCL

Point of View Geforce GTX 470 296.72 CCL / 309.99 Ebuyer

Point of View Geforce GTX 480 429.99 Ebuyer
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Does anyone have an idea when system builders are getting them? I did an on-line chat with Alienware support and the guy had no idea what I was talking about.

Before Dell bought them they would have had these day 1...
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Newegg is selling pre-built systems with 480s if that's what you're looking for.
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