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March 5, 2010 4:09:05 AM

I am wondering can anybody help me, I have a xfx gtx 280 xxx a beautiful card but i want to increase the power and was thinking of upgrading the card to a 285 xxx or should i just buy another 280xxx and be happy with that as the other option would prove quite costly, please advise.

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March 5, 2010 1:29:29 PM

Hi:

Is your Case larger enough to Fits all Video Sizes!!!!

anyhow I think that NVIDIA may have confirmed Q1 for the GTX 480 and GTX 470.

Why don't you wait for the new GPU coming out and sell your current GPU to

purchase it?


GTX 470 20-25% faster then GTX 285, GTX 480 equal to HD 5970?

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=148276

Later,G

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March 6, 2010 1:35:52 AM

greenfield said:
Hi:

Is your Case larger enough to Fits all Video Sizes!!!!

anyhow I think that NVIDIA may have confirmed Q1 for the GTX 480 and GTX 470.

Why don't you wait for the new GPU coming out and sell your current GPU to

purchase it?


GTX 470 20-25% faster then GTX 285, GTX 480 equal to HD 5970?

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=148276

Later,G

well the case is large enough i think its the antec nine hundred, but i do have the striker extreme motherboard in there and that takes up a lot of room and a 700w power supply, and 2 8000 HD sata and striped. but im sure ill make it fit.
however you comments about the new nvidia cards are interesting, ill do some research. on another note im also interested to know about my quad core cpu that im running with the new card installed is it possible that it might bottle neck my system ???.

thanks very much for your help G.

Delboy72
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March 13, 2010 4:07:12 AM

to be honest its been so long sicne ive been near my pc that i couldnt really say what type of quad it is i think its the 2.8 (do you think i should get a more poweful cpu???) if that makes sense the HD are 7800 and 5600 i think but thats all i can tell you i was looking at the 480 but dont know how much they are in aussie dollars. hope you can understand me as my knowlage base is a little bit faded :) 
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March 13, 2010 3:57:37 PM

Hi: do you have the following motherboard isn't it !!!!

ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...


In regards to you current CPU
do you have the following one

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Finally: with respect to the GTX 470 and GTX 480 you can wait another two weeks to see how much money it will cost then you can decide whether to go for it or not

best of luck
later,G

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March 13, 2010 7:01:32 PM

Okay some misinformation has been going on here.

GTX 480= 16% faster then the HD 5870 on one certain game, on others it's slower or slightly faster.

GTX 480= far less powerful then the HD 5970.

GTX 470=in between HD 5850/HD 5870

Your better off picking up an HD 5870 and overclocking it.
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March 13, 2010 7:29:12 PM

If the $499 GTX 470 surpasses a 5870 by a good 30%, then I say its priced decently.
And the GTX 480 would have to equal a 5970 if its asking for a $680 price.

Only time and benchmarks will tell if the price is justified or not.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1035388779




How fast do you believe GTX 480?

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=316633


GTX 470 20-25% faster than GTX 285, GTX 480 equal to HD 5970?

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=24...




The GTX 480 and 470 are released at approximately £500 and £370

from an Nvidia source that 470 will be 20-25% faster than GTX285, ......

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=16092...




GTX 470 20-25% faster then GTX 285, GTX 480 equal to HD 5970?

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=148276


GeForce GTX 470 will be 20-25% better than GeForce GTX 285....

http://forums.vr-zone.com/news-around-the-web/565049-ge...



GeForce GTX 470 will be 20-25% better than GeForce GTX 285

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=199635&mpage=1&pri...

later,G

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March 13, 2010 11:04:58 PM

You haven't seen the recent benchmarks of the final product GTX 480 have you?
Straight from Nvidia, not speculations like you posted:

http://gizmodo.com/5487352/nvidia-gtx-480-takes-on-ati-...

15% performance increase until the part of the uniengine uses a high level of hardware tessellation that no game known to man uses or will use. In hardware tesselation the GTX 480 wins by almost double the performance, in real life test scenarios around 16% max. Please note this is the UNIENGINE SYNTHETICS NOT A REAL GAME.

As I have mentioned even in one particular game (name escapes me) the max performance was 15%, with other games actually showing favor the the HD 5870 and others to the GTX 480.

GTX 480 is still well under an HD 5970's capabilities. It takes the single gpu card trophy, but looses the single card trophy which is what matters (remember GTX 295? Well HD 5970 is just that.).


Read this as well. Charlie receives various benchmarks from moles that are "friendly" to Nvidia thus received GTX 480 final product samples (meaning they are the same cards that will ship out to the public for market). Some saw 5% increase in performance average against the HD 5870. Notice there are NOT assumptions they are well verified benchmarks by Nvidia friendly hardware reviewers who cannot risk exposing real evidence for fear of been excluded as Anand and others have (as mentioned by Charlie)... Even if you say he's biased, you can't say he hasnt been right with everyone of his predictions starting from too optimistic of clock speeds, to fail yields, to heat/power consumption being incredibly high.

http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/02/20/semiaccurate-get...
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