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Please help. what is better to get GTX 480, HD 5970 B.E; 2 GTX470 SLI

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June 26, 2010 3:14:17 AM

my parts: CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB DDR3 1600, Intel Core i7-930 4.0 GHz, EVGA 3-Way SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard.
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 3:25:00 AM

The fastest configuration would be GTX 470 SLI, followed by HD 5970 then GTX 480. In terms of raw performance, I'd go for GTX 470 SLI, if I were concerned with power or heat issues, the HD 5970 instead.
June 26, 2010 3:32:20 AM

I agree with the GTX 470 SLI. It is definitely faster than a GTX 480, and faster than the HD 5970 at similar price.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 1:18:18 PM

SLI or CF setup will produce a lot amount of heat, so if i were you, i would get HD5970 instead... :) 
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 1:43:34 PM

wa1 said:
SLI or CF setup will produce a lot amount of heat, so if i were you, i would get HD5970 instead... :) 

At 86c the 5970 isn't exactly an AC unit and in SLi the GTX470 seems to run cooler than that hot old ATi brick depending on which sites graphs are looked at. :kaola: 




a c 189 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 2:48:13 PM

I guess you're right, MM... :) 

Sorry i gave the wrong info for the OP...
Gosh, surely you have a lot knowledge, MM...
It seems like you already knew anything. :D 
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 3:06:05 PM

wa1 said:
I guess you're right, MM... :) 

Sorry i gave the wrong info for the OP...
Gosh, surely you have a lot knowledge, MM...
It seems like you already knew anything. :D 

I'm sorry but every time I see the 5970 being recommended because it runs cooler than any of the Nvidia 4xx card(s) I can't help but think of this :- :ange: 
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