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Upgrading to gtx 480, need help please.

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July 16, 2010 2:49:09 AM

Of these 3 brands of the Nvidia gtx 480 which one would be the best considering customer service,warranty, and overall satisfaction. I can oc myself so no need to spend the exrta money. plus these three versions are the most affordable at $459 a piece.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125319

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127502

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814162050

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July 16, 2010 3:01:53 AM

Your links are not working; make it easy for posters, just name the brands.
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July 16, 2010 4:03:38 AM

man, just one question, are u sure u want to go for the gtx 480? i would reccomend to crossfire a pair of hd 5850 and will be tter than the gtx 480. if not, just check for the warranties of each brand and see wich one u like =)
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July 16, 2010 4:05:32 AM

id recommend to wait for the 475 to come out, and if not that, get 2 gtx 460s, even though dual card setups is a hassle.
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July 16, 2010 5:15:10 AM

Best answer selected by Lewdawg.
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July 16, 2010 5:25:21 AM

ares1214 said:
id recommend to wait for the 475 to come out, and if not that, get 2 gtx 460s, even though dual card setups is a hassle.


I have been looking into dual gtx 460 768mb versions and they seem to beat the gtx480 in evrrygame they benchmark with..
Do you think they would run games with max settings and all aa setting on full as well as a 480 though?


What kind of hassles will I run into with these babies in sli? And do you think sli 460's will be all around better?
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July 16, 2010 5:27:26 AM

SLI 460's will tackle everything better then a single 480....

I don't think SLI is a hassle.
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July 16, 2010 5:32:00 AM

id recommend getting the 1 gig versions, the limited memory hold the 768 ones back a lot. it depends on your resolution and the game, but 460's in sli are usually second to nothing besides the 5970, and then obviously dual cards of higher performers. and any dual card setup runs into hassles, there CAN be overclocking hassles, driver hassles, compatibility hassles, just a lot of stuff can go wrong. its always better to get a single card over dual cards, but dual cards usually beat the stronger cards when doubled up, and give better value. personally, id wait until the 475 is out, evaluate it, see what it can do, then move. the gtx 460 is still in its infancy, wait for the rush to stop, prices to drop a tad bit, and better performing versions to be released. currently, 1 gig versions are harder to get, but as time goes on, more will release them.
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July 16, 2010 5:32:38 AM

You think even the 768mb versions will be superior?
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July 16, 2010 5:37:21 AM

Yes, but the 1gig versions are a lot better as ares said. They are well worth the extra money.
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July 16, 2010 5:39:51 AM

ares1214 said:
id recommend getting the 1 gig versions, the limited memory hold the 768 ones back a lot. it depends on your resolution and the game, but 460's in sli are usually second to nothing besides the 5970, and then obviously dual cards of higher performers. and any dual card setup runs into hassles, there CAN be overclocking hassles, driver hassles, compatibility hassles, just a lot of stuff can go wrong. its always better to get a single card over dual cards, but dual cards usually beat the stronger cards when doubled up, and give better
value. personally, id wait until the 475 is out, evaluate it, see what it can do, then move. the
gtx 460 is still in its infancy, wait for the rush
to stop, prices to drop a tad bit, and better performing versions to be released. currently, 1 gig versions are harder to get, but as time goes on, more will release them.


The 768mb is what had me skeptical and even with scaling at ninety percent it still had me wondering. I run all my games at 1920x1200 max settings so maybe I will just go for A single 480 for that reason but I also can wait a little bit, my current gtx 280 just seems to be performing really lackluster right now..
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July 16, 2010 5:44:47 AM

Helltech said:
Yes, but the 1gig versions are a lot better as ares said. They are well worth the extra money.


Thanks for the input.
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July 16, 2010 5:45:59 AM

no no no, you see, i meant the 768 mb wouldnt be as good, 1 gig will beat the 480 convincingly. me opinion in a nutshell for nvidia is now, either buy 2 460s 1 gig version, or wait till the 475. the 280 is a very capable card, so id say wait till 475. id go against the 480.
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July 16, 2010 5:49:34 AM

Ok sweet thanks.. I will just wait it out a little while.
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