Should i get a GTX 480 or a 560ti?

I'm on the fence about a graphics upgrade on my computer. I currently have a radeon 6770. i built this on a 600$ budget. I have been slowly upgrading my computer. I know the 480 is higher in benchmarks but theyre is one on newegg for 200$ on sale. But which one is louder and runs cooler.

i5 2500k 4.3ghz
radeon 6770
corsair 650w
8gb Vengence
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  1. The 560 Ti is much cooler and also quieter .... upstairs have a box w/ a 480 and another w/ twin 560 Ti's and the latter is quieter.

    the 660 Ti will be even more so when released.

    These have 7 phase VRM's, larger and more efficient coolers and can be OC'd as much as 30% over reference speeds

    The 7850 would be another consideration but it's substantially (25%) more $$ .... it's performance falls between the 560 Ti and the factory OC'd 900 Mhz 560 Ti's
  2. The gtx480 performs similar (nearly the same) to the gtx570. However the gtx480 runs quite a bit hotter than the gtx560ti, and a louder. The 400's series ran quite hot, the 500's were an improvement. However as JackNaylorPE said you could wait for the 660ti, and it will be better, and run cooler. Also the gtx480 uses more power than the gtx560ti.

    Hope this helps!
  3. i was only thinking the 480 because of how low priced it was 210$. I don't want to buy a new motherboard for 3.0. Maybe i'll i could get some more $ and get a 6950 2gb.i like the 680 but theyre out of stock almost everywhere and work is slow.
  4. Don't worry, you don't need a PCIE 3.0 motherboard, as the 3.0 cards are backwards compatible with PCIE 2.0. Also there is no difference in performance when running a PCIE 3.0 card in a PCIE 2.0 motherboard. The only time you will see a difference with PCIE 2.0 is if you run two or more cards in SLI, and even then the difference is marginal. So don't worry about that. Well the 480 for $210 is a nice deal, as it performs like a more expensive gtx570. However if you can wait that would open up more possibilities, as Nvidia should release more cards soon.
  5. I would go for the 480 gtx. Even if its hotter and draws more heat i honestly don't even notice the fan noise over my case fans and if you have evga precision enabled it automatically cools it with the best premade cooling preset for the gtx 480.
  6. Best answer
    For $210 it is a very nice deal, you would be getting more performance than from the gtx 560ti. The cards run hotter, but they don't overheat, plus you can set the fan on manual and cool it down further.
  7. that looks good i just bought a 480 and a rosewill thor v2 hoping the side intake will keep it chilly and bf3 is more demanding than skyrim so it should look awesome. thnxx
  8. Best answer selected by ToKiiNz.
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