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GTX480 vs GTX560TI .. Quick advice!!

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July 1, 2012 6:32:56 AM

Hello,

Just wanted opinions of which is better deal for an i3-2120, Z68, 700W PSU!

EVGA GTX480 - $200
ZOTAC GTX560TI - $145 (after $20MIR)

Thanks!
July 1, 2012 6:47:46 AM

The gtx 480 will perform
Better BUT it consumes a lot more power, it runs VERY hot and it sounds like an jet engine when the fan is at full at full speed, my advise? Get 60$ more and buy a GTX570 or a R7850, both will perform on pair with the GTX480 but they will consume a lot less power and make less noise (Speacially te R7850). Altough the GTX 570 is a tiny bit faster than the R7850 in some games, but in few and very rare cases the R7850 can match the GTX580 performance....R7870 and R7950 are good choices too but they cost 300 and ~350$ respectively
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July 1, 2012 6:59:33 AM

Thanks for the advice. But I really don't have the money to spend on anything higher than $200 for the GPU.

My original budget was $150 ... which when I saw the GTX560Ti.. I was shocked and was super tempted to purchase it. $200 for the GTX480 is already pushing it!

However, I know the GTX480s are on cheaaap.
1) No need for mail-in-rebate
2) EVGA has a better reputation than ZOTAC

I know the GTX480 runs hot, but I have no means to SLI and I think my case has decent airflow ><"
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July 1, 2012 7:00:39 AM

What is your case?
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July 1, 2012 7:06:53 AM

The GTX 480 will be 25-30% faster if I calculated that correctly. It's up to you if the additional cost and power consumption is worth it.
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July 1, 2012 7:10:57 AM

Yeah, I'm mainly looking for price/performance ratio...

Would you say that they're about the same then? At these prices?
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July 1, 2012 7:27:05 AM

Yeah, the 560 is slightly better in performance/$, but has less total power, so again, it's up to you to decide.
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July 1, 2012 8:04:12 AM

bigcyco1 said:
I have a suggestion get this for your 480 and it will run allot cooler you'll even be able to OC it without heat issues http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... my son did this and his 480 will match a stock 580 now when OC. beats any R7850 violently but still it's a power hog


+1 to this idea!
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July 1, 2012 8:04:58 AM

well... as i see it, your best choice is the GTX 480, go for it! and later add the cooler @bigcyco1 suggested
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July 1, 2012 11:19:50 PM

Thanks for the advice.

I'm going to go see if I can get the GTX560ti for $135 (after $30MIR)
** The MIR increased for July ;D.

If not, then I will go for the GTX480 for $200! + Gelid cooler (It's on sale for $35 at memoryexpress.com!)
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July 2, 2012 1:43:45 AM

rex000 said:

II will go for the GTX480 for $200! + Gelid cooler (It's on sale for $35 at memoryexpress.com!)


Great idea!
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July 31, 2012 4:02:43 PM

Best answer selected by rex000.
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