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May 24, 2012 5:32:39 AM

Hey all, new to the forum so first a hello.

I'm working on my first build, a gaming rig. I'm pretty stumped on what GPU to get, so hopefully someone can give me some opinions on the cards I'm looking at.

What I've chosen for my build so far is:

Intel i5-2500k CPU
Antec Earthwatts 650w PSU
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM
Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
Asus VS248H-P 24" 1080p Monitor

And for the GPU I've been looking at:

EVGA GTX 480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 480 seems like a great card, especially for the price, but apparently it gets really hot and consumes a lot of power. I can see where that might cause issues for someone inexperienced such a myself because I don't know how to properly power and cool it.

MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Looks like a nice card, weaker than the 480 and 570, but at a more comfortable price than the 570 and easier to manage than the 480. Might be nice if I settle for playing games on lower settings.

MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seems like a more stable and easy to manage version of the 480. Powerful and has a good cooling system already. A powerful card, but the price point is high, especially as this is my first build.

XFX Radeon HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same thoughts as the 560, they look to be very similar, not sure which is better.


So those are the cards and my thoughts on them. The price points are what's getting me, I'm not sure the extra money is worth the upgrade. I'd appreciate any advice that could help with my decision.

More about : build gtx 480 gtx 560 gtx 570 6950

a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 5:42:46 AM

7850 or 480 for the money.

570 overpriced
6950 not bad

if you get a 480 make sure you get a good case...at least haf 912 lvl
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 5:47:19 AM

Of all of those, I would go with either the MSI GTX 570 or the XFX RAdeon HD 6950.

To save yourself a little bit of money, I would go with the 6950. You could always wait a little while to see if the hd radeon 7850 will drop $10-20. I think its performance is on par with the 6950, consumes less power (saves money in the long run), and runs cooler.

Between the gtx 480 and gtx 570, I would pick the gtx 570. My reasons for this are: the gtx 480, while a great gpu - runs very hot and is pretty inefficient. Nvidia got fermi right when they made the 500 series. The gtx 570 is basically the gtx 480 from the previous generation, but a little cooler and more energy efficient. It has the same performance specs (maybe someone could correct me if I'm wrong though).

I'm sorry if I'm not giving you a definitive answer. There are a few factors that your decision will depend on and you need to figure out which factors take higher priority such as:

-power consumption
-performance
-heat
-price
-noise

I'm sure there are more experienced readers here who could answer your question better though xD.
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a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 5:55:23 AM

7850.

If you can find a 480 or 6950 for $200, thats an ok investment, but at $220, they're not worth the money because you can get your hands on a 7850 for $240-250.

The 570 isn't worth the money anymore, either. The 7850 performs the same as a 570, it's cheaper than the 570, and it uses 1/3 the power that a 570 does.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

card rankings:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

power consumption:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/...

good luck!
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 6:33:07 AM

Simply;
GTX 570=GTX 480 (GTX 570 is 1% faster than GTX 480)
GTX 570>HD 6950>GTX 560Ti

The GTX 480 runs as hot as hell, consumes much power and noisy. Right now the best bang for buck is the HD 7850, only 5% slower than GTX 570 but runs cooler and draws half the power of GTX 570.

Anonymous
May 24, 2012 6:47:18 AM

ilysaml said:
Simply;
GTX 570=GTX 480 (GTX 570 is 1% faster than GTX 480)
GTX 570>HD 6950>GTX 560Ti

The GTX 480 runs as hot as hell, consumes much power and noisy. Right now the best bang for buck is the HD 7850, only 5% slower than GTX 570 but runs cooler and draws half the power of GTX 570.



false the gtx 480 is not loud even my reference evga is not loud at 100% fan speed.But to the official poster i highley reccomend the gigabyte super overclocked gtx 480 it comes overclocked out of the box and is faster then a gtx 580 and you should beable to find one for less then $250 if you look hard enough.Even if you find a used one gigabyte has a 3 year warrenty even if you are not the original owner you can still rma it if it goes to crap.The card has 3 fans and runs cool under 70C and will beat the snot out of any card listen in this thread.best bang for the buck is not the 7850 either even the reference gtx 480 from newegg is better bang for the buck.
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 7:07:16 AM

Anonymous said:
false the gtx 480 is not loud even my reference evga is not loud at 100% fan speed.

:non:  Don't call me wrong unless you have a prove to your sayings, I take reviewers words over yours, from Guru3d review of the GTX 470/480;
Quote:
For both cards you can expect roughly similar noise levels with the GTX 480 being a notch louder when it's stressed. Once the GPU starts to heat up the fan RPM will go up real fast and the card does become audible. We measure roughly 43 dBA for the GTX 470 and 45 DBa with heavy GPU stress. Not at all annoying, but you can hear the airflow.


Anonymous said:
By the way the gtx 480 is faster then the 570 again man im not sure where you get your numbers from?do you just make stuff up as you go along?best bang for the buck is not the 7850 either even the reference gtx 480 from newegg is better bang for the buck.

I get my numbers from techpowerup review of the GTX 570

For the noise levels, power consumption & heat of course the HD 7850 is the best bang for buck, with a little OC you cover the gap between GTX 570 and HD 7850 for $80 less. GTX 480 is out of question unless you wanna spend $70 on an aftermarket cooler.
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 7:08:16 AM

Anonymous said:
the reference gtx 480 from newegg is better bang for the buck.


No. Just no.

The 480 *is* $20 cheaper, and does perform roughly the same as a 7850, but

the 480 uses 361 watts at load and 55w idle.
the 7850 uses 101 watts at load and 10w idle.

At the average price per kwh in the united states and average PC usage, the 480 is going to cost you $20 more than the 7850 in 3-4 months. If you keep your system for 2 years, the 480 is going to cost you $120-$160 more than the 7850.

I can't imagine how much of a bath you'd take on an overclocked 480 >.<
Anonymous
May 24, 2012 8:51:48 AM

quilciri said:
No. Just no.

The 480 *is* $20 cheaper, and does perform roughly the same as a 7850, but

the 480 uses 361 watts at load and 55w idle.
the 7850 uses 101 watts at load and 10w idle.

At the average price per kwh in the united states and average PC usage, the 480 is going to cost you $20 more than the 7850 in 3-4 months. If you keep your system for 2 years, the 480 is going to cost you $120-$160 more than the 7850.

I can't imagine how much of a bath you'd take on an overclocked 480 >.<


Dude im talking pure numbers raw power fps so no your wrong.
Anonymous
May 24, 2012 8:58:39 AM

ilysaml said:
:non:  Don't call me wrong unless you have a prove to your sayings, I take reviewers words over yours, from Guru3d review of the GTX 470/480;
Quote:
For both cards you can expect roughly similar noise levels with the GTX 480 being a notch louder when it's stressed. Once the GPU starts to heat up the fan RPM will go up real fast and the card does become audible. We measure roughly 43 dBA for the GTX 470 and 45 DBa with heavy GPU stress. Not at all annoying, but you can hear the airflow.



I get my numbers from techpowerup review of the GTX 570
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_570/images/perfrel_1920.gif
For the noise levels, power consumption & heat of course the HD 7850 is the best bang for buck, with a little OC you cover the gap between GTX 570 and HD 7850 for $80 less. GTX 480 is out of question unless you wanna spend $70 on an aftermarket cooler.


Theres gigabyte superclocked cards to be had for $200 as well and that runs as cool as any card on the list.Have you ever owned a gtx 480?The first batch of them were loud then they altered the design a bit as recon can give you more details about that but the evga run of the mill gtx 480 is damn quiet.3rd quietest card ive ever owned.I reccomend getting a used one to as the warrenty carries over from owner to owner and with a 3 year warrenty your set.Lets say you got a brand new one from newegg for 209$ put a $50 aftermarket cooler on it chances are you will get 850 mhz out of the core clock and that my friend is beyond a stock gtx 580 for about the same price as a 7850.even if you did go that route $260 for a gtx 480 with aftermarket cooling its still the best bang for the buck on the list and its not even close.
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 10:22:02 AM

Anonymous said:
Theres gigabyte superclocked cards to be had for $200 as well and that runs as cool as any card on the list.Have you ever owned a gtx 480?The first batch of them were loud then they altered the design a bit as recon can give you more details about that but the evga run of the mill gtx 480 is damn quiet.3rd quietest card ive ever owned.I reccomend getting a used one to as the warrenty carries over from owner to owner and with a 3 year warrenty your set.Lets say you got a brand new one from newegg for 209$ put a $50 aftermarket cooler on it chances are you will get 850 mhz out of the core clock and that my friend is beyond a stock gtx 580 for about the same price as a 7850.even if you did go that route $260 for a gtx 480 with aftermarket cooling its still the best bang for the buck on the list and its not even close.


You can tell he's a troll by the green hat.

....or that words don't come from his mouth, only bullshit.

EVGA warranties don't transfer, and if you buy a new EVGA card online, you don't even get a warranty unless you buy it from one of their licensed dealers. That means if you buy an EVGA card from ebay, even if it's brand new, sealed in the box, you have no warranty.

http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/

Quote:
All Long-term warranties, Step-Up options, EAR options, Cross-Ship Options, and Extended Warranty options are only available to the original purchaser and do not transfer to the next owner if the card is given away or sold


Quote:
For the original owner of the product with a valid invoice that can be verified from an approved reseller the warranty begins from the date of purchase on the invoice.


here's the approved reseller list
http://www.evga.com/products/WhereToBuy.asp?t=Online

Oh, and only Amazon.com itself counts as a reseller. If you buy from someone else on Amazon.com marketplace, no warranty for you.
May 24, 2012 10:38:23 AM

Wait for the the other kelper gpus to come out so then you have more choice to choose from.
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 10:52:44 AM

xxsnakeyez said:
Wait for the the other kelper gpus to come out so then you have more choice to choose from.


The 660 will probably be a good alternative to the 7850, if/when it comes out, and assuming it doesn't have a supply shortage like the 670/680.

Google 7850 vs 480 and see how many people actually recommend the 480. It won't be a big number. While you're at it, you could also check out the 30-40% overclocks on the 7850.
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 11:14:30 AM

Anonymous said:
Dude im talking pure numbers raw power fps so no your wrong.


you said
Quote:
a gtx 480 with aftermarket cooling its still the best bang for the buck on the list and its not even close.


You don't seem to know what "bang for your buck" means. Cost-to-own is included in bang for your buck, so the 480's power-guzzling ways are a factor in "bang for your buck". You're telling the OP to spend $5 a month, every month, until he gets a new system....for a 1-3 fps increase.

Oh, btw the 7850 and the 480 are in the same tier of tom's hardware rankings, so If you think there's such a big difference in performance between them, you should take it up with the site owners....and pretty much every professional reviewer on the planet.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
May 24, 2012 11:38:46 AM

I'd say hd 7850... i too am buying gigabyte hd 7850 2gb OC. try to buy the OC edition if u can it's better :D 
May 24, 2012 2:30:15 PM

The 7850 is looking pretty appealing. How much better will it be when overclocked? And what's the best version?
May 24, 2012 2:49:04 PM

boozehound59 said:
The 7850 is looking pretty appealing. How much better will it be when overclocked? And what's the best version?


I'm buying the gigabyte one bcz i can't buy asus dc ll, if u r buying the OC version try to look which one has hgher memory clock and core clock in their specification gigabyte has 975 mhz core clock

its this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the asus one has 870 mhz core clock where as gigabyte one has 975 mhz which is far greater than asus :D 
May 24, 2012 3:25:30 PM

I'd also say HD7850.

I have an MSI Twin Frozr III and OCing it was as simple as opening up MSI Afterburner.

It's now very stable, quiet and cool at 1050 MHz core and 1450 MHz memory.

I'd take it over a hotter, louder, more power hungry card any day, EVEN if it was a bit slower, which, it's not.
a c 186 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 3:38:52 PM

gigabyte doesn't make better GPU than ASUS or MSI imo gigabyte is decent but i rather have a card made by ASUS or MSI
May 24, 2012 3:53:31 PM

bigcyco1 said:
gigabyte doesn't make better GPU than ASUS or MSI imo gigabyte is decent but i rather have a card made by ASUS or MSI


I too was thinking that i still haven't bough the hd 7850 yet, so if it was a gigabyte hd 7850 vs asus hd 6950 d cu ll what would u choose????
May 24, 2012 4:03:19 PM

Honestly,

MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III NEVER had problems with these bad boys and they run cool and oc great! Out of manufactures I go with Asus>MSI>Gigagyte.
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 4:06:27 PM

bigcyco1 said:
gigabyte doesn't make better GPU than ASUS or MSI imo gigabyte is decent but i rather have a card made by ASUS or MSI


Gigabyte and Asus don't make GPUs, they make video cards (technically, they don't even make their video cards). They are not the same thing. Also, if the Gigabyte has higher clocks than the others, then it is better at stock. Gigabyte cards tend to not overclock as well as the competition, but at stock, that Gigabyte is the best of what has been recommended so far. Preferring a card just because of it's brand name is a poor way to recommend cards. A card should be recommended based on the situation.
May 24, 2012 4:09:07 PM

so i guess gigabyte is good then????? the don't have noise issues do they????
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 4:17:29 PM

UAhmed said:
so i guess gigabyte is good then????? the don't have noise issues do they????


It's fine, but some other 7850s come with two games and the Gigabyte only comes with one free game. Other than that, no problem. I'd get this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you care about the extra free game. It will probably overclock better than the Gigabyte would too, but that's not a guarantee. However, the Gigabyte is probably the best 7850 to buy if you don't want to overclock it yourself. At stock, the Gigabyte will be almost as fast as a reference 7870.
May 24, 2012 4:39:26 PM

I have a GF100 GTX465 (same core as the GTX480) and I push about 90 C temperatures while under heavy load, I idle 81 C, and I burn through lots of power, I would recommend staying away from it if other options are comparably priced...

The GTX 560 GF114 is coming down in price and has solid performance numbers, but is def behind the 570...

Dry
May 24, 2012 4:40:13 PM

I've seen my GTX 465 hit 94 C running furmark... you would probably never hit that in a game though...

Dry
May 24, 2012 4:47:04 PM

blazorthon said:
It's fine, but some other 7850s come with two games and the Gigabyte only comes with one free game. Other than that, no problem. I'd get this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you care about the extra free game. It will probably overclock better than the Gigabyte would too, but that's not a guarantee. However, the Gigabyte is probably the best 7850 to buy if you don't want to overclock it yourself. At stock, the Gigabyte will be almost as fast as a reference 7870.


Actually the thing is i live in Pakistan, can't find a different brand than gigabyte for 7850 and now hd 7850 is cheaper than hd 6950 so i thought it'd be better if i get it or else its price would increase. So i was going with gigabyte, if u were me what would u do buy the gigabyte????
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 4:50:05 PM

UAhmed said:
Actually the thing is i live in Pakistan, can't find a different brand than gigabyte for 7850 and now hd 7850 is cheaper than hd 6950 so i thought it'd be better if i get it or else its price would increase. So i was going with gigabyte, if u were me what would u do buy the gigabyte????


If it's the only one that you can find and it's cheaper than the 6950 (which is a slower, more power hungry card with less VRAM, worse in almost every way despite being a good card), then I see no reason to not get it. It's definitely nice to have the only option be as good as this Gigabyte 7850 in a situation where you only have one option.
May 24, 2012 4:56:23 PM

blazorthon said:
If it's the only one that you can find and it's cheaper than the 6950 (which is a slower, more power hungry card with less VRAM, worse in almost every way despite being a good card), then I see no reason to not get it. It's definitely nice to have the only option be as good as this Gigabyte 7850 in a situation where you only have one option.


hmmm ok thanx

P.S :- i could buy a gtx 570 but its too of gigabyte and i've seen it does not beat 7850 by much and its power consumption is way too high. what are ur thoughts on this

can anyone plz help me out in my thread (dh67cl one)
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 4:58:08 PM

UAhmed said:
hmmm ok thanx

P.S :- i could buy a gtx 570 but its too of gigabyte and i've seen it does not beat 7850 by much and its power consumption is way too high. what are ur thoughts on this


7850 wins by a huge margin. This Gigabyte 7850 is faster than a GTX 570 and is almost as fast as a GTX 580 despite using less than half the power because of it's factory OC to 975MHz. The 7850 also has much more VRAM capacity than the 570 (1.25GB versus 2GB).
May 24, 2012 5:00:19 PM

^^^ agreed, ATIs in GCN architecture has made awesome improvements in performance delivered VS power required...

Dry
May 24, 2012 5:03:04 PM

Oh ok thanx guys :D  and plz any help would be appreciated in my thread "intel dh67cl" one
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 5:19:34 PM

DryCreamer said:
^^^ agreed, ATIs in GCN architecture has made awesome improvements in performance delivered VS power required...

Dry


For gaming, AMD already had the performance per watt advantage ever since Nvidia made Fermi, maybe I could check and see if they had it even earlier. GCN made AMD competitive for compute, they were already competitive for gaming. Also, GCN doesn't make much difference in gaming performance per watt; the die shrink is what improved gaming performance per watt.
May 24, 2012 5:30:25 PM

well, I'm just bitter because because you really can get much better gaming performance for less money from ATI but I need CUDA for the video stuff I do :/ 

Dry
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 5:35:11 PM

DryCreamer said:
well, I'm just bitter because because you really can get much better gaming performance for less money from ATI but I need CUDA for the video stuff I do :/ 

Dry


Some video editing programs are compatible with OpenCL, so AMD cards are an option if you use them. I don't know what program you use and I'm not an expert in media editing programs, so I can't tell you if you can switch if you want to, but it might be more of an option than you think. I know it's not a video editing program, but Photoshop is compatible with OpenCL, so it stands to reason that popular editing programs probably do as well and I know for a fact that some video editing programs support it. For those that do, an AMD Radeon 7950 or 7970 would be as fast as or even faster than even Nvidia's far more expensive Quadros because the AMD 7900 cards are just so fast for compute.
May 24, 2012 5:37:45 PM

HeY, guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyys ! i need help in my thread seriously im going to buy tomorrow
May 24, 2012 5:51:34 PM

post a link, i couldn't find it...

Dry
Anonymous
May 25, 2012 3:45:11 AM

quilciri said:
You can tell he's a troll by the green hat.

....or that words don't come from his mouth, only bullshit.

EVGA warranties don't transfer, and if you buy a new EVGA card online, you don't even get a warranty unless you buy it from one of their licensed dealers. That means if you buy an EVGA card from ebay, even if it's brand new, sealed in the box, you have no warranty.

http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/

Quote:
All Long-term warranties, Step-Up options, EAR options, Cross-Ship Options, and Extended Warranty options are only available to the original purchaser and do not transfer to the next owner if the card is given away or sold


Quote:
For the original owner of the product with a valid invoice that can be verified from an approved reseller the warranty begins from the date of purchase on the invoice.


here's the approved reseller list
http://www.evga.com/products/WhereToBuy.asp?t=Online

Oh, and only Amazon.com itself counts as a reseller. If you buy from someone else on Amazon.com marketplace, no warranty for you.


I didnt bother to read to much of this since i never said evga assclown.I said gigabyte i just bought one from someone used off ebay and i just got an rma no questions asked done believe me heres the proof read before you respond.



Dear Customer,







RMA# USA-1251231 is issued for your request A123794 of 1 pcs.



This RMA number is good for 30 days.







Please print out your return label and affix it outside the box.







For better service, please tell us what type of hardware you are using in the system by filling out the attached system configuration form and send it with your RMA item inside the box. Here follows the return address:







GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY



Customer Service Center



RMA# USA-1251231



17 358 Railroad St



City of Industry, CA 91748







Please read our policy and shipping instruction carefully before sending your RMA back.







Thank you.


I am NOT the original owner of the card.So please show me more of your knowledge....And for any of you not aware of the gigabyte gtx 480 superclocked its faster then a gtx 580 got it for $250 you will NOT find a better bang for the buck then that trust me an ati 7850 cant hang with this and for the same price to
a c 87 U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 4:23:57 AM

Anonymous said:
I didnt bother to read to much of this since i never said evga assclown.I said gigabyte i just bought one from someone used off ebay and i just got an rma no questions asked done believe me heres the proof read before you respond.



Dear Customer,







RMA# USA-1251231 is issued for your request A123794 of 1 pcs.



This RMA number is good for 30 days.







Please print out your return label and affix it outside the box.







For better service, please tell us what type of hardware you are using in the system by filling out the attached system configuration form and send it with your RMA item inside the box. Here follows the return address:







GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY



Customer Service Center



RMA# USA-1251231



17 358 Railroad St



City of Industry, CA 91748







Please read our policy and shipping instruction carefully before sending your RMA back.







Thank you.


I am NOT the original owner of the card.So please show me more of your knowledge....And for any of you not aware of the gigabyte gtx 480 superclocked its faster then a gtx 580 got it for $250 you will NOT find a better bang for the buck then that trust me an ati 7850 cant hang with this and for the same price to


Overclock the 7850 and it will beat the overclocked GTX 480 in performance while still using less than half of the 480's power usage. The 7850 is then faster, uses less power, cheaper (especially if you factor in the free games that are included), and it even has better compatibility with the most recent standards of instructions and has better compute performance, for what little those last two are worth. I've said it before and I'll say it again... The GTX 480 is a great card, but it's power usage is simply too high for it's performance nowadays when similarly performing cards for gaming use a fraction of the 480's power usage. The power usage increases it's cost over the few years that the buyer would own it to the point where they might as well just get a 7950 and overclock it instead because by the end of those few years, it will have saved money and be a lot faster.
Anonymous
May 25, 2012 5:21:18 AM

blazorthon said:
Overclock the 7850 and it will beat the overclocked GTX 480 in performance while still using less than half of the 480's power usage. The 7850 is then faster, uses less power, cheaper (especially if you factor in the free games that are included), and it even has better compatibility with the most recent standards of instructions and has better compute performance, for what little those last two are worth. I've said it before and I'll say it again... The GTX 480 is a great card, but it's power usage is simply too high for it's performance nowadays when similarly performing cards for gaming use a fraction of the 480's power usage. The power usage increases it's cost over the few years that the buyer would own it to the point where they might as well just get a 7950 and overclock it instead because by the end of those few years, it will have saved money and be a lot faster.



Uhh no just no the gigabyte i have hits 900 core and will beat a gtx 580 stock by 10% easily.7870 would be more inline with what i have.even if you overclock the 7850 to its max potential and then do the same with the gigabyte Super overclocked theres noway it can compete.The guy asked for best bang for the buck not anything about power usage.actually 900 core on this 480 can pretty much keep with a 7950 stock the numbers are very close as ive owned the 7950 as well.
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 5:30:08 AM

oooh we have another gold plated 480 prowling the forums....
the 480 is hot, loud, and uses way too much power= inefficient.
the 7850 would be the way to go with this situation for price to performance and efficiency ratio. OR you can wait for the 560 range from nvidia
I need to take a profile pic looking hard with my hat backwards to get my point across...... like a REAL tech junky does it yo!
even if OP doesnt ask about heat, power usage or noise.. it is still our job to bring awareness to that kind of stuff that he hasnt thought about at time of posting or might not even be aware of..... its called thinking outside of the box
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 5:54:52 AM

Quote:
as ive owned the 7950 as well.


And yet you went back to out dated hardware? Sorry dude but this doesn't make sense.
Anonymous
May 25, 2012 5:58:17 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
oooh we have another gold plated 480 prowling the forums....
the 480 is hot, loud, and uses way too much power= inefficient.
the 7850 would be the way to go with this situation for price to performance and efficiency ratio. OR you can wait for the 560 range from nvidia
I need to take a profile pic looking hard with my hat backwards to get my point across...... like a REAL tech junky does it yo!
even if OP doesnt ask about heat, power usage or noise.. it is still our job to bring awareness to that kind of stuff that he hasnt thought about at time of posting or might not even be aware of..... its called thinking outside of the box


Another stupid post keep them coming.funny how you dont read either.Im not telling him to get a reference 480.Basically the gigabyte and galaxy super overclocked card i have run cooler then any card on the list.My galaxy never see's 60 celcius under full load and the gigabyte doesnt see 70.So the whole hot issue doesnt apply to what im talking about.Loud?Sorry man i can run both cards in sli at 100% fan speed and it is barely audible.7850 has driver issues where the gtx 480 does not.Ive actually owned most of the cards on this list so go back in your hole.Oh and i dont try to be tough i was an mma fighter for 7 years so no need to act it i just am.
Anonymous
May 25, 2012 6:00:22 AM

RussK1 said:
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as ive owned the 7950 as well.


And yet you went back to out dated hardware? Sorry dude but this doesn't make sense.


Ya it does its called driver issues.Read hard forums see all the people that sent back there 7970's and went back to the gtx 580's happens all the time.Old or not it does eerything a new card does so who cares?
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 6:07:11 AM

Go back to your cave we arent here to act hard.
advising a member to go.with power hungry outdated tech because you say so is absurd.
Mma fighter eh.....you must have taken one.too many kicks to the.head
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 6:10:08 AM

Anonymous said:
Ya it does its called driver issues.Read hard forums see all the people that sent back there 7970's and went back to the gtx 580's happens all the time.Old or not it does eerything a new card does so who cares?



I can see selling the 7950 and getting a 580, 570, 6970, etc but not 2+ year old hardware. Instead of taking a step back you took two so-to-speak.

Flint,

I have gold plated 6990's hand forged by GOD himself. They don't go over 72°c but they sure do sound like a FA-18 Hornet taking off of U.S.S Ronald Reagan!

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