7950 vs gtx 480

ive heard the gtx 480 is a really good card but just been looking at the 7950 is this card as good as they say or not?
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  1. 7950 wins here. They are not in the same level of the graphics card hierarchy where the 480 is one tier lower.

    The direct competitor of the 480 is the 7850.
  2. don't look at tiers, look at benchmarks:

    but recon-uk sees this and tells you how well the 480 overclocks . . :lol:
  3. lol^
    @OP, HD 7950 is a new generation card run's alot cooler, better performance, quieter, consume less power, no noise at load. On the other hand GTX 480 is also a good card but the drawback's of this card is need's alot power, produce heat, older technology, even get very noisy at load.
  4. so is the 7950 worth £300 and wood i be future proof with this
  5. £300?!?!?!?
    EVGA NVIDIA GTX 480 Graphics Card - 1536MB £179.38 Inc VAT
    for 88% performance . .do the math.
    OR
    Zotac GeForce GTX 670 £329.99 inc VAT
    which will butt hurt that 7950 all day long!
  6. so with the gtx 670 wood that work well with a crosshair v motherboard?
  7. YES!
  8. gtx 480 is hot card and + it huge card for many cases will not fit it around 11.6 inches
    better go with gtx 670 or 7970 for future proof game like assassin creed 3 here watch
    looks very cool stuff
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZrklEy9ohQ
  9. Anonymous said:

    but recon-uk sees this and tells you how well the 480 overclocks . . :lol:

    :lol:
  10. stew198269 said:
    so with the gtx 670 wood that work well with a crosshair v motherboard?

    Yes right now GTX 670 is the best bang for buck, performs the same as HD 7970 while costing less, a lot a lot better than GTX 480.
  11. if you srill tracking a good gpu gtx 670 is choice
  12. that does look good
  13. does look pretty good been looking upgrade and i think this may be it cheers guys been helpful
  14. always right there no problem
  15. ilysaml said:
    :lol:



    480's and 470's overclock like crazy

    On another forum someone had the 470 at 900MHZ core and 850 on a decent 480 is very possible with some reasonable effort cooling the card, They have all kinds of headroom if you can cool them without overpowering your speakers or already have a gpu loop for liquid cooling
  16. but still spending a liquid cooling instead of factory technology is just a piece of ***
  17. spentshells said:
    480's and 470's overclock like crazy

    On another forum someone had the 470 at 900MHZ core and 850 on a decent 480 is very possible with some reasonable effort cooling the card, They have all kinds of headroom if you can cool them without overpowering your speakers or already have a gpu loop for liquid cooling

    It wasn't the reason I was laughing for, okay they overclock well but what about power consumption and heat? The card at stock speeds reaches 85C-90C, if you set fan profiles in Afterburner when the fans exceed 70% it's very audible and noisy.
  18. 800MHZ on a 480 is plenty and requires no additional cooling
    is a 7950 worth another $189 no not really
  19. From 732 to 800 Mhz? Is that what you call overclocking like crazy?
    HD 7950 can maintain core clock @ 1200 MHz with custom PCBs, even though, I didn't recommend HD 7950.

    GTX 670 performs better for the same price.
  20. Ocing graphics cards, has very little performance gains all at the cost of extra heat and noise. Except maybe a 7950 or 7970, since the oc is 300 mhz.
  21. chaosgs said:
    Ocing graphics cards, has very little performance gains all at the cost of extra heat and noise. Except maybe a 7950 or 7970, since the oc is 300 mhz.


    Believe me when I say this overclock gtx 460 to 850 vs 675 makes a huge difference and getting a 470 to 900 mhz (next to impossible with most cards) is worth it.

    As for overclocking ATI not so much I had a 5770 at 1000mhz and it was really no better than it was at 850

    But with gains of 300mhz on cards like the 7950 it becomes more acceptable.

    As for your input ilysaml

    I said an 480 at 850 and above is overclocking like crazy, not 800 the only thing holding the card back is the heat.

    For 200 bucks for a 480 it is a much better deal (not that I would buy one) but for 15-25% less perform at half the price it is pretty decent deal and is Amazing for 1 monitor gaming
  22. spentshells said:


    As for your input ilysaml

    I said an 480 at 850 and above is overclocking like crazy, not 800 the only thing holding the card back is the heat.

    850 and above? You'll have to get an Aftermarket cooler which will add $70.
    I wouldn't sacrifice heat and powerconsumption in the sake of 5 -7 FPS more.
  23. ilysaml said:
    850 and above? You'll have to get an Aftermarket cooler which will add $70.
    I wouldn't sacrifice heat and powerconsumption in the sake of 5 -7 FPS more.


    Windforce or SOC
    DCU
    Lightning
    Zotac amp and
    they all can be found cheaply

    any non blower type with good case cooling this can be done
  24. There's no Lightening or DC for the GTX 480????
    And the Gigabyte version is not out there and not in that price range.
    can you give links?
  25. ilysaml said:
    There's no Lightening or DC for the GTX 480????
    And the Gigabyte version is not out there and not in that price range.
    can you give links?



    Feel free to use google
  26. I used Google and found out that there's no Lightening or DC versions of GTX 480.
    Also the Gigabyte cards you're talking about is not available, and there's no SOC too.

    Misleaded info?
  27. You can just give a simple link format, you don't have to destroy all the thread with your thumbnails.
    Is the MSI GTX 480 available out there? At that price $210?
    I don't deny the strength of the card I just deny power consumption and heat.
  28. Quote:
    And deny the fact the 7950 is 120 more for not alot more performance.. do the math ....

    This is not even a fair comparison, when you compare, compare stock vs stock, the HD 7950 is a great overclocker too and will require no additional cooling, and it has some other features that GTX 480 doesn't provide it may be useless for you but useful for others.
    And regarding
    Quote:
    As for overclocks... my card beats many in games, the 580 cannot keep up even at 835 mhz

    I wouldn't say foolish and inexperienced like you said but this is very untrue.
  29. yep, i knew someone would poke the rabid dog . . . :lol:
  30. My comment was regarding this "the 580 cannot keep up even at 835 mhz"
    What's the relation between what you said above with this statement?
  31. So the guy compare an OCed GTX 480 to a stock clocked GTX 580? Does it make a sense?
    Quote:
    any factory overclocked released 580GTX cards after that with a 60mhz + clock, your OCd 480GTX won't beat them.

    What does this mean? What does it take to decode?

    You claim that your GTX 480 @ 900 MHz beat the GTX 580 at those clocks?
  32. Quote:
    I mean, XFX's 7950 i have here is a twin fan too but duuude... I was getting temps at like 78c while on Sims 3. really....... lol

    Not all what they are out to be huh....

    Don't you feel like a kid when you post stuff like these? because one have a negative feedback this means that all cards are bad?
    I should stop debating with you because of your kiddish stuff, you doesn't seem to be worthy the title "Expert" at all. Maybe "Expert" in argument only.
  33. ilysaml said:
    I used Google and found out that there's no Lightening or DC versions of GTX 480.
    Also the Gigabyte cards you're talking about is not available, and there's no SOC too.

    Misleaded info?


    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-480-soc-review/

    https://www.google.ca/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=gtx+480+lightning&oq=htx+480+ligh&aq=0l&aqi=g-l2g-lK2&aql=&gs_l=hp.3.0.0i13l2j0i13i30l2.1657.8667.0.9674.22.17.5.0.0.0.272.2104.8j8j1.17.0...0.0.oCh9Zzm7E5A&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=d9f27d62d9b797e3&biw=1024&bih=500

    the DCU was in fact a black msi gtx 480 with an 3rd party replacement cooler my bad
  34. Direct CU is a cooler belongs to ASUS not MSI
    And that Gigabyte card is the Windforce 3X
  35. Quote:
    GTX 480= Pros
    Value for money
    Cons
    Uses alot power
    HD 7950=Pros
    Performence per watts
    Cons
    Way to expensive in compition with 480



    agreed
  36. stew198269 said:
    ive heard the gtx 480 is a really good card but just been looking at the 7950 is this card as good as they say or not?

    Have you found your answer?
    If not & interested in more opinions, can you tell us the rest of your components, at least the motherboard (Asus Crosshair?), processor & power supply?
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