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June 9, 2012 9:54:25 AM

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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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 10:35:50 AM

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.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 11:00:30 AM

don't look at tiers, look at benchmarks:

but recon-uk sees this and tells you how well the 480 overclocks . . :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 11:27:14 AM

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.
June 9, 2012 11:56:11 AM

so is the 7950 worth £300 and wood i be future proof with this
June 9, 2012 1:10:30 PM

so with the gtx 670 wood that work well with a crosshair v motherboard?
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:19:20 PM

YES!
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:21:02 PM

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
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:33:23 PM

Anonymous said:

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

:lol: 
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:34:34 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:38:44 PM

if you srill tracking a good gpu gtx 670 is choice
June 9, 2012 1:41:34 PM

that does look good
June 9, 2012 1:55:18 PM

does look pretty good been looking upgrade and i think this may be it cheers guys been helpful
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:55:50 PM

always right there no problem
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:55:57 PM

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
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 1:57:39 PM

but still spending a liquid cooling instead of factory technology is just a piece of ***
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 2:22:40 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 2:22:51 PM

800MHZ on a 480 is plenty and requires no additional cooling
is a 7950 worth another $189 no not really
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 2:28:36 PM

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.
June 9, 2012 2:37:09 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 3:40:57 PM

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

a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 4:08:20 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 6:23:34 PM

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
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 7:23:51 PM

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?
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 7:24:34 PM

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
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 7:35:02 PM

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?
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 7:57:21 PM

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.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 8:10:49 PM

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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.
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 8:21:16 PM

yep, i knew someone would poke the rabid dog . . . :lol: 
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 8:28:46 PM

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?
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 8:43:25 PM

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?
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 8:45:36 PM

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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.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 11:22:22 PM

Direct CU is a cooler belongs to ASUS not MSI
And that Gigabyte card is the Windforce 3X
a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 12:39:07 PM

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
a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 1:41:37 PM

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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