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September 3, 2012 2:02:13 AM

I am in process of purchasing parts for my new build, i am having trouble deciding between a GTX 480 and a GTX 570, the 480 sells at newegg for $190 usd and the 570 sells at newegg for $130 usd, my PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III 600w, can handle either one. Opinions??
~Grant

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September 3, 2012 2:43:11 AM

ghutsell1 said:
I am in process of purchasing parts for my new build, i am having trouble deciding between a GTX 480 and a GTX 570, the 480 sells at newegg for $190 usd and the 570 sells at newegg for $130 usd, my PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III 600w, can handle either one. Opinions??
~Grant


I'm assuming the 570 is $230 and not $130. It's a tossup up, but there is one poster on this forum that swears by his GTX480's in SLI. They are basically the same card, but I think the second generation Fermi cards weren't has loud or hot.
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September 3, 2012 3:03:38 AM

I'd go with the 570, you have a good PSU and it'll handle either one but the 480 will still draw way more power, and run much hotter and make a lot more noise. The 570 also has an extra half gig of memory which more and more games are starting to make use of lately.
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September 3, 2012 3:06:07 AM

I faced the same decision a while ago, performance is debatable, but the 4xx cards run hotter therefore are usually louder aswell.

I settled on the 570 and have no issues at all.

I suppose it all boils down to the price.
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September 3, 2012 3:39:41 AM

i'd go with a HD 7850

draws less power, stays cooler, and ocs like a champ
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September 3, 2012 4:27:43 AM

Have you looked at the 660Ti same price range even less heat and power and more powerful than the 580 ...

Thent
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September 4, 2012 3:15:38 AM

thently said:
Have you looked at the 660Ti same price range even less heat and power and more powerful than the 580 ...

Thent

660ti is out of my price range. wish i could afford it but its just not gonna happen
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September 4, 2012 3:18:28 AM

mace200200 said:
I'd go with the 570, you have a good PSU and it'll handle either one but the 480 will still draw way more power, and run much hotter and make a lot more noise. The 570 also has an extra half gig of memory which more and more games are starting to make use of lately.

570 doesn't have extra memory it has less...480 = 15xxMB GDDR5 570 = 1280MB. don't really care about heat have decent cooling in my case, will the 480 out perform the 570? or vice versa.
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September 4, 2012 5:15:23 AM

maxh22 said:
Not by much tho. The 480 has more v ram and games these days are starting to hog more and more v ram.

here's my my problem, i am leaning towards the 570, but can't decide if its worth $40 extra ($60 upfront) for a cooler card with basically the same performance.
at this point i am starting to think that getting a 480 for $190 is pretty unbeatable, but the 570 comes w/ a copy of Batman Arkham City which i REALLY want.
What do Y'all think?
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September 4, 2012 11:29:07 AM

ghutsell1 said:
here's my my problem, i am leaning towards the 570, but can't decide if its worth $40 extra ($60 upfront) for a cooler card with basically the same performance.
at this point i am starting to think that getting a 480 for $190 is pretty unbeatable, but the 570 comes w/ a copy of Batman Arkham City which i REALLY want.
What do Y'all think?


Game is worth $30 and now the price difference between the two cards is only $10. Small price to pay for slightly better performance, less heat, and less noise
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September 4, 2012 2:42:15 PM

gamerkila57 said:
i stick to my last comment the HD 7850 is the best buy

$199 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


+1 the radeon 7850 is as good as a 570 but it has more v ram and takes less power.

If i would make an investment i'd go for the 7850 over every other choice :) 
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September 4, 2012 5:22:49 PM

maxh22 said:
+1 the radeon 7850 is as good as a 570 but it has more v ram and takes less power.

If i would make an investment i'd go for the 7850 over every other choice :) 

i had heard that AMD's drivers had issues, is this true? if not i would gladly go for one of those.
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September 4, 2012 5:31:25 PM

ghutsell1 said:
i had heard that AMD's drivers had issues, is this true? if not i would gladly go for one of those.

what AMD's CCC 12.7 and 12.8 are amazing
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September 4, 2012 5:31:44 PM

gamerkila57 said:
i stick to my last comment the HD 7850 is the best buy

$199 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i am starting to be more interested in this option, one problem is, i have read on multiple sites that the drivers for the 7000 series have issues, is this true?
one thing that has me interested is that i just read that Nvidia cards run hotter with dual monitors that are different resolutions whereas AMD doesn't
do you have any other persuasive arguments? i am almost swayed!
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September 4, 2012 5:38:40 PM

gamerkila57 said:
what AMD's CCC 12.7 and 12.8 are amazing

have the issues been fixed in those versions? i heard that there was a flickering issues and lines across the screens issue?
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September 4, 2012 6:16:50 PM

ghutsell1 said:
have the issues been fixed in those versions? i heard that there was a flickering issues and lines across the screens issue?

yes
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September 4, 2012 6:34:17 PM

I bought both a GTX 670 and GTX 680 and had driver issues with both of them. I now have 7870s in Crossfire and have had exactly zero issues since installing them.

I agree that the 7850 is the much better option, cooler, quieter and in my experience anyway, far more reliable.
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September 4, 2012 6:34:53 PM

gamerkila57 said:
yes

i have looked up a few benchmarks, and they all say that the 7850 would lose to the 570/480, are these benches incorrect?
thanks for your help BTW
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September 4, 2012 6:36:54 PM

Bolivious said:
I bought both a GTX 670 and GTX 680 and had driver issues with both of them. I now have 7870s in Crossfire and have had exactly zero issues since installing them.

I agree that the 7850 is the much better option, cooler, quieter and in my experience anyway, far more reliable.

to be honest i could care less how loud it is i have a fan always running in my room so i wear headphones always, what i really want to know is =, will it be on par with the 570/480? if so (even with a little OC) i would get it i think.
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September 4, 2012 7:19:32 PM

The 7850 shouldn't even be in the conversation. It's performance is about 10% less than a GTX 570.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/...

The GTX 480, for all its performance and VRam was a very noisy card, to the point where it is not recommended over the GTX 570. The GTX 570 is a much more effiicient, quieter, and cooler card. The VRam issue gets overblown and as you can see it the link, even at the highest resolutions, the 570 is still faster than a 480 (and a 7850).
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September 4, 2012 7:54:43 PM

17seconds said:
The 7850 shouldn't even be in the conversation. It's performance is about 10% less than a GTX 570.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/...

The GTX 480, for all its performance and VRam was a very noisy card, to the point where it is not recommended over the GTX 570. The GTX 570 is a much more effiicient, quieter, and cooler card. The VRam issue gets overblown and as you can see it the link, even at the highest resolutions, the 570 is still faster than a 480 (and a 7850).

for arguments sake, i have seen 7850's overclocked to 7870 perf, that would put it ahead of the 570.
or i could just pay $10 extra and get a 7870.
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September 4, 2012 8:08:14 PM

Just got on Newegg and noticed that the 480 has had a price drop, it is now $199.99 with a $40.00 off promo code, thereby making it $159.99 (VERY good price) if someone is gonna convince me not to buy the 480 they had better do it fast...
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September 5, 2012 12:04:32 AM

ghutsell1 said:
Just got on Newegg and noticed that the 480 has had a price drop, it is now $199.99 with a $40.00 off promo code, thereby making it $159.99 (VERY good price) if someone is gonna convince me not to buy the 480 they had better do it fast...


WOW just this morning it was $230 I say go for it !

For $160 the gtx 480 is a STEAL, not to mention you can overclock it to outperform a stock gtx 580 :D 
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September 5, 2012 1:06:08 AM

maxh22 said:
WOW just this morning it was $230 I say go for it !

For $160 the gtx 480 is a STEAL, not to mention you can overclock it to outperform a stock gtx 580 :D 

i agree completely! I bought it BTW.
Thanks Everyone for your help!
~Grant
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September 5, 2012 1:09:06 AM

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