I do some gaming at 1080P single monitor and want opinions on this card.
I will be trading down from a GTX 680 which is total over kill for my needs.
The trade would be my 680 EVGA 4 gig with backplate for a GTX 480 and $300 cash.
I would WC the 480 at some point so heat will not be an issue.
recok UK got banned for being blunt to bullshitters.
and that is a single 480 . .
No, he was not banned for being blunt.
But as for the doubter VVV http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/309?vs=306
At STOCK clocks a GTX 480 trades blows with a GTX 570, and the GTX 480 overclocks like a monster...Shoud be more than enough for almost any game at 1080p.
Yeah, nice to have a wealth tuft sticking out your wallet, but better to step down to something like a GTX660 if you could get a similar deal. The GTX480 will perform nicely 1080p, AA and max in most games, but that's not the problem... 250 watts TDP (and that was an optimistic TDP too - it will easily exceed it), and excessive fan noise were the problems.
That power consumption will eat into the money you save (it's well above what your GTX680 would consume). If you don't mind that and the noise though, go for it. Closest current-gen GPU would be the 7850, so you could look at benchmarks to see how that performs. Worst case scenario:
I have trouble believing that 1 680 card is too much performance. A 680 is perfect for 1080P- guess you need the mon!2-480s gets you 85fps with noAA-everything else max-so one card would get you 45 or 50 fps-that's SP
It is more like I would rather do something else with the money than need the money.
This whole system is more of a tinkering toy than something that gets used to max out the latest games.