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What AMD Thinks of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 106 comments

You know what we think of Nvidia's new GPUs. Now do you want to know what AMD thinks?

With Nvidia's new generation of GPUs based off of its GF100 architectures at our doorstep, the competition to be top dog in the graphics world is more heated than ever. Both top GPU makers now have DirectX 11 offerings for the next generation of games.

Now that Nvidia has just laid its GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 cards on the table, we wanted to know what AMD thought of the competition. This is what AMD had to say:

Four months after its launch, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 remains the undisputed performance leader.  Six months after its launch, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 remains the clear winner at and below its price point.   Add to that a top to bottom line-up of DirectX 11 graphics cards as well as cutting-edge features such as the immersive experience of ATI Eyefinity technology, and we are confident ATI Radeon graphics cards will continue to be the favorite choice of customers wanting the most advanced and efficient graphics products.

-Dave Erskine, AMD spokesperson

Check out our full review of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470.

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    Camikazi , March 26, 2010 10:28 PM
    They are just as unimpressed as everyone else :) 
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    RazberyBandit , March 26, 2010 10:29 PM
    Amen!
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    jennyh , March 26, 2010 10:34 PM
    It's nice of ATI to acknowlege Nvidias efforts.

    They probably wont bother next time around. :) 
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  • 47 Hide
    Camikazi , March 26, 2010 10:28 PM
    They are just as unimpressed as everyone else :) 
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    RazberyBandit , March 26, 2010 10:29 PM
    Amen!
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    tpi2007 , March 26, 2010 10:30 PM
    At the time I'm writing this, the review still isn't on the main page... and the link on this article isn't working either... I've just read big chunks from Anandtech.. what happened to yours Tom's ?
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    restatement3dofted , March 26, 2010 10:30 PM
    We know what Tom's Hardware thinks? Tom's review doesn't appear to be posted yet...
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    djtronika , March 26, 2010 10:31 PM
    maybe intel and ati should have married instead. love their combo performance.
  • 14 Hide
    rage machine , March 26, 2010 10:31 PM
    I am not impressed Nvidia.
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    enzo matrix , March 26, 2010 10:33 PM
    Anyone who wants actual benchmarks:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-470-480-review
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/26/nvidia_fermi_gtx_470_480_sli_review
    I don't care what AMD thinks, I care what Tom's thinks :p 
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    guderiancol , March 26, 2010 10:33 PM
    lol
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    tpi2007 , March 26, 2010 10:33 PM
    I can read it already! Just clicked on the link (you meanwhile removed from this article) and it's already up! Thanks!
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    jennyh , March 26, 2010 10:34 PM
    It's nice of ATI to acknowlege Nvidias efforts.

    They probably wont bother next time around. :) 
  • 2 Hide
    guderiancol , March 26, 2010 10:34 PM
    guru3d is down, all are trying to watch the review...
  • 12 Hide
    tipoo , March 26, 2010 10:34 PM
    They are right, the Fermi cards completely underwhelmed in reviews. The AMD 5k series has been delivering a nearly identical experience for 6 months now.
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    amabhy , March 26, 2010 10:34 PM
    I wholeheartedly agree, and have my 5850 to back it up.
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    tpi2007 , March 26, 2010 10:35 PM
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-480,2585.html
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    fausto , March 26, 2010 10:40 PM
    Nvidia FAIL big time
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    mavanhel , March 26, 2010 10:41 PM
    Quote:
    You know what we think of Nvidia's new GPUs. Now do you want to know what AMD thinks?


    No, we don't know what we think because all we haven't seen any useful information to date.
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    enzo matrix , March 26, 2010 10:42 PM
    guderiancolguru3d is down, all are trying to watch the review...

    Slow, but not down.
    Edit: ok now it's down.
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    zachary k , March 26, 2010 10:42 PM
    "the radio has been the number one source of entertainment for a long time, and i don't think this 'TV' thing has a leg to stand on"
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    Lmeow , March 26, 2010 10:42 PM
    I'm kinda disappointed... but just hope that nVidia's drivers improve them over time.
    Too bad the power consumption and temperatures won't - you can nearly boil water with the GTX 470 and 480. Although for folding, I'm pretty sure they'd be awesome.
    Had a laugh at this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZXhR1ibj8
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