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Nvidia 480 vs. Radeon 5970 Results

Post by Romanovski on Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:07 am

The Bottom Line


We see no reason to purchase a GeForce GTX 470. It provides no gameplay advantages compared to the competition, and will actually end up costing you more power and dollars for the exact same performance you can get with the Radeon HD 5850. Factor in the power consumption, and it doesn’t seem worth it. If you have an HD 5850, stick with it, the GTX 470 is not an upgrade. If you are contemplating a great performing graphics card, for a decent price, the HD 5850 is still the best choice.


The GeForce GTX 480 is more relevant in the market but it hasn’t exactly come out of the gate wowing us with performance either. There are some games where it is faster than the Radeon HD 5870, and there are some games where it is even with the Radeon HD 5870. Factor in the cost and power, and include the ability to run Eyefinity on a single GPU, the Radeon HD 5870, to us, seems like the better value for the gamer right now.


GeForce GTX 480 SLI clearly provides a better gameplay experience than the dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970. In the dual-GPU competition, we felt GeForce GTX 480 SLI provided the best experience, but it will certainly cost you. It will cost you a lot of money, and it will cost you by requiring a high powered hardcore enthusiast system to support it, again costing you more money. If you are a gamer, and you want the best performance you can get right now, GeForce GTX 480 SLI is where it is at. Just beware of all the consequences of running such a configuration. We are frothing at the bit to get into some NV Surround gaming with a GTX 480 SLI setup!


Overall, GF100 hasn’t exactly delivered. I think we were all hoping it would provide a substantial gameplay improvement over the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5850. Competition is good, and we would like to see it. Unfortunately, our experiences weren’t as positive as we had wanted. When you break it all down to cost, power and performance, the GTX 480 and GTX 470 don’t measure up. The only saving grace is the awesomeness of GTX 480 SLI, but it comes at some high costs.


That all said, the GF100 is not a 5800 or 2900 redo, but it sure makes you think about it.

Reference:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/26/nvidia_fermi_gtx_470_480_sli_review/8

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Re: Nvidia 480 vs. Radeon 5970 Results

Post by pvtnum11 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:47 pm

So, unless the price drops, it's only worth it to those who have the dough to spend? Noted, comrade.
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Re: Nvidia 480 vs. Radeon 5970 Results

Post by Ambush on Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:34 am

Roman has this card. Well...will have it! Ah, makes me want to bench test my computer using those benchmark apps.

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Re: Nvidia 480 vs. Radeon 5970 Results

Post by Romanovski on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:38 pm

Ambush wrote:Roman has this card. Well...will have it! Ah, makes me want to bench test my computer using those benchmark apps.

Yeah I got the card and it handles all new and old games with the highest settings set in each game. Smile

when I bought it, it was $400. Now its around $250.

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Post by Ambush on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:12 pm

Man, it's been a long time since anyone has posted!
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Post by Romanovski on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:42 pm

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