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Old July 28, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Still the same debate here. 480's beat but at what price. Since the card is over priced due to the ARES series the price in $$ is not a concern. But the power need the heat and the noise are the heavy load to pay. This card seems to be cool, silent, and use only double the power a 5870 can use so pretty much less compare to 480's.
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Not if heat is "controlled" and Power isn't an issue.....
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Old July 28, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Not if heat is "controlled" and Power isn't an issue.....

You miss the point. If a card is more powerfull but use more power that wont make it a better card. Like hey I have a car the use 10L per KM that can tow 5000 pound but I can have a car that to 6000 using 15L per KM. If ATI would get the power up to that they could add more transistor in the card and make a bigger one. That's the point. 480's are sure great card but their power need is out of any category. To me it's comparing banana and orange.
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Old July 28, 2010, 07:30 PM
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^^^ Understand...my point Martin is I pay for performance..the 2 480's are cheaper and outperform that single Card with my preferred settings....not to mention Sli Scaling is through the roof with these Cards (just not Tri yet)....
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I would rather go with 2 HD5970 2GB or Sapphire HD5970 4GB Toxic
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