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Windows 7: GTX 480 vs GTX 560TI

13 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
GTX 480 vs GTX 560TI

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13 Mar 2012   #2

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The 560ti has better flow through and more streams.
I would go with it.
As you can see here
GeForce GTX 480 vs GeForce GTX 580 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

the 560 not only uses less power it outpreforms the 480 in pretty much every way.
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13 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The GTX 480 is an older card, but it outperforms the 384 graphics core 560ti:

AnandTech - Bench - GPU11

but not the 448 graphics core version:

AnandTech - Bench - GPU11

The 560ti that you link to is the 384 core version.
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13 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
The 560ti has better flow through and more streams.
I would go with it.
As you can see here
GeForce GTX 480 vs GeForce GTX 580 Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

the 560 not only uses less power it outpreforms the 480 in pretty much every way.
Maybe true. Your link is to a 580, though.
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13 Mar 2012   #5

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lol, damn I really need to stop posting before I have my coffee in the morning this is the second day in a row I've done something stupid like that in the morning.

Anyhow, the site is good, just use the right compares.
I was basing my information off my own card. I do that sometimes, I see 580...
Anyhow the 5 series do still have more streams and pipelines in general and pushing through the massive shading in the newest games requires them to be there.
For 1080p to go smoothly it seems you want around 1440 pipes. That's what my 5850 in the machine in the other room has and it just manages with newer stuff. Will even choke a little on the most demanding stuff like arkham city with dx11 on.
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13 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

a friend of mines was telling me that the only thing that the 560 has better is lower power usage and lower temperatures, cuz the 480 has more memory and would perform faster.
AnandTech - Bench - GPU11

saw this link as well.
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13 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

so beside those to, which card would you recommend at that price range for gaming?
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13 Mar 2012   #8

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To be honest I paid much less than the cost of either for my gtx580 off ebay.
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13 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ahhh i see. So if i had to choose between the 480 and the 560 i should get the 560?
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13 Mar 2012   #10

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In real world numbers the 480 would seem the better choice.
I would say by about 30%

Bang for your buck in that performance realm would probably be the ati 6950.
The only reason that wouldn't be an option for you is if you are die hard for nvidia, or are really into having physx.
GeForce GTX 480 vs Radeon HD 6950 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

the 6950 has those all important pipelines/streams for the massive texel/pixel rates
that really make a huge difference in dx10 and dx11 games.

I know the 5850 I have in my other box does quite well all things considered, and the 6950 is superior to it in every way.
http://www.hwcompare.com/6133/radeon...adeon-hd-6950/

If you really are dead set on nvidia my advice is to give them just a little more time on their 6 series cards my instinct is they are not very far off as nvidia will be answering to the ati 7970 shortly. It's always the way it has been between the two companies. Once the 6 series are released you'll have much less trouble finding a 5 series in the price range you need.

Otherwise I would suggest the 6950.
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