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Is this Graphics card still the best bang for the buck?


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#1 RB_Kandy

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

Many months ago I did a little research and concluded that the GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) is the best bang for the buck. First I'm wondering if this is still true, and secondly, does anyone have a suggestion better than this card as "Best Bang For The Buck"? I guess that's technically the same question.

And lastly, can this card play all the newest games on medium/moderate settings?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

From a pure performance for the dollar standpoint, it is at or very near the top.

The drawbacks- power consumption, heat, lots of heat, and noise when that fan kicks in to take care of that heat. I really couldn't talk myself into a 2 generation old card at this point.

If it was me, I would pony up the extra for a 660ti, or wait till black Friday to see what pops up.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

Have a look at AMD's 7850 and 7870 as they are also are good value cards.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

this is where I draw the line based on WHAT you are needing it for. For the price of 1 480 I bought 3 Workstation ATI cards for my workstation. I run quad monitors on 1 rig and use Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator every day and I do throw some 3dS Max, too. I dont render on this rig I use another rig just for it.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

this is where I draw the line based on WHAT you are needing it for. For the price of 1 480 I bought 3 Workstation ATI cards for my workstation. I run quad monitors on 1 rig and use Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator every day and I do throw some 3dS Max, too. I dont render on this rig I use another rig just for it.

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And lastly, can this card play all the newest games on medium/moderate settings?


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

I would imagine so since these cards are typically used to make the graphics.




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