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Graphics Will you buy GTX 480/GTX 470?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Synay, 28 Feb 2010.

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Will you buy new Nvidia card?

  1. GTX 480

    14 vote(s)
    11.6%
  2. GTX 470

    9 vote(s)
    7.4%
  3. No

    59 vote(s)
    48.8%
  4. Not sure yet

    43 vote(s)
    35.5%
  5. GTX 480 SLI (x2 or 3)

    8 vote(s)
    6.6%
  6. GTX 470 SLI (x2 or 3)

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Synay

    Synay New Member

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    Now that we know when new cards are launching I wanted to know your opinions. Will you buy one? Or two? Or you won't?
    Myself, I'm diverting all my resources to get them once they come out, and depending on the price I will buy either one or two.
     
  2. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    Self proclaimed ATI Fanboy, and my 5770 hasn't let me down yet!
     
  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    probably a 470, if that's too expensive (more than £250) then i'll simply wait it out.

    there's no point in buying the best, that's why i also didn't buy 5870 since that was the best, thus very expensive.

    i really hope 480 will be the best single GPU out there, then 470 will perform the same as 5870, where price war will kicks in.
     
  4. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    No. No one is because their gonna be rare as rocking horse sh**.


    Personally i'm waiting for Fermi based GPU's to launch purely to see what it'll do to ATI's prices. I expect ATI have plenty of profit headroom so I expect them to price aggressively once the new green team GPU's.

    As i've said from the start, this will be 4870 vs GTX280 all over again.... what was the better buy that generation?
     
  5. ed_456

    ed_456 The Artful Bodger

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    I'll stick with my 260 for a while yet until the prices fall.
     
  6. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    If the pricing is around the 5series ATi cards then yes, im not an ATi fanboy but after going from a 4870 to a gtx275 id rather have the new nvidia card tbh.
     
  7. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    I'm still content with my 9600 gt thank you very much.
     
  8. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    I won't be buying.

    Reason: Gtx 285 SLI is enough! :0
     
  9. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I have yet to play a game on my 8800gtx that it could not handle. So going to wait awhile for the dx11 stuff to become a bit more main stream. :)
     
  10. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles

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    8800GTX + Linux = Why waste money
     
  11. littlexanth

    littlexanth Saving for a Dremel

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    I'll be interested and keeping a keen eye on things. Have to keep reminding myself that whilst I have to use a 26 inch tv running at 1376x720 my ATI HD4850 is really more than sufficient.

    So until I save up for a new house, a loft conversion or my son leaves home, any of which gives me a office space to house a decent monitor requiring a new monitor, I'll just watch everyones posts as you inform us of your experiences. Lucky so and so's.
     
  12. brave758

    brave758 New Member

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    all depends on price/performance
     
  13. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Possibly, depends on price, and how quick EK/Watercool/DangerDen get waterblocks out for it too.

    Sam
     
  14. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Possibly, i think i might hold off even longer.
    Depends how well the cards stack up when they drop.
    All signs point to many flaws with them.
     
  15. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    no, upgrading from 5870 would be pointless right now.
     
  16. unknowngamer

    unknowngamer here

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    When we have no idea wht the price is, or performance, or availability, or the competitions reaction.

    Anyone saying a definate one way or the other is IMO getting ahead of themselves

    This is pointless until we know.
    A) what the card will cost
    B) what it performs like as a GPU
    C) What availability will be like, if the yeilds are still low at the end of the year, ATi may well be hyping it's next gen.
    D) If Ati slash prices on thier range, then any one with common sense will re-evaluate.


    I currently run SLI'd "team green", and most of my cards have been Nvidia.

    BUT, there is no way I'd even commit to a probable until benchmarks, reviews and price has been sorted.
     
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  17. Furioushamster

    Furioushamster Is there an officer, problem?

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    Not taking any chances; just ordered myself two HD5870's.


    Nvidia need to show and tell us more about their plans with this card.
     
  18. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I've got some money saved up specifically for a tri SLI 480 set up. However, I'll only buy them outright if they have at least 1.5GB RAM (I want my 8/16x anti-aliasing!). Failing that, I'll be waiting until a 2GB version comes along.
     
  19. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    bit-tech/cpc podcast apparently will include some infomation about the GTX4xx series which comes out on monday
     
  20. thewelshbrummie

    thewelshbrummie Active Member

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    Got tired of waiting, annoyed by the tactics used with TWIMTBP and not impressed by PhysX or SLI - intentionally disabling AA when spotting an Ati card is scandalous. And I don't need the power - a midrange card will be plenty for 1280x1024 for a while yet, and a Fermi midrange card seems like it's still a long way off.

    For those reasons I bought a HD 5770 - my first Ati card. It's been faultless since I installed it 6 weeks ago and so far it's been nothing short of awesome.
     

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