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Old 04-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which GPU?

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition w/ 20% OC

Newegg.com - XFX FX-777A-ZNJ4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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Nvidia GTX 480

EVGA 015-P3-1480-RX GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Which would you recommend? I already own both but they are in two different systems and I want to know which to put in my main gaming rig?
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which GPU?

IIRC, gaming make use of cudas so I think the GeForce has it.
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No, gaming doesn't make use of Cudas, at least not in a way that makes nVidia better than AMD.
OP, GTX 480 is better by a good margin but it consumes a lot of power and runs hot. If you have a PSU enough for it, use it. What's your PSU?
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The better performance will be out of the 480 but it's a 300w card stock and you'll need good airflow in your case so it doesn't overheat and melt the solder balls.
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Default Re: Which GPU?

I have a 750 Watt PSU so I'm pretty sure I'm all set. Thank you for your help.
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Depends on how much those Xeons suck. 300w on a stock 480 is half of your output, and 3/4 of your efficiency area.
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Default Re: Which GPU?

Actually this isn't for my Xeon Unit. Getting this in a few weeks. But I also am getting this as well to upgrade from the standard 500 watt.
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Bleh to both.
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I'm not the one paying for either and which I get isn't up to me. Just saying this is what I have to work with so which GPU do you think would complement the other parts better for gaming?
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Tell them they can get better performance and parts for the money. That includes the same case which comes with a free pair of crappy Skullcandy headphones if you order outside of the bundle.

Depends on the budget. The Bulldozer chips are crap for gaming, which is why I brought it up.
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