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GTX 470 to GTX 480 viable low cost upgrade?

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Hi All,

 

Would an Nvidia GTX 470 to GTX 480 make a viable low cost upgrade?

 

Thanks

Daz

 

Only you can determine the value of price-to-performance tradeoff, but I think if you'll spend over a hundred bucks, and get only a small gain that might be lost in the noise of all the other variables that contribute to performance and visuals, that might not be worth it.  Just a gut sense, no hard data to back that up, but I wouldn't do it if it were me.  I would rather save that money for a later generation card.

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I was looking at a performance graph and I'd have to move up to something like a GTX 570 to get anything better than a 480

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480 will run FSX fine....doubt it will manage P3D2 though as it only has 1.5GB v-ram. If money is tight go for it. I ran my sim on it for years before upgrading when I built a new machine. 4 years down the line it needs another rebuild....welcome to the money pit.

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I also would like to upgrade from GTX 470 to something around $200, any suggestions?

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Hi All,

 

Would an Nvidia GTX 470 to GTX 480 make a viable low cost upgrade?

 

Thanks

Daz

 

I think you would see about zero improvement.

 

In fact looking at the specs I really can't see any differences at all.

 

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-470/specifications

 

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-480/specifications

 

gb.

I also would like to upgrade from GTX 470 to something around $200, any suggestions?

 

I have not used it myself but there were some posts saying the 660Ti/660 were pretty good for the money.

 

gb.

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