1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Should i change it ? GTX 480 FTW 1.5Gb GDDR5 to HD 7870 2Gb vrs. ??

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by StanMen, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. StanMen New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    196 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    Portugal
    Hello guys so i have one quastion to you all, i riceantly put my GTX for sail on web and today i recive one intresting proposal the guy want my GTX 480 FTW 1.5 Gb GDDR5 and he want give me hes new AMD HD 7870 2Gb version, my GTX 480 is iqual or beter than GTX 580, and i dno if i should change my gtx for amd, i know one thing my sistem is AMD as you can see on my profile of my sistem i got AMD Phenom II x4 960T with OC for 3.2Ghz and my memory is 4Gb 1600 1.65v but is ocd to 1720Mhz and runing at 1.5v , guys pls help me know what is beter to do ?


    Best regards Stan :toast:
     
  2. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,203 (2.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,689
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    I really like my GTX480, but I would trade for the 7870 because they are all GHz editions, and you should be able to overclock it some as well. The GTX480 is a great card and your FTW should be great as well, but the 7870 is newer and should sale better down the road and have better performance or the same in some games.
     
    StanMen says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,667 (3.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,773
    Location:
    Chicago
    It will also save you some cash on the power bill. Not major but it adds up.
     
    StanMen says thanks.
  4. DarkOCean

    DarkOCean

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    1,616 (0.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    on top of that big mountain on mars(Romania)
    i would do the change in a heartbeat, gtx 480 IS the most power hungry single gpu in the history wile 7850 uses at max 100w according to wizz revievs + its an oc monster.
    edit : i tought is about 7850, taking about 7870, no brainer - do the deal right now until the other one changes his mind.
     
    StanMen says thanks.
  5. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,963 (6.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,223
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    7870 for sure. Less power consumption, but more performance in every game.
     
    StanMen says thanks.
  6. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,440 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,491
    just got a Sapphire 7870 OC and its a superb card.
     
    StanMen says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. StanMen New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    196 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    Portugal


    Oky guys thank you so so so so much !!! oky now i have a exact model of this card 7870 the guy told me that hes card is an AMD HD 7870 2Gb Vr Vtx3d

    now i wold like to know if this card is good ? thanks guys ! realy ! :pimp:
     
  8. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,667 (3.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,773
    Location:
    Chicago
    StanMen says thanks.
  9. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,963 (6.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,223
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Looks to be a normal reference card.
     
    StanMen says thanks.
  10. StanMen New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    196 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    Portugal
    Thnks guys ! for help is in and working fine and is reference design card, with standart amd cooler, now prity soon i'm changing to FX 6300 3.5Ghz BE, now the guy that is have now my GTX 480 FTW he will do a SLI two GTX 480 and one is normal version and FTW i belive he will have more more perfomance since i saw that two GTX 480 perfome beter and have more power than one 7970 i live you here some bench.

    and lets don't forget that GTX 480 in SLI is a Beast is monster and GTX 480 not so long time a go was the fastest single gpu on the market and stil beat many new GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.

    here benchmarck GTX 480 :

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  11. 3870x2

    3870x2

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,875 (2.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    689
    Location:
    Joplin, Mo
    Why exactly is this guy wanting to downgrade?

    BTW that benchmark is 2x GTX 480.
     
  12. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,440 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,491
    i wouldn't say downgrade, a 7870 is more on par with a 580 or 660Ti. Plus the power consumption is def lower.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  13. DarkOCean

    DarkOCean

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    1,616 (0.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    on top of that big mountain on mars(Romania)
    the other guy.
     
  14. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,980 (1.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    457
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Well then you could go for CF 7870 and slaughter that with better scaling ;)
     
  15. 3870x2

    3870x2

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,875 (2.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    689
    Location:
    Joplin, Mo
    You need to be worried about what might be wrong with the 7870.
     
    Zubasa and AsRock say thanks.
  16. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,894 (4.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,673
    Location:
    US
    Some shit just sounds to good. But if you can trust him hell yeah and think some quustions need to be ask in why.
     
    StanMen says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page