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Stock 580 vs Gigabyte Super Overclock 480

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  1. Nuieve New Member

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    Super overclock has significantly increased frequencies: 820/1640/3800.
    Stock for stock 580 appears to be about 15% faster in the (probably) 1920x1080 with AA and AF. But that Gigabyte is overclocked quite a bit...
    Gigabyte costs 469 at newegg.
    GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N480SO-15I GeFo...

    I missed the 580 $509 with 10% off deal at newegg the other day, so I wonder how the overclocked 480 stacks up against a stock 580.
     
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    the GTX 580 is just a re-worked GF100. Basically its what Nvidia wanted the GTX 480 to be in the first place. the only significant difference between the 2 is 512 vs 480 cuda cores. that 480 has a good overclock, but the 580 is only 48mhz slower. I'd say they'd either be on par or the GTX 580 slightly edging it. If you overclock and take that into account the GTX 580 would clearly win out.
     
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    This is basically an advanced 480gtx stealing some of the 580 gtx new changes and is on par with a stock 580 gtx. It has similar power phases and thermal protection plus a better cooler.

    GV-N480SO-15I has incredibly pure power. It is compatible with ATX standard length PCB. 14 phase PWM design includes 12 for GPU, 2 for memory. Standard GTX 480 graphics card has 6+2 power phases whereas GIGABYTE’s GTX 480 SOC has 12. Not only does GV-N480SO-15I have more power phases than reference card, the 12 power phase status LED indicators indicate graphics card’s current power phase, helping users monitor power consumption. This feature ensures a more stable system and better overclocking capability. It also has L2 cold bug swtiches and overvoltage protection.
     
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    Personally, I'd wait for ATI's AMD's 69xx series to come out but given a choice between these two, I'd go for the Gigabyte
     
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    I am happy like a crazy whore with a bottle of the best red Rioja wine with my 470+Arctic cooling, but if I would have 500 coins to spend, it would be the 580 no doubt no 480, no Amd, no questions... WTF FTW :)
     
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    definitely looks like the GTX580 is the better choice, especially if you can aftermarket cool it.
     
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    I don't want a noisy card. I guess I'll wait for 6970 release. Don't think it's going to match 580, but maybe at least it will drag prices down a bit.
     
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    I think you fellas are missing the point there is a money difference here. However, a better deal is buy a regular gtx 480 (which can be had for 290 on ebay) and add a AXP cooler then overclock that gtx 480 well past 580 gtx performance and save a boat load. AXP cooler are 65.00 and are equal to water cooling, thats a total of 355.00 and your getting gtx 580 performance. Plus the AXP is near silent.
     
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    Ur one of the few to the that. I kno I at least expect the 6970 to beat the gtx 580 by bout 10%. ESP if it has a new shaded arch, tho that rumor maybe outdated a little.
     
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    well if you are fine with overclocking against a superior core, and of course a cheaper price.... of course that galaxy looks like a killer right outta the box.
    but if the 480 was 400 something bucks and the 580 less than 500, i'd take the 580
     
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    Again you missed the point 290.00 for a used but like new gtx 480 and add another 64.00 for a AXP that 354.00 for gtx 580 performance. The Galaxy was to show what a AXP does for a gtx 480. Also a GTX 480 is hardly a inferior anything. The gtx 580 is better but the price used gtx 480's are going for makes them the a very good deal right now. However we are way off topic now.
     
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    I wish it would (for the sake of competition), but I don't remember the time in history when single-chip ATI was faster than its competitor. There's a news article saying Powercolor reps said 6970 will be 30-50% faster than 6870. From what I've seen in tests, the difference would have to be 50-70% to reach 580 levels.

    Check these test results (1920x1080 resolution)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_580/5.html - 580 is 55% faster

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_580/10.html - 30% faster

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_580/15.html - 68% faster

    etc... In some games there's 30% difference, but in many it's over 50%. So I assume 6970 will be slower. Maybe slightly faster than 480, but definitely slower than 580.
     
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    I'm only 19, and even i know there have been times where ATI was faster than Nvidia. Geforce 7 series vs x19XX series is a decent example. as well as the 9800Pro days n whatnot when Nvidia had their Geforce 5 series flop...and of course most recently the HD 5870 which was out for a good while till Nvidia had a chip to top it.
     
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    2nd hand price was Never the (original) question of this thread, maybe you introduced 2nd hand prices, right 740? :)
     
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    850MHz gpu and 2200MHz in mems is easily attainable in stock GTX580 cooler without voltage modding. 580 wins
     
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    Thats no big revelation that the most expensive card wins. That wasn't the point here.
     
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    Was answering the op's question. And the 30 dollar difference (plus 10% off) he was mentioning.
     
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    I have the Zotac 480 stock and OC'ing it will be keeping me warm for the winter to say the least. I will be swapping it out for the 580 soon!:rockout:
     
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    ^^Well, 850MHz is really whats attainable, as review sites havn't been able to break that barrier. Although higher voltage will yield higher clocks, I think FERMI is big enough power guzzler already.
     
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    go the 580 if you can both are good cards both will live up to any game.
     
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