Last September we saw the AMD launch of the Radeon 5000 series and they spent the next six months leading the way in every price point. Sadly they also had to deal with shortages of stock due to 40nm yield issues with TSMC. The other downside for the consumer was that with this lack of competition, prices did not drop.
nVidia were relatively late coming to market, however they have a loyal fanbase who waited patiently on their ‘HD5xxx series beater’ – codenamed FERMI.
As KitGuru only opened a few weeks ago we have been playing a game of ‘catch up’ with all the hardware sitting in our offices. Today we are going to look at the GTX 480 … more specifically the Zotac version of the card. The target? AMD’s high end HD5870. We also include the overclocked XFX HD5870 Black Edition in today’s review.