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Im upgrading here tomorrow to a 500 series card, and I was going to give my friend one of my 260GTX's.

But what we are wanting to know is, would the performance difference be noticeable?

Even if its by a small amount. Its just about if its an "upgrade" for him.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433

Would be what I would give him.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

Is what he has now.

Any insight from someone would be awesome! Thanks a lot!
post #2 of 8
If he games at a high resolution, the 260 would be an upgrade. I like the 216 cards a lot
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It'll be an upgrade, but not a crazy one. As said, though, at 1080p, it will handle most newer games at high settings.
 
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Yep, it's an upgrade.
It's not Epic, but it will be noticable.
As long as his computer can feed the 260 enough data,
it should give some noticable frame rates and he should get a bit more eye candy at higher resolutions.
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It'll be a pretty major upgrade, since a 4850 is equivalent to a GTS 250, which is around half as fast as a GTX 260, at least in shader hungry games. Nice of you to hand a good card like that to your friend, hehe.
    
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Originally Posted by Am*;13555537 
It'll be a pretty major upgrade, since a 4850 is equivalent to a GTS 250, which is around half as fast as a GTX 260, at least in shader hungry games. Nice of you to hand a good card like that to your friend, hehe.

Like what? A HD 4850 isn't <=50% of the performance of a GTX 260. Maybe 75% in some cases, but not <=50%.
 
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Like what? A HD 4850 isn't <=50% of the performance of a GTX 260. Maybe 75% in some cases, but not <=50%.

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Like I said before, depends entirely on the game and the settings. Since he had a 4850 with 512MB VRAM, the extra VRAM on the 260 will serve him well, much better than a 4850 at higher settings.
    
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Originally Posted by Am*;13556186 
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Like I said before, depends entirely on the game and the settings. Since he had a 4850 with 512MB VRAM, the extra VRAM on the 260 will serve him well, much better than a 4850 at higher settings.

I'm not trying to create argument, but that's roughly 65-70%. I agree with you, though, that different games are going to net different results.
 
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