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I'm a security officer with a kid that i pay child support for, so i don't have alot of monies Max is $230 Including shipping. I prefer Nvidia but will go AMD if some one can convince me its better.

I was looking at this GTX-460 (Fermi) here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130611

Would there be a noticeable performance increase compared to my current card? And how do these GTX-460's overclock?

Is there a better card i could get with the budget i have?

Thanks for your time!
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Max $230?

Get the 560ti, $219 on newegg
460 has a boss overclock, but the 560 gets 1000 MHz on the core
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I wanted a 2GB version of the 560Ti but it cost too much ($289).

Much difference between the 1GB and 2GB versions?

Any answers to my other questions?


Heres the 1GB for $229, free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604

^ This or the 2GB GTX-460?
Edited by amdcpu4life - 7/16/11 at 2:45pm
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I know it's over $230, but evga has the 460 2win in their bstock for $250 right now. That's 2 460's on one pcb. About as fast as a 580, give or take.

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20
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Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
I wanted a 2GB version of the 560Ti but it cost too much ($289).

Much difference between the 1GB and 2GB versions?

Any answers to my other questions?


Heres the 1GB for $229, free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604

^ This or the 2GB GTX-460?
I'd get the GTX 560 TI. It smokes the GTX 460 by quite a bit and you'll feel the difference instantly

The GTX 560 Ti is also very OC friendly, and there is no difference between the 1GB and 2GB models anyway, unless you run at massive resolutions or use dual monitors. The difference is very minor if I'm reading your sig right and you're on a 19".

You won't regret getting the GTX 560ti for sure.
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I'd get the GTX 560 TI. It smokes the GTX 460 by quite a bit and you'll feel the difference instantly

The GTX 560 Ti is also very OC friendly, and there is no difference between the 1GB and 2GB models anyway, unless you run at massive resolutions or use dual monitors. The difference is very minor if I'm reading your sig right and you're on a 19".

You won't regret getting the GTX 560ti for sure.
Okay, i think i'll be getting this one because i like the dual fan design:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130651

Comes to $252.52 whats another $22.52, i'll come up with it some how.
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Okay, i think i'll be getting this one because i like the dual fan design:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130651

Comes to $252.52 whats another $22.52, i'll come up with it some how.
Man, for $250 you're not gonna beat that card I linked you. It's free shipping, too. It's literally almost twice the speed of what you're looking at.
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460 2win ftw!
    
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Ya the 2Win does look pretty sweet. It will be a month before i get the money, so i dont know if it will still be there.

Right now theres nothing wrong with my GTX-260, i love it. Plays Crysis on Very High 2x aa 30-45 fps @ 1400x900. I just want something a little newer.

Im guessing i could probably sell my 260 on Craigslist or Ebay for around $70? I got it for free from a friend about 2 weeks ago. My rig is only 2 weeks old.
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isn't the 460 2win the card with dual gf104 inside?
that card is pretty overpriced. if u have $350 you should get separate GTX 460s and sli them. only come up to about $300 for 2 cards.
you're better off with a quality GTX 560 Ti 1GB or HD 6950 1GB

at your low resolution 1 GB is plenty.
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