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I have a specific upgrade decision to make. I'm going to be selling one and keeping the other, but I can't decide which would be faster on a 1680 x 1050 monitor? I know the GTX460 768mb should overclock to hell and back, but what do you guys think? I've looked around and it's almost too close to call. Opinions?
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GTX280 would be faster by a decent amount, though the GTX460 can easily be ran at 850mhz or even 900mhz..

The GTX280 has 80 Texture units from memory where as the 460 768mb has 56.
It also has 50% more ROPs, 32>24.. Though the 1GB 460's have 32.

GTX280 will be faster, more watt hungry, louder and hotter..

The GTX460 will be a bit slower, less watt hungry, fair quieter and cooler.

The 460 has 336 Steam processors over the GTX280's 240..

I would get a 1GB GTX460.
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 7/23/11 at 2:51am
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Get a GTX460 it's a better card..thumb.gif

With a GTX460 you get DX11,lower temps,lower power usage and better performance..

Here's GTX285 vs GTX460 768MB CLICK HERE.. (FYI GTX285 is not faster than a GTX460)


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I'm not sure if either of you actually read my post because both of you are suggesting that I buy a GTX460 1gb. I already have both of the cards I'm comparing, but only need to use one of them, so I'm deciding which card to get rid of.
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Hey sccr,

I'd keep the 460 768mb... personal preference. I was in a somewhat similar situation with a 768mb 460 and a gtx 275. In the end, the 460 was just much quieter and much cooler. The performance difference was almost non-existent to my naked eye, especially at those resolutions. DX11 would keep the cards lifespan relevant for a little bit longer and the 460 just overclocks so damn easily. Great utility card. If heat and noise are not an issue and you want simply the fastest possible just between those two, the 280 may edge it out a bit.
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The 280 is not has fast as the 460, at that resolution 1gb is not gonna make a diference. Only at 1080p the gtx 280 is better. The 460 is smaller, quieter, less wattage and has more performance.
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Not to mention 768mb is good enough for a 1680x1050, I'm running that right now.
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GTX 460 768 is inferior compared to GTX280/285 specs wise. First of all, GTX 280 was considered top of the line card at its time. GTX460 768 is lower mid-range "crippled" card. Uses cheaper PCB capacitors/resistors and ect...

The DX11 experience you get with GTX 460 768 is probably worse than DX9/10 max settings with GTX280/285 Yes/No?

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Hey sccr,

I'd keep the 460 768mb... personal preference. I was in a somewhat similar situation with a 768mb 460 and a gtx 275. In the end, the 460 was just much quieter and much cooler. The performance difference was almost non-existent to my naked eye, especially at those resolutions. DX11 would keep the cards lifespan relevant for a little bit longer and the 460 just overclocks so damn easily. Great utility card. If heat and noise are not an issue and you want simply the fastest possible just between those two, the 280 may edge it out a bit.

I'm not too concerned for lifespan since I don't believe I'll keep either after the new AMD cards come out. I just don't want to sell the faster card and keep the slower one. At stock, I know the GTX280 is faster, but I can't find any OC charts and I know the GTX460 OCs like a beast. Maybe I'll bench a few things before I sell one off. I should be able to put that computer together on Tuesday because I'm still waiting on a Hyper 212 to show up.
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Keep the GTX 460, it will save you some electricity while providing the same performance at that resolution. Plus you get DX11 if you decide to play metro or crysis 2
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