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post #11 of 19
Cysis 2 is the perfect game to help you decide witch card to keep. You'll see a big difference in graphics in dx11.
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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
It's funny that you mention Metro because I got a free copy with a purchase, installed it, started it, and got stuck at the beginning with the game telling me I have to buy things before I continue. The only problem is that I can't figure out where to buy stuff

On topic, Comp4 only gets used when I have 3 friends over to LAN, so the electricity use would be so minimal, it wouldn't make a difference.
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It's funny that you mention Metro because I got a free copy with a purchase, installed it, started it, and got stuck at the beginning with the game telling me I have to buy things before I continue. The only problem is that I can't figure out where to buy stuff

On topic, Comp4 only gets used when I have 3 friends over to LAN, so the electricity use would be so minimal, it wouldn't make a difference.
Theres a market full of people who sell weapons in the beginning of the game, if you see a table full of weapons walk up and press E, shiny ammo is the currency.
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Theres a market full of people who sell weapons in the beginning of the game, if you see a table full of weapons walk up and press E, shiny ammo is the currency.
Maybe I'll reinstall it and check it out. Worth playing?
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Yes, the game gets very interesting from the middle.
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post #16 of 19
I'd say the 460 is the one to keep, but wouldn't it be as simple as testing them both out in whatever you use them. It shouldn't take too long to know which one to keep.
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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?

My
No it's not. The GTX 460 768mb is considered an equal to the 280 and when you start overclocking it blows the 280 out of the water. GTX 460 768mb is the 8800gt of the 400 series. Best bang for the buck and overclocks like a bat out of hell.

I have the eVGA version and game with a 1680x1050 resolution. The card handles everything at high settings besides a few demanding games like Crysis, Warhead, Metro 2033, etc. This resolution is the sweet spot for the 768mb version. Anything higher is when more VRAM will benefit you.

GTX 460 pros
+ Runs much cooler
+ Uses less power
+ Overclocks like crazy
+ Smaller form factor = more room in case
+ DX11

GTX 280 pros

uh...

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The DX11 experience you get with GTX 460 768 is probably worse than DX9/10 max settings with GTX280/285 Yes/No?
This is a really ignorant statement. The 280 isn't even capable of playing any DX11 games and you think it's fair to say it "might" be a better card because it plays an older version of DirectX better than a newer card with the newest version of DirectX? LOL

Compare apples to apples, not apples to oranges.
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Take a look at this.

Its strictly theoretical but its a good way to look at it
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Thanks for all the input guys, but it's now a moot point because I'll be selling both. I snagged a great deal on a GTX480 TFII, so I don't need the GTX280 or the GTX460.
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