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I would have a hard time settling on a GTS450 the options that cost just a bit more are just so much better. I would really try to go for a GTX460 768MB or a 5770.
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I would have a hard time settling on a GTS450 the options that cost just a bit more are just so much better. I would really try to go for a GTX460 768MB or a 5770.
yeah, i agree with you. I'm considering the 5770 now.
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I went from a 9600GT to a GTX 260 Core 216, which currently are around $70 used. Otherwise, the best value card is probably the GTX 460, which can be found for about ~$100 new.
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Whatever you do, don't buy the GTS 450 unless under $80 shipped. This card offers absolutely nothing new to the table other than the pathetic/slow experience with DX11.

If I were you, I'd pick a good GTX 260 used for under $70 on eBay or craigslist. Anyway, I got my GTX 260 for $55 shipped and when OC'ed, it scores over 14k (11,563 GPU score) in Vantage. That's more than the GTX 465 You can't beat that for the price.

And I still have room to overclock...
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Whatever you do, don't buy the GTS 450 unless under $80 shipped. This card offers absolutely nothing new to the table other than the pathetic/slow experience with DX11.

If I were you, I'd pick a good GTX 260 used for under $70 on eBay or craigslist. Anyway, I got my GTX 260 for $55 shipped and when OC'ed, it scores over 14k (11,563 GPU score) in Vantage. That's more than the GTX 465 You can't beat that for the price.

And I still have room to overclock...
I'm on a tight budget so I thought of the 450. But wont I notice quite a bit of difference between them?
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I'm on a tight budget so I thought of the 450. But wont I notice quite a bit of difference between them?
Notice between what? Difference between GTS 450 and 9600GT? Of course, GTS 450 will beat 9600 GT hands down in every game, but GTS 450 is overpriced for its performance.

Anyhow, that's my very subjective opinion on the GTS 450.
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Even I was thinking about the Gts 450. how is it?

Whats the difference between the GtS 450 and gtX 460?
450 is great, lovin mine, only runs 50% max on my dual core 2.6ghz, and the GTX 460 has almost twice the stream processors i believe. It's far better than the GTS 450, I was going to buy it, but I was short on money at the time. Don't go ATI at this price range. Nvidia is far better till you get to the medium-high end cards, then its ATI, then back to nvidia for high end. I got my GTS 450 in the winter, and it was quite overpriced, about 130$, but you can find them under 90 easily now. I would go with either MSI or EVGA, they may be a bit pricier, but they are definitely worth it.

-Edit- Forgot to mention, with MSI afterburner, my evga superclocked ed. OCs like a champ. fact. OC of 822MHZ, I could easily push 1GHZ staying under 80C max load on stock cooling. Keep mine at 950, and it only hits in the mid 50s in furmark under max load. OCed you can get about 15% more performance out of it.
Edited by lostmage - 7/29/11 at 10:03pm
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