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Hey,

I currently am using an EVGA GTX460 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130565&Tpk=gtx%20460%20tr%201371). A guy I know is trying to sell his entire system, and I was talking about the possibility of trading my GTX460 + cash for his GTX560Ti (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578).

The price difference between the cards is $80 according to Newegg, but I'm trying to talk him into the ~$60 range.

Do you think that card is a worthwhile upgrade over the card I currently have? I'm running mine at 815/1630/1900 but he said he has the GTX560 clocking at ~1.1GHz core (forgot to ask about memclock - will update when I find out). I'm planning on playing BF3 and SW:ToR and am wondering if the upgrade is worth the $60-80, or whether it's better to wait for a good deal/upgrade to a GTX570.

Side Note: MSI's GPU warranty is lifetime and serial # based, correct? I believe it is but just want to double check.

Thanks in advance for the help smile.gif
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Go SLI on the 460's. 580 killer.
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It's not worth it IMO, I'll be upgrading too & will eventually replace my 460 with a 580 so if i were u, i would either save up for a 570/580 or just go SLI !!
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Unless you're really hurting in a specific game, I'd save the cash for a different upgrade (SSD? SLI?). To the 560 Ti is an improvement, for sure, but I don't know if it's worth it unless he really brings the price difference / cash trade down.

The 460 will definitely play BF3 & TOR well, and I wouldn't be too worried. (also, I would wager that there'd be pretty good SLI support for both games...but of course, can't be certain)

(now, if you really can't find anything else to spend that cash on, including food...then go for it, OC it to the high heavens, and don't look back)
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Used 470 or a second 460 for sli is a better upgrade than a new 560Ti. Still over priced IMO. I max games out with my SLI, I'm just limited to 1gb VRAM. Next card I get will have more memory.
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Grab a 2nd 460 and laugh at the power, a 560 is a higher clocked 460 pretty much.
    
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Thanks for the recommendations. Definitely sounds like it isn't worth the money! I think I'm going to hold out for a good price on a 570. +Rep to all!
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What would you pay for a 460?
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Originally Posted by Zzari;14510891 
Thanks for the recommendations. Definitely sounds like it isn't worth the money! I think I'm going to hold out for a good price on a 570. +Rep to all!

thumb.gif best thing to do. If you keep your eyes open you might find a GTX 580 for a good price. Especially closers to the Kepler release next year.
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What would you pay for a 460?

A GTX 460 SE is a cut down 460, not even worth $100.
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Hey,

I currently am using an EVGA GTX460 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130565&Tpk=gtx%20460%20tr%201371). A guy I know is trying to sell his entire system, and I was talking about the possibility of trading my GTX460 + cash for his GTX560Ti (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578).

The price difference between the cards is $80 according to Newegg, but I'm trying to talk him into the ~$60 range.

Do you think that card is a worthwhile upgrade over the card I currently have? I'm running mine at 815/1630/1900 but he said he has the GTX560 clocking at ~1.1GHz core (forgot to ask about memclock - will update when I find out). I'm planning on playing BF3 and SW:ToR and am wondering if the upgrade is worth the $60-80, or whether it's better to wait for a good deal/upgrade to a GTX570.
Umm... if that bolded part is true, I have to say that would be a pretty damn good deal for a 60 dollar upgrade. eek.gif

A 560 Ti can match or exceed stock 570 performance at ~1GHz, so at 1.1GHz you'll be far beyond even that, and quite possibly a good 30-40% faster than your OC'd 460 based on your current clocks.

MSI warranties on video cards are 3 years btw, though they are serial based and fully transferable.

All that said, I'd recommend waiting out a good 460 sale and grabbing a 2nd for SLI instead of going for a single card upgrade. Easily the most cost effective upgrade path.

Your monitor is 1080p so 1GB of memory shouldn't be a bottleneck for you, and 460 SLI trades blows with a 580 at stock clocks. If you can get a 2nd card to match your current clocks you'll be set for years at that res.
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