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I like the Asus 460, it's a cheap excellent card that will not lose too much of it's resale value by the time Kepler comes out, because it's already old and has taken the biggest hit it's market value will see for some time. The 560ti is a good deal for a new card that you plan on sticking with at around the $220 or so price range, but for resale in 4-5 months the 460 will have lost less of it's current price.
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GTX 550 ti uses basically the same GPU as the GTS 450,
while the GTX 460 uses basically the same GPU as the GTX 560.

so it's quite simple,
GTX 550 ti = 24 ROPs/32TMUs/192 cuda cores/192 bit memory bus
GTX 460 1GB = 32 ROPs/56TMUs/336 cuda cores/256 bit memory bus

obviously you need to consider that the 550 ti is clocked higher,
but anyway, they are both based on the same architecture, so it's quite obvious that the GTX 460 is a much better card,
The GTX550Ti is not like the GTS450 in the same manner that the GTX560 and 460 are. The 460 and 560 have the exact same core configuration, but the 560 is clocked higher stock. The 550Ti on the other hand, has 50% more render output units and a 50% wider memory bus than a GTS450. The 550Ti is a much more drastic improvement over the GTS450 than the 560 is over the 460.
     
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The GTX550Ti is not like the GTS450 in the same manner that the GTX560 and 460 are. The 460 and 560 have the exact same core configuration, but the 560 is clocked higher stock. The 550Ti on the other hand, has 50% more render output units and a 50% wider memory bus than a GTS450. The 550Ti is a much more drastic improvement over the GTS450 than the 560 is over the 460.

sure, a GTX 460 at the 560 clocks should perform the same (but the GTX 560 can clock much higher in many cases), while the GTX 550 ti would still be slightly faster than the 450 (around 10% http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=29624&page=2), but that's why I said "basically" but not exactly, the GTS 450 uses the same GPU with the extra 8rops/memory controller, but it came disabled for yeld issues/or better segmentation, more or less like the GTX 460 and the disabled cuda cores/tmus

but GTS 450 and GTX 550 ti both have only 192cuda cores/32TMUs and this should be the main limiting factor,
so I think the GTX 460 is a much better card anyway,
but yes I should have mentioned the 560 Ti as the equivalent,
but the 460 is still a very good option,
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man i'm going to give all you guys some rep. i forgot how awesome this site is. the support here is amazing. anyway. so since i'll be overclocking these future 460's, i think i'll go with the asus 460 since its got the vrm heatsinks as well. good news, newegg emailed me back saying i can get my full refund for the cards so i'll forsure be taking the 550ti's back but i might just go ahead and order the 460's now, wait for them to get to me, then ship out the 550ti's.
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tell you what though the asus doesn't have that great of reviews on newegg:/
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70% 5 star isn't that good? And besides I'm not saying I'm infallible or you should just listen to me alone, but the collective knowledge and advice of OCN is worth a whole lot more than reviews on newegg. Basing your purchase on what newegg tells you about a product is like benchmarking with Windows Experience Index.
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70% 5 star isn't that good? And besides I'm not saying I'm infallible or you should just listen to me alone, but the collective knowledge and advice of OCN is worth a whole lot more than reviews on newegg. Basing your purchase on what newegg tells you about a product is like benchmarking with Windows Experience Index.
loll you have a very good point there my friend. i just really enjoy evga having my back warranty wise, i've never dealt with asus before.
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I've never had to deal with returning things for RMA directly to them either, but they have a 3 year warranty on that card that is tied to the card serial number (don't lose or take of the SN sticker on the back) rather than tied to the original owner and they are in the top tier of companies as far as warranties go (MSI, Asus, EVGA) so there's no reason to avoid that card IMO.
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If you're willing to purchase open box, you can get the MSI 460 cyclone for <$100.
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If you're willing to purchase open box, you can get the MSI 460 cyclone for <$100.
Where's the open box there? If <100$ I would definitly buy it
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