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post #1 of 23
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Im looking at this

Radeon HD 6850

only £115 on ebay.

thats my max buget.

i have a Radeon HD 4890 at the mo. but i want direct x11

really high on bench mark test.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

i can also get this at the same price

Zotac GeForce GTX 460
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post #2 of 23
If it's the 1GB GTX 460, they offer nearly identical performance. The Radeons offer less power consumption, while the GeForce cards offer much better drivers. It's up to you which is more important
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hmmm i have no idea the 6850 is way higher on the benchmark test. ? an the gtx is much lower. hmmm. im lost.
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post #4 of 23
I've heard passmark isn't very good.. as said above. nVidia offer far better driver support. (Which can be a deal breaker)
This should help man.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...g-study-6.html

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Produ...29.230.234.235

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...s-warhead.html

The GTX 460 are cheap as chips (For future SLI) I regret selling mine'
and the 460 is a beast overclocker.

My vote is for the 460, all round beast for the price. And I'm a Physx whore.
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 10/14/11 at 5:10pm
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post #5 of 23
STOP WITH THE DRIVERS

Have any of you owned both brands recently? No?

AMD has really stepped up their game and recently Nvidia has had crap drivers. The 270-285 drivers were total CRAP.

@OP It doesn't matter which one you get. Nvidia drivers have improved since that little accident and both brands will be fine for you.
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post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
STOP WITH THE DRIVERS

Have any of you owned both brands recently? No?

AMD has really stepped up their game and recently Nvidia has had crap drivers. The 270-285 drivers were total CRAP.

@OP It doesn't matter which one you get. Nvidia drivers have improved since that little accident and both brands will be fine for you.
I actually built a system for my father that uses a 6950. You shouldn't assume things.
And I've has no issues(Apart from RAGE but 285.38 fixed that) With nVidia drivers, or atleast I couldn't see any issues.
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
STOP WITH THE DRIVERS

Have any of you owned both brands recently? No?

AMD has really stepped up their game and recently Nvidia has had crap drivers. The 270-285 drivers were total CRAP.

@OP It doesn't matter which one you get. Nvidia drivers have improved since that little accident and both brands will be fine for you.
Thank you! AMD drivers have been much better lately. I went back to AMD due to the extremely crappy 280 drivers. They both have the bad times with drivers.
post #8 of 23
why not sell your 4890, save some cash.. and buy something badass?
thats what i always do.. you go with out gaming for a week or two, but its worth it? lol

just for the record.. ive never had problems with either cards drivers..
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post
I actually built a system for my father that uses a 6950. You shouldn't assume things.
And I've has no issues(Apart from RAGE but 285.38) With nVidia drivers, or atleast I couldn't see any issues.
Sorry. I just keep seeing people bring up drivers. It annoy's me since I've had more Nvidia problems to fix with the 4xx-5xx series cards then the 6xxx series cards. I admit that the 5xxx series had some driver problems but now they are very good just like Nvidia's now after 285.(At least I hope so. I've many driver repairs recently)
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post #10 of 23
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cheers for your advice, anything at will cope with bf3 will be fine.

an what the hell is the diffrence?

gainward geforce gtx 460 golden sample graphics card... 1024 mb memory..

or

Zotac GeForce GTX 460 1024mb memory ?

surely its the same car right ?
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