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I currently have just a GTX260. I was thinking about grabbing a GTX460 and then if it is even possible just sliding my GTX260 down and using it as a dedicated Physx Card or something like that. Good idea or bad idea?

Looking at these 2 cards, not sure what the difference is..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130571

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130696


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What will you be doing with the GPU? Games (if so, which games)? If there isn't a difference, then get the cheaper one.
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The most demanding game I will probably buy this year if I had to guess would be Batman Arkham City.
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Between the two EVGA 460s you listed, the one with AR at the end of its model # means that it has a lifetime warranty, as long as you register it after purchase.
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Get a GTX560ti!
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Originally Posted by skinnysumo View Post
Between the two EVGA 460s you listed, the one with AR at the end of its model # means that it has a lifetime warranty, as long as you register it after purchase.
Good to know, thank you.

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Originally Posted by Osea23
Get a GTX560ti!
What is that? A hyped up version of a regular 560? I honestly haven't followed video cards since the 4xx series dropped and even then I didn't look into them that much so I am very out of the loop. Any info you want to throw my way would be great? I really would like to try and spend $200 or less if possible but if we are talking about getting a way better card for say another $50 then I could probably justify that.
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post #7 of 24
560ti and 6950 is where the sweetness is at right now in price/performance. The 6870 and 560 perform a bit lower but are well within your budget. Check this out: LINK
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The 560Ti is considered the "460" of the 5xx series in terms of overclockability and price/performance, and iirc, it's about 20-30% more powerful than the 460 (I would double-check that and look up some real benchmarks, though).

The 560 (non-Ti) is essentially a 460 that is capable of much higher clock speeds, and is inferior to the Ti version. (Fun fact: the 560 non-Ti actually came out AFTER the 560Ti.)

I think 560Ti's go for around $200-$230AR, though you can probably find some around $200 in the OCN marketplace.

460s on the other hand are getting dirt cheap, even new ones: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55409 . A 460 would probably give you the best price/performance, but wouldn't be as much of an upgrade over your 260.
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If you get the 6950, you can flash the bios to 6970 to enable all the processors
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I'm an NVIDIA guy so that won't be changing anytime soon.

I would really like to stick with EVGA as far as brand goes but then I'm guessing if I do that I might not find a good price on a better card like you have suggested.
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