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Upgrading to msi gtx460 cyclone oc 1gb from a xfx gtx275!
I sold my gtx275 & I'm paying only $7(rs500 INR) more.
Will I notice performence increase?
I'm also getting a phenomII x4 955 BE (used) in next few months,I'm getting it at a very cheap rate.
Will the phenomII x4 955 BE bottleneck my msi gtx460 cyclone oc 1gb or any other single gpu card?
how does msi gtx460 cyclone oc 1gb perform against a stock gtx560ti? Can any one provide a comparison chart?
NOTE: I won't oc my cpu or gpu at all.
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No a X4 955 will not bottleneck it, You should be fine

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/313?vs=330
460 vs 560Ti

I reckon it is worth getting the 560Ti over the 460 if you can pay up the extra money.
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Any performance increase will be negligible, it's pretty much a side-upgrade: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_460_1_GB/31.html

As you can see, the performance of the 460 is comparable to the 275, but the nice thing about the 460 is that it produces less heat/noise, and consumes less electricity. Also, the 460 is a DX11 card which is nice (if it matters to you)

You probably won't notice a difference when gaming, but you might when your electric bill arrives.
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I'm only paying $7 for the upgrade where as even if I get the cheapest gtx560ti i have to pay $140 more.thus gtx460 definitely worth the money,price is much higher in my country.
will i notice improvement with gtx460 cyclone over gtx275?
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Any performance increase will be negligible, it's pretty much a side-upgrade: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_460_1_GB/31.html
As you can see, the performance of the 460 is comparable to the 275, but the nice thing about the 460 is that it produces less heat/noise, and consumes less electricity. Also, the 460 is a DX11 card which is nice (if it matters to you)
You probably won't notice a difference when gaming, but you might when your electric bill arrives.

Also I shall get dx11!
yeah power consumption is a huge huge factor to me.
I ran gtx275 with athlonII x2 240(huge bottleneck) but I shall run gtx460 cyclone with a phenomII x4 955BE,I hope that in this case I shall get noticable performence increase!
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I had an Asus Matrix GTX285 overclocked (lots) and went to a Zotac 460 SE (the one with 1/5 shaders disabled) and it was about 10% better than the 285 (both clocked). On BFBC2 I went from being able to max the game at 1920x1200 without HBAO and being able to enable it and getting the same or more FPS.

So on a personal note. I don't think the 275 to 460 is a sidestep ?! Perhaps early comparisons were before optimised drivers.
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Just installed the gtx460 cyclone & I must say yhere is noticable performence increase even though my current cpu is bottlenecking the card.
Upgrading to phenomII x4 955 BE next month!450
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