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if you want near double the performance then go for CF.

THANKS!biggrin.gifthumb.gif I've been looking into a couple benchmarks and that's how it looks. I'm definitely going to grab another one.
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Is the 460 better than the 6850?

No. The HD 6850 is ahed of the GTX 460 by a decent amount. Though the GTX 460 IIRC has better overclocking. Id'e take a HD 6850 over it TBH.
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No. The HD 6850 is ahed of the GTX 460 by a decent amount. Though the GTX 460 IIRC has better overclocking. Id'e take a HD 6850 over it TBH.

Also. I personally tend to avoid dual GPU's. As a single monitor gamer. my HD 7950 is MORE then enough.. less gpu's = less problems normally.
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

768mb 460 is 192bit. the 1gb card is 256bit. But the 6850 uses LESS POWER for the same/better performance making it a better card. Performance, Power usage, Price, and Heat are the 4 big things to look at while picking a video card.
Games like WOW are more cpu dependent, so a better cpu is always best for the game.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/16.html
but look at a game like metro 2033 thats vary gpu heavy and the 6850 is the faster card, same thing with crysis.

the 1gb 460 that was linked is 192 bit


seems nvidia cards do better with WoW than amd cards.
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the 1gb 460 that was linked is 192 bit
seems nvidia cards do better with WoW than amd cards.
There is no such card, DzillaXx was correct. There are essentially three different GTX460s:

Fastest: GTX460 1GB, 336SPs, 256-bit, 675MHz Core, 3600MHz Memory, 115.2GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 56 TMUs, 32 ROPs
Middle: GTX460 768MB, 336SPs, 192-bit, 675MHz Core, 3600MHz Memory, 86.4GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 56 TMUs, 24 ROPs
Slowest: GTX460 SE 1GB, 288SPs, 256-bit, 650MHz Core, 3400MHz Memory, 108.8GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 48 TMUs, 32 ROPs

The card in the linked review is the fastest GTX460 1GB which is 256-bit. Only the 768MB version has a 192-bit memory interface which is also in that review.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 2/28/12 at 3:13am
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There is no such card, DzillaXx was correct. There are essentially three different GTX460s:
Fastest: GTX460 1GB, 336SPs, 256-bit, 675MHz Core, 3600MHz Memory, 115.2GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 56 TMUs, 32 ROPs
Middle: GTX460 768MB, 336SPs, 192-bit, 675MHz Core, 3600MHz Memory, 86.4GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 56 TMUs, 24 ROPs
Slowest: GTX460 SE 1GB, 288SPs, 256-bit, 650MHz Core, 3400MHz Memory, 108.8GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 48 TMUs, 32 ROPs
The card in the linked review is the fastest GTX460 1GB which is 256-bit. Only the 768MB version has a 192-bit memory interface which is also in that review.

Both the 1gb and 768mb are shown. The 1gb is by far the better then the 768mb, but the 6850 is still a better card.

Plus with v-sync on, there is no point needing more then 60fps in wow.
Edited by DzillaXx - 2/28/12 at 4:20am
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why does this 1GB card say 192 bit?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130750

am i not looking at something right?
Edited by kegger - 2/28/12 at 9:09am
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2xHD5770's (you'll need a CrossFireX board though) or HD6850 anyday. HD5770's scale really well in CrossFireX (I've used a pair for well over a year) and you can overclock the HD6850 to on par performance to a HD6870.

 

I'd lean more toward the HD6850 but the HD5770's would be more than enough for WoW.


Edited by Lifeshield - 2/28/12 at 9:19am
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Either the 460 or 6850 will be plenty for WoW. I would stay away from 5770 xfire, its not worth it. Those cards arent amazing like the newer cards for xfire.
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Heres a $150 GTX 470: http://www.overclock.net/t/1218341/msi-gtx-470

Will blow away all of the cards recommended so far. The overclocking potential of 470s only makes it more incredible.
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