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I was browsing on TigerDirect today when this amazing deal popped up:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1781467&CatId=3669

MSI GTX 460 for $99.99 after rebate!!!

So, since this deal ends in a few hours, does anyone have any input in what performance increases i would experience, and if it is even worth buying another 2 generation old GPU.

Thanks,
-raid

*edit- also open to other options close to that price point that may be better for me

Because, let's face it, the HD5830 has to be one of the biggest facades ever, it has soo much more potential, but its really just a locked out 5850 at the end of the day, that compares more to a 5750...
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 5/9/12 at 6:36pm
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I'm going to say no. Not really worth the extra money.
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No, if your going to upgrade then spend the extra money to get a decent modern card.
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No, if your going to upgrade then spend the extra money to get a decent modern card.
I guess that is what I am going to have to do... Money is a bit tight and I figured i could pull this off because for 1, its relatively cheap for what it is, and 2, I could sell my HD5830 and recoup most of my money... So I dont really know what to do...
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I guess that is what I am going to have to do... Money is a bit tight and I figured i could pull this off because for 1, its relatively cheap for what it is, and 2, I could sell my HD5830 and recoup most of my money... So I dont really know what to do...

If you want a decent upgrade what I would do is resell your 5830 and get an used 560 Ti or brand new 7850.
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If you want a decent upgrade what I would do is resell your 5830 and get an used 560 Ti or brand new 7850.
It does seem likely that I may do this in the near future, but it really all depends on my financial outlook... Thanks you guys for letting me know if it was even worth it... I do not see me having too many performance issues with the games that are scheduled to be released this year with my current setup... And even if I do, I have my laptop with a GT555m to fall back on if necessary.
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Is it overclocked? At 1366x768 it should not have issues at all with some aa on any game. 1366x768 is in between 1024x768 and 1280x1024 in terms of pixel count. Very, very easy res to drive.
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Is it overclocked? At 1366x768 it should not have issues at all with some aa on any game. 1366x768 is in between 1024x768 and 1280x1024 in terms of pixel count. Very, very easy res to drive.

It all depends on which GPU you are talking about, no my HD5830 is not overclocked or overvolted... However, I do have 2GB of shared NVRAM, making for a total of 3GB for it to process with.

I run at 1440x900 24/7/365 And yea, most of the games that came out in the past 3 years will run on maxed out settings with Max AA and some Anisostropic filtering... However, one of the main issues I do not like is the fact that there are some applications that I use that were coded for nVidia primarily, and I tend to have rendering issues with those programs. Another thing I dislike is how poorly it handles shaders, it has 1120 stream processors, but they arent really designed well for shaders, so it can lag pretty hard with the newer shader algorithms. And finally, the 3DMark11 Benchmark score is far from impressive (under 1000 points?? i think?). My GT 555m scores much higher...

I know I can push it farther but my mobo is surely holding me back, it may be an mATX with 100w CPU support, but it has the dreadful 4+1 power MOSFETS, so I have been concerned as to what affect overvolting my GPU might have on the PCIe lane...

As of right now, this system is well balanced, but I know it can handle a much beefier GPU
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Why Upgrading from HD5830 to GTX 460?

a HD5770 is faster than a GTs 450, and a bit less than a GTX 460... so the HD5830 should be as good a GTX 460... so no, it doesn'T worth it at all..
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Why Upgrading from HD5830 to GTX 460?
a HD5770 is faster than a GTs 450, and a bit less than a GTX 460... so the HD5830 should be as good a GTX 460... so no, it doesn'T worth it at all..

Actually, a GTX 460 is around 25% faster than a HD 5770, it's a significant difference.

To the OP, no, it's a very little upgrade, not really worth the money.
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