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Poll Results: GTX 560(non ti) vs. gtx 460

 
  • 56% (40)
    gtx 560
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    gtx 460
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post #11 of 141
If you're looking at cheapness, you should look at ebay.

460's are going for around 80 dollars.
post #12 of 141
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How about with the gtx 460 overclocked?would it be better than the 560 or even the 560 ti? and yes I'm kind of partial to nvidia and for $120 x2 $240 is what one of the cards your pushing will cost

GTX 560 = GTX 460 running at 825 Mhz . thats it . there is a slight bit of chip level improvement but that does not make a huge difference. So if you can get a GTX 460 for USD 120 get it. But there is no point in doing SLI. HD 7850 card has 2GB VRAM and easily will give you GTX 570 - GTX 580 performance if you clock 1 - 1.2 Ghz. So thats the best option.
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GTX 560 = GTX 460 running at 825 Mhz . thats it . there is a slight bit of chip level improvement but that does not make a huge difference. So if you can get a GTX 460 for USD 120 get it. But there is no point in doing SLI. HD 7850 card has 2GB VRAM and easily will give you GTX 570 - GTX 580 performance if you clock 1 - 1.2 Ghz. So thats the best option.
Why is there no point in doing sli?
post #14 of 141
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How about with the gtx 460 overclocked?would it be better than the 560 or even the 560 ti? and yes I'm kind of partial to nvidia and for $120 x2 $240 is what one of the cards your pushing will cost

460 might touch a 560 Ti if you overclock it, but just barely. $120 for a 460 1GB is a good holdover. Fast enough for 1080p, but it's struggling to keep up with newer games. There's no value on the Nvidia side in the gap ranging from $150 to $390. And sure, you could get 2 460's for $240, but the 6950 is only $190, and the 7850 is only $200. Just as an example, the 7850 with an overclock is faster than a stock GTX 580 in Metro; and at stock it's twice as fast as a 560 Ti at higher resolutions. http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Sapphire_HD_7850_OC/12.html
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460 might touch a 560 Ti if you overclock it, but just barely. $120 for a 460 1GB is a good holdover. Fast enough for 1080p, but it's struggling to keep up with newer games. There's no value on the Nvidia side in the gap ranging from $150 to $390. And sure, you could get 2 460's for $240, but the 6950 is only $190, and the 7850 is only $200. Just as an example, the 7850 with an overclock is faster than a stock GTX 580 in Metro; and at stock it's twice as fast as a 560 Ti at higher resolutions. http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Sapphire_HD_7850_OC/12.html
ok but that card is pcie 3.0 and my mobo is 2.0
post #16 of 141
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Why is there no point in doing sli?

Why would you want multi GPU when a single GPU like HD 7850 at 1.2 Ghz can get you close to that perf with much lesser power , heat and noise.
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Why is there no point in doing sli?

Why would you want multi GPU when a single GPU like HD 7850 at 1.2 Ghz can get you close to that perf with much lesser power , heat and noise.

and more vram too. I think the OP should either get the gtx460 or 7850 and forget everything else in between.
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post #18 of 141
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ok but that card is pcie 3.0 and my mobo is 2.0

PCI-3.0 cards work on PCI-2.0 motherboards. PCIe 3 is really only needed for high-end cards like GTX 680, when Crossfired (ex: Intel's new Ivy Bridge boards can do 2x PCIe 3 at x8 x8 speeds - this matches the bandwidth of 2x PCIe 2 slots at x16 x16).

As for SLI'ing some lower-midrange cards.. it's never a great idea, especially when you're below the performance/$ apex (and $120 is far below it - right now the 7850 is the sweet spot at $200.. not that it's 60% faster, but it offers a big performance gain for a nominal price increase). http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_460_SLI/25.html

Basically.. it ties a GTX 570 / GTX 480 in aggregate. And guess what, 7850 will tie/beat a 570 when overclocked.
 
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PCI-3.0 cards work on PCI-2.0 motherboards. PCIe 3 is really only needed for high-end cards like GTX 680, when Crossfired (ex: Intel's new Ivy Bridge boards can do 2x PCIe 3 at x8 x8 speeds - this matches the bandwidth of 2x PCIe 2 slots at x16 x16).
As for SLI'ing some lower-midrange cards.. it's never a great idea, especially when you're below the performance/$ apex (and $120 is far below it - right now the 7850 is the sweet spot at $200.. not that it's 60% faster, but it offers a big performance gain for a nominal price increase). http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_460_SLI/25.html
Basically.. it ties a GTX 570 / GTX 480 in aggregate. And guess what, 7850 will tie/beat a 570 when overclocked.
Is the 7850 a dual gpu card? And will a 7850 perform better than a pair of overclocked gtx 460's?
Edited by waltcujo - 7/1/12 at 12:03pm
post #20 of 141
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The 670 costs to much money and I'm not going to spend that much. also my mobo only has x8 pcie not x16 so there is realy no point running dual gpu cards. I am going to buy either the 560 or the 460 but dont know which one is better


Either you don't have the board you say you do or I dunno what because a 990xa ud3 has x16, it's the top slot and then maybe the bottom or above that.
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