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My friend is offering me his used GTX 460 1GB for 60 dollars shipped is it worth it or should i refuse?. I dont know very much about the 460 so thats why i am asking.
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I'd say yeah, try to go as low as possible.

I upgraded to 6850 from my 4890.
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Worth it and $60 shipped is a very fair price.
    
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Yes, a good OC'd 460 1GB can reach and pass 470/5870 speeds. I currently own 4850,4890, 2 460's, 2 5870's, and my 7970 that's on RMA and I can tell you the 460 is pretty much on par with my bad clocking 5870 while being MUCH cooler to boot. *note I can run mine at 900/2125 so that's a pretty high OC for gaming*


If you don't want it for 60 shipped I might take it off his hands if he wants to give me the same price!!!!! biggrin.gif
Edited by Junkboy - 12/16/12 at 7:28am
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Ill have it biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fireman View Post

I'd say yeah, try to go as low as possible.
I upgraded to 6850 from my 4890.

okay i'll buy it then
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Worth it and $60 shipped is a very fair price.

yeah he said he give me good deal because we been friends for so long
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Originally Posted by Junkboy View Post

Yes, a good OC'd 460 1GB can reach and pass 470/5870 speeds. I currently own 4850,4890, 2 460's, 2 5870's, and my 7970 that's on RMA and I can tell you the 460 is pretty much on par with my bad clocking 5870 while being MUCH cooler to boot. *note I can run mine at 900/2125 so that's a pretty high OC for gaming*
If you don't want ti for 60 shipped I might take it off his hands if he wants to give me the same price!!!!!

wow thats pretty impresive maybe my old rig will be able to max BC2 lol i doubt he'd sell it for that cheap to anyone but me.
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Ill have it biggrin.gif


i doubt he'd sell it for that cheap to anyone but me
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Yes. GTX 460 is much better than an HD4870. you might see as high as 45-50% increase in some games. And also it can play DX11, HD4870 can't
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Yes. GTX 460 is much better than an HD4870. you might see as high as 45-50% increase in some games. And also it can play DX11, HD4870 can't

DX 11 is the only reason i even considered it (Crysis 3 wink.gif ) i didnt know it was so much faster thats impressive for 60 dollars
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$60 is a great deal but if I were upgrading in this situation I would consider a few other things.

IMO, while the GTX460 is an obvious improvement, I'm not sure it's enough of one. Personally I like to feel a significant change when I upgrade. So I think I would ask myself some of these questions - Is the 4870 1gb or 512mb? If it's the 4870 512mb version then the GTX460 is going to be much better @ 1080p. That might make it worth it. Also, what is the rest of the system like, is it an older dual core that can barely max out a GTX460 or if you save cash for another month or two is the system capable of pushing a much better card.
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The palit tested there has a OC of 800 which pretty much all 460's could get to if you can get it to 850+ and a decent OC on mem those things really fly.

Here's the link for article and the entire BFBC2 page and note that they're using decent AA.
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$60 is a great deal but if I were upgrading in this situation I would consider a few other things.
IMO, while the GTX460 is an obvious improvement, I'm not sure it's enough of one. Personally I like to feel a significant change when I upgrade. So I think I would ask myself some of these questions - Is the 4870 1gb or 512mb? If it's the 4870 512mb version then the GTX460 is going to be much better @ 1080p. That might make it worth it. Also, what is the rest of the system like, is it an older dual core that can barely max out a GTX460 or if you save cash for another month or two is the system capable of pushing a much better card.

I think even one year form now a 1GB 460 for 60 shipped will still be considered a great deal, combined with DX11 like Knight said and I don't think it can be beat. I'm not sure he could buy anything better unless he spent double and even then whatever card he buys for $120 will probably be maybe 15-25% faster for double the cost. Thought maybe a bit cooler and better per watt.
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