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Going from a 8800GT to a 460..

Come on OCN, be a tad smarter. Of course its a major upgrade and here; he wont run out of memory besides two games, which I know he don't play.

This post explains it all and we can all go home now..
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8248...l#post10705728
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Originally Posted by codyh View Post
I paid $170 for my gtx 460. The cheapest 1gb model that I see on the egg is $219.99. So unless I failed at math that is a $50 difference.
I had the same issue when I bought my 460's, on all of the benchmarks I looked at the 768mb model was more than close enough to the 1gb version to make it hard for me to fork over an extra $50 per card (and I wanted two of them).

I game at 1920x1080, and the two 768mb 460's in SLI kick some serious polygon ass, and when they get replaced down the road I have a home for them in my GPU folding rig

Here is Hardware Canucks review of both versions of the 460, make up your own mind to see if the difference in performance warrants the difference in price.
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Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
Going from a 8800GT to a 460..

Come on OCN, be a tad smarter. Of course its a major upgrade and here; he wont run out of memory besides two games, which I know he don't play.

This post explains it all and we can all go home now..
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8248...l#post10705728
We never said it wasn't major, of course it is, GTX 460 to an 8800GT.. hmm..

Again, I was offering a suggestion for a higher performance model, and again, its his business what he does with his money.

The 786MB is a great solution for a GTX460 for people who don't want to go all out; low price and good performance.
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