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I have a gtx 260 by evga, located @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434 (paid 215 for it earlier this year)

Was wondering if it would be better to upgraded to buy another one (but superclocked ed) for $170 after rebate @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-433-_-Product

Or buy a gtx 460 for $170 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-562-_-Product ?

Which is the better value, and what's the difference between the gtx 260's GDDR3 448-bit memory interface and the gtx460's GDDR5 192-bit memory interface? I'm so confused :/

I play mainly Crysis wars, and Battlefield BC2 atm.
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The performance upgrade would be minimal I believe, compared to upgrading to a 460, and if you were gonna get a GTX 460, I'd suggest grabbing a 1GB, runs better on higher resolutions.
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I think a GTX 460 would be a good upgrade. I have the 1gb version from gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-333-_-Product
Its a fantastic card, I run BC2 at 1920x1080 with max settings. Runs great
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Sell the 260, go 460 1GB
Edit:
The 1GB 460 has both more memory, and a wider memory bus, plus more rops, overall it's a significantly faster card than the 768mb version.
And the switch to Gddr5 from gddr3 means that the 256bit interface on the 1GB version is just as fast as the 448 bit on the 260. 111.9GB/s for the 260, 115.2GB/s for the 1GB 460, but only 86.4GB/s for the 768mb 460.
As far as fill rate goes, 21.6 vs 16.1 gigapixels per second is another clear win for the 460.
37 (or 41 for the 216 core) gigatexels vs 38 for the 460 means the 216 core 260 wins on that, the others are pretty even.

Add in the fact that the 460 clocks like a demon, and adds DX11, I'd say the 1GB 460 is looking a decent winner. Sell the 260 and get a pair of 460s
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I think a GTX 460 would be a good upgrade. I have the 1gb version from gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-333-_-Product
Its a fantastic card, I run BC2 at 1920x1080 with max settings. Runs great
Can you explain 'runs great' ? ie fps and your settings, DX version etc.

I am running in SLI 2xGTX460 Gainward 1Gb 'GLH' and I wouldnt say they run great with BFBC2, so I'm curious to see what your getting, with just one , albeit a different brand.

In DX9 mode I see no improvement over running a single GTS250 (OC).

There are ongoing driver issues with the 4xx series, I realise, but atm Im a bit dissapointed with these cards.

@OP maybe hold out , if you can wait.
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Can you explain 'runs great' ? ie fps and your settings, DX version etc.

I am running in SLI 2xGTX460 Gainward 1Gb 'GLH' and I wouldnt say they run great with BFBC2, so I'm curious to see what your getting, with just one , albeit a different brand.
I also have 2x GTX460 1gb (MSi Cyclone) running BC2 @ 1920x1200 DX11 4xaa 16xaf and in a full server i get playable framerates all the time, on avg 55 FPS, lowest in the 40s,

Granted i have them currently clocked at 900/2001 1087v
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sli gtx 260 > single gtx 460 especially the 768mb version
BUT if they both cost $170 go with 460.
sell your current card for $100 ish and add $70 to it, by a second 460 and you now have sli 460
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Remember, Fermi scales even better in SLI than the old 200 series chips could dream of. (in SLI supported games of course.)

Edit: Single 460 will not be a major upgrade over single 260, but sli 460 will leave sli 260 way behind, and run dx11 on top.
    
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Sell the 260, go 460 1GB
Edit:
The 1GB 460 has both more memory, and a wider memory bus, plus more rops, overall it's a significantly faster card than the 768mb version.
And the switch to Gddr5 from gddr3 means that the 256bit interface on the 1GB version is just as fast as the 448 bit on the 260. 111.9GB/s for the 260, 115.2GB/s for the 1GB 460, but only 86.4GB/s for the 768mb 460.
As far as fill rate goes, 21.6 vs 16.1 gigapixels per second is another clear win for the 460.
37 (or 41 for the 216 core) gigatexels vs 38 for the 460 means the 216 core 260 wins on that, the others are pretty even.

Add in the fact that the 460 clocks like a demon, and adds DX11, I'd say the 1GB 460 is looking a decent winner. Sell the 260 and get a pair of 460s
I Have the EVGA gtx 460 768mb SC overclocked to 858/1716/2080,see the reviews of this card and you will see that this card is faster or equal a couple of 1gb models
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/18
Edited by BG78 - 10/14/10 at 11:13pm
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