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going from gts 250 > GTX 460 worth it?

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im in need of a new gpu, would a gtx 460 be a huge significant over my old gts 250?

or should i wait for something else, or something else of the Ati equivilent?

also, heat/power consumption hopefully is also improved
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it would make a huge differance. i went from a gtx 260 to a gtx 470. it was like night and day in most games.

the 460 is a very overclockable card, many say it is the best price / performance card from the fermi generation. also keep in mind that the gtx 560 is comming soon apparently
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post #3 of 11
Huge improvement, and if it's your sig rig you should be fine on power. The 460 is a relatively cool card for Fermi. But as noted above, the GTX 560 is coming soon so you might consider that instead. I think the 560 is supposed to be similar to the 470 in performance.
post #4 of 11
Yea, wait another few weeks for the 560.
You can either get that or the 460 (which should have a nice price drop).

I am planning on getting a 460 in about a month.
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If what I heard about the 560 is true, it's not worth waiting. Supposedly going to be 10% better then a 470 while costing $280. An overclocked 460 could probably almost reach that. Not even close to worth it at 280.
    
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I thought MSRP was $200~250?
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Well here's the post I took that figure from. http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums...topics%3Btitle

I read that the 279.99 figure was supposedly quoted from the CEO of nvidia. Thought it was that post but can't seem to find it again.
    
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post #8 of 11
This article puts it at $200:
http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/ite...n-late-january

Oh well, we won't know for sure until it's released. I doubt many would buy it if it were $280.
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post #9 of 11
GTX 460 is a good overclock GPU
but you can wait for GTX 560 Ti
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Originally Posted by Takonic View Post
im in need of a new gpu, would a gtx 460 be a huge significant over my old gts 250?

or should i wait for something else, or something else of the Ati equivilent?

also, heat/power consumption hopefully is also improved
As long as it is the 1 GB model.

It would be like going from a 9800 GTX to a GTX 285.
    
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