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so we've probably seen the deal for the galaxy gtx 460

just wanted to know if i should keep my sapphire 4850 1GB or grab the 460

i play at the resolution listed in my sig, i dont remember it off the top of my head.

i also play bfbc2, ava ( uses unreal engine 3 ), l4d2, killing floor,

basically bc2 is the most demanding game at this moment.

im running a 2600k @4.5ghz with 1.232v.
    
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I don't know about you...but I haven't found a game the 4850 can't play at 1080p. Granted I have to give up AA (2x runs fine) and AF, but still, I max out at 40C at 40% fan speed, can't hear it. Never given me any problems. BUT. The 460 may play new games better, even though it lacks memory. And even though the 4850 is 256-bit, the GDDR3 cripples that severely. 192-bit on GDDR5 is faster.

All in all, your choice Do you NEED DX11, CUDA, or can you live till prices drop on more powerful cards.

My 2 cents.
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does the 4850 not play games to your satisfaction? still, i would go with the GTX460, its much stronger and even tho you lose some gpu memory, the card is still much faster.
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well newer cards would force me to upgrade my psu so that's 1 problem

and my card runs hot o.O how are u at 40c lol.
    
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No shroud + AS5 + Vapor-chamber...plus computer tower is shoved in a window.
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post #6 of 10
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oh well of course.

im on default + as5

might just go with 460.

thanks
    
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your antec 500w can probably handle your system with a gtx460,

tho its kinda difficult to be sure cause im not sure of the wattage on brainss. lol
    
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oh i meant for like a gtx 465+

i dont think my psu would handle it fine
    
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post #9 of 10
gtx 460, you wont regret it especially the 1gig version.
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yea, a GTX470 might be pushing a 500w unit. but the 460 will be fine.
    
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