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6870 asus directcu vs. gtx 460 gigabyte super overclock vs. gtx 460 talon attack msi

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Lets see.....the 460 talon is 239 + 7 shiping
the 6870 directcu is 240
and the gigabyte 460 soc is 220
the 460s come with mafia 2 and just cause 2 but i already have just cause 2
the 6870 has a free headset which i dont need
i dont care about rebates because i think its a pain the ass and i dont like dealing with customer service with my experiance

i want the best performance for games and editing and rendering i know cuda wil help with rendering

also i would prefer nvidia's quality 3d and physx vs. amd's quality eyefinity and so so hd3d



i want to know which wins for raw performance and which wins for features
i guess i am a bit of an nvidia fan boy not much but if the amd is better i will take it within a heartbeat.

please tell me whats your opinion

i will upgrade to cfx/sli later but i dont care about the scaling on that i just care about the ease of setting it up


over clocking is a maybe power consumption and heat i dont care both wil be below 80 on load so idc about tht.
post #2 of 42
6870 hands down
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post #3 of 42
Easy one: 6870













There ya go, Noise charts, Power consumption, overall performance, Heat, and SLI / Crossfire scaling
Edited by CovertCover - 1/16/11 at 12:11pm
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The 6870 is faster.

both the 6870 and GTX460 scale equally well in crossfire/SLI.

Both overclock quite well also.
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http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...hd6870-review/

Hawk & 6870 are almost equal. Hawk is also cooler, and more quiet.
I'm thinking of buying Hawk or 6870 but i will choose hawk because is 40$ cheaper in my country. But you cant go wrong with any of theese.
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post #6 of 42
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funcut thanks only useful reply - - everyone else is stupid <3 i said hawk and gigabyte soc not the plain 460 or else yh the 6870 rapes it but thats actualy a useful review but i mean what wins in the case of features (techonological advancements)
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funcut thanks only useful reply - - everyone else is stupid <3 i said hawk and gigabyte soc not the plain 460 or else yh the 6870 rapes it but thats actualy a useful review but i mean what wins in the case of features (techonological advancements)
Saying things like that won't get you any help around here....

And the SOC edition is just a factory overclocked plain card. Just buy a normal card a OC it yourself...
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Wait a minute.. you want to buy a 6870/460 to replace the 460 you already have?
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post #9 of 42
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umm covert cover actualy the soc is not the same card not at all its totaly customized pcb and it uses diff company memory also lol no i sold my 460 cause my friend needed it and he agreed to pay me more then i bought it for XD
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umm covert cover actualy the soc is not the same card not at all its totaly customized pcb and it uses diff company memory also lol no i sold my 460 cause my friend needed it and he agreed to pay me more then i bought it for XD
O great a different non-reference PCB and some higher bandwidth memory, for what, a 2-5% gain over a reference card? Not worth it IMO.
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