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just wanted some opinions here.

Do you think I should upgrade from my 285 2gb to an MSI twin frozr II 465 Golden Edition already unlocked to a 470 for 200$?
2 years left on their warranty and they are fresh from RMA.

I game at 1650 x 1050 resolution. So what kind of % increase am I going to see?

And I can sell my 285 2gb with the arctic cooling accelero cooler for about 180$ maybe 200$ because the cooler costs 70$ for that card.
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it's really a choice of do you want a GE card + is the jump from 285 to a 470

tbh, it's not worth it

you won't get much of a boost out of it
    
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it's really a choice of do you want a GE card + is the jump from 285 to a 470

tbh, it's not worth it

you won't get much of a boost out of it
a 470 which i can overclock because of the nice cooler?
I don't care if its a GE, but its for sale here in newfoundland which doesn't happen very often

I think I might because I will also get tesselation too, along with an overclock very quiet 470.
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at that res. no.

what games?

but from your responses, it seems you had already decided on getting it...so...get it
    
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at that res. no.

what games?

but from your responses, it seems you had already decided on getting it...so...get it
Well if i did get it, it would be the only major upgrade I plan on doing for a while.

Wouldn't it last me throughout the life of directx 11 games?
my 285 is only directx 10.

And games like dirt 2, cod mw and bo, crysis + warhead + wars + 2, nfs hp.
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Well if i did get it, it would be the only major upgrade I plan on doing for a while.

Wouldn't it last me throughout the life of directx 11 games?
my 285 is only directx 10.

And games like dirt 2, cod mw and bo, crysis + warhead + wars + 2, nfs hp.
You do realize, that you only listed ONE DX11 game there, right?

But honestly, I just made the jump from a HD4890 (roughly similar performance to your 285) to a GTX470. I also jumped from 1440x900 to 1080p at the same time. So to ME the performance increase wasn't that noticeable. My 470 is about as strong as my 4890 was on a lower resolution.

But considering you're sticking at the same resolution, it might be a decent overkill upgrade (at 1680x1050).
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post #7 of 30
lol. u want me to reassure you about an upgrade you dont need?

sure.

the 470 is quiet. it can OC. it will take some power, but your PSU can handle it, it can take on any game out on the market right now.

it's not the best, and sure, it's 1 generation behind, BUT, it will meet your needs AND THEN MORE.

PLUS! if you sell your card- can easily go for 120+ and your cooler could net u some nice extra money, you just upgraded to a newer, better GPU for CHEAP. YEEE

win win. i feel like an advertiser now
    
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post #8 of 30
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You do realize, that you only listed ONE DX11 game there, right?

But honestly, I just made the jump from a HD4890 (roughly similar performance to your 285) to a GTX470. I also jumped from 1440x900 to 1080p at the same time. So to ME the performance increase wasn't that noticeable. My 470 is about as strong as my 4890 was on a lower resolution.

But considering you're sticking at the same resolution, it might be a decent overkill upgrade (at 1680x1050).
I realize that only one is direct x 11 lol but I like future proofing also. for future games.

i have an 850W Seasonic on my rig lol Thats overkill.

However I'd like to upgrade the graphic card to future proof that a bit as well.

Is it a good deal for the 465 GE unlocked? 200$ no shipping because I can pick it up, and 2 years on the warranty. and they overclock like +200mhz which puts up just below the 480's performance.
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just go for it.
    
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post #10 of 30
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I may drag my computer to the 65" dlp tv out in the living room lol.

So that would be 1080p on that beast, and the 470 would be much greater there.

Also I wouldn't need an adapter becuase the 470 has mini hdmi. vs the dvi only on my 285.


I'm just wondering if it is a good deal for the 465 ge twin frozr II unlocked.
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