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My friend's current graphic card is faulty. It's got artifacts and it randomly shuts itself down. So he decided to buy a new one.

His budget is $200. Is MSI GTX460 Cyclone 1GB still worth it? It's currently $179.99 on Newegg after $20 MIR.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 13
Try for a 6850/70 or fancy gtx460. Those will increase the performance the most depending on his system.
post #3 of 13
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Are they equal in performance? Sorry I don't really follow hardware news
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post #4 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-085-_-Product

this, if you can spend a bit more get an ASUS or XFX card.

If you can spend $20 more you can get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
Edited by adizz - 2/3/11 at 10:12pm
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post #5 of 13
GTX460 is an awsome card, buy it!
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I would recommend a HD 6950 or a GTX 460
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post #8 of 13
5870 is better than a GTX460.
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post #9 of 13
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I think he prefers the GTX460 because of the notorious ATI driver..

Ok what's the main difference between the 6xxx and 5xxx?
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I think he prefers the GTX460 because of the notorious ATI driver..

Ok what's the main difference between the 6xxx and 5xxx?
The name really nothing changed between 6870 and 6870
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