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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127519

This is what I'm thinking of. That is a heck of a price for D11, and a nice upgrade from my onboard.

Is there a significant difference between the 768 and 1GB versions, aside from price??

I plan on playing some games, Far Cry 2, Crysis, Bioshock 2....but mostly using this rig for video encoding/DVD authoring.


Also, the housing on this won't block my other SATA ports...I do plan to add another HD.

Well this give me the best bang for $?? And I do plan on overclocking it.
Edited by matt1898 - 2/6/11 at 2:02pm
post #2 of 11
Depends on the res you play at. The 768MB version is probably a better buy if you play under 1080p.
post #3 of 11
If you are gaming at 1600x900/1050 or under, 768 MB will do just fine. I can max out Crysis at 4x AA at 1440x900
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Depending on what resolution you play at, you may want the 1 GB due to it's larger memory pipeline, 256-bit compared to the 192-bit pipe of the Twin Frozr. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-597-_-Product could be a good canditate, as it is only $30 more, but it all depends on how important memory bandwidth is to you.

If your resolution is below 1680x1050, I think the 768 MB version will suffice.
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Like others have said, if you play games below 1920 x 1080, go with the 768mb version as the difference you'll see won't be worth the extra money for the 1gb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rasa123 View Post
Like others have said, if you play games below 1920 x 1080, go with the 768mb version as the difference you'll see won't be worth the extra money for the 1gb.
Aww, too bad I play at exactly 1080p and experiencing the memory bandwidth throttling.
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If you are playing under 1080P, go for the 768. If you are on 1080P or above, or are planning to take your resolution up to 1080P or higher, go for the 1GB
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Thanks, everybody!
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Also, you can view this link. It shown some numbers between gtx460 768 vs. 1G.
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My 768MB does fine for me. But I don't expect 60+ FPS either. I can average around 30FPS in Crysis with 4x aa at 1080p.
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