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Hay, currently I have a chance to buy a gtx 470, would it be a nice performance increase over my gtx 460 768mb, currently I feel something is bottlenecking my system, but I'm not sure what it is, it feels like its my graphics card, I was planning on saving my money till April so I can buy bulldozer, however I don't think my CPU is currently the problem.
So what do you think I should do?
post #2 of 21
Yes a 470 would certainly be a nice boost in graphics performance, you should be able to max every game out on your monitor. If you sell your 460 you can recoup quite a bit of $ as the 460's have been holding their value fairly well.
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The Nvidia GTX 470 is as of today an obsolete video card. If you are "on a budget" buy a Radeon 6870 or GTX 560.
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Yes a 470 would certainly be a nice boost in graphics performance, you should be able to max every game out on your monitor. If you sell your 460 you can recoup quite a bit of $ as the 460's have been holding their value fairly well.
Yea, but a 470 is the best card I can get with the PSU I have now, plus I have no intention on upgrading that currently, so its definitely not my CPU or anything holding me back its my GPU?

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The Nvidia GTX 470 is as of today an obsolete video card. If you are "on a budget" buy a Radeon 6870 or GTX 560
That makes no sense, currently the gtx 470 is the 5Th fastest card on the market :S
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
Edited by xXjay247Xx - 2/7/11 at 12:04pm
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I dont know, the GTX 460 (even the 768mb one) is a pretty sweet card, and especially at such a low res as youre using, should be able to max most games. But if you feel like youre not getting acceptable FPS, a GTX 470 or a GTX 560 (id prefer the latter, lower temps and power consumption and great OC headroom) would be what youd wanna spend youre money on.

edit: That link you posted shows HD 5970 as being slower than HD 5870, so I wouldnt trust it.
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I dont know, the GTX 460 (even the 768mb one) is a pretty sweet card, and especially at such a low res as youre using, should be able to max most games. But if you feel like youre not getting acceptable FPS, a GTX 470 or a GTX 560 (id prefer the latter, lower temps and power consumption and great OC headroom) would be what youd wanna spend youre money on.
I can max everything, and yea you are right, its just my FPS just isn't right.
looks like im going for a 470 then!
post #7 of 21
According to your reference, the Nivida GTX 460 is superior to the ATI Radeon 5970.

Clearly false.
post #8 of 21
What about getting a Phenom II X4 or X6 to relieve the bottleneck?
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What about getting a Phenom II X4 or X6 to relieve the bottleneck?
I really don't think there is a bottleneck with my CPU.
post #10 of 21
What games are we talking about here where there's an issue? Because I'm certain there are games out there where that CPU could cause some bottlenecking, and others where it wouldn't.

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The Nvidia GTX 470 is as of today an obsolete video card. If you are "on a budget" buy a Radeon 6870 or GTX 560.
I totally disagree that the 470 is 'obsolete' ... there is no 'feature' that it lacks vs. the latest/greatest cards out now, it's only shortcoming is that it's a bit hot/loud. It also has moar OC'ing headroom than any card that's ever been made.
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