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Are they that much worse? I looked at the gpu ppd spreadsheet but didn't see the two differentiated. Also, wasn't sure this goes here or Nvidia section, but here seemed appropriate.
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For folding the 460 768mb is the better buy, you can see the comparison of the specs here.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...tx-460-us.html

The PPD difference isn't mind blowing but the SE version is a little worse.
Don't have a PPD comparison list though.
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Are they that much worse? I looked at the gpu ppd spreadsheet but didn't see the two differentiated. Also, wasn't sure this goes here or Nvidia section, but here seemed appropriate.
From the SP count, the difference would be somewhat substantial (288 versus 336). Once overclocked, the 460 SE should be equal to if not faster than a regular 460.

PPD count wise, I dont think they should be that far off. There was actually a article I read about folding with the SE. Let me see if I can find it.
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From the SP count, the difference would be somewhat substantial (288 versus 336). Once overclocked, the 460 SE should be equal to if not faster than a regular 460.

PPD count wise, I dont think they should be that far off. There was actually a article I read about folding with the SE. Let me see if I can find it.
Thanks. I looked around briefly did see anything about the gimped SE related to folding and was just curious. I didn't buy the cards for folding but it can't hurt to bang out a few units when I'm sleeping. 2 460 SE's for 250$ was the reason I bought them. So far it seems like a hell of a deal.
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Thanks. I looked around briefly did see anything about the gimped SE related to folding and was just curious. I didn't buy the cards for folding but it can't hurt to bang out a few units when I'm sleeping. 2 460 SE's for 250$ was the reason I bought them. So far it seems like a hell of a deal.
The general consensus is roughly this in terms of card comparison:

4601GB > 460 768mb > 460SE.

The caveat is that you will realistically see very little difference between them, and if you are in SLI you will basically see no difference. I'm reasonably sure as far as folding goes that the difference in number of shaders will yield effectively no difference as I believe (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) that folding is based on ROPs (of which the se has the full 32) not shader processors.

So to you, a 2x 460SE for $250 buy is definitely a good one, if you don't mind your electric bill
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The general consensus is roughly this in terms of card comparison:

4601GB > 460 768mb > 460SE.

The caveat is that you will realistically see very little difference between them, and if you are in SLI you will basically see no difference. I'm reasonably sure as far as folding goes that the difference in number of shaders will yield effectively no difference as I believe (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) that folding is based on ROPs (of which the se has the full 32) not shader processors.

So to you, a 2x 460SE for $250 buy is definitely a good one, if you don't mind your electric bill


460 768mb > 460 SE & the 1gb is pointless for folding.
Its shaders that matters for folding.
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Ehm no, the shaders are one of the most important things for folding. So the diffrence won't be that big but still gtx460>gtx460 se
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SE = shizzy edition.

Oh noes...here we go again with the more/better/higher clocked GPU memory = more PPD
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Are they that much worse? I looked at the gpu ppd spreadsheet but didn't see the two differentiated. Also, wasn't sure this goes here or Nvidia section, but here seemed appropriate.
I've had mine overclock like a beast without any thermal increase. Personally, I don't need it to be that powerful to begin with. Comparisons indicate that the SE is pretty much on par with a 758mb 460 but does slightly better at higher resolutions thanks to the 1gig of memory.
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I've had mine overclock like a beast without any thermal increase. Personally, I don't need it to be that powerful to begin with. Comparisons indicate that the SE is pretty much on par with a 758mb 460 but does slightly better at higher resolutions thanks to the 1gig of memory.
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