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Which is the better of the two cards?
which will outperform which?

Asus DirectCu TOP 460 1GB
vs.
Zotac 285 1GB
post #2 of 25
I'd say the 460 as it is a newer card. It also edges out a small lead in Vantage:
460 Vantage
285 Vantage
So at least in benchmarks the 460 is better, it is also cooler and will most overclock higher. So i say 460.

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460 1gb ... Its faster, has DX11, runs cooler and overclocks better
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460 > 285

Also less heat and takes up less space.
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in 3d apps which use 2 sided faces the 285 will destroy all fermi cards
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I would take the 460 for lower power consumption, DirectX11, and really good SLI scaling.
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460 is the overall better choice. More Cuda cores, which clock higher and improved GDR5 memory. Though the 285 does have that insane 512-bit bus which makes up for what it lacks in raw power.

I wonder why they limited all the Fermi cards' memory interfaces to the 300s and lower.
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460, more cores at higher speeds.
EDIT: Bus size was massive with the 200 series to make up for their use of GDDR3.
 
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GTX 460 is way better. Also since it supports DX11.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post
I wonder why they limited all the Fermi cards' memory interfaces to the 300s and lower.
Because they're smart enough to realize that after a certain point, it's meaningless? Just like triple-channel RAM vs. dual channel RAM. At some point the bottleneck is completely relieved.
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