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So my 4890 finally kicked the bucket and ati doesn't have anything for less than like 170 that beats it so I'm pretty sure I'm getting the msi 460 soc with the twin frozr II would that atleast be a bit better?

All opinions appreciated thanks in advance for any insight
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post #2 of 17
I would say around the same.

Since the HD4890 ~ GTX280 level.

You would though, notice a slight decrease in heat, and power draw.
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4870 = 5770 = GTS 450/460 768MB

More of a sidegrade! but the twin forzor 2 = massive OC!
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post #4 of 17
you should consider the 1Gig version if not for the extra memory then for the extra ROPs and features it offers.

But a GTx460 will be an upgrade for sure.
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post #5 of 17
And directx 11, tessellation!! Twin Froz are awesome for overclocking aswell!!
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by overclocker23578 View Post
4870 = 5770 = GTS 450/460 768MB

More of a sidegrade! but the twin forzor 2 = massive OC!

^wrong 460 768Mb is better then both the 5770 and 450 there are benches on this site check it out...
Edit: this was a quick search http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/n...he-200-king/11
Edited by noahhova - 2/14/11 at 4:07am
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post #7 of 17
Not much but GTX460 draws less power (gtx460 is 160w vs. 4890 is 190w) and dx11. Here is a link shown some numbers.
Edited by linskingdom - 2/14/11 at 4:08am
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Once you overclock it, you should see some nice gains. Id take the 460 over my old 4890's anyday.
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Hmm. I was told that HD5770 was a little bit worse than GTX260.
And I noticed a HUGE performance increase when switching from my old GTX260 to my new GTX460. Even with only one card running. I know, my cards are the 1GB version, but should it really be that huge of a difference?
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post #10 of 17
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Well just bit the bullet and bought it let's hope its a cooler and better ocing card than the last nvidia I used a horrid gtx285 that was across the board slower than my 4890 but I love what I've heard about the fermis as far as oc and perf and I'm also not gonna miss that horrid fan on the 4890 it was like having a dust buster in my pc and the card screamed when I used it
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