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After researching this myself and even posting a near mirror thread, i decided to go with the hawk talon 460. Main reason ? It was open box deal for 160 bucks on newegg, and since MSI apparently handles their warranties through serials I feel confident unless they send me a box of fossilized dino feces and a giant foam middle finger.

the 6850 and the gtx460 seem pretty even in almost every benchmark i read, often with the 6850 getting the slight edge. Even with overclocked results they seem comparable. I'm hoping the hawk talon with its better memory equates to supposed "improved" overclocking and a modest performance increase. Theres a youtube video *with some pretty terribad music* that suggests so atleast... ? That might put it over the edge in terms of performance.

Another thing is i have a household prone to dust so every graphics card on record i ever invested in ended up having the stock cooler clog and eventually and burn out. But the stock cooler on the MSI hawk talon looks like it will hold out for awhile.

I'm curious if theres a 6850 with the memory gimmick pulled with the hawk talon for around the same price ? If there is i'd have gone with that one solely for being able to squeeze out every measly Frame per second via overclock.

Honestly though at 1080p a.k.a realistic resolutions for people like me who buy their clothes at walmart * yeah what up !? SOUTH POLE ! Even though its probably been worn by 5 other people before i got to it WHAT NOW !? * the gameplay experience will be near identical..its all price ... where ever and whenever you can find a bargain.
Edited by Sporx - 2/19/11 at 8:27pm
post #42 of 44
the GTX460 1gb is a great card and will overclock well. if you get one of the improved version from MSI, you will be happy. 1080p is a challenging resolution, so dont wish for the sky and get angry when you only hit the clouds.

its a strong card, enjoy it.
    
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I've had the chance to use both the GTX460 (MSI Cyclone 1GD5) and HD6850 (ASUS) for at least two months each. From a purely gaming perspective, both seemed to perform equally well with regards to FPS and core temperature. Particularly, I've played many hours of BFBC2 on all HIGH settings at 1080p - both cards can handle the load nicely. I'd recommend both... between the two cards, it really all comes down to if you want an AMD or an nVidia (:
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Both cards are great you cant go wrong either way. I would lean towards the 460 if they were the same price. Nvidia drivers are always stable.
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