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I'm thinking of upgrading. It's between the EVGA GTX 560 and a recertified EVGA GTX 470 for $200. Or just keep my GTX 460 768MB.

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I'd say go for the 560, personally
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I'd say go for the 560, personally
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A stock 560 trades blows with a stock 5870. However if you over clock that 560 you could possibly get the same performanceas a 6950.
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post #6 of 24
I'd say that don't upgrade to 470 unless you get it really really really cheap, not much difference to 460. Make it 560 minimum or 570.
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post #7 of 24
I wouldn't go with a recert 470. Depending on the games you play, you should be good with a 560. 560=470 (roughly). I wouldn't bother with a 570 unless you play taxing games like Crysis/Metro and the like.

To go along with not getting a 470, it would be an upgrade since you have the 756mb 460, but not enough to justify the cost.
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I'd say that don't upgrade to 470 unless you get it really really really cheap, not much difference to 460. Make it 560 minimum or 570.
at stock speeds maybe but a 470 has so much head room for overclocking. i can oc from 607 core to 850 core and stomp a 460 or 5870... hell my buddy had 6950 that unlock and i beat his cards in some benches we where doing yesterday.. so the 470 isnt a bad card. just have to oc it to see it true power.. but at stock they arent the best.
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post #9 of 24
really no reason to get a 470 with the 560 on the market, sure its got more cores, but in games your looking at similar FPS. with a single 1080p screen it should be a noticeable jump from a 460 768mb, but nothing earth shattering.

I would probably recommend a 570 if you can afford it though.
    
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at stock speeds maybe but a 470 has so much head room for overclocking. i can oc from 607 core to 850 core and stomp a 460 or 5870... hell my buddy had 6950 that unlock and i beat his cards in some benches we where doing yesterday.. so the 470 isnt a bad card. just have to oc it to see it true power.. but at stock they arent the best.
560 beats 470 easily at stock and it overclocks like a 460 does and that means far better than any other card I have OC'd in a long time, it consumes less power and it's cooler too.
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