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Local store has a sale on gtx 460s for $120 for the 768mb version

would it be enough for 1080p gaming? im not planning to go surround or upgrade to a bigger screen in the near future.

if lets say a game peaked at 800mb, would i see a perf decrease? and would the 2nd card help boost the frames up?
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It will probably be ok, get the 1gb edition or 2x 768mb if you can though
    
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Local store has a sale on gtx 460s for $120 for the 768mb version

would it be enough for 1080p gaming? im not planning to go surround or upgrade to a bigger screen in the near future.

if lets say a game peaked at 800mb, would i see a perf decrease? and would the 2nd card help boost the frames up?
It'll be okay.
I have a SE, which performs worse than the 768MB version, and I'm quite happy with it. I play at 1080p too.
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You will not be able to max out all games! if you happy with that then it will be ok. And adding a second will not increase your vram.
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You may have to give up AA if a game takes up loads of vram, but that'd be about it. I haven't ever noticed anything using much more than half of my 896 vram. @1080p

For 120$ even if you ever need to upgrade later you'll have a great/cheap physx card.
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yea if you don't use AA or use very little of it (less than 8x) you'll be fine.
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I game at 1080p without any problems... and I have the 768Mb 460. I can play games like Metro, BFBC2 etc...
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what would the memory peak at?

i only plan to go up to 4xAA and max AF. i dont notice a difference with higher AA
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Originally Posted by tyuo9980 View Post
what would the memory peak at?

i only plan to go up to 4xAA and max AF. i dont notice a difference with higher AA
Need to know what games you play? If you let me know and i have the game I can check for you how much vram is used at 4x.
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Need to know what games you play? If you let me know and i have the game I can check for you how much vram is used at 4x.
crysis2, bc2, codBO, cod4, i would think source engine games are good 100%?
will be getting bf3 when it comes out.
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