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post #1 of 14
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ok. another gpu decision thread.
so I'll be going to hong kong again next week, and i'm thinking of buying another gpu there.
This time, i cant decide which to get. Currently deciding between a 460gtx and ati 6850 since its in a similar price range.

budget is > 200AUD so thats around 1550hkd

currently nvidia is first choice but open to other suggestions

edit (forgot link): this is where i bought from last time
http://www.centralfield.com/index.php/computer-price/vga.html

edit2:added poll

edit3:
I think I prefer Gigabyte cause of the dual fans. Temps are important since it gets really hot during the summer.

I'm still moving back and forth between ati vs nvidia.

CUDA and physX and folding with the GTX460
lower temps and power requirements and better stock performance with 6850
Edited by NFSxperts - 3/23/11 at 6:38pm
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Why not a HD6870? It's not that much expensive than the 6850, and performs quite a lot better.
   
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its stretching the budget abit, but if its that much better, i could get it.
The GIGABYTE, 6870OC 3Fans or MSI Twin Frozr II? both are $1750
or should i go cheaper and just get a GTX550Ti instead?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NFSxperts;12795850 
its stretching the budget abit, but if its that much better, i could get it.
The GIGABYTE, 6870OC 3Fans or MSI Twin Frozr II? both are $1750
or should i go cheaper and just get a GTX550Ti instead?

Seriously the 550Ti has bad performance. Its a new card and its priced quite high.

The 6870 is a good choice and both Windforce and Twin Frozr are good cards but I always liked the Twin Frozr in reviews. They don't fail to impress. You'll see big gains from your old card. In the future if you can get another card which is the same you'll be impressed by how good the scaling of the 6850/6870 crossfire are.

6850 in crossfire scores 30FPS @ 2560x1600 4xAA in Crysis

Also take note that one 6850 uses only one 6-pin connector but of course if you try to get the Sapphire Toxic's they use more than a 6-pin connector since they are factory overclocked.
post #5 of 14
the 460.

very underrated card because most reviews out there had the stock clocks 460 against the other cards. this overclocks like no tomorrow.
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GTX 460's overclock well but who also said the 6870's don't have good overclocking potential + it has good power consumption.
post #7 of 14
Depends on what do you want.

If you don't OC, go with the HD6850, otherwise grab a GTX460 1GB.
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000;12799099 
Depends on what do you want.

If you don't OC, go with the HD6850, otherwise grab a GTX460 1GB.
wrong amd hd 6850 overclock pretty darn good, also amd 6850 can overclock near 6870 stock clock performance...
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The 6870 is within 5% of a 5870 and no one here can claim that a 460=5870... come on. My 6870 also handles 1070mhz core and 1200mhz memory in non-cfx. Oc's like mad.
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wrong amd hd 6850 overclock pretty darn good, also amd 6850 can overclock near 6870 stock clock performance...

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GTX460 1GB Stock (675/900) = 92.4FPS.
GTX460 1GB OC (905/1065) = 120.1FPS.
GTX460 1GB OC improvement = %30.

HD6850 Stock (775/1000) = 96.6FPS.
HD6850 OC (950/1160) = 113.6FPS.
HD6850 OC improvement = %17.6.

Before OC the HD6850 was faster. However after the OC the GTX460 is faster. rolleyes.gif
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