Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › NVIDIA Drivers and Overclocking Software › Need help on gtx460 upgrade
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need help on gtx460 upgrade - Page 3

post #21 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaTMOBSouLjA View Post
evga and nvidia says march 24th @ 6:00 am.... two weeks after the release of the 6990...
well I guess I should buy the water cooling kit plus vga blocks and stick with the 460's for awhile, I was not sure if that was the best choice but as the specs go the 480's look as if they would crush my FPS on all games beyond what I am already getting most every thing is maxed on all my games except for gtaIV which needs more vid ram but it is just the shadows and some distance. but other than that metro 2033 and BBC2 and Black ops all maxed out

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #22 of 30
stick with it for a while..it can still hold out dx11 games..what would the point if you buy something pricey at just 5% increase from your current build..and YES with the cards going water you can go further clocking those to give you a happier result
Anti-Wuttz!!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 @ 4ghz Asrock A75Pro4-M AMD HD6530D OCZ Flex 
Hard DrivePowerCase
160gb WD Cavar Blue Bench Disk HEC Rapter Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Anti-Wuttz!!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 @ 4ghz Asrock A75Pro4-M AMD HD6530D OCZ Flex 
Hard DrivePowerCase
160gb WD Cavar Blue Bench Disk HEC Rapter Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade View Post
stick with it for a while..it can still hold out dx11 games..what would the point if you buy something pricey at just 5% increase from your current build..and YES with the cards going water you can go further clocking those to give you a happier result
thanks that is the kinda stuff I need to hear by the way(hint hint to the Amd bashers)!

I am as I have said not unhappy with my current set up just wanted to know if there was a real improvement to getting two higher end cards vs the ones I have for the FUTURE not present! I am very happy with games running @ 45~110 fps thank you (not in 3d though) 3d slows the fps way down and need to back off on the setting a bit to get it to run at a descent speed
post #24 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradford1040 View Post
thanks that is the kinda stuff I need to hear by the way(hint hint to the Amd bashers)!

I am as I have said not unhappy with my current set up just wanted to know if there was a real improvement to getting two higher end cards vs the ones I have for the FUTURE not present! I am very happy with games running @ 45~110 fps thank you (not in 3d though) 3d slows the fps way down and need to back off on the setting a bit to get it to run at a descent speed
Water cooling 460's is not going to yield you great results for the money, not to mention blocks for 460's don't exactly have much resale value..I would skip that option.

However, they are more than viable on air..they are a powerhouse at popular resolutions (1080p, 1920x1200), edging out the 580 even.

Just wait it out for now
Bare Essentials
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 @ 4.0 GHz ASUS P6X58D Premium MSI 6950 2 GB CFX (shaders unlocked) Corsair XMS3 8 GB (4GB x2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 80 GB SSD Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Samsung S27A950D OCN Ducky (Browns) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra X3 1000W CoolerMaster HAF X CoolerMaster Storm Spawn Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
Bare Essentials
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 @ 4.0 GHz ASUS P6X58D Premium MSI 6950 2 GB CFX (shaders unlocked) Corsair XMS3 8 GB (4GB x2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 80 GB SSD Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Samsung S27A950D OCN Ducky (Browns) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra X3 1000W CoolerMaster HAF X CoolerMaster Storm Spawn Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
One of those what? Coming from someone who owned a 1090T and a Phenom II X4 my i7 blows both of them out of the water. I gained a good 25-35% performance boost overall in my games from going to my i7 2600K compared to my 1090T.

Your Phenom II X4 at 4.1 is the equivalent of an i5 750 at 3.5-3.6 and a 2500K at like 2.6GHz lol...
you have your Intel clocked at 4.8 24/7?? I have been reading articles today on the sandy-bridge this being one of the ------------Now I'm not a fan of either CPU company to the point of openly bashing one or the other but i feel this product does no live up to its hype, which is the basis of my rating. First things first the recall, it was a major headache for me and my customers I have built three computers using this particular chip and another 4 with the 2500K and 0f the 7, 5 had to be torn down and the mainboards sent back... lame. Second to achieve 4.5mhz and higher OC HT has to be turned off which is kind of the bread and butter of the I core line so in most cases i seen better performance at lower clocks with HT enabled especially in multi threaded apps so 5ghz is more like bragging rights I guess but the new Bios and Multiplier OCing does not have the feeling of the good ole days of Overclocking... I Blame AMD. Finally Turbo boost overall is sand bagging the numbers, both companies do it but shutting off cores to raise clocks on part of them for apps that don't use muliple cores is hardly a bullet point.
post #26 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradford1040 View Post
you have your Intel clocked at 4.8 24/7?? I have been reading articles today on the sandy-bridge this being one of the ------------Now I'm not a fan of either CPU company to the point of openly bashing one or the other but i feel this product does no live up to its hype, which is the basis of my rating. First things first the recall, it was a major headache for me and my customers I have built three computers using this particular chip and another 4 with the 2500K and 0f the 7, 5 had to be torn down and the mainboards sent back... lame. Second to achieve 4.5mhz and higher OC HT has to be turned off which is kind of the bread and butter of the I core line so in most cases i seen better performance at lower clocks with HT enabled especially in multi threaded apps so 5ghz is more like bragging rights I guess but the new Bios and Multiplier OCing does not have the feeling of the good ole days of Overclocking... I Blame AMD. Finally Turbo boost overall is sand bagging the numbers, both companies do it but shutting off cores to raise clocks on part of them for apps that don't use muliple cores is hardly a bullet point.

Yes its at 4.8GHz 24/7 stable and I capped stable at 5.1GHz and 1.5v. As for the recall, it's why I bought through Microcenter and Newegg so at least I can do an Advanced RMA or return it in person for my replacement. Even many of the last gen Core i7's can do 4-4.5GHz with HT on so I'm not sure what you're rambling on about having "HT Off" since many people have high stable OC's with it on. Go check out the Intel CPU Forums and you'll see yourself. It's not always about the overclocking though, the simple improved and more efficient architecture is what makes Sandybridge or even any i7/i5 better than the Phenom II's. AMD's Low-K MG loses every time against Intel's High-K MG and there's no denying that. Intel has a MUCH higher clock cycle effectiveness over AMD because of this said better architecture which equates into higher performance. Both my 1090T and X4 720 in no way compare to my i7 2600K even at stock clocks.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...5ghz-club.html

The vast majority of those individuals have HT on

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=146

That benchmark shows an overall 25-35% increase in performance in comparison. It's just sad that it takes like 1 and a half of AMD's cores to equate to 1 of Intel's.


It's not fanboyism if it's true.
Edited by LethalRise750 - 3/23/11 at 12:15pm
The Wtfer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 465 w/ 470 Shaders/Memory/Clocks 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Dell U2311H + LG W2242S 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster RC-692 Advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
The Wtfer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 465 w/ 470 Shaders/Memory/Clocks 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Dell U2311H + LG W2242S 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster RC-692 Advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 30
The only thing i see here is you want to burn some cash cause you dont need any upgrade... but if you do go with 2 580's that way you might see a difference in games a few more fps... But its not worth it for the money. Another thing you think 460's are hot, why consider 480 SLI? Those will be running around 80/85ºC in gaming... And you ram is not helping much either.. try 1600MHZ at cas 6/7
post #28 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post
The only thing i see here is you want to burn some cash cause you dont need any upgrade... but if you do go with 2 580's that way you might see a difference in games a few more fps... But its not worth it for the money. Another thing you think 460's are hot, why consider 480 SLI? Those will be running around 80/85ºC in gaming... And you ram is not helping much either.. try 1600MHZ at cas 6/7
I have my ram working @1600 running 8-8-8-18 cl1 kingston does not tell most people but there ram 1333 that is is also the same ram that runs 1600 just higher voltage is all, now I am not talking as if I am really an expert just what I was told please understand that I am not super smart when it comes to computers, I do love gaming on them over PS3 and Xbox360 though much better looking and games
post #29 of 30
Thread Starter 
hyperX ram at least I meant to say also
post #30 of 30
Thread Starter 
dam you got your cards running 925? is that from the watercooling? I am stuck at 860 and feel as if well I had a big jump from 675-860 in fps and if I could push just a little more so I can get Arma 2 to run above 42fps I would be very happy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home

Gear mentioned in this thread:

Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › NVIDIA Drivers and Overclocking Software › Need help on gtx460 upgrade