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I'm downgrading from my 6950 to an Evga Gtx460 1GB, because 1. the 6950 is faulty and 2. I sort of need the money.

How much overclocking will I be able to achieve on enhanced stock cooling? (120mm on bottom of case) And how will it handle 1920x1080?
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I'm downgrading from my 6950 to an Evga Gtx460 1GB, because 1. the 6950 is faulty and 2. I sort of need the money.

How much overclocking will I be able to achieve on enhanced stock cooling? (120mm on bottom of case) And how will it handle 1920x1080?
I have no issues running mine @ 1080, but it depends on what game you're talking about. And check my specs for overclocking. That's @ 1.087V. I've seen people get higher clocks than that though.
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I'm running an EVGA 460 768
I can max everything there is as long as I keep the AA/AF low.
I am achieving my clocks on stock volts, I idle @23-26C, in-game I sit around 56C.
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GTX460s are strong over-clockers. On reference cooling when installed in a case with plenty of fresh air and reasonable ambients you can expect ~20% overclocks of both core and memory speeds.

My GTX460 never seems to run the fan above 40% while running GPU tasks from boinc. That indicates to me that there is a lot of headroom there.

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The 460's have a lot of headroom. You can expect quite a lot of performance increases when you overclock them. It's worth getting a factory overclocked card though, or at least one with a non-reference cooler.

Mine only has +80mV, but it's got a 900MHz OC on it. I'm hoping to get it higher, but I don't really have the time, if you know what I mean, haha.

Just a side fact, before I got my 460, I asked OCN which I should get: the 6950 or the 460, and many people said they were somewhat equals. They traded blows according to the game being run and so it really ended up being personal preference. I went with the Hawk because it looks pretty damn good, and it's performance has been wonderful for me.
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Really nice OCing cards, very cool temp wise. I like the one I have, good performance for the money. It's in my "media PC", but I game with it on my 1080P HDTV. Not sure how well it is going to replace a 6950 though. Should still be able to handle most games maxed out, except for Metro 2033 and Crysis, and a few others. Probably have to use no or little anti-aliasing though I would imagine. The games I play on mine, like NBA 2K11, MLB 2K11, Street Fighter 4, games like that, all run maxed with AA. And my processor in that rig is only @ 3.4Ghz if I can recall, e5200. Also, I have a reference card, stock cooling, temps max out at 55 C, maybe 60 C if the house if warm. That's with the fan at a constant 75% though. Oh, and at 900/1800/2300, 1.1V or something. I haven't checked lately, just going from memory.
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 3/28/11 at 6:03pm
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I got a rather poor overclocker (870 core, 1740 shader, 2100 memory at 1.087V) but the performance increase over stock speeds is phenomenal. It's a great little card, I can max anything at 1680x1050 but due to the 1GB frame buffer, I'd assume 1080p wouldn't be difficult if the AA/AF is kept low.
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The worst overclocking GTX460s I've used were EVGA EE models. My Cyclones passed 900Mhz core without issue (Around 925Mhz max) whereas the EVGA model could only muster ~880Mhz core.

I would be extremely disappointed with a card that did not at least surpass 850Mhz core The reference design is solid, too.

Remember that the memory modules for most GTX460 models are only rated at 1000Mhz (4000Mhz effective), so if you're experiencing instability you might want to try to tone down the memory clocks a bit.
    
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I was easily able to achieve my speed in my sig rig with no voltage change on the stock fan. I simply cranked it up with the evga precision software. I wanted to match the fastest evga 460, the ftw edition.
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