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post #1 of 17
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IDK what to pick between these cards:
gtx 460 - $155
hd 6850 - $162
hd 6870 - $205
I plan on OC'ing them.
post #2 of 17
Get the HD6870, it's probably the best value proposition out right now (unless you can get a 1GB HD6970 for cheap).
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post #3 of 17
Hmm...

None of the above? I would spend a few extra bucks, get an HD6950, then unlock it to an HD6970.

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post #4 of 17
Your system specs would help us give you better advice, but if that 460 you mentioned for $155 is a 1GB non se version then that seems like the best value. Depending on your resolution even the 768mb 460 might be a good choice. Of the AMD options you listed I would step up to a 6950 2GB rather than the 6870 or 6850.
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its 1080p monitor
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@ 1080p I wouldn't recommend any less than 1GB of VRAM, so if you can get a 1GB non SE gtx 460 for $155 that would be a great value.
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post #7 of 17
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only 1gb i can find are SE :S
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I have a 6870, they are very nice cards.... I have mine overclocked. Look at my sig rig to find my OC for my 6870.
    
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post #9 of 17
Hmm normally out of the three GPUs you listed my next pick would be the 6870 but at $205 you are very close to 6950 2GB so let me check and see what the lowest price I can find for it is, I think they go for around $240 and would be much faster than the 6870. You may want to post atleast your power supply, and fill out your entire system specs when you get a chance.
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post #10 of 17
460, gives you great SLI options in the future.
 
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