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You can get new 6850s on ebay for $140 shipped btw bro

I've bought quite a few

I believe a couple sellers ship internationally
Shipping to India might be a problem there, since he's on a budget.
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You can get new 6850s on ebay for $140 shipped btw bro

I've bought quite a few

I believe a couple sellers ship internationally
my father wont allow me to buy from online stores,so I've to get it from a local store
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my father wont allow me to buy from online stores,so I've to get it from a local store
Ur dad's a dinosaur eh. Who doesn't order online now days.

If you can't afford a 6850 then why are you even talking about it? In every review I read about it they said it was a beast in terms of overclocking ability matching and even surpassing stock speeds of a 6870.

The 460 is old tech that has been improved and refreshed to stay competitive. It can still overclock but a overclocked 6850 will still be better in terms of heat output, energy consumption and overall performance.
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Ur dad's a dinosaur eh. Who doesn't order online now days.

If you can't afford a 6850 then why are you even talking about it? In every review I read about it they said it was a beast in terms of overclocking ability matching and even surpassing stock speeds of a 6870.

The 460 is old tech that has been improved and refreshed to stay competitive. It can still overclock but a overclocked 6850 will still be better in terms of heat output, energy consumption and overall performance.
my dad wont allow to buy me from online store bcause theres a reason behind that,
shippping in India is a great problem
Edited by Aniket - 4/14/11 at 1:56pm
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post #25 of 26
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but why does SE version OC better?
Whats the special in it?
I wont do that much OC,I'll be happy with 730mhz at maximum,
I got a great deal on
Zotac gtx460 SE 1gb
in my local store
There's nothing particularly special about it, but it does have SMs disabled. The result is the card has a lower amount of cores (288 on the SE compared to 336 on the regular); however, this also transfers to less heat output and less power input. Because it produces less heat and requires less power, the limiting 'wall' for the overclock is significantly higher.

And trust me, if you get this card, you're going to want to squeeze every last drop of performance out of it. Not only that, but you should, since it offers such great value; it would be a waste not to.
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There's nothing particularly special about it, but it does have SMs disabled. The result is the card has a lower amount of cores (288 on the SE compared to 336 on the regular); however, this also transfers to less heat output and less power input. Because it produces less heat and requires less power, the limiting 'wall' for the overclock is significantly higher.

And trust me, if you get this card, you're going to want to squeeze every last drop of performance out of it. Not only that, but you should, since it offers such great value; it would be a waste not to.
thanks,

1gb version will be completely out of my budget
so,
I think I'll get the 768mb version + a new psu,if I cant afford that,I'd get a hd5770 + new psu
Edited by Aniket - 4/14/11 at 1:40pm
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