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I own a 450 GTS, and i've tried a friend's 9800 GTX. the 9800 beat my 450 in most games, and in the ones that used DX11 i got very similar results.

It's a nice little card, but i'd recommend a GTX 460/GTX 560Ti if you're really looking for an upgrade. $20-40 bucks more can but you a lot more performance
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
How much are you paying for it? The GTS450 will only be marginally faster than your 9800GT. The FTW edition isn't worth the extra money as you can just overclock your card and reach the same speeds, easily.
I was thinking of forking out just enough for the 450 but the response suggests more on the gtx 460, so I might reconsider. Honestly, I am just looking for something to replace my 9800GT but a future-proof card would be nice.

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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
I got the 450 back when I had an intel dual core because I thought a 460 would be bottlenecked (i upgraded to an amd quad later on though).

the main question is what is your monitor's resolution and are you planning to upgrade your cpu anytime soon?

either way, there are better options than the 450. 5770 is faster if you want to go with amd.
My monitor's max reso is 1680x1050 (samsung 2253LW 21.6") and I don't plan to upgrade as my current specs are sufficient for most of the games I play. However, I am interested in SW:TOR and D3 so I think by the time those games are released, I might need to upgrade a few components.

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Now the question is, will my current system be a bottleneck for the 460?
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it might a little, but i think a 460 768mb is definitely worth the extra few bucks for the amount of performance you gain.
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Was in the same dilema, but I got the GTS450 cause I needed a replacement asap since my 9800GTX was having issues. (Yes I baked it and it helped it survive another year)

I didn't quite have the extra $30-$40 for the GTX460, I was at my budget limit as it was. But it's still enough for my games at my resolution anyhow.

If you can squeeze the extra $$, then no doubt, get the GTX460. It'll be better off in the long run imo.


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Now the question is, will my current system be a bottleneck for the 460?
Doubt you're system will be a bottleneck for the GTX460, it should work out perfect at your res too.
Edited by Nightz2k - 4/11/11 at 4:57am
post #15 of 26
I highly doubt your system would be a bottleneck for a 460/560. My HTPC is no bottleneck for my 450, it's slower than your rig, and i play @ 1920x1080 w/2x-4x AA.

I'd advise to get a 1 GB card tho. If you plan to max most games, even without AA, you'll need it since most modern games use 600-800 MB vram. The 9800 GTX i tried had only 512 MB, and at some maps in some games @ max res and no AA, it got laggy, and the 450 still ran smooth. If you want some AA (2x AA it's a decent amount), then 1 Gb it's a must.

Also, OC'd cards aren't that good since you can overclock yourself and save a few $$. I did pay extra for having single slot cards, since my systems are small, but i wouldn't pay extra for pre-OC'd cards.
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Well a GTX460 1GB out performed my 8800GT SLI so I'd go for that if you want a proper upgrade.
    
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+1 for GTX460 768mb
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post #18 of 26
I managed to get my GTS 450 new for $80, anything more than that though and you're better of getting a different card.

GTX 460 768MB is probably your best option if your PSU is up for it.

What brand is your PSU?
     
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Here's a good one:
http://www.overclock.net/video/98571...force-gtx.html

I would jump on that ASAP b4 someone else does.

EDIT: Whoops. Nevermind, someone else should grab it. I just saw OP is from another country.

GTX 460 or Radeon 6850 would be slightly better performance if the price is right for you Fiskan.
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IMO, if you can find a GTX 460 768mb, upgrade to that. They don't cost too much more than the 450 and offer alot more performance
I concur x4 ! In that price range a gtx 460 or even a gtx 550ti would be a better choice!
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