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Poll Results: Which card to keep?

Poll expired: Jan 11, 2014  
  • 73% (17)
    GeForce GTX 460 1GB for $120
  • 26% (6)
    Radeon HD 4870x2 2GB for $91
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post #1 of 24
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I recently picked up a new Sparkle GTX 460 1GB for $120.

Yesterday I picked up a refurbished Radeon HD 4870x2 for $91.

Which one do I keep?

GTX 460 has DX11
GTX 460 uses less power.
Cost $120
Not as fast as the HD 4870x2
3-year warranty.

HD 4870x2 doesn't have DX10
HD 4870x2 uses more power.
Cost $91
Faster than the GTX 460
3-year warranty.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 24
Keep the 460.
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post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sozin;13182413 
Keep the 460.

Thanks. Why would you take the 460 over the 4870x2?
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post #4 of 24
what you talkin bout. put that puppy to 900mhz. We'll see who's fastest then.

the 460 ofcourse. screw that old dual gpu, power hog and not worth it (no offense to 4870 owners)
     
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post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spykerv;13182432 
what you talkin bout. put that puppy to 900mhz. We'll see who's fastest then.

Haha damn I'm running it at stock right now. I've never OCd a video card before. I just downloaded MSI Afterburner and it looks interesting.

$30 more for the GTX 460 is worth it?
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post #6 of 24
I upgraded from 4870CF to a gtx470 and saw about the same performance.

I'd go with the 4870x2 if you don't fold
    
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by supamaryo;13182421 
Thanks. Why would you take the 460 over the 4870x2?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spykerv;13182432 
what you talkin bout. put that puppy to 900mhz. We'll see who's fastest then.

the 460 ofcourse. screw that old dual gpu, power hog and not worth it (no offense to 4870 owners)
^^^^^

That's why. I had a 460 and I absolutely loved it; and for the price you got it for I can't recommend anything else. Plus pick up another one and revel in the insane SLI that it can do.
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post #8 of 24
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3410/palit_geforce_gtx_460_sonic_platinum_1gb_overclocked_w_voltage_adjustment/index11.html

they clocked that card to 925/1850. WHY EVERYONE MAD THO??? Now compare those performance levels to a 4870x2

Just look at my sig. I beat a 5970/580/470 sli. Want proof, I'll bench them. I'm using a tweaktown review as a reference and the EVGA FTW gpu. The 460 is one beast of a card, and mine are only on 1.0875.
     
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post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SyncMaster753;13182469 
I upgraded from 4870CF to a gtx470 and saw about the same performance.

I'd go with the 4870x2 if you don't fold

What about like DX11 vs DX10?
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by supamaryo;13182479 
What about like DX11 vs DX10?



Who uses DX11?


Not even on crysis 2, so what's the point of even having it.
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