Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › GTX 460 or HD 6850
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

GTX 460 or HD 6850 - Page 2

post #11 of 30
The 6850 performs great on newer games.
Sandy Build
(16 items)
 
Media PC Build
(15 items)
 
Main Build
(15 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k  Asus P8Z68-V EVGA 670 4GB GSkill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Home Premium Planar SA2311W 120hz, 3D Adesso Mechanical, Rosewill Rk-9000RE 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 v2 Rosewill Thor v2 Logitech Mx518 Puretrak Talent 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative XFI Titanium Sunbeam Rheosmart Cold Cathodes ATH A700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955BE Asus Crosshair IV Formula  HD Radeon 6790 4gb Crucial DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1tb Lite-On DVD-RW Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" Sharp LCD TV Rosewill RK-9000RE OCZ ModXStream 600w Antec 1200 v3 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech mx518se Puretrak Talent Plantronics 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Build
(16 items)
 
Media PC Build
(15 items)
 
Main Build
(15 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k  Asus P8Z68-V EVGA 670 4GB GSkill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Home Premium Planar SA2311W 120hz, 3D Adesso Mechanical, Rosewill Rk-9000RE 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 v2 Rosewill Thor v2 Logitech Mx518 Puretrak Talent 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative XFI Titanium Sunbeam Rheosmart Cold Cathodes ATH A700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955BE Asus Crosshair IV Formula  HD Radeon 6790 4gb Crucial DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1tb Lite-On DVD-RW Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" Sharp LCD TV Rosewill RK-9000RE OCZ ModXStream 600w Antec 1200 v3 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech mx518se Puretrak Talent Plantronics 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 30
when oced to their full potencial...gtx 460 1gb is a little ahead of hd6850
see here
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ing-study.html
post #13 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost_z View Post
when oced to their full potencial...gtx 460 1gb is a little ahead of hd6850
see here
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ing-study.html
Wow, great article. Thanks for the link.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost_z View Post
when oced to their full potencial...gtx 460 1gb is a little ahead of hd6850
see here
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ing-study.html
That is a particularly bad article. The 460 FTW is, as far as I am aware, the fastest 460 on the market, with an excellent PCB and HSF, I believe it is also a binned chip.

A single review should never be taken as gospel when it comes to max OC's, as every card is a little different. One reviewer may get an excellent 6850 and have a fairly poorly performing 460, or vice versa.

OP, I looked at both of these cards before I finally decided on the 6850. My reasons for this were the lower power consumption & the possibility of performance improvements through future drivers. The 6850 is the current generation for AMD, the 460 is now an outdated card and will more than likely not see any improvements from future drivers.

This being said price should arguably be the deciding factor, if either one is a significant amount cheaper that is the way I would be going.
post #15 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by eggs2see View Post
That is a particularly bad article. The 460 FTW is, as far as I am aware, the fastest 460 on the market, with an excellent PCB and HSF, I believe it is also a binned chip.

A single review should never be taken as gospel when it comes to max OC's, as every card is a little different. One reviewer may get an excellent 6850 and have a fairly poorly performing 460, or vice versa.

OP, I looked at both of these cards before I finally decided on the 6850. My reasons for this were the lower power consumption & the possibility of performance improvements through future drivers. The 6850 is the current generation for AMD, the 460 is now an outdated card and will more than likely not see any improvements from future drivers.

This being said price should arguably be the deciding factor, if either one is a significant amount cheaper that is the way I would be going.
They're comparing based on price. Since at the time of article the EVGA GTX 460 FTW Edition was the most comparable to the HD 6870 based on that, that's what they compared it to. Also, the sample they had isn't particularly great. People regularly get the same, if not better, over-clocks with reference GTX 460 1GB. Also, the FTW version uses a reference PCB and cooler. The chips may be better binned, but the over-clocks they got are standard for the card. Stop crying foul. The GTX 460 is just better for the price if you over-clock.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 30
The 6850 and the 460 are quite close. the 6850 will have lower power consumption, and be on average faster than the 460, excepting overclocked 460's which might do slightly better, but at the cost of additional heat/noise vs the normal.

You can't go wrong with either one of them both are great budget graphic card, I would get one with cheapest price but that's me or If you wanted to get newer tech go with amd 6850.
My System
(1 item)
 
  
CPU
asus laptop 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(1 item)
 
  
CPU
asus laptop 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 30
if its the 1gb gtx 460, then i would get that. if its the 768mb version, i would go with the 6850
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 955BE MSI 870-C43 Sapphire 6850 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 SDRAM 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX Pioneer DVR-219CHV 24X24 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung Syncmaster P2770 27' + Acer G205H 20' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
something Coolermaster GX 650w Coolermaster Elite 430 something 
Mouse Pad
something 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 955BE MSI 870-C43 Sapphire 6850 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 SDRAM 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX Pioneer DVR-219CHV 24X24 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung Syncmaster P2770 27' + Acer G205H 20' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
something Coolermaster GX 650w Coolermaster Elite 430 something 
Mouse Pad
something 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweaker123 View Post
if its the 1gb gtx 460, then i would get that. if its the 768mb version, i would go with the 6850
I'd actually do the opposite. I think at its current price of $185-190, the 1GB version is too expensive. The 768MB version is $150 and over-clocks the same. At the same clocks, the 1GB version will only be 5-8% faster due to higher memory bandwidth. I think with the 1GB version being so close to $200 getting a GTX 560 Ti is a better option since it's now at $230 and when both are OCed the 560 will be ~20% faster because it can achieve higher clocks plus it has more CUDA cores.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
I'd actually do the opposite. I think at its current price of $185-190, the 1GB version is too expensive. The 768MB version is $150 and over-clocks the same. At the same clocks, the 1GB version will only be 5-8% faster due to higher memory bandwidth. I think with the 1GB version being so close to $200 getting a GTX 560 Ti is a better option since it's now at $230 and when both are OCed the 560 will be ~20% faster because it can achieve higher clocks plus it has more CUDA cores.
That depends on your target resolution. If it's 1080p, the 768mb won't be enough for x8 AA on many games. At 1680 x 1050, I'd take the 768 though.

Damric: The 460s have about 30% headroom on air, too. So.. not sure what you're on about.
Why upgrade?
(14 items)
 
Why overclock?!
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 760 ASUS 55i Sabertooth EVGA 960 4GB 8gb 1600mhz Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120gb Intel 320 (OS) 500gb Samsung 850 Evo Win 7 64 Viewsonic VX2250-Wm 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic G 550w Gold Lancool PC-K9B Logitech G5 X-Fi Titanium/AT-H700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4690k Asus Z97 Sabertooth mk2 EVGA 970 8gb Kingston 1833mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
128GB Samsung 830 500GB Samsung 840 Evo allota fans but quiet! Win 7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2311H Rev. A01 Mechanical w/ Cherry Blues NZXT Hale 650w NZXT Phantom - white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Anker CG100 Steelseries 9HD Sennheiser HD555 
  hide details  
Reply
Why upgrade?
(14 items)
 
Why overclock?!
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 760 ASUS 55i Sabertooth EVGA 960 4GB 8gb 1600mhz Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120gb Intel 320 (OS) 500gb Samsung 850 Evo Win 7 64 Viewsonic VX2250-Wm 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic G 550w Gold Lancool PC-K9B Logitech G5 X-Fi Titanium/AT-H700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4690k Asus Z97 Sabertooth mk2 EVGA 970 8gb Kingston 1833mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
128GB Samsung 830 500GB Samsung 840 Evo allota fans but quiet! Win 7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2311H Rev. A01 Mechanical w/ Cherry Blues NZXT Hale 650w NZXT Phantom - white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Anker CG100 Steelseries 9HD Sennheiser HD555 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by damric View Post
lol, the 460 defintely does not have more OC headroom than the 6850. There are actually very few graphics cards at all that have more OC headroom than a 6850. The only one I can even think of is a pencil mod'd 5750.

That aside, they are very close for gaming performance. Get the cheapest one and OC the hell out of it. I own both cards, and they are both excellent.
its because they are low end cards....
its just a 6870 with reduced clocks...

Open box GTX560TI FTW!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|i7 2600K| |EVGA P67 SLI| |N560GTX-Ti Hawk| Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) |Windows 7 Ulitmate 64-Bit| |Hanns-G HZ281HPB 1920x1200| |Silverstone Strider Plus 850W| 
Case
|SilverStone RV03| ETA: 04/05/11 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|i7 2600K| |EVGA P67 SLI| |N560GTX-Ti Hawk| Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) |Windows 7 Ulitmate 64-Bit| |Hanns-G HZ281HPB 1920x1200| |Silverstone Strider Plus 850W| 
Case
|SilverStone RV03| ETA: 04/05/11 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › GTX 460 or HD 6850