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Poll Results: Which Graphics Card

 
  • 14% (2)
    Get the second 460 now
  • 21% (3)
    Wait and get a GTX 580
  • 21% (3)
    Wait a while for next gen cards
  • 42% (6)
    Hamburgers?
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post #1 of 9
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So... I was until recently running crossfire 6870's but I got sick of all this issues. Poor performance, booting to a black screen until I unplugged and replugged the dvi cable, stuttering and flickering extremely high temperatures, not being able to run Linux, weird drivers...I could go on and on. Currently I am using a GTX 460 I have left over from a previous build. Surprisingly it does all right in most of the games and I barely notice a difference between it and my CF setup. Some games like Portal 2 are even smoother. That said I'd like a little more power to future proof myself so I have a couple choices.

1. Get another EVGA GTX 460 SC now
Pro: Pretty cheap ~170-180
Con: Double cards could mean issues again though I hear SLI is less troublesome

2. Wait a while and get a GTX 580
Pro: Slightly more powerful, better single card solution, could use the 460 as a physx card
Con: Way more expensive

3. Just keep the 460 and wait for the next gen and or games that are unmaxable on a 460.

Thoughts?
Edited by cavallino - 4/24/11 at 10:47am
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post #2 of 9
well if you are in absolute demand for better card go ahead, buy another 460 or just one 580;(580+460 as phisx is the best for right now) if you are not there is point in wasting money
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post #3 of 9
Are 6870s really that bad? My brother was planning to go down that route sooner or later.


Depending on what games you play, a 460 should suffice for now. If you need more performance then go ahead and upgrade to a 580. 460s would give slightly better performance though.
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post #4 of 9
Depending on how patient you are ud he best with either buying another 460 or waiting.
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post #5 of 9
I'd wait a while and go for the 580. Using the 460 as a PhysX card will be awesome, too.
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post #6 of 9
I didnt care for 1 6870 when I had it. Didnt beat the GTX 460 I had before by near enough. Thats why I have a HD 5870 now cuz it significantly beat the GTX 460 and I felt it was worth $250 at the time. I thought with crossfire the 6870's were pretty good though. Maybe there are still driver issues I don t know. I vote 580 though.
post #7 of 9
lol I'm using at this very moment a 4870 and it's fine fore me, I guess I just use my xbox more for gaming so I don't see the point of upgrading. I can max out all the games I own (most with AA) except for crysis which I run on a combination of very high, high and medium. I wish I could convince myself to upgrade though! Maybe when I get a job lol
    
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post #8 of 9
I rate you wait for 28nm GPU's coming out end of the year. If you upgrade now, you will just feel disappointed when the new cards come out and rape your new expensive hardware for around the same price. Don't use your money now. I know it is hard to wait, but try. You will be much happier.
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Yeah ok I think I will wait a little and get a 580 or maybe next gen. A
28nm gpu sounds pretty good and I think I'd be happier with a single card. Unless games get drastically more powerful the 460 will probably hold me until then.

As for the 6870s they sometimes get higher frame rates but it's really inconsistent. The only games that seems to run noticeably better with them is bfbc2.
Edited by cavallino - 4/25/11 at 6:36am
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