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Graphics Gigbyte GTX 460 1GB Owners Unite!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blogins, 9 Aug 2010.

  1. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    got my card today but I can't use it as I have to RMA my motherboard.

    but I was wrong about the warranty it is only 10 years lol
     
  2. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    You at most need 2 years out of it before you can buy it for 50 quid tops from ebay
     
  3. andip1967

    andip1967 New Member

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    Will one of these fit into the silvestone ft02??
     
  4. ICISAZEL

    ICISAZEL New Member

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    is this worth 158.98 its on special now from ebuyer
     
  5. Mattmc91

    Mattmc91 Well-Known Member

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    I bought from there at that price, yes.
     
  6. Mr Pleasant

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  7. mrbens

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    Jesus Christ, what an offer on the 1GB one!! That's only £7 more than the 768MB version!

    And just noticed Overclockers have shaved £50 off the 460 1GB with preinstalled waterblock bundle to £209.98 inc VAT!

    Unfortunately I don't think the cheap Gigabyte one is compatible with waterblocks as it's not the reference PCB.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr Pleasant

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    The 1GB is actually cheaper than the 768MB version at the moment, the latter costing £148, £25 dearer than the 1GB.
     
  9. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    £123.92 is a real steal for this particular card!

    Still very much enjoying the GTX 460 in SLI and the drivers keep getting better. The initial latency issues have all gone and it's a fantastic performer. Makes a pretty decent last hooray for my aging 680i Motherboard with E8500 installed and overclocked to 4GHz. The Gigabyte card overclocks really well as described throughout this thread, although to be honest I've left it at factory settings in recent times. It simply works really well with all my games maxed out at a resolution of 2048 by 1152. When I need more frames I know how far I can push them later on down the line! :thumb:
     
  10. mrbens

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    768MB Palit GTX 460 £116.87
     
  11. Mr Pleasant

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  12. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    With the 1GB Gigabyte OC @ £123, it is a no brainer over the £148 768mb OC!
     
  13. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Anyone who buys a budget GTX 460 Palit will be ripping their ears off in a matter of minutes with the noise that fan makes!
     
  14. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Quick question: I have a 4870 Vapor-X, less than a year old, running fine and no complaints.

    I've seen the various benches comparing the 4870 with the GTX460 but can any of you tell me if the Gigabyte 1GB OC worth buying?

    I can sell my 4870 Vapor-X without problem but will I notice the difference?

    Games currently played are Dirt 2 & BFBC2, everything else I have is older than those but not installed.
     
  15. phidelta42

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    What could you sell your 4870 for now and is its sale value going to drop off quickly?
     
  16. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I reckon I could get £70-£80 for it going by similar sales so a Gigabyte GTX460 1G OC would cost me say £43-£53 - is it worth it or wouldn't I notice the difference?
     
  17. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    You would notice the difference in noise and temps, but not so much performance. That's pretty much what I was going for when I went from a GTX 275 to the 460 though, and I'm not sure how good that Vapor-X cooler on the 4870 is in that regard.

    To be fair the 460 is a little bit faster than the 275, and will obviously be faster still than a 4870, but I would be disappointed if I had paid that much extra just for the small performance gain I got. I noticed better performance in L4D2 mostly, but that's all I've really been playing lately. I haven't played BFBC2 since I installed the 460 so I can't comment on that.
     
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  18. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Been doing some more homework since my last post and tbh the 4870 Vapor-X is dead silent and runs cool. Even though I think the £123 1GB Gigabyte GTX460 OC is an absolute bargain, I don't think it is worth it for the little gaming I do @ 1680x1050.

    :thumb:
     
  19. thelaw

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  20. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    ...bugger..., was going to buy one for a build I am doing...bugger...bugger...bugger...
     

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