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Graphics GTX 460, worth a buy?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by grritsshawn, 12 Jul 2010.

  1. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    Well they just released the gtx 460. It beats the 5830 in alot of bench marks is 20-50 dollars cheaper. Would this be worth the buy?
     
  2. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    its worth buying if your in the market in that area
     
  3. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    Of all the Fermi cards, it's the one I'd buy.

    I wasn't expecting much from the 460 after the disappointment of the 465 but Nvidia really turned it around!
     
  4. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    im wondering if it makes sense as a physx card.
     
  5. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    It's the only competitive Fermi card at the moment, I can't wait for them to refresh the 480 with same goodness. I'd say the 460 is definitely worth buying.
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Im going to buy one anyways.Although going to wait 3 or 4 weeks for prices to settle and for aftermarket ones to come out
     
  7. urobulos

    urobulos Minimodder

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    If I was buying a new mid-range rig I'd deffinately go for a 465 OC'd SLI. According to anandtech benches it is close to 5870 CF due to how much better SLI scales compared to CF. As I use a single monitor setup this is the way to go. IF you care about Eyefinity though, it might be a different answer.
     
  8. okenobi

    okenobi What's a Dremel?

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    Very much considering this right now, as part of a build I'm taking a very long time to deliberate over!! Would be nice to see the 5850 drop in price, but I can't see it happening as a result of this card.

    I only went from a 66GT to a 4350 6mths ago and I was convinced my next card would have to be either a 5770 or 5850. Now it seems there may be a realistic alternative that will also save me some money :thumb:
     
  9. Carper

    Carper Guru

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    Yeh i want one but the stocks are soo low. only ones i can find are the Palits
     
  10. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Patience gwasshopper...
     
  11. antonyand

    antonyand mmm Jaffa Cakes

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    dam, i was just about to buy a 5850. hmmmm
     
  12. Guest-56605

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    Looks like my Utgard project is set to become an SLI folding rig

    Anyone want to buy an Asus EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5??? Only 4 months old...

    Yes I'm being serious
     
  13. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Just forget about the damn physx already. Also if you really, REALLY want to waste a dedicated card for that, just grab some el cheapo 8800-series instead.

    And yes, the GTX 460 seems lovely.

    EDIT: Whoops correct quote :D
     
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  14. Lord-Vale3

    Lord-Vale3 His Tremendousness

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    I want one.

    I'm really wishing I went EVGA now because I can no longer take advantage of the step up program that BFG Tech had BECAUSE THEY LEFT THE MARKET.

    Anyone want to buy a BFG Tech OC MaXcore 216-core GTX 260? I bought it brand new in march.

    I am in the USA btw...


    lol
     
  15. urobulos

    urobulos Minimodder

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    Physx has to be the most useless, over rated marketing ploy ever. Maybe half a dozen games worth playing use it, and AFAIK anything more than a GTS 250 as a Physx card is overkill. Sure you can use a 480 for Physx but it will not be any faster....

    Still, the gtx 460 looks like a sexy, sexy card. I usually buy cards around the 150 £ price point (using a second hand Sapphire 4890 atm), but I'd go for a 460 right now and overclock it. As it's a new release there still should be plenty of them floating around in 6-12 months when I'd SLI. And the SLI scaling performance is just.... wow... While the ATI 5xxx series have been a huge success, ATI still has a long way to go when it comes to multi GPU setups.
     
  16. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    To me it looks like the GTX460 is the only choice for midrange in the UK right now.
    £20 more for the 768mb version over the cheapest 1gb HD5770/
     
  17. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Mmmm ... PhysX does seem like a real red herring, but those marketing types have done a good job convincing everyone. Surely even a GT 240 would manage PhysX acceleration duties (if you wanted it)? I can't ever remember seeing benchmarks around it.

    I have 2x5870s so the 460 is no good to me, but I definitely see a nice place in the market for it - with SLI upgrade later. Good to see that some of the power and heat issues are being dealt with. I think that the 1GB version would be the sweet spot if you're going to SLI later.

    I wonder how long it will take for some of these revisions to make it up to the higher end.
     
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  18. Carper

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    lol been waiting months for a new graphics card and i have the money ready. patience is getting harder by the minute.
     
  19. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Unless I'm mistaken, the amount of tesselation capability per CUDA core has dropped a bit, because of the larger number of cores per SM. That's pretty interesting considering the amount of focus that has been on tessellation performance ...
     
  20. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    gtx460 1GB is currently the best £200 card around.

    it's full of features, it's faster than 5830 and as fast as 5850, it's very power efficient and it's small.

    from the start, i've said Fermi architecture was brilliant, just the manufacturing and other factors wasn't ready yet. look when they scale it down a bit, it works brilliantly.
     

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