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Graphics GTX 460, worth a buy?

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

  1. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Here's another version of Crysis benchmarks. 460 still does very well in SLI, but this one looks more correct (from www.techpowerup.com)

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  2. philheckler

    philheckler Used to be a pc enthusiast

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  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Now that's nice scaling.
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    He already has 5870 cf Slizza

    He was on about dropping them for 460 sli which is mad lol
     
  5. Invictus.

    Invictus. Minimodder

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    you can get a 5850 for £230 on dabs :)


    anyway as for the 260 I'd get one over the 5770 and 5830 but seeming the deal in dabs witha 5850 +3 games for £229.99 it'd be hard to choose seeming this is retailing as what £200?
     
  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    As littlepuppi has just pointed out here, the 5850 is now £199 on Aria's Super Specials...

    Now it gets interesting...
     
  7. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Oh right..yes, mad indeed if you already have the HD5870s.
     
  8. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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  9. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. What's a Dremel?

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    The GTX 460 is a great card and I hate Nvidia but love quality. I want to see some GTX 460 1024MB Sli vs. HD 5850 crossfire (10.6 drivers) as I'm going to upgrade soon but can't decide on what GPU to get but it boils down to GTX 460 1024MB Sli vs. Hd 5850 crossfire.

    Help me out Bit-Tech with some great benchmarking and can you please use ARMA II: OPERATION ARROWHEAD, Stalker COP, BFBC2, and ARMA II: OPERATION ARROWHEAD as these are some games me and my friends play.

    Coming soon: Core i7 950 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 6GB Gskill DDR3 1333 Corsair Nova Series 64GB SSD 2 WD Caviar Black 640GB HDD 2 GPUs sli or CF? Thermaltake 850 PSU Antec DF-85 Case
     
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  10. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    i would the 5850 because more powerful but the 460 gtx bc cheaper
     
  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The GTX460 scales better in SLI, the HD5850 is better as a single card.

    The GTX460 wins anyhow since it's cheaper.
     
  12. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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  13. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Its a GTX 285 for £200 with lower P/C and a smaller PCB - what's not to like?
     
  14. pearl.of.wisdom

    pearl.of.wisdom montonies

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    Uhmm, Southern Islands coming out in a few months maybe? Best of all, AMD finally cutting thrit profit margins [semi-accurate estimated the're making $170 per RV870, at least] A 5850 for £160, I'm holding my breath.
     
  15. evoyear

    evoyear What's a Dremel?

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    it has a really good overclock potential, I would say it worth the money you spent.

    I just hope amd starts to reduce their price tag, so consumer wins, lol
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    In those few months, we don't know if it'll perform good or not(most likely decent) but if that's the strategy I might as well wait till the next generation, surely the prices of the cards now will drop.
     
  17. Bakes

    Bakes What's a Dremel?

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    well, not quite a GTX 285 if my figures are correct ;) we'll see when I/james retest(s) tomorrow - those scores were pretty good no?
     
  18. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    I dunno just seen evga gtx465 for 250 on newegg.. and ten dollar rebate

    unlock that to a 470- best deal.. *edit well looks like pny cards are the ones you want

    evga bins with 8 chips instead of 10 according to the guys on xtreme systems
     
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  19. Action_Parsnip

    Action_Parsnip What's a Dremel?

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    I think you have to take crossfire results with a pinch of salt. Scaling has to be invoked via game settings. I mean it doesnt scale say 10 + 9 = 19/20 like sli which seems to scale under just about any settings, but rather it's at very high settings where crossfire scales well. So say crossfire 5870s would scale best in Crysis with all enthusiast setings at 1900x1200 and above, where of course the power of that setup would show.

    SLI seems to act like lego blocks, just keep stacking cards one atop another. Crossfire doesnt look very good until your far beyond a point where a single card craps out. The anandtech chart referenced is just not at difficult enough settings to show all that good a scaling factor.
     
  20. Action_Parsnip

    Action_Parsnip What's a Dremel?

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    You buy now you got 5 months before the next cards are out. ATI product releases come after a long trail of specs and pics from rumour sites. All those sites have is a code name and nothing else besides. The next ATI release is a looooong time away (Q4 this year).
     

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