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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SDG, 28 Jul 2010.

  1. SDG

    SDG New Member

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    Hay guys

    Is it worth wait till around xmas for the newer graphics cards or is it the best time now with the nvidia460, im currently using a 8800GT.

    What sort of proformance boost will i see going from 8800GT to nvidia460?
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    what res are you gaming at ?

    whats the rest of your spec ?
     
  3. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    A hefty one, unless you're CPU-limited. Hence the request for the rest of your rig. If, for instance, you're using a C2D E6300 and you're trying to play large-scale RTS games, it won't do anything for you.
     
  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Unless of course you overclock the C2D E6300 to 3.6GHz in about 5 mnutes flat, then you have the best of both worlds.
     
  5. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Please post more of your spec and what you are trying to achieve - as per other comments. If there are no other limiting factors, then you are looking at a massive graphics boost. It is distinctly possible that you will run into other limitations however.

    If you are rocking an 8800 GT then we probably assume an Intel 775 socket and a core2 dual-core?
     
  6. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    In which case the 460 will money well-spent and Christmas probably won't yield anything more balanced in the performance-on-a-budget vein. It also depends what games you need it for, too - since an 8800GT isn't good enough, I'm guessing high-end titles. Word of advice I can give without any other information: if those titles include GTAIV, don't bother upgrading your graphics card unless you've already got a tri- or quad-core processor. It's a minimum realistic requirement.
     
  7. SDG

    SDG New Member

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    Sorry its taken me a little while to respond, been away for a day or 2.

    My current set up is

    Q6600 - No overclock as yet but thats the next step.
    4gb of ocz reaper memory.
    Asus premium p5k motherboard.
    Running windows 7 64bit
    8800GT

    As it is this PC is 2 years old, Has never let me down but iv noticed that iv had to lower my graphics sets some what these days.

    Would like to play through MW2 and bad company, been saving them for the new card. Plus crysis and my 8800GT doesnt like it much

    So is it worth a graphics update or maybe a new computer is in order.
     
  8. Pete J

    Pete J Working from home?

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    A 460 would go nicely in that rig! Once you've got a nice overclock on the 6600 of course...
     
  9. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    The Q6600 is still fine ... although it'd be a crime not to try nudging the speed up a bit ;)

    Certainly you shouldn't be CPU limited and a 460 will rock your world. Make sure you get the 1GB version.
     
  10. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Thats pretty much exactly the same as my rig. :D
    Except my Q6600 is running at 3.2GHz.

    I too want to get a GTX460, but I'm still trying to decide which to get.



    Don't want to hijack the thread. But can someone tell me if the apps like msi Afterburner are compatible with all the cards, not just the ones from MSI?
    Basically, does it matter which card I buy if I want to try and OC it?
     
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  11. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    MSi Afterburner works with any card - It works fine with my Asus 5870s for instance.
     
  12. Pete J

    Pete J Working from home?

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    Well, if you try this version of Afterburner, you should be able to overclock. If not, just wait until a new version is released.
     

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