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 Post subject: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:05 am 
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Hey all,
I am going to be buying a new video card in the next day or two and can't seem to decide between the GTX 460 1gb and the GTX 470. Is the extra coin for the 470 worth it or would the 460 1gb be the better option? Right now there is a gtx 460 1gb for $170 at newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... SID=176484

and here's the 470 i was thinking about

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

I game at 1920 x 1200 and don't really want to sacrifice any graphics options. I am currently getting around 25-45 fps in BFBC2 and would like to see it go higher (some intense moments are choppy.) The GTX 260 i have has been going strong for two years, and i'd like to see the next card i get last at least that long. Which is the better option? HELP!!


System specs:
i7-930 @ 2.8Ghz, but i can overclock it easily. I just put it back to stock to keep it cooler.
6gb DDR3 tri-sli corsair dominator
gtx 260
1000w PSU
1920 x 1200 27" monitor


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Neither.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

Benchmarks
Battlefield Bad Company 2 1920x1200 DX11 Max Settings 8x MSAA 16x AF
HD 6970 - 56FPS
GTX 480 - 55FPS
HD 6950 - 50FPS
HD 6870 - 46FPS
GTX 470 - 44FPS
HD 6850 - 38FPS
GTX 460 - 34FPS

If you want to run on high settings with some AA and AF I would go with 6870. You should also consider the 6950 if you have the money because almost all of them can be unlocked to a 6970 making them an amazing value.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

Unlocking Guide:
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/ove ... idcard/159


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Good suggestions. I guess i really haven't looked for the ATI equivalent to the cards i've been looking at. The only thing that worries me though is that i've heard a lot of people complain about ati cards and how they have problems with different games. Is this even an issue anymore or what? I've never purchased ATI before so i don't know anything about them.


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:03 pm 
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No more an issue than with Nvidia.


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:30 pm 
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That's not entirely true, ATI has issues with older games. I can't get mine to play the original COD, for example, and many Q3A engine games (other than Q3A itself, interestingly...) have problems running on them.


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:08 pm 
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I can run the original CoD on my ATi system just fine... Nvidia has its share of old games that don't work right too... I have more Nvidia systems than ATi systems in my house, and both have given me a fair share of headaches.


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:28 pm 
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I have the eVGA GeForce GTX 470 card, got it over the summer. I personally love the card. I've been using nVidia cards for about 5 years now, I love them. Thats not to say I didnt enjoy the ATi line in the past, because I've used them also, but my last string of GPUs have been nVidia.

Aside from that GPU, I have 8GB DDR3 Vengeance SDRAM, AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE, OCZ 850W PSU, and a Seagate 1TB HD, I have to say my rig kills games. The only games where I can't seem to get a steady 45-60 FPS all the time are the usual suspects like Crysis and GTA IV, games that have poor coding. But with that card, believe you me it will do you justice for most, if not all, games. I just got Crysis 2 and I'm having a blast playing it at 1920x1080 with all settings maxed out, and this game runs at a steady 45-60 FPS with ease. IMO, if you can get the extra cash I personally would go after the newer 500 series GeForce cards but if you can get a good deal on the GTX 470, go for it. Microcenter by me has it for I think around $205 after mail in rebates and such, thats a good deal. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:02 pm 
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I would stick with nvidia better driver support and better all the way around.


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 Post subject: Re: GTX 460 1gb vs. GTX 470
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:29 pm 
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I would stick with current threads rather than bumping old ones for no reason. It'll keep mods from having to lock threads.


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