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GTX 460 1GB owners thread.

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YEPP

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A stock 460 is approx a stock 6850. And no matter how much you oc it, it can't match a 7850. Period. That is like a 50-70% performance diff for which oc isn't enuf. The diff may even be more. It is like saying a 560 ti 448 oced matches a 670. No. It doesn't.
Way to create a straw man by debunking what I never said... Different GPU architectures aren't created equally. 'Feel' is a subjective term, at worse 460@850MHz is around 30% slower than a stock 7850 and at best its within 10%, depends on the game. If an OC'd 460 is running a game acceptably it won't feel much slower than a 7850.

A 460 at 850MHz performs roughly on a par with a 470:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-geforce-gtx-460-ftw-01g-p3-1378-tr-overclocked,2795-4.html

470, 7850:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/519?vs=549

A 460 at 850Mhz would be roughly 5-10% slower than a 560 Ti, 560 Ti against an OC 7850@920MHz:

http://www.hardware-mag.de/artikel/grafikkarten/sapphire_radeon_hd_7850_oc_edition_im_test/9/

470, 560 Ti and 7850:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7850_RoyalQueen/28.html

My 7970 at 16x10 can't play fc3 at max no AA and that is equivalent to a 460 tri sli or faster in terms of real world experience. So all this is bs.
The OP never said he can max FC3, so yeah, all of what you said in relation to the OP is BS.
 
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96Firebird

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1080p monitors are dirt cheap now! Even 1440 monitors are crazy low.
True, but I'm looking at getting a higher quality 1920x1200 IPS panel. I like the 16:10 aspect ratio. I don't have room for a 27" monitor, nor do I want to pay for the hardware to run games at that resolution. So for now, my little 22" Acer and GTX 460 1GB keep chugging along...
 

Tweak155

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True, but I'm looking at getting a higher quality 1920x1200 IPS panel. I like the 16:10 aspect ratio. I don't have room for a 27" monitor, nor do I want to pay for the hardware to run games at that resolution. So for now, my little 22" Acer and GTX 460 1GB keep chugging along...
Well in that scenario, your window is closing. Sounds like lose-lose unfortunately!
 

jiffylube1024

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I had a 768MB GTX 460 a couple years ago and it was a great card -- tiny in size, super quiet, and very cool running. I loved it! I upgraded to a 7850 2GB because I got a 2560x1600 Catleap, which is a stretch for a 768MB/1GB card. I thought the GTX 460 series was awesome though, and well priced!
 

EliteRetard

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I've got an overclocked 8800GTS 320MB on a 1920x1440@75Hz monitor.
Original E6600 2.4GHz 4MB L2 @ 3.3GHz 1.47v

I think I got almost 30 FPS in Half Life.
Still waiting to play Morrowind and Oblivion (I want max details).
Actually I'm still waiting to play many games.

 

BoFox

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You should be able to play Morrowind max details just fine on your mighty 8800GTS, I think! :D
 

GodisanAtheist

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I've had the GTX460 in my primary machine since it launched back in... holy crap July 2010. I don't think I've used any other card nearly as long as I used this one. It still plays the games I play (Mass Effect Series, Deus Ex, Diablo 3 etc etc etc) just fine at 1080p with everything but AA maxed out.

Oddly enough, the rise of deferred lighting (and therefor FXAA &MLAA etc) has been a real boon for the GTX460. It doesn't really have the horsepower to push full on MSAA in modern games but has plenty of shader power to run the half baked post process AA that most games require nowadays.

The 7870 is the first card since the 460 to REALLY tempt me to upgrade, all the 7870 has to do is squeek below the $200 before MIR and I'll be there.
 

crashtech

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I've got twin 460s, and might just move to 480s instead. Still lots of bang for the buck in the 4 series.
 

Magic Carpet

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Hadn't it put out so much heat inside my case, I would still have probably kept it. Of course, back then, with poorer performance per watt, it was a great card. I wouldn't buy it today, though (was offered one for $75).
 

LOL_Wut_Axel

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Hadn't it put out so much heat inside my case, I would still have probably kept it. Of course, back then, with poorer performance per watt, it was a great card. I wouldn't buy it today, though (was offered one for $75).
... what?

The GTX 460 consumes little power.
 

LOL_Wut_Axel

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Little... a lot, that's very subjective.

It consumes over 100w on average, while HD 7770/ 650 Ti need half of that, providing similar or faster performance.
100W... which is very little. Pretty much any case should be able to get rid of the heat, even a MicroATX.
 
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Magic Carpet

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100W... which is very little. Pretty much any case should be able to get rid of the heat, even a MicroATX.
I don't know, maybe you can call me lazy but I value my time and trying not to do things I do not like (i.e. cleaning). The other components add up, don't forget and during gaming the box easily consumes ~150w-200w. On a long session, the temps tend to go a bit high. So, you either improve air flow or cut down on the heat. I prefer the latter (it's more elegant), while retaining the performance that I require for my workloads. I am not here to win any awards :p
 

LOL_Wut_Axel

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I don't know, maybe you can call me lazy but I value my time and trying not to do things I do not like (i.e. cleaning). The other components add up, don't forget and during gaming the box easily consumes ~150w-200w. On a long session, the temps tend to go a bit high. So, you either improve air flow or cut down on the heat. I prefer the latter (it's more elegant), while retaining the performance that I require for my workloads. I am not here to win any awards :p
The GTX 460 came out, what, 3 years ago? Its power efficiency is still fine. The only single-GPU cards that I can remember that require a significant amount of power are the GTX 480, GTX 580, and HD 7970 GHz Edition.

 

Magic Carpet

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The GTX 460 came out, what, 3 years ago? Its power efficiency is still fine. The only single-GPU cards that I can remember that require a significant amount of power are the GTX 480, GTX 580, and HD 7970 GHz Edition.
What year, is it today? Are you emotionally attached or something ? :whiste:

The whole 400 line-up is morally as well as technologically outdated and has been replaced by better products. I can justify having a Geforce 660, performance is 2 or 3 times that of 460, and even that consumes less power (especially Direct2D, Video Playback, Multi-monitor, one power plug, easier for cable management). It's worth the extra money!

EDIT: My Monster 3D II SLI setup was also good, but that was more than a decade ago.
 
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aldamon

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Checking in. With a backlog of games to play and a 1600x900 monitor, there's no reason to upgrade yet.
 

Tu13erhead

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If anyone is looking to upgrade from a GTX 460 768, I'm looking for a second one to keep some life in my aging system...:)
 

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