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Question Radeon 4800 or GTX 460??

aigomorla

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what exactly are you looking for?
They are both pretty archaic and old.
If its for gaming, i would not recommend either.
If its for production like simple youtube / video watching, i probably would ask what CPU you have as IGP maybe better since u do not have to use the PCI-E power plugs both of these cards require.
 

Shmee

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The GTX 460 should be slightly better since it supports DX11. That said, the HD4890, and the HD4870 were both great DX10 cards. There was also a HD4850. Which one are you talking about?

As stated, none of these are powerful enough these days to game on, though a 4890 could be a good collectors item. Also, I moved your thread to the graphics section.
 

SPBHM

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460 is way better. it had driver support for over 5 years after the 4800 had it dropped, supports DX11, is faster,
460 was capable of competing with the HD5850 most of the time, and that was faster than even the 4890, also the 460 aged better even compared to the 5800 series because of support and the architecture.

not that the 460 is any good in 2020, but you can play more recent games, at better settings compared to the HD4800 series.
 

Headfoot

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unless this is for a gaming box "of the era" to play older games, forget using either of these cards. They're both way too slow and old to be useful for much of anything
 
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VirtualLarry

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My friend used to use a GTX 460 for years and years (finally snagged him a 2GB model at a reasonable price, and he continued to use that one). Eventually (a few years back), he had me build him a new PC, and I put in a GTX 1050 2GB card, but that GTX 460 had some of the best longevity of any video card in recent mention, as much as the 8800GT(X), or better.

I wouldn't try playing modern 2019-2020 games on one, for one, lack of VRAM, for another, lack of DX12, but for older stuff, sure, plug it in. They had drivers for it up until like April, I think. (Maybe April 2019?) It's Fermi, but it was a special version of Fermi, that was actually super-scalar, in comparison with the rest of the Fermi family. It aged rather well, other than the limited VRAM. (1GB and 768MB were the most common VRAM capacities, but there were a few rare 2GB models too.)

Edit: If this is for gaming, though, try to track down a GTX 970 4GB model (really, 3.5GB, but that's a whole nother can-o-worms to bring up).
 

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