Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Solid upgrade for $90?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
March 21, 2013 10:41:44 AM

Hey guys I was wondering if you think this is a pretty decent upgrade for the price... I purchased a GTX 460 (768 MB) in August of 2010 right after the card was released and have been happy with its performance overall...but that was over 2.5 years ago and I am looking for a budget minded upgrade.

I found a sale for $90 at MicroCenter thanks to a link here... for a GTX 560 Ti 1gb. I have been looking at a few comparison websites and it seems like a pretty good jump in performance. I just want you guys to weigh in, the card is "refurbished" but I don't think that matters much, I buy a ton of stuff used on eBay and would buy a gpu off of there in a heart beat if I found a good deal.

Also, what exactly is the "Ti" I know its Titanium (I think) but whats the difference b/t the GTX 560 and the 560 Ti really?

From what I have read in a short amount of time it seems like this card would be quite a boost over my current 460 and I find $90 to be quite reasonable.

Your thoughts are very appreciated, you guys will dictate whether or not I purchase one of these tomorrow morning!

More about : solid upgrade

March 21, 2013 10:53:48 AM

Heres the difference between ti and non ti
http://www.hwcompare.com/10981/geforce-gtx-560-vs-gefor...

If you got a quality 450watt or better psu do a 460 sli within the budget if possible
Or 560ti will do fine.

560 ti got more shaders which greatly improves gaming and has 20watt higher tdp
m
0
l
March 21, 2013 11:00:23 AM

Still using my GTX 460 768mb, I think its a great little card that can play my games fine at 1080p (WoW, BF3, SC2). Im still satisfied with it enough to use it until the GTX 7xx series comes out. I only recently just started to overclock it too, have you tried OC'ing? should get you a little more power out of it and save you the $90 towards a few generations newer card with more memory in the future :D 
m
0
l
Related resources
March 21, 2013 11:50:09 AM

spartanmk2 said:
Still using my GTX 460 768mb, I think its a great little card that can play my games fine at 1080p (WoW, BF3, SC2). Im still satisfied with it enough to use it until the GTX 7xx series comes out. I only recently just started to overclock it too, have you tried OC'ing? should get you a little more power out of it and save you the $90 towards a few generations newer card with more memory in the future :D 


I have not tried overclocking it no, I have no idea how to do this actually? Would you mind sharing.. I'm very familiar with OC'ing CPUs but never a GPU
m
0
l
March 21, 2013 12:01:59 PM

spartanmk2 said:
I have not tried overclocking it no, I have no idea how to do this actually? Would you mind sharing.. I'm very familiar with OC'ing CPUs but never a GPU


OK download msi afterburner from here http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloadget.php?id=2562&fil...

Heres few overcloking guide to help you.

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/grap...

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/83680-overclocking-th...

Hope this solves your problem, Goodluck
m
0
l
!