Which GTX 460 1GB


I've been looking at buying a new graphics card for a while now. More recently I have been lead to the GTX 460 1GB series of cards and I was wondering which brand would be recommended. Last night I was going to pull the trigger on the MSI Cyclone version from Newegg and come to find out it is out of stock today. Now they have a Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB that is in stock. Does it really matter which card I get? Are some brands known to be better with these new GTX 460's or are they too new?

My full ATX Cooler Master HAF 932 case has one front 230mm fan, one side panel 230 mm fan, one top 230mm fan, and one rear 140mm fan. I have also added one bottom 140mm fan and one 80mm fan in the drive bay area pulling air in through the front. So in my opinion, I have very good airflow so I'm also considering what graphics card design would benefit most from this kind of airflow (front bottom to rear back).

Most of these GTX 460 1GB cards I have been looking at have been running around $230. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. I'm open ears to alternative graphics cards as well. I not only endeavor to find a new GPU but also to learn. Perhaps maybe I should even wait to purchase a new graphics card?

Intel Core i7 - 860 Lynnfield Processor @ 2.8GHz
Asus P7P55 WS SuperComputer ATX Motherboard
EVGA 9800 GTX+ Graphics Card
G.SKILL RipJaw 4GB Triple Channel DDR3 1600 RAM
Corsair 850W Power Supply
Cooler Master HAF 932 Steel ATX Full Tower Case
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  1. I'd probably go gigabyte they have a good reputation and usually good warranties
  2. The 1GB card offers more bandwidth than the 768MB card, and is thus worth the extra $20.
  3. Quote:
    You only need the 1GB if you play over 1920X1200 resolution. Go with the Asus for 199.99

    Why do you say that?
  4. I think for future proofing purposes I will go with the 1GB for $20 more, lol.
  5. I would wait a week and see if ATI drops prices on the 5850 and 5830.
  6. pyscho is correct on the 768mb model

    BTW pyscho, i get my GTX460 tomorrow
  7. ill put a few up
  8. Aren't the values listed by EVGA of 763core or MSI's 725core after software OC - and achievable by any / all models?

    Seems like the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121387 would be an ideal buy for SLI, considering (192*2)*tax+shipping = ~$423 vs ~$445 for a pair of ASUS Cyclone768mb vs ~$515 for a pair of MSI Cyclone 1gb (almost $100 more)

    I personally don't expect to game over ~1680x1200, execpt maybe to 3x40" LCD's... but for now, I'm gonna resist clicking the 'checkout' button ;)
  9. Uhm, lol..
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