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July 20, 2010 11:47:58 AM

Hello!

Will a 768MB Graphic Card be enough for playing smoothly in 1920x1080 resolution?
(This will be the max resolution that I'm going to use. That's for sure)

I'm going to buy a GTX 460 768MB (Don't have any 1GB model in my country!! :/ )

Don't want to regret later..
July 20, 2010 12:47:12 PM

I would say yes it will be plenty, but what are your system specs? If it is a slow computer then the 460 is a waste of money because it will be bottlenecked by everything else. Tom's Hardware wrote an in depth review of the 460 also if you want to check it out.
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July 20, 2010 12:55:31 PM

It should be fine.
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July 20, 2010 1:01:29 PM

Andon48 said:
I would say yes it will be plenty, but what are your system specs? If it is a slow computer then the 460 is a waste of money because it will be bottlenecked by everything else. Tom's Hardware wrote an in depth review of the 460 also if you want to check it out.


Thanks!

My specs:
i5 750
4GB DDR3 G.Skill ECO
2x 500GB (Raid0)
Corsair TX650
CM690 II Advanced

jyjjy said:
It should be fine.


Thanks!


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So I guess that these difference between 768MB and 1GB will be significant in much higher resolutions?
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July 20, 2010 1:18:01 PM

Yes, but your resolution is about as high as you can get without spending $1K+ on a monitor.
The 1gb card would be better but only by about 5-10% for your resolution.
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July 20, 2010 1:41:46 PM

the 460 768mb model can handle 1920x1080, but the reviews (mostly done in 1900x1200, close enough) show that the card begins to choke on AA at that resolution when compared to the 1gb card. My guess is that you would have a great gaming experience with the occassional title (at least for now) needing less than max AA to keep fluidity.
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July 20, 2010 2:42:04 PM

it will depend on the game for instance if you play Metro/Warhead/BC2/Stalker etc. then no the card will definitely choke with max details (AA+AF).

Games like L4D/WoW/MW2/Dirt2 will run fine. The 1Gb model is worth the extra cash, it can overclock very well and in-turn give you a nice FPS boost in games that need it.
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July 20, 2010 2:55:59 PM

OvrClkr said:
it will depend on the game for instance if you play Metro/Warhead/BC2/Stalker etc. then no the card will definitely choke with max details (AA+AF).

Games like L4D/WoW/MW2/Dirt2 will run fine. The 1Gb model is worth the extra cash, it can overclock very well and in-turn give you a nice FPS boost in games that need it.

The 1gb model isn't going to be able to handle the games you listed maxed out either and the 768mb can OC just as much. Also extra cash wont get him the 1gb model as he says it is simply unavailable.
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July 20, 2010 3:08:06 PM

jyjjy said:
The 1gb model isn't going to be able to handle the games you listed maxed out either and the 768mb can OC just as much. Also extra cash wont get him the 1gb model as he says it is simply unavailable.


the 768Mb model can handle those games just fine, there are not GPU demanding at all. I was able to max out all the games with my previous GTX 260 OC'ed @ 16x10 and 19x10. He might not get 100FPS but he surely will get well over 60. He should be able to get the 1Gb model if he waits, the reason he may not have it available may be for the same exact reason he have very few to choose from.
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July 20, 2010 3:17:36 PM

Did you just say Crysis and Metro 2033 aren't GPU demanding at all? :heink: 
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July 20, 2010 3:21:39 PM

jyjjy said:
Did you just say Crysis and Metro 2033 aren't GPU demanding at all? :heink: 


no, I said it would choke. Those game would be playable at med settings with no AA/AF.

The games that would run fine would be L4D/WoW/MW2/Dirt2, just using those as examples.
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July 20, 2010 3:30:48 PM

Oh, I was referring to the games you said it couldn't handle in my other post. Made your response confusing.
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July 20, 2010 3:34:03 PM

yea that was my bad =)
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July 20, 2010 4:03:57 PM

The 460 should be enough to max ALMOST everything with the exception of AA, but IMO I can't tell a difference between 4X AA and 8X AA. Also, what mobo do you have, maybe you could get the 460 now, then SLI it later for some crazy performance. There are reviews of the 460 all over the net, I'd check one out if I was you.
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July 20, 2010 5:38:52 PM

Andon48 said:
The 460 should be enough to max ALMOST everything with the exception of AA, but IMO I can't tell a difference between 4X AA and 8X AA. Also, what mobo do you have, maybe you could get the 460 now, then SLI it later for some crazy performance. There are reviews of the 460 all over the net, I'd check one out if I was you.


I have a Asus P7P55D PRO.
It can SLI 8x/8x. Does have too much difference between 16x/16x?

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Thanks everyone for the answers!
Really don't mind about playing with everything in higher quality possible (AA; AF; Ultra Mega High Settings etc :pt1cable:  ) I will stick with the 768MB for now...Probably, I'm going to sell it in the future and/or buy another one (1GB this time) and do SLI.
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July 20, 2010 5:53:04 PM

SeF said:
I have a Asus P7P55D PRO.
It can SLI 8x/8x. Does have too much difference between 16x/16x?

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Thanks everyone for the answers!
Really don't mind about playing with everything in higher quality possible (AA; AF; Ultra Mega High Settings etc :pt1cable:  ) I will stick with the 768MB for now...Probably, I'm going to sell it in the future and/or buy another one (1GB this time) and do SLI.

The 768MB version and the 1GB cannot be run in SLi together so bear that in mind if you are buying one now and one later.
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July 20, 2010 5:57:49 PM

The difference between a x8 link and a x16 link will only be a few percent, not enough to notice. And if you do end up buying another for SLI in the future get the 768MB one if it is cheaper because both cards will run at 768 even if one is the 1GB model.
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July 20, 2010 6:00:26 PM

Mousemonkey said:
The 768MB version and the 1GB cannot be run in SLi together so bear that in mind if you are buying one now and one later.


You really can't do it? I thought it would just run the 1GB version @ 768MB, like how it will downclock a faster card if you use a mismatched pair like a 5770 and a 5750.
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July 20, 2010 6:23:27 PM

I think Crossfire handles stuff like that but not SLI.
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July 20, 2010 6:26:21 PM

Andon48 said:
You really can't do it? I thought it would just run the 1GB version @ 768MB, like how it will downclock a faster card if you use a mismatched pair like a 5770 and a 5750.


Nvidias SLI does not work the same as AMD's CF. As with AMD you can crossfire if its the same series, with Nvidia it has to be the exact same model.
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July 20, 2010 6:54:09 PM

OvrClkr said:
Nvidias SLI does not work the same as AMD's CF. As with AMD you can crossfire if its the same series, with Nvidia it has to be the exact same model.


I didn't know that, thanks for clarifying.
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July 27, 2010 1:03:58 AM

Best answer selected by SeF.
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