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GTX 260 to 460

I have an GTX 260 (specifically the 896-p3-1257-ar). I was looking at my EVGA, and noticed my step up is good for another 10 days. Now the only 460 I can get is the 768-P3-1360-TR, which would cost me 128 MB of RAM and 31.5 GBs bandwidth, but I would gain GDDR5 and 120 cores, plus a faster clock and RAM speed.

The step up would cost me $30 or so, and include Just Cause 2. Will I actually see any gain between the cards, or will losing the bandwidth kill the benefits.

Intel C2Q Q 9450, Asus P5N-D (Nvidia 750i), Corsair TX 750.
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  1. For $30,its definitely worth it, you'll get about 30% performance boost
  2. Go for it.

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  3. Yep, great choice.
  4. azconnie said:
    I have an GTX 260 (specifically the 896-p3-1257-ar). I was looking at my EVGA, and noticed my step up is good for another 10 days. Now the only 460 I can get is the 768-P3-1360-TR, which would cost me 128 MB of RAM and 31.5 GBs bandwidth, but I would gain GDDR5 and 120 cores, plus a faster clock and RAM speed.

    The step up would cost me $30 or so, and include Just Cause 2. Will I actually see any gain between the cards, or will losing the bandwidth kill the benefits.

    Intel C2Q Q 9450, Asus P5N-D (Nvidia 750i), Corsair TX 750.


    Do it!
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    The "TR" designation on the GTX 460 means it doesn't have EVGA's lifetime warranty. Something to consider. The ones that end in "AR" do. Is the a lifetime model available for the step-up? Should only be $10 more.
  6. azconnie said:
    I have an GTX 260 (specifically the 896-p3-1257-ar). I was looking at my EVGA, and noticed my step up is good for another 10 days. Now the only 460 I can get is the 768-P3-1360-TR, which would cost me 128 MB of RAM and 31.5 GBs bandwidth, but I would gain GDDR5 and 120 cores, plus a faster clock and RAM speed.

    The step up would cost me $30 or so, and include Just Cause 2. Will I actually see any gain between the cards, or will losing the bandwidth kill the benefits.

    Intel C2Q Q 9450, Asus P5N-D (Nvidia 750i), Corsair TX 750.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ALySsPXt0
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  8. jeffredo said:
    The "TR" designation on the GTX 460 means it doesn't have EVGA's lifetime warranty. Something to consider. The ones that end in "AR" do. Is the a lifetime model available for the step-up? Should only be $10 more.


    Wow thanks. I know this will annoy a few poeple, but it's a no-go without the lifetime warrenty. I re-checked, and the only thing available with the "AR" designation is the 480, and its alittle pricey. Not to mention the step up model isn't one of the "EE" models.
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