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July 24, 2010 8:47:47 PM

Hi,


Im wondering which gtx 460 i should chose.
Here is a list:
http://azerty.nl/producten/zoek?GROEP_ID=971&p_tab=8&v_...[197638]=on&presentatie=miniatuur-lijst

I think the evga superclocked is a good cart, are there better card in the list?
I'm looking for a quiet card. Some people have problems with palit so i think i should leave it out.

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a b Î Nvidia
July 24, 2010 9:15:25 PM

Timop said:
http://azerty.nl/8-971-290913/gainward-geforce-gtx-460-...
http://azerty.nl/8-971-288020/gigabyte-gv-n460oc-768i-g...

Why buy more expensive ones?

The Gainward looks like a reference design so dont worry about the fans/cooling, while the Gigabyte uses the "Gigabyte cooler" and should be slightly cooler than the stock one if not ever-so-slightly louder also.

Unless you have to have the lifetime warranty on the EVGA, no point getting it IMO.


Timop, I really dont get where you are coming from with this,

Personally I would pay the very slight differance between the cards. Based on the MSI card being the one with the better cooler and the highest default clocks. Also you have a first hand user telling you that the card runs quiet, and you want to argue the toss over $9.43 ?? Thats the differance between the two cards worth considering.

Mactronix
a b Î Nvidia
July 24, 2010 9:21:01 PM

^^^
I agree, its like offering every 5850 is the same. A couple models from a master board vendor might be the same. But in the case of the 460 alot of custom pcb' designs.
From what I've read, I like the MSI cylcone's and the Gigabyte dual fan model, over the reference center fan design. In one review/picture they stated the Cyclone pcb was a little longer, imo this puts the VRM's a little further away from the gpu, allowing a little more cooling.
a b Î Nvidia
July 24, 2010 9:27:33 PM

I can at least attest to MSI making a quality GPU product. I've owned 3 or more MSI video cards over the years. :)  Yet to run into any problems. Most recently, I owned 2 x MSI GTX 260's, and now own an MSI GTX 470. So I've had products from MSI that are recent/modern. No issues.

Saw a review once on the GTX 460's and their coolers. The MSI Cyclone did indeed test well. From the review, it runs cooler and quieter. :)  Plus with a factory OC.. why not?
a b Î Nvidia
July 24, 2010 9:53:01 PM

mactronix said:
Timop, I really dont get where you are coming from with this,

Personally I would pay the very slight differance between the cards. Based on the MSI card being the one with the better cooler and the highest default clocks. Also you have a first hand user telling you that the card runs quiet, and you want to argue the toss over $9.43 ?? Thats the differance between the two cards worth considering.

Mactronix

Didn't see the MSI one nor am I familiar with the cyclone cooler, but if you have first hand knowledge of its performance, you may be right and it may be worth it.

Its just to me that on a card like the 460 that isnt hot even with a stock cooler and extremely OCable, even paying $10 for higher stock clocks isnt worth it.
a b Î Nvidia
July 24, 2010 10:38:52 PM

Timop said:
Didn't see the MSI one nor am I familiar with the cyclone cooler, but if you have first hand knowledge of its performance, you may be right and it may be worth it.

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i have the cyclone cooler on my GTX 460. the card is silent and cool. I had the MSI twin frozr cooler on my GTS 250 but the cyclone is easily superior. My card will not break 50c at load with auto fan on, it will idle at 33c. The fan never runs at 100%, the fastest I have caught it running was at 60% (using afterburner to track it). My antec tri-cool fan on the lowest setting (25db) makes more noise then does the cyclone at 60%.

cyclone on an ATI 4890
"While the Cyclone did not best the high-end competition in the benchmarks, it did however excel in when it came to keeping things cool. The massive cooler was hardly stressed at all when we were stressing this video card -- making us somewhat surprised we did not have better luck overclocking beyond it's default OC. "

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/msiR...

cyclone on the GTX 460 768mb
"idle noise levels coming from the card are downright silent, in idle you will barely hear the card as we measured 37~38 dBA, which is right below the threshold of noise coming from the PC itself. "

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/13

July 25, 2010 2:09:55 AM

evga doesn't have lifetime warranty in eu. I don't think any company has lifetime in eu
July 25, 2010 12:35:47 PM

Isn't a 1gb version better or should i just take 768mb and overclock it?
a b Î Nvidia
July 25, 2010 12:40:19 PM

the 768mb is fine for 1680x1050 gaming, the difference between both at stock settings is often 1-3 FPS at that resolution. If you play at a higher resolution, I would look at the 1GB.
July 25, 2010 12:48:35 PM

I have a monitor of 1280X1024.
From this list: http://azerty.nl/producten/zoek/?LEVERTIJD_MAX=on&VERFI...[197638]=on&GROEP_ID=971&p_tab=8&v_uitgebreid=off&PAGINA=1&SORTERING=levertijd_asc
Which one should i chose. Many people say the msi is a good one.
Every card on that list is in my price range.
Im not realy an overclocker so i want an gtx 460 that is already overclocked.
I cant find much review about the gainward gtx 460 GS-GLH.
I hope you guys can help me!
July 25, 2010 12:54:02 PM

Damit the link doesnt work good, you need to press on grafische kaarten and then Nvidia---> PCI-e nvidia, then in the top menu: grafische processor. You will see nvidia gtx 460 and click on that, then press the yellow buton (tonen).
This is the list of card that are in my budget!
a b Î Nvidia
July 25, 2010 1:10:09 PM

the gtx 460 768mb is more then enough for 1280x1024. Currently, off the top of my head, I only recall MSI and EVGA offering factory OC 768mb cards. Both cards will outperform a stock GTX 460 1GB. You can't go wrong with either one. Here are the reviews of each one. I can only comment on the MSI since I own it but the EVGA should offer very a good card also.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3392/msi_geforce_gtx_4...

http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/...
July 25, 2010 1:37:58 PM

Is the Gainward GeForce GTX 460 1024MB GS-GLH a good choice or is it to loud...?
a b Î Nvidia
July 25, 2010 1:52:57 PM

For 1280x1024 I would forget about the GTX 460 and just get an HD5770. Both would be overkill really but the HD5770 will be significantly cheaper and use much less power.
You should only consider a better card than that if you are planning to upgrade your monitor.
July 25, 2010 2:03:17 PM

Maybe in the future im going to upgrade to 1600x900.
I want to buy an gtx 460, i just dont know which one.
a b Î Nvidia
July 25, 2010 2:15:02 PM

I would get the Cyclone 768 model if i was you. Technically you wont need all it can deliver a lot of the time but there are games that could easilly use all of what it can deliver and then some. It can just about break 30 FPS in Crysis using an i7 CPU at your resolution. So clearly there are games that call for that kind of performance at your resolution.

Mactronix
July 26, 2010 12:09:36 AM

gainward and palit do not have heatpipes, they have been manufactured cheaply, best to get the cheapest you can find, the cyclone isnt worth the price premuim over one with the reference design, since the reference design is so good already, and 768mb is enough, i just bought an inno 3d 768mb version for £145
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