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EVGA GTX 470 vs Palit GTX 460 Platinum OC Edition vs Gigabyte 460

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August 1, 2010 9:41:38 PM

I was debating between the GTX 460s above when I realized with the rebate and coupon code I could get the 470 for 20 bucks more than the Palit. Is it worth the extra twenty bucks, heat and noise? The obnoxious fan seems like something that would annoy me plus I wouldn't want it to melt my mobo. As for the two 460s it seems the Gigabyte 460 (1gb) runs cooler but judging from the newegg reviews it seems that people have been able to achieve amazing clocks with the Palit Platinum OC edition.

Other specs:
ASUS M3N72-D
AMD Phenom II x4 920 (@ 2.8ghz stock)
EVGA Nvidia 9800 GTX+
4gb of Corsair Dominar 1066ghz DDR2
7200rpm 1tb Seagate
12 year old HP case I will upgrade to a CM 690 II most likely
650w Corsair PSU
Will be playing at 1920x1080

EDIT: Looks like I can get the non Frozr MSI 470 for as much as the Palit mentioned above
August 2, 2010 1:05:17 AM

get the gtx 470 if the price is so close. The gtx 460s are great card but for that price I'd rather gtx 470.
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August 2, 2010 11:52:14 AM

Why would you buy a factory OCed card for extra price when you can overclock a reference card for yourself?
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August 2, 2010 5:20:29 PM

gtx 470 will be better than gtx 460 ....spending 20 bucks extra can provide you a better gaming card that can handle any of the game better than gtx 460 for couple of years ....so it is more futuristic ..so go for it...
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August 2, 2010 5:37:36 PM

Go for the 470. The fan is barely audible at 60% and the heat is not as big of an issue as some might make it. I played BC2 for 3 hours straight yesterday and my card didn't even go past 65 with fan speed at 60%. For an additional $20.00 it's more than worth it.

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August 9, 2010 1:00:37 PM

Tamz_msc said:
Why would you buy a factory OCed card for extra price when you can overclock a reference card for yourself?


Factory OCed cards usually have different PCB design and components to provide a stable infrastructure for Overclocked card. Bottom line: it is more stable and may last longer.
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August 9, 2010 2:35:00 PM

roush2fast said:
Go for the 470. The fan is barely audible at 60% and the heat is not as big of an issue as some might make it. I played BC2 for 3 hours straight yesterday and my card didn't even go past 65 with fan speed at 60%. For an additional $20.00 it's more than worth it.



THIS.

Plus you get an EVGA card, which is amazing, lifetime warranty and an amazing company.
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August 9, 2010 7:37:03 PM

shgoyal said:
Factory OCed cards usually have different PCB design and components to provide a stable infrastructure for Overclocked card. Bottom line: it is more stable and may last longer.


Not true, unless there is only one model to that OC'ed card.

When a card comes in 2 flavors, stock + oc'ed they are normally identical as far as the hardware/PCB goes.




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August 9, 2010 7:43:12 PM

OvrClkr said:
Not true, unless there is only one model to that OC'ed card.

When a card comes in 2 flavors, stock + oc'ed they are normally identical as far as the hardware/PCB goes.


agreed if anything it'd be better to get the 470 or the stock 460 and just overclock it yourself, now-a-days gpu overclock is as simple as moving a slider bar
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August 9, 2010 7:57:12 PM

yea, buying an OC'ed card is non-sense unless you have cash to burn and you can care less. I would rather use that saved $$ for other upgrades.

anyways @ OP, I suggest you get an EVGA "stock" 470 with Lifetime warranty. You cant go wrong with that card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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