1gb or 2gb

I was going to buy a two 1gb GTX 460's for $230 each by gigabyte, or I could get two 2gb GTX 460's for $260 each by Palit. I need two cards b/c i plan on using 3 monitors while gaming. is it worth it to shell out the extra $60 for the 2gb versions?
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  1. With most games, even @ 2560 x 1600, 8x AA 16x AF, the extra 1024 MB of memory really does not help much. If you're using three 1920 x 1080 monitors @ 5760 x 1080 then it would probably help.

    http://en.expreview.com/2010/08/08/exclusive-review-of-zotac-geforce-gtx-460-2gb-edition/9041.html/9
  2. i plan on running three 24" 1080p monitors w/ max setting if i can
  3. I dunno, it will help but at that point you are getting close to the cost of 2 GTX 470s which would be a much larger improvement for a 3 monitor setup.
  4. I think 2x GTX460 1GB are strong enough to run 3 monitors... :)
    But if you have money then why not, get that 2GB version, at least it would good for a long term.
  5. More graphics memory shines on bigger resolutions - having 2GB of GDDR5 will help greatly on multiple monitors. It is only an overkill on things like a single 20" or 22" monitor.
  6. For just a few more $ I would go for the 2gb!
  7. Palit? oh no!!!

    why not Asus, or Inno 3D, or MSI, XFX

    that company has a bad rep!!

    is there anyone that agrees with me???

    no wonder they're so cheap!! you pay for quality, and those cards aren't gonna give you the performance that the models deserve!!

    just a thought

    Dane
  8. Really? I think Palit are still better than Inno 3D...
  9. Ive read alot of decent things about palit. And I am def gonna get three monitors so the 2gb i think is gonna be worth it.
  10. Dane Bouwer said:
    Palit? oh no!!!

    why not Asus, or Inno 3D, or MSI, XFX

    that company has a bad rep!!

    is there anyone that agrees with me???

    no wonder they're so cheap!! you pay for quality, and those cards aren't gonna give you the performance that the models deserve!!

    just a thought

    Dane


    I know of a pair Palit 8800GT's that are nearly three years old and still going strong, and they perform just as well as a pair of XFX cards.
  11. im jus gonna go w/ the 2gbs b/c I want really smooth FPS at 5760x1080 resolution.
  12. Mousemonkey said:
    I know of a pair Palit 8800GT's that are nearly three years old and still going strong, and they perform just as well as a pair of XFX cards.



    dear Mousemonkey,

    if you had a choice between Asus and Palit, what would your choice be??

    Dane
  13. Dane Bouwer said:
    dear Mousemonkey,

    if you had a choice between Asus and Palit, what would your choice be??

    Dane

    I have no preference between the two, if it's down to specs, features and pricing then there would be something to choose from but if everything is the same then I'd take whichever was available.
  14. Is it possible for one GTX 460 to support 3 monitors?
  15. you need two GPU's w/ Nvidia to support three monitors. with ATI you only need one 5xxx series card, but will most likely have to buy a Display port adapter (Which goes for $100 on average) to run three monitors.
  16. So which is a better solution / cost effective to run 3 monitors?
  17. I personally think nvidia is better, considering two GTX 460's slightly overclocked are comparable to a HD 5970.

    Also like i said w/ ATI you have to buy a display port active adapter which runs for $100, or have a monitor that supports display ports. Nvidia also scales much better than ATI so w/ all that in mind I would go w/ Nvidia.

    I'm going for one GTX 470 for now, and then couples months from now getting a second 470 and then two more monitors
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