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HD 4890 or GTX 460 (Not an Upgrade or NVIDIA-ATI war)

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August 11, 2010 11:21:23 PM

Hi before everyone start to say things about my question, PLEASE first read ok.

I don't have any of this two graphics, I want to know if it whort spend the extra 10 - 20 dlls for the GTX 460 768Mb version or 30 - 50 dlls for the 1Gb version in adittion of DX11, tessallation, Physix and CUDA.

I've been looking for reviews in google and some say the HD 4890 it's the same than the GTX 460 (not specified which version), others say the HD 5830 it's the same than the HD 4890 with DX11, but others say the HD 5830 it's worse than the GTX 460, so I don't know who review are true.

Also I've been read the GTX 460 it's the very good at SLI than others nVidia cards and it's better and less spensive than one GTX 480 and less power consumption, less noise levels and it's more cooler.

Anyway the heat, power consumption and noise its not an issue for me because the heat it's gonna stay inside the case and the power bill is not gonna raise to much and if it does it's not a problem neither, and for the noise with my 7.1 speakers system I don't think I gonna notice.

And my last question is if the GTX 460 it's better which of the two version are, the 768Mb or the 1gb version, or both versions?

Note 1: I'm not mention the 2Gb version since I'm gonna run in a 23" monitor (1920 x 1080)
Note 2: I'm not an ATI or NVIDIA fanboy so I'm looking for the best performance of this two graphics in my $ 200 - 260 budget max possible SLI or CF in future

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 11, 2010 11:41:27 PM
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In terms of performance for the cards you are talking about;
GTX 460 1gb > GTX 460 768mb = HD4890 > HD5830
I like ATI but in this performance area I would stick with the GTX 460 especially if you are considering a dual card setup in the future.
The HD4890 is DX10 and there are already a number of DX11 games out and more are on the way. Also I do believe the heat/power/noise factor is more important that you think. The heat does not stay in the case unless you are doing something horribly wrong and money added to your power bill is just as real as when you go to purchase your card. The HD5830 was always a rather poor card, basically ATIs only misstep for the HD5000 series. In general the Nvidia cards do better with DX11 tasks like tessellation and for a future dual card setup SLI scales significantly better than crossfire. SLIed GTX 460s are very close in performance to an HD5970 but much cheaper.
When comparing the two versions of the GTX 460 at 1080p the 1gb card is 5-10% faster.
August 11, 2010 11:47:02 PM

i have a gtx 460 768mb and i can max everything out...havnt used the dx 11 feature yet but this card is the *** man you wont be wrong to get it..i was gonna get the 4890 at the time but i chose the 768 and gia
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 12:04:36 AM

This site did a extensive test on a sli gtx 460 768.
They have #'s for stock and o/c to 850.
Even at 850, in SLI temps stayed in 60's.
There are already deals where you can get the 768 model for 190.00. The #'s were lesser than the 1gb cards seen at other sites in other reviews. But these results are still impressive.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3445/msi_geforce_gtx_...
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 12:19:21 AM

460 but i would get the 1gb as it honestly seems worth it
August 12, 2010 2:40:56 AM

jyjjy said:
In terms of performance for the cards you are talking about;
GTX 460 1gb > GTX 460 768mb = HD4890 > HD5830
I like ATI but in this performance area I would stick with the GTX 460 especially if you are considering a dual card setup in the future.
The HD4890 is DX10 and there are already a number of DX11 games out and more are on the way. Also I do believe the heat/power/noise factor is more important that you think. The heat does not stay in the case unless you are doing something horribly wrong and money added to your power bill is just as real as when you go to purchase your card. The HD5830 was always a rather poor card, basically ATIs only misstep for the HD5000 series. In general the Nvidia cards do better with DX11 tasks like tessellation and for a future dual card setup SLI scales significantly better than crossfire. SLIed GTX 460s are very close in performance to an HD5970 but much cheaper.
When comparing the two versions of the GTX 460 at 1080p the 1gb card is 5-10% faster.


I will go with the GTX 460 1Gb version, just one last question; which of this two is best performance:

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

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 12, 2010 2:41:15 AM

Best answer selected by jenkas.
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 3:01:06 AM

I would not recommend either of those cards, particularly not the second one. They both have factory overclocks and cost more because of it. This is basically the same as throwing away money because not only can you overclock the card on your own very easily but you will get much better results.
For a 1gb GTX 460 I would grab this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
It has the best cooler for that card and comes with a free game.
The Asus DirectCU is the other I would recommend but it is currently out of stock;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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