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August 12, 2010 9:32:16 PM

Hello. I found a fellow on CL that's selling a used EVGA GTX 460 768mb for $160 used (month old). Originally I planned on getting the Gigabyte GTX 460 1 GB card for $229.99 off of newegg.

Is there a big difference between those two cards to justify the price differential? The used one is about $100 cheaper after taxes...Also, the guy said I could test it out and apparently it's registered with lifetime warranty. Anyways, any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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August 12, 2010 10:11:45 PM

The 1gb of GDDR5 is DEFENITLY worth it!
plus, they can overclock really well =)
IMO, i would get the 1gb. :D 
August 12, 2010 10:19:00 PM

gerardb said:
The 1gb of GDDR5 is DEFENITLY worth it!
plus, they can overclock really well =)
IMO, i would get the 1gb. :D 


thanks for the reply. from what i've been reading, most say to go with the 1 gb if you can so i think i shall. i got 30" beast also so the extra ram will probably come in handy
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 10:21:17 PM

Whats the resolution of the monitor? I've seem a dude whos running a 30"" @1680*1050.

If its any higher than that, go for the 1GB, though the EVGA is a nice deal...
August 12, 2010 10:43:00 PM

Timop said:
Whats the resolution of the monitor? I've seem a dude whos running a 30"" @1680*1050.

If its any higher than that, go for the 1GB, though the EVGA is a nice deal...


I need lots of real estate so I run the max resolution when i'm designing. But for gaming, depending on which game it is, i'll run it at full rez or drop it to 24" rez.
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 10:43:09 PM

the difference between the stock 768mb and 1Gb is often 3-4 FPS at 1080p and under, plus you can OC the card to beat stock 1GB cards (obviously you can OC the 1GB also)
August 12, 2010 10:48:09 PM

ct1615 said:
the difference between the stock 768mb and 1Gb is often 3-4 FPS at 1080p and under, plus you can OC the card to beat stock 1GB cards (obviously you can OC the 1GB also)


Wow, that's it. If that's the case, 3-4 fps isn't worth $100. Interesting...maybe i should pick up the 768 mb instead.
August 12, 2010 10:50:23 PM

I would save $100.

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August 12, 2010 11:00:37 PM
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doje1999 said:
Wow, that's it. If that's the case, 3-4 fps isn't worth $100. Interesting...maybe i should pick up the 768 mb instead.


here's the 768mb vs the 1GB at stock settings.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nv...

you can't go wrong with either card. just make sure the CL seller is legit.
August 12, 2010 11:07:31 PM

ct1615 said:
here's the 768mb vs the 1GB at stock settings.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nv...

you can't go wrong with either card. just make sure the CL seller is legit.



Yah, he seemed cool about me actually bringing my rig in to install it before purchasing. Seems legit enough. I just hope it doesn't die a few weeks later, lol. Anyways, he said it has a lifetime warranty so hopefully it's all good. Thx again for the help fellas.
August 13, 2010 2:24:26 PM

The EVGA looks like the best deal, i've been reading all over internet that the 1gb is better due to its higher bus interface (128bit versus 256bit).
Also, if you are not comfortable overclocking your card, EVGA just released a little "patch" for the GTX 460 called FBP (Free Performance Boost) wich is basiccally an overclock.
:D 
August 17, 2010 5:13:27 PM

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