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MSI Lightning GTX 260 1792MB SUPERCLOCKED to gtx 465 worthy upgrade?

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August 15, 2010 3:12:56 PM

OK I own a MSI Lightning gtx 260 core 216 1792 MB(ITS NOT SLI A INGLE CARD WITH 1792MB)superclocked.Now according to the reviews i had seen a year bfore it performed at the level of a stock gtx 280.Now if i upgrade to a gtx 465 will ther be a difference in fps in games like METRO 2033,CRYSIS,WARHEAD coz these are the only demanding games in the market.OTER GAMES MY GTX 260 EASILY PLAYS.
Intel core i7 870
650 W PASU.
August 15, 2010 3:42:57 PM

There will be a difference. It will not be perceptible. Save your money.
August 15, 2010 3:50:34 PM

how much difference in fps?
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August 15, 2010 3:53:51 PM

sadseada123 said:
how much difference in fps?

According to guru3d's chart for Crysis Warhead at 1900 resolution... 1.
August 15, 2010 3:55:21 PM

i meant the difference between gtx 465 and my lightning 260
August 15, 2010 4:00:10 PM

sadseada123 said:
i meant the difference between gtx 465 and my lightning 260

Guru3d benchmarked the MSI Lightning 260 right about the same as the GTX275, so I used that as a stand-in. The chart says a GTX 465 averages 1 frame per second faster than a GTX 275.
August 15, 2010 4:05:53 PM

plz give the link to the review
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2010 4:06:13 PM

The fact is GTX465s are all not worth it (maybe not the MSI gold version, but unlocking is risky), runs hot, sucks power while performs miserably. Get a GTX470 if you want, its only like $50 more.
August 15, 2010 4:19:44 PM the 465 is just around 1% faster than my card.Might as well stick to the 260
a c 165 U Graphics card
August 15, 2010 4:22:34 PM

Save the cash, that's still a potent card:

Both Crysis Warhead and Metro 2033 have stratospheric system requirements, even at medium resolutions-Merto 2033 is practically uplayable on my rig under DX11, even at lower resolutions for example (although its smooth under DX10).
Probably your best option is to SLI a second GTX260, the only other upgrades that will give a worthwhile boost take you into GTX480/HD5870 terratory.
August 15, 2010 4:30:23 PM

but if i dont upgrade will the 260 max out all the other games other than metro crysis(dx9)coz i m on xp.
a c 165 U Graphics card
August 15, 2010 4:42:53 PM

Game system requirements continue to rise but your existing card should play all of them at at least 1650x1080 at or near to maximum settings.
Upgrading to a DX11 card with XP is a total waste: The newer cards are little faster than your existing one, and will still give you DX9 visuals-DX10/11 cannot be used under XP. If I were you, I'd think about migrating to Win 7 first, at least that way you'll get full value from the existing (DX10) GTX260.