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HD4870 1GB upgrade to GTX 460?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 27, 2010 5:12:47 AM

I'd like to upgrade my HD4870 1GB to a GTX 460, would there be any noticeable difference?

a c 153 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 5:19:38 AM

Here ya go.

You will see a bit of a difference, you will gain DX11.

I'm not sure its a big enough difference to warrent the upgrade however, only you can decide if that difference is worth it to you.

If I was me, I wouldn't get anything less then a 5850/470 if I was upgrading from your current card.
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 5:32:31 AM

A GTX 460 1gb is approximately 25% faster than an HD4870 at stock. It can also OC a very large amount (30%+). It also uses much less power, especially at idle and is DX11. So I would say it is a worthy upgrade although holding off a few months for the rest of Nvidia's card and the HD6000 series is a decent idea if you aren't in a hurry.