Choice between two VGA cards!

Hey guys,

I dont know so much about graphic cards, and I want to buy a new one.

Im thinking about these two, but I dont know which one to pic. the one has higher memory but the other one has faster memory and higher core speed... please help me out. Thanks

Option 1:

ZOTAC GTX-460 AMP! 1GB DDR5, PCI-E 2.0 x16


Bus Type: PCI-E x16 (PCI-E 2.0 Supported)
Chipset: GF104
Core speed: 810 MHz
Memory: 1GB GDDR5
Memory bandwidth: 256bit
Memory speed: 4.0 GHz (1.0 GHz GDDR5)
Pixel Pipelines: 336 Unified Shaders, shader-clock 1620MHz
Technologies: Microsoft DirectX11, ShaderModel 5.0, OpenGL 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects, VP4

Option 2:

Gainward GTX-460 GS 2GB DDR5, PCI-E 2.0 x16


Bus Type: PCI-E x16 (PCI-E 2.0 Supported)
Chipset: GF104
Core speed: 700 MHz
Memory: 2048MB GDDR5
Memory bandwidth: 256bit
Memory speed: 3.6 GHz (900MHz GDDR5)
Pixel Pipelines: 336 Unified Shaders, shader-clock 1400MHz
Technologies: Microsoft DirectX11, ShaderModel 5.0, OpenGL 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects, VP4
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  1. The higher speed one is going to be faster and you would have to have a huge monitor setup to gain any from the additional memory on the 2GB card.
    I would buy the Zotac!
  2. Hmm okay, ya thats what I was also thinking... uhm and what if i throw this in for the 3rd option:

    Sapphire HD 5850 Vapor-X 1GB Gamescom Edition


    Core speed: 735MHz
    Memory: 1GB GDDR5
    Memory bandwidth: 256 bit
    Memory speed: 4.2GHz (1.05GHz GDDR5)
    Pixel Pipelines: 1440 Stream Processors
    Technologies: Direct X 11.0, ATI Eyefinity, ATI Stream, CrossFireX Support
  3. I would buy the cheaper one between the Zotac or Sapphire here you can judge by your self http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_460_Amp_Edition/31.html
    Vapor-X is a little bit faster than the HD5850 in these benchmarks.
  4. So they are pretty much the same.
    The Zotac is a little cheaper, so ya I think im then gonna go for that one :)
    Thanks man, you were great help and saved me some money. woop :)

    Do you prefer Radeon or nvidia?
  5. Really if you want to save money buy the standad Zotac 460 and overclock it yourself since thats all the the AMP version is, yeh it has custom zalman cooling avaliable for like $10 or so but if you dont mind buying that yourself ude still be saving cash.
  6. Ye well i rather buy it factory overclocked, seeing i know jack about over clocking, and my motherboard doesnt really support over clocking, so I dont think that will work so well.

    But thanks for your imput
  7. GecKo69 said:
    So they are pretty much the same.
    The Zotac is a little cheaper, so ya I think im then gonna go for that one :)
    Thanks man, you were great help and saved me some money. woop :)

    Do you prefer Radeon or nvidia?

    I prefer the one that gives me the best performance for the money at the moment it looks like the GTX460 has the edge on the HD5850.
  8. Ye I think so too ey.
    Thanks rolli!! :) You the man :)
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