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Should I upgrade to GTX 460

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 8, 2010 9:46:21 PM

I recently built a new computer, and I just reused my GTX 280. I've now started playing games on my computer a lot more so I'm wondering about upgrading to a GTX 460.

Would there be much of an upgrade other than DX11?
Also down the road if I bought a second for SLI, would my 850watt PSU be big enough.

i7 930 stock
EVGA E758-A1
12GB G-Skill 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM
50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
300GB Velociraptor
(2) 1TB HDD's
Corsair CMPSU-850TX PSU
Antec 1200

Any help would be appreciated

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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 8, 2010 9:59:44 PM

A 1GB 460 would be a minor upgrade but two in SLi would be a major improvement and SLi'd they would only use 310w - 350w so your PSU would be more than enough.
a c 153 U Graphics card
September 8, 2010 10:00:34 PM

My friend has a GTX 280, hes in the same boat as you. I would NOT upgrade to a GTX 460 (unless you are thinking about SLI), A GTX 470 isn't even a big enough upgrade, to be worth it, in my opinion. You might want to wait till the other high-end fermis are out.
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a c 644 U Graphics card
September 8, 2010 10:10:29 PM

This article has some good information comparing the GTX460 to various other cards.

To me, it looks like on DirectX 9 & 10 games and 3D Mark Vantage, there would be a slight gain, maybe just a few FPS. This probably wouldn't be enough to justify the ~$250 price tag.

It also depends on which games you play. If you play DirectX 11 games, then an upgrade to the GTX460 might be a good choice, if not, I would say no. This is a list of games that support DirectX 11 (surprisingly, only 6 currently do):

Your 850 watt PSU is more than enough to SLI a pair of GTX460's.
September 8, 2010 11:01:02 PM

Yeah, I've definitely decided against buying one, and I really don't feel like spending the money on two right now. Everything you guys said confirmed what I thought. Also I figured my PSU was plenty, but that article on here earlier claimed they used 470w at peak, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks for the help everyone.