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Which is better a gtx 460, gtx 275, or a gtx 285?

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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 3:37:07 AM

I need to know which is the best graphics card for my machine. :bounce: 
September 10, 2010 3:39:58 AM

a gtx 460 for resolution of 1920X1080 and above.a gtx 275 for 1680X1050 and below.
don't buy the 285.The 275 is just around 4fps slower in all games.If you OC'ed it it will overtake the 285
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September 10, 2010 3:40:33 AM

Well why don't you tell us your machine?

Resolution, psu, mobo, ram, cpu.
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September 10, 2010 3:42:36 AM

I just got a gtx 460 1gb and it is fast plus they run cooler than any thing that I have had to date. This card runs cooler than my old dos era card on up to my 9800gt sli setup at idle and under load they don't run all that hot at all. I am using the gigabyte version and it whisper quite you didn't know it was there under 100% fan speed.
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 5:27:58 AM

Helltech said:
Well why don't you tell us your machine?

Resolution, psu, mobo, ram, cpu.


If it is nessisary to know what my machine is it has a AMD Athlon II X3 440, I am getting 4gb ram, Resolution is at 1280x1024, the PSU will be a 700w w/ 2 12v rails of 28A each, and i dont know the motherboard.
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September 10, 2010 9:39:08 AM

And this is why we asked what your machine was, a GTX460 would be overkill at that resolution.

Save yourself some money and get a 5750, in my opinion.

I guess if it has to be Nvidia, even a GTS250 would suffice.

So I guess if I had to pick out of the three, the GTX275, but only if the price is right.
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September 10, 2010 10:15:58 AM

HostileDonut said:
If it is nessisary to know what my machine is it has a AMD Athlon II X3 440, I am getting 4gb ram, Resolution is at 1280x1024, the PSU will be a 700w w/ 2 12v rails of 28A each, and i dont know the motherboard.

At that resolution you are better off with a gts 250 than a gtx 275.As I told u a gtx 275 is for rez near to 1680X1050.Also it would be better to replace ur cpu coz it may bottleneck ur 250.Don't get a 5750 coz with the nvidia card YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT twimtbp GAMES,PHYSX which the ati 5750 does not have.also the gts 250 is slightly stronger
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 2:55:09 PM

A triple core @ 3 GHz won't bottleneck a GTS 250; take a look at this article, and consider the 440 as the 720 BE (the extra speed makes up for the lack of L3 cache)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc,...

The only cards bottlenecked were the dual gpu cards (4870 X2 and GTX 295).

HD 5770 is definitely stronger than the GTS 250; the 5770 performs on par with the GTX 260 and is a tad slower than the HD 4870.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446...
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 4:43:03 PM

The thing about the gtx 460 is that is does have Physx and the cuda prossecors, and DX11. If i bought the HD5770 turbo iceq5 which is what i had consididered it would cost $195, the gtx 460 would cost $10 more and would be better. All i need to know is the gtx 460 above all the other cards in performanace? :bounce: 
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September 10, 2010 4:52:00 PM

The GTX 460 (1GB) is the fastest card from those you listed (the 768 MB version is a tad slower than the GTX 285 in terms of performance).
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 11:46:45 PM

Ok thank you for the help there, could you tell me if something would bottleneck. (assuming thats bad)
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2010 12:18:21 AM

Your cpu won't bottleneck any of the cards you listed above. A bottleneck occurs when the gpu is held back by the cpu's lack of power. Your cpu is a reasonably good cpu for gaming, and it will run any of those cards just fine.
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September 11, 2010 12:22:42 AM

You cpu is good enough for single gpu setup with out much overhead so feel free to upgrade but sli/crossfire won't be so kind unless you are able to break 3ghz with that cpu.
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September 11, 2010 12:46:04 AM

nforce4max said:
You cpu is good enough for single gpu setup with out much overhead so feel free to upgrade but sli/crossfire won't be so kind unless you are able to break 3ghz with that cpu.


The stock speed of the Athlon II X3 440 is 3 GHz...
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September 11, 2010 12:51:26 AM

pepperman said:
The stock speed of the Athlon II X3 440 is 3 GHz...



I can care less as I was only making a point.

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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2010 1:11:21 AM

You guys were a lot of help I mean a LOT, I think I will go with the gtx 460. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2010 1:16:01 AM

Any time, that's what we're here for. Enjoy your new card!
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