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Which of these cards is better (or another one for ~125)

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September 11, 2010 8:23:15 PM

One has a faster clock, memory, and more stream processors. The other has the advantage of having a 256 bit memory interface. I don't know a lot about graphics cards but my old one just died so I figured I would upgrade.

What I dont know is if the 256 bit interface's double the throughput is worth it.

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a c 180 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
September 11, 2010 8:29:00 PM

The GTS 450 has GDDR5 which is quad pumped which pretty well cancels out the half memory bus difference between them. Rather than that EVGA GTS 250 i would go for this XFX one that is only $70 after MIR

The GTS 450 would probably bit a bit quicker but not very much, not worth $60 more after MIRs
a c 235 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
September 11, 2010 9:18:17 PM

the GTS 450 is the better card. The only way a GTS 250 is worth $150 is if it came with SC2 the game rather then just a trial coupon
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a c 235 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
September 12, 2010 12:07:14 AM

wow that's a quick drop in price. if you can afford it, get the GTX 460
September 12, 2010 12:15:19 AM

Well i figure my computer isnt that old so theres no point in getting a new one for a while, so i might as well get a good card since my last one died.
I'm deciding between the GTS 450 now and the GTX 460 now.

Which of these is better?

The one with the lower clock rate has more cores.. and i'm wondering if i could just clock it up to the other rates.

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a c 235 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
September 12, 2010 12:23:05 AM

you are all over the place with finding a card.

the GTX 460 is better then the GTX 465 (yes it does not make sense)

the GTX 460 is also better then the GTS 450 but the GTS 450 launches next week so there are no reviews of how much better the GTX 460 really is. Initial reports has the GTS 450 in the same ballpark as the ATI 5770.
September 12, 2010 12:37:08 AM

Yeah, i don't really know what I'm looking for, or what is better than what. I guess I'll decide whether or not its worth the extra money and if it is i'll pick a 460 card. Thanks!
September 12, 2010 11:29:28 PM

Best answer selected by samcook1.