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Need Advice on GTX 460 vs. GTX 470

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September 14, 2010 10:21:26 PM

Should I go with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB or with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB?
My original idea was to go with the 470 but the 460 is 800 megs more and $90 cheaper.

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a b Î Nvidia
September 14, 2010 10:31:14 PM

Why not go with a GTX460 1GB, the extra Vram does nothing in terms of performance for 95% of people.

However, the choice is dependent on your monitor, system specs and usage really, as ATM both a nice cards at a nice price.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 14, 2010 11:09:17 PM

The 2GB version is worthless (literally) unless you want to play games on multiple monitors, or have a monitor of extremely high resolution.

1GB is plenty even for 1920x1200 resolutions. More VRAM is basically pointless.

Now, there is a performance difference between the GTX 460 and GTX 470. Which one is best for you depends on what games you play, and what resolution your monitor is. A GTX 470 will plays most games at 60+FPS at 1920x1080 (exception being Metro 2033 with DX11 turned on).

If you don't demand absolute highest performance & highest graphic settings, or use a monitor with a lower resolution, the GTX 460 1GB is plenty.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 14, 2010 11:28:23 PM

$90 cheaper?
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September 15, 2010 1:31:31 AM

jyjjy said:
$90 cheaper?

Ya I'm buying from ibuypower.com, go through the computers there you'll see it.
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September 15, 2010 1:58:06 AM

jerreece said:
The 2GB version is worthless (literally) unless you want to play games on multiple monitors, or have a monitor of extremely high resolution.

1GB is plenty even for 1920x1200 resolutions. More VRAM is basically pointless.

Now, there is a performance difference between the GTX 460 and GTX 470. Which one is best for you depends on what games you play, and what resolution your monitor is. A GTX 470 will plays most games at 60+FPS at 1920x1080 (exception being Metro 2033 with DX11 turned on).

If you don't demand absolute highest performance & highest graphic settings, or use a monitor with a lower resolution, the GTX 460 1GB is plenty.


We'll I go with the 470 to future proof the system.

I'm getting the from ibuypower and the 460 1GB is only 10 dollars cheaper than the 2GB version.
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September 15, 2010 1:58:40 AM

Best answer selected by ben110.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 15, 2010 2:53:15 AM

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