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GTX 460 @ 763Mhz & 1GB or GTX 465 @ 607Mhz & 1Gb

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September 16, 2010 10:32:16 PM

Hey people,

I need your help to choose between two cards..well three :p 

The two first card I'm interesting in are the :

-EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Superclocked 763MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
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-Gigabyte GeForce GTX 465 Fermi 607MHZ 1Gb 3.3GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI MINI-HDMI Video Card

They are about the same price, but idk which is better...:S...So if you can help me I would appreciate it :p 

If I find out that the 460 is better, I wanted to know if I should go for 720Mhz or 763Mhz? Would it make any difference?

Thank you!

Sam.
a c 1369 U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 10:40:26 PM

The GTX460 is more power efficient and overall better card. On release they said the GTX460 is everything that the GTX465 should have been. All though the GTX465 is more powerful the gap is little. GTX460 is a good overclocker, most of the overclocked cards have better cooling solutions so it is a matter of price premium which one to buy.
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September 16, 2010 10:45:53 PM

I can OC even if already "Superclocked"?:p 
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a c 1369 U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 10:47:44 PM

dudeman123 said:
I can OC even if already "Superclocked"?:p 

YES!
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a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 11:12:21 PM

Or get a normal 1GB version of the 460 and OC it. Should cost the same as the 460 768 SC.
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September 16, 2010 11:37:17 PM

ok, but will I have enough of a 700W PSU and doesn't overclocking reduce lifetime?
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a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 11:40:08 PM

Which 700W?
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September 16, 2010 11:44:40 PM

Timop said:
Which 700W?


OCZ StealthXStream 700W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black
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a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 11:47:24 PM

You'll be fine, that PSU can run 2 OCed GTX460s fine.
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September 16, 2010 11:52:23 PM

ok thx :p 

And what about the lifetime?
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 12:01:00 AM

It does technically, but its pretty much negligible here.

As long as you keep temps in check, the life of the card would not affect you in anyway. The difference between 10 years and 9 years is negligible, as the cards would be way too slow to run anything worthwhile by then.
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September 17, 2010 12:12:32 AM

Good, good!

But, I'm using air cooling, will the stock cooler be enough?

And to overclock, can I use like EVGA precision?
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 12:17:33 AM

Precision/Afterburner/Rivatuner are all great, the GTX460 rruns pretty cool, so the stock cooler would be perfectly adequate.

Though if you can get a ASUS DirectCU, MSI Cyclone/HAWK, Zotac AMP! or even a Gigabyte dual fan model it will birng the temps down over stock.
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September 17, 2010 12:27:15 AM

Timop said:
Precision/Afterburner/Rivatuner are all great, the GTX460 rruns pretty cool, so the stock cooler would be perfectly adequate.

Though if you can get a ASUS DirectCU, MSI Cyclone/HAWK, Zotac AMP! or even a Gigabyte dual fan model it will birng the temps down over stock.


Ya, but Evga was cheaper :p , but I'll shop a little....I found the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card at 229

I have a 9800GT right now, and when I OC it, my screen makes funny things (when under load), like if it wasn't refreshing fast enough or something....
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September 17, 2010 12:34:19 AM

Timop said:
Where do you live? Canada?
Try this: http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/229963/MSI_MicroStar/...


lol same price as the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card

but which is better, MSI or Gigabyte...personnaly, I prefer Gigabyte :p  but if MSI is better, i'll reconsider :p 
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 12:45:09 AM

The cards are more or less the same, but the coolers are different.

It goes something like like HAWK=DirectCU>Cyclone=AMP!>Gigabyte Dual Fan>Stock
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September 17, 2010 12:46:49 AM

hank you very much dude...

And what do you think about my screen getting weird when I OC ?
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 12:49:59 AM

Artifacts? Were they colorful speckles?
It could be many reasons, could be a too ambitious OC, the card running too hot, bad airflow, or you having a Green 6-pin less card.
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September 17, 2010 12:55:30 AM

No artifacts....but maybe a too ambitious OC , 600 to 700 Mhz on my 9800Gt
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 12:24:13 PM

Do not get the 'normal' one, I suggest you get a MSi cyclone, its already factory OC'ed plus it has the aftermarket heatsink and fan to enable you to OC further.
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