Gtx 460 256bit or 192bit?

hey!!
im just corious, it's really a big difference between the gtx 460 256bit and the 192bit? :hello:
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  1. There is a noticeable difference between the two, especially for higher resolutions. This also explains the reasonable price gap of about $20-$40 between the two. The GTX 460 1GB (256-bit) performs slightly better than the GTX 460 768MB (192-bit). Here are comparable benchmarks:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/156?vs=180
  2. That is the one of the main reason that separates out the performance of the two cards.
  3. I keep saying to people and to myself that the 1gb version is better but the difference is kind of small.
    For higher resolutions the 1 GB (256 bit) model scales better, even more in SLI.
  4. well... there's not much difference... thanks guys
  5. be aware that when people say "higher resolution" that would be 2560x1600, where the 768mb chokes due to lack of frame buffer. if you're not going to play @ that resolution (i assume so, that's why you're looking @ the 460, since that resolution is mostly reserved for higher end systems), an overclocked 460 192 would do you good.

    the only catch is that a properly tweaked (overvolted/overclocked) 460-256 can go berserk and reach gtx470 levels, but leave that to the non-reference pricier models.

    i have my 460 192 bit running @ 800/1600/1825, and it's doing good.
  6. nice... and what resolutions do you do? my monitor is 1080p
  7. wh3resmycar said:
    be aware that when people say "higher resolution" that would be 2560x1600, where the 768mb chokes due to lack of frame buffer. if you're not going to play @ that resolution (i assume so, that's why you're looking @ the 460, since that resolution is mostly reserved for higher end systems), an overclocked 460 192 would do you good.

    the only catch is that a properly tweaked (overvolted/overclocked) 460-256 can go berserk and reach gtx470 levels, but leave that to the non-reference pricier models.

    i have my 460 192 bit running @ 800/1600/1825, and it's doing good.


    Hmm, i got mine running @ 800/1600/1950 and its just fine
  8. adderly said:
    nice... and what resolutions do you do? my monitor is 1080p



    yup, 1080p.
  9. adderly said:
    hey!!
    im just corious, it's really a big difference between the gtx 460 256bit and the 192bit? :hello:



    I dont think people realize there is a 460gtx 256bit 768mb card and a 460gtx 192bit 768mb card. Im guessing the difference is even more marginal compared to the 1gb card. Anyone seen the 460gtx 256bit 768mb card?
  10. umm.... xxpowersxx

    the diference between the 768 mb and the 1 gig is both the memory size and te 256 bit vs 192 bit i have never read of or heard of a 256 bit 768 meg card >_< and definatly none on newegg
  11. personally I would go with a gtx 460 1 gig, (at least) and probably for a gtx 560 (budget permitting) if you really want to be able to play most games maxed out at 1080p. The gtx 460 is a good card dont get me wrong, but nowadays for 1080p unless the thing is overclocked pretty high, there are several games that it could struggle in... you of coarse could always scale back your resolution a bit to play say crysis, or metro 2033 which might be the case more often then not if your trying to "max out" your settings at 1080p... just my 2 cents

    yeah in 90% of games the gtx 460 will scream but I'm just trying to give you some insight to its power and performance class in relation to gaming with all high settings at 1080p...
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