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GTX 460 vs GTX 260

I was wondering if it was worth it for me to upgrade my GPU from a Gigabyte GTX 260 Super OC (GV-N26SO-896I) to an MSI GTX 460 (MSI N460GTX Hawk).
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  1. you would be looking at a 35% increase, that's a good step up. my question would be why? the GTX 260 is still a solid card at 1680x1050 resolution or below.


  2. ct1615 said:
    i think you are looking at the GTX 460 stock and GTX 460 OC ;)

    I looked at both cards in stock since his GTX260 is super overclocked http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3183#ov just over 100MHz over stock.
    The difference is though closer to 20%
  3. rolli59 said:
    The difference is though closer to 20%
    For these specific cards at stock that is true but you should factor in overclocking as well. I doubt the GTX 260 would get all that much over the factory OC but the Hawk should be able to go up another 150mhz or so.
  4. ct1615 said:
    you would be looking at a 35% increase, that's a good step up. my question would be why? the GTX 260 is still a solid card at 1680x1050 resolution or below.


    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_460_HAWK/images/perfrel.gif


    Well I am running at 1920x1080.
  5. Looks like upgrading is worth it after all.
  6. Best answer selected by cascan07454.
  7. Not to mention the HAWK comes with 2 free games right now :) edit: when bought from Newegg

    From pure performance standpoint, certainly the 460 is worthy (possible 1ghz core OC) , but it also runs cooler and much quieter than the 260, so that's also something to consider.
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