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GTX 460 vs GTX 260

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September 29, 2010 1:35:47 AM

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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a c 235 U Graphics card
September 29, 2010 1:44:59 AM

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.



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a c 1362 U Graphics card
September 29, 2010 1:56:30 AM

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=... just over 100MHz over stock.
The difference is though closer to 20%
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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 29, 2010 2:55:36 AM

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.
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September 29, 2010 11:51:57 AM

Looks like upgrading is worth it after all.
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September 29, 2010 9:05:46 PM

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September 29, 2010 9:15:28 PM

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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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 30, 2010 2:33:59 AM

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