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Which brand of GTX 460

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October 6, 2010 7:37:56 AM

Hey
I was just wondering the difference between the different brands of GTX 460, such as MSI, Amaze, etc.

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-420507 [...] MHz_Clock_

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-420507 [...] locks_-_PC

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-420507 [...] 0__1800Mhz

1st is the cheapest 1gb GTX 460 on the site, the 2nd is the most expensive 1gb GTX 460, and the 3rd is the only 2gb GTX 460 on the site. What is the difference between them and other brands of GTX 460? How can people justify spending the extra money?

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October 6, 2010 7:43:47 AM

For a start the "reference" cards are all based on the same clocks and should preforme about the same.

Some companies offer a "Custom" or "Super" card which maybe overclocked as standard from the facotry and/or have a custom cooler built onto it for extra cooling.

The difference between a Standard Card and a OC'd card is debatable. It does offer better preformance, but at a higher price.

The company offer some bundles with the card, some sneak in a little price boost to cover the cost, some offer mroe warranty.

Fact is, go with a card you can afford within your budget and liek the look of, if its the OC'd version then go for it. Get he card to suit your needs and at a price YOU think is perfect for your needs.
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a c 182 Î Nvidia
October 6, 2010 7:46:49 AM

The best brands are Asus, MSI, EVGA and Gigabyte. They generally have top of the line warrantys ( EVGA is best with a lifetime ) and are a step above other brands. Generally even the mid tier brands are quite good and will still be great overclockers.
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a c 931 Î Nvidia
October 6, 2010 8:28:13 PM

I don't know about anyone else, but clicking the links in the first post got me to a page where it said the product was unavailable. If you add some more details that would make it easier.
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October 6, 2010 9:21:18 PM

Asus DirectCU all the way!
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October 7, 2010 12:48:52 PM

OK, sorry i must have put up bad links :/ 

The first was an Amaze GTX 460 1gb
GPU clock - 675MHz
Memory clock - 3600MHz
Memory - 1024MB DDR5, 256-bit

The second was a Gainward GTX 460 1gb
GPU clock - 800MHz
Memory clock - 2000MHz
Memory - 1024MB GDDR5, 256-bit

The third was a Gainward GTX 460 2gb
GPU clock - 700MHz
Memory clock - 1800MHz
Memory - 2048 GDDR5, 256-bit

So basically is there any reason to go with a 'super clocked' or factory overclocked card? Can you overclock the already factory overclocked ones?
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October 7, 2010 12:53:18 PM

Factory overclocked do the overclocking for you and normally have reduced warranty.

But with tools like RivaTuner and stuff, overclocking a GPU is the easiest part of overclocking! So i would suggest getting a normal one and overclocking it yourself.

The 2GB one you mentioned is not worth the extra money. I would say pick out the one which has better warranty and price.

BTW, i have never heard of this Amaze brand!
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October 7, 2010 1:00:49 PM

i don't think anyone has :/  but they also have ATI 5850's and other cards..
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a c 225 Î Nvidia
October 7, 2010 1:23:13 PM

Amaze are Hong Kong based so most likely big in that part of the world but I can't say that I've ever seen their cards in the UK.
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October 7, 2010 1:27:28 PM

Not here in India as well. Surprisingly, how many chip/card manufacturers come up in that part of the world!
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a c 225 Î Nvidia
October 7, 2010 1:42:05 PM

I think that's because most if not all of the manufacturing facilities are located around that part of the planet.
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October 7, 2010 2:33:28 PM

Yeah! the sand from the beaches of Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan are of real high quality!!! :lol: 
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a c 931 Î Nvidia
October 7, 2010 3:06:23 PM

Definitely get one of the Gainward cards. Hopefully they are the GLH (Goes Like Hell) type. They should have a good custom cooler and high quality components. I read a review that showed the 2gb version only really made a difference in benchmarking and in the game Far Cry 2.
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