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GTS 450 or GTX 460 with an E6600

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 22, 2010 4:53:18 PM

I currently have an E6600 OC'd to 3.0GHz. I want to upgrade my GPU in anticipation of Rift: Planes of Telara. I am trying to decide between a GTS 450 and a GTX 460.

I understand my CPU will bottleneck the GTX 460 and I will not be getting the card's full potential.

My question is will a GTX 460 in my current system outperform a GTS 450 in my system? Or will my CPU bottleneck the GTX 460 so much that the system as a whole will not perform better than if I had just stuck a GTS 450 in there instead?

Another factor that is making me lean towards the GTX 460 is that once I upgrade my entire PC I can use the GTX 460 in a new build. I realize I will probably want a new GPU when I build a new PC, but it helps justify the extra cost in my mind for now.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 22, 2010 6:44:51 PM

Even though your CPU bottlenecks a GTX 460 in some games(not all),it will perform much better than GTS 450.So definitely go with GTX 460.
October 22, 2010 8:17:07 PM

Best answer selected by n_scheffel.
a c 273 U Graphics card
October 22, 2010 8:41:47 PM

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