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Gtx 460 upgrade?

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November 13, 2010 1:20:04 AM

hey guys i need you advice, im thinking of upgrading to a evga gtx460 card

my current specs are
intel e8400 3ghz
xfx 780i mobo
4gb ddr2 ram
xfx 9800gtx+

is the new 460 gona help much or is the intel chip or ram just going to be a bottle neck?

cheers for any help

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November 13, 2010 1:22:55 AM

sorry forgot to mention i have silverstome 560w psu
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November 13, 2010 2:28:42 AM

my guess is with that system you're going to see a nice performance increase in the dx11 games, but not so much with some of the older games.
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November 13, 2010 3:13:01 AM

There will be no bottleneck especially if you overclock that E8400 to 3.4/3.6 or better as they are great overclockers.

I upgraded from an EVGA 9800GTX+ to an EVGA GTX460 and my FPS basically doubled.

Your PSU is fine.
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November 13, 2010 5:19:30 AM

awsome guys good tips,

is it true ati's new ards are coming out dec/jan? so then gefore cards will drop in price?
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November 13, 2010 2:44:33 PM

Close :p  Ati already released the 6xxx series and the GTX460 has already dropped in price. The 1GB models that were $240 at initial release are closer to $200 now and you can find them even cheaper with rebates if you shop around.
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November 13, 2010 8:42:37 PM

no need to OC if you don't want to. I went from a GTS 250 (aka 9800GTX+) to a GTX 460. saw 25-50% FPS increase depending on the game and most games today still only use two cores, the E8400 is still an very good gaming CPU.
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