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Should the Gigabyte GTX 460 be avoided?

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December 3, 2010 12:12:32 AM

I'm in the market for a new video card and I've had my eye on a Gigabyte 460 1GB but I'm concerned with the large number of problems I've been hearing about it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It seems that many people have been having problems with this card. Should I be concerned enough about it to avoid this card? Would it be wise to go with another manufacture? Such as this Asus model, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Is there another gtx 460 card that I should get instead? I would like to stay under $200.

I am using Windows 7 64bit and these are the CPU and mobo it will be used with:

Athlon X3 440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte AM3 890GX mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that's everything. If not, let me know.

Thanks
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December 3, 2010 12:29:24 AM

The Asus card is one of the best and the Gigabyte card is fine but considering the current deal on the MSI Hawk there's no need to consider anything else;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is the best GTX 460 you can buy.
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December 3, 2010 12:56:45 AM

No it shouldn't unless you don't maintain or care for any of your hardware then you should avoid every Fermi above the GT430 and most Radeon 5 and 6k series cards as they all have needs such as preventative maintenance. I got the Gigabyte gtx460 and like most cards it needs to be broken in and modded a bit to work just right.

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December 3, 2010 3:20:17 AM

I have this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768

it's got a 192 bit memory bus but its still a solid card right out of the box.

the heatsink is amazing as well. low temps. it has one large fan (larger than the pictures give justice) larger fan @ lower RPM= nice and quiet =).
February 18, 2011 12:56:06 AM

Gigabyte is one of the better deals of the GTX 460 out there. I have a Gigabyte GTX 460 1gb OC for 6 months now. It has been running smoothly. It also runs cool. In my case, since I live in Philippines, it's freaking hot here. And my Video Card still runs cool under 40 degrees without airconditioning. It's running all my games 40+ FPS.
February 18, 2011 12:46:58 PM

The 460 is a hot and overly power-hungry chip. I would not go near it. Save some more cash and get a 570.
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February 18, 2011 1:26:41 PM

Ten98 i dont think you know what you are talking about.... 460 are cool and OCs very well.
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February 18, 2011 1:33:49 PM

The 465 was the hot and overly power hungry chip. The 460 was a turning point for Nvidia because it put them back into the GPU game.

Gigabyte make good cards. I rarely trust Newegg reviews due to alot of people having no idea what they are doing or talking about. Also, if a card sells well you are going to have a higher number of bad reviews - the more they sell the more likely duds will be found, people more often leave bad feedback as they are less inclined to bother leaving a post to say it is good
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