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AMD Radeon 6850 or nVidia GeForce GTX 460

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December 6, 2010 12:22:47 PM

Hey guys, i need help deciding which would be a better buy considering i've got the following specs-
Samsung 22" FULL HD(1080p) at 60Hz
AMD Phenom(II) X6 1055t
4GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD
Zebronics PRO 600 PSU
Asus M4N68T-m with nForce 630i
I already own a 9600gt but its hardly enough to play new titles at 50-60fps. So i consider buying one of the following GFX- GTX 460 or Radeon 6850. (Though I fall for nVidia for its PhysX but my PSU with 1 6pin and 1 8pin connector holds me back. Is there anyway i cud connect them as 2 6pin connectors?) Help me choose...
December 6, 2010 12:44:56 PM

The cards come with a molex to 6pin so your PSU can handle a GTX 460. I know what i went for, a 460. If you go to ATI i would suggest 6870
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December 6, 2010 1:03:21 PM

Ya, then i get it alright. Infact i can recollect having got one such thing in my 9600gt box(its completely different issue though that i dont know how to fix it.heh!).
So GTX 460 is the way to go, Radeon i guess is a bit to heavy for my budget.
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December 6, 2010 1:42:26 PM

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They perform the same, with the HD6850 consuming less power,
either way, u could always use ur 9600GT as a physX card.
It's down to ur brand preferences


Ya man, but are you trying to suggest that I use that genl software?
I dunno how to go about it and if it really works?(I've got 260.99 drivers for nVidia).
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December 6, 2010 2:48:15 PM

hello can you explain to me what A PCI 2.1 compliant motherboard with full-height free slot is? how do i tell what pci compliant i have? if its 1.1 or 2.1?
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December 6, 2010 3:44:51 PM

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it's just PCi-E revisions.
to check ur mobo's PCi-E, u'll have to go to the vendors site or read the manual

well i mean by vendor you mean like emachines? and this is some stuff bout my comp, i jsut wanna know if i have a 2.0 spot or whatever cuz i got 1 pci e x16 spot just duno what 2.0 n stuff is

ET1641-02w ECS MCP73VT-PM Intel® Celeron® X2 E1400 2.0 GHz
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December 6, 2010 4:38:40 PM

Your 8 pin PCIe power connector should allow you to physically pull two of the leads off to make a 6 pin power connector.



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December 6, 2010 5:07:13 PM

usually that works but sometimes the 6+2 pins will have issues in a 6 pin power port, in my system my computer would not even recognise the card until i hooked the 2 molex to one 6 pin... which was odd i've even used a 450 in a rig using the same psu to test and make sure things were workign btu didn't work for my card which was very odd X.X (my card being an asus 450
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December 8, 2010 2:52:23 PM

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Here's a Toms article about it,
im not really good in turning a full review into one paragraph, so I suggest u read it
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-physx-hack-a...


Thanks amigo, that article surely clears off some air on the "PhysX" stuff and helps you to make a smarter choice. I greatly appreciate your input. :) 
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