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Need advice/help regarding GTX 460 GS vs. GTX470 Super OC

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December 13, 2010 10:02:40 AM

hello!
if I could ask a few minutes from you lovely experts about 2 video cards that I am torn between...
here they are:
PCI-E GAINWARD GeForce GTX 460 GS, 2GB GDDR5, HDMI, DualDVI, D-SUB


or

PCI-E GIGABYTE GeForce GTX470 Super OC, 1280MB DDR5, HDMI, DualDvi, HDTV


my question for all of you is... which one should I get?which one is ''better'' when these two are compared?which one would you choose if you were in my position and why?

thank you!
a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2010 10:25:32 AM

Well, straight away, i would say go for the Gigabyte-
2 gb is not needed for a gpu. You will be fine with the gigabyte one.
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a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2010 2:32:01 PM

Unless you're using the video card for a specialty task, the answer is pretty simple in my mind. The GTX 470 is faster than a GTX 460. Plus, as others already stated, 2GB of VRAM is pointless unless you're playing at 2560+ resolutions anyhow. So paying anything above the average GTX 460 price on that 2GB model is a waste of cash.

Again, the GTX 470 is the obvious choice if you want faster performance.
December 13, 2010 5:42:13 PM

thank you all for answering/replying!
you helped me a lot :)  ...and I mean it!

I will go then for the PCI-E GIGABYTE GeForce GTX470 Super OC, 1280MB DDR5, HDMI, DualDvi, HDTV, since I will be using the LCD SAMSUNG P2370HD (full HD, 1920x1080) on it... what I ment to say is playing all the new video games on that monitor/resolution...

thank you again! :hello: 
!