If your resolution is below 1080p just get the GTX 460, that's a nice deal. Otherwise in general the HD6850 is 10-15% faster than the GTX 460 768mb so if that is worth the money to you then go for it.
Considering you only play WoW I'd probably go for the cheaper card but if moving up to 3 monitors is something you may want to do the ATI cards allow for that and the Nvidia cards don't(unless you SLI.)
i run dual 22" displays on 1680 x1020...i want to play wow on ultra settings i guess either one should meet my needs? i wasnt sure if the difference in memory made a huge difference becuase i do have the 2 screens. i want to make sure i get what i need even if these 2 arent it. thx for quick respose
I've been using one for a while with no issues. Less than when I used an Nvidia card I guess but I never had much problems there either. I do like the interface of the Nvidia control panel better than CCC but that's about it.
I've never had many driver issues myself unless i get lazy and don't run a drive sweeper then its mroe driver conflicts. with the old ones. also onboard graphics drives where you put an ati card on a board with nvidia onboard or vise versa can skrew with em
I'm with jyjjy i liek the nvidia interface better (liek the asus custom one with my asus 450 alto mroe than either) but neve rhad major driver issues the newer cards from both seem to be solid and workign well, thogh expect more improvment in the 6850 over time as the gtx 460 has been out longer so its pretty optimised at this point