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Gts 250 vs. gtx 460

i feel stupid asking but which of these 2 cards are better and why its better. i want a card that will be able to play starcraft 2 and i work a lot in aftereffects and videos editing stuff. if you can find a card for under $200 that suits my needs better than ill take any recommendations.

ECS Black NBGTS250-2GMU-F GeForce GTS 250 2GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Model
Brand: ECS
Series: Black
Model: NBGTS250-2GMU-F

Interface
Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA

GPU
GeForce GTS 250
Core Clock: 760MHz
Stream Processors: 128

Memory
Memory Size: 2GB
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Type: DDR3
DirectX 10

Ports
DVI
2 x DVI
TV-Out
HDTV Out

General
Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600
SLI Support: 3-Way SLI
Cooler: With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported: Yes
HDCP Ready: Yes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-134-113&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=5&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=(keywords)#scrollFullInfo

and

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Model
Brand: GIGABYTE
Model: GV-N460OC-1GI

Interface
Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
GPU: GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi)
Core Clock: 715MHz (std 675)
Shader Clock: 1430MHz
Stream Processors: 336 Processor Cores

Memory
Effective Memory Clock: 3600MHz
Memory Size: 1GB
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Type: GDDR5
DirectX 11

Ports
HDMI
1 x mini HDMI
DVI
2 x DVI

General
SLI Support
SLI Ready
Cooler: With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported: Yes
HDCP Ready: Yes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
please help i'm a noob
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  1. What is your budget? what are the specs of the rest of your PC?
  2. GTX460 is the winner here, it's MUCH more powerful than GTS250.
    GTS250~HD4850.
    GTX460~HD5830.

    WHat is your FULL specs?
  3. from slowest to fastest:

    gts250 < gts450 < gts460 (768mb) < gts460 (1gb)

    (the gts450 is about the same, performance wise, to the gts250, but its newer and supports dx11 and has more overclocking potential making it better imo)
  4. Agreed with others on the GTX 460. It's the fasest option listed. Here's the best bang for the buck in that category right now.

    MSI Hawk GTX 460 1GB $179.99 - $20 MIR = $159.99 + Free Shipping
    Factory OC'd Core = 780Mhz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518&cm_re=msi_hawk-_-14-127-518-_-Product
  5. Save your money and wait a few weeks for the 560 to be released.
  6. JasonAkkerman said:
    Save your money and wait a few weeks for the 560 to be released.


    That will more than likely cost over $200
  7. i currently have a
    a intel dg45id mobo
    Intel Core 2 Quad processer
    8gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
    550W power supply
    on board video right now
    i have a budget of $200
  8. well my old video card broke so i need a new one
  9. small child...
  10. well i don't really know what happened i was just upgrading my ram from 4gb to 8gb and i left leaving my little cousin in the room and he stuck sily puddy in the dvi ports and now it doesn't work. so my aunt gave me $100 and i have $100 to replace it. i am planing on giving what ever i don't spend to my aunt cuz she didn't break it
  11. does bottle neck mean when your video card works faster than ur mobo can process it
  12. ^
    Bottleneck? Umm, Yes, some kind like that...
  13. yo so wat specs do i look at on my mobo/video card to see if a bottle neck would occur
  14. Best answer
    A Core2Quad will not bottleneck a GTX 460.For 150$, you won't regret buying this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121390
  15. ok cool but like how do i figure if its a bottle neck or not
  16. Fire up a recent game with maximum settings, but with the lowest resolution.Note down the FPS.Then keep on increasing the resolution, while keeping the same settings.If you do not get much difference in FPS, it means you have a bottleneck.
  17. thanks
  18. sloppymuffin said:
    small child...


    LOL I understand that one!

    This morning I came into my office to find my 2 & 3 year olds sitting on my desk chair. They had turned on my PC, and had Bad Company 2 running, as well as Windows Media Center, and were actively playing (full screen mind you) Solitaire. Now, how they managed to open BC2 and then open the card game with both full screen is beyond me...

    This is the second morning my 2 year old son has turned on my PC and began playing with it. So I guess I'm gonna have to start password protecting Windows at boot-up. :( Otherwise he's going to initiate a hard disk format. The first time I discovered my PC on, and at a DOS prompt indicating it had completed a system scan and found no system errors. LOL How he managed to do that I'm still not sure.
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  20. haha i was babysitting a nieghbor's kid he was like 7 or 9 idk and i didn't really care. he was surfing the internet while the parents pulled into the driveway so i got up and started cleaning, just makin *** look good. then the garage door opened and we both got up to greet the parents. we walked back into the living room while they were asking me how it went then they saw DICKS onthe computer screen because apparently the kid searched dicks in google and pressed "i'm, feeling lucky (previous showed him what that button did)" for dicks sporting goods since he was making a birthday list

    parents freaked

    never baby sat their again :(

    and i didn't even get paid:(
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