Hey guys I am looking to pickup a graphics card from www.ncix.com (they have a store next to me, so I dont have to do shipping and it's just more convenient) so going over their selections I narrowed the decisions down to two cards one being the "XFX Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ" for $189.99 and the "Zotac GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Fermi 810MHZ 1024MB" for $159.99 (prices were locked in at those rates for me already). I will probably be overclocking these two cards to their maximum potential on their stock heatstink/cooler so taking that into account which card is a better bang for your money?
The accompanying parts I have is a i7 950 27" 1920 x 1080 resolution asus p6x58d-e 3x4 gigs ddr3 memory (12 gigs) ocz vertex 2 SSD
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If you want better overclocking, go for the 6850 since the GTX 460 is already clocked high.However both of them should perform similarly and the GTX 460 seems to have a good price compared to the 6850.
The 6850 overclocks very well and gains a lot of performance from memory overclock (more than core overclock).