Can you better my choice? $300 GPU

I'm doing a new build and there's only the matter of choosing the GPU left before I buy all the components (maybe) tomorrow. At the moment I have this down as my best option:

MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK Talon Attack 1GB - £158 / $250

Are there any better GPU's out there for sub £180 / $300?

I am using the ASUS P8P67 PRO mobo with an OC (hopefully) i5 2500K.
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  1. Thank you for your quick response. The 6950 equates to $380 over here so unfortunately too expensive, however the 470 is $300 so is a possibility.

    Would I see a great enough performance increase to justify the $50 difference in price if I went for the 470 over the 460?

    I only ask because I heard that the 460 can be OC to perform similar to the 470. The again, I could OC the 470 to perform even better couldn't I?
  2. Here is a highly overclocked 460 nipping at the heals of a std 470 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Point_Of_View/GeForce_GTX_460_TGT_Beast/28.html but as you said 470's overclock as well.
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    I only ask because I heard that the 460 can be OC to perform similar to the 470. The again, I could OC the 470 to perform even better couldn't I?


    didnt mean to hijack, but AFTER OC'ing both 460 and 470 to a max, which is better?

    GTX470!
  4. Thank you for the suggestions, but nowhere near where I live sells those cards! :( I want to pick them up you see as I have had things damaged or stolen in the post in the past, I would have gone for one the 470's too.
  5. I got my GTX 460 Talon from newegg for 214$. Very quiet and silent card and has not given me any worry.

    Gigabyte SOC 470 is a good option but many people have complaints about gigabyte quality control so best of luck for that.

    Personally i would suggest you to hold back a bit and wait for GTX 560 and see what it does to the market. All in all you won't go wrong with any of the options.
  6. mrjericho1991 said:


    I you can find this card in Europe (where ever you're at) within your budget that's a great option.

    Otherwise a GTX 470 is a very good choice as well. Quite a bit faster than a GTX 460.
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