Core Clocks and Processor Cores

Hello all. I am looking to upgrade my gtx 260 and am looking at 2 cards at the moment. One is the EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked and the other is a EVGA GTX 470 superclocked

My question is, I know that processor cores are very important, which the 470 has more of, but am wondering since the 470 is a more powerful card and they are both superclocked, why does the 460 have a higher core clock? Thanks for your help.
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  1. It is a different more energy efficient GPU therefore it allows for higher clocks before it gets to hot.
  2. Ah, so that is what the EE means. Well, I am correct to assume the 470 will still preform better right?
  3. Yes although most GTX460 can overclock close to it, then the 470 can overclock as well.
  4. One last question before I head of to work, will my Phenom II 955 BE OC'd to 3.8 mhz bottleneck a 470 or perhaps a 6870? I have 4 gigs of 1600 DDR3 ram and a 750w antec psu also, I think those pieces are fine.
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    It will be a good match at that speed! Your ram and PSU are fine!
  6. Best answer selected by fcdwn777.
  7. Thanks a lot.
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