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January 14, 2011 7:27:33 PM

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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and the other is a EVGA GTX 470 superclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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January 14, 2011 7:39:46 PM

It is a different more energy efficient GPU therefore it allows for higher clocks before it gets to hot.
January 14, 2011 7:41:43 PM

Ah, so that is what the EE means. Well, I am correct to assume the 470 will still preform better right?
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January 14, 2011 7:45:37 PM

Yes although most GTX460 can overclock close to it, then the 470 can overclock as well.
January 14, 2011 8:04:24 PM

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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January 14, 2011 8:12:49 PM
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It will be a good match at that speed! Your ram and PSU are fine!
January 15, 2011 2:36:42 AM

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January 15, 2011 2:36:50 AM

Thanks a lot.
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