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GTX 460 Vs Radeon 6850

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 19, 2011 10:07:22 PM

Hello Tech Gurus :D 

I bought a Palit GTX 460 (768 MB Edition) lastweek (Was a great deal) and today bought a Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 (Even Greater Deal and lesser than the GTX 460!).

I wondering which one to keep and which one to sell ?

Although I checked few benchmark ratings and it seems Radeon HD 6850 is slightly better than the GTX 460, I though I would ask the Hardware Gurus and Pros here.

Thank you :) 

System info:

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage Extreme
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
SSD: Intel X25 40 GB
HDD: Segate 7200 RPM 32MB 1 TB
Sound: Creative SupremeFX X-Fi
Video: GTX 460 or Radeon HD 6850 (?)

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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2011 10:14:49 PM

They are both almost equal. Tom's chart's puts them as equal. I think you need to focus on the benchmarks of the games you play most. The 6850 is newer technology that is cooler and more energy efficient. It also scales better if you ever wanted to crossfire. Between the two, I would personally choose the 6850, but I think the 6870 is worth the extra money.

What resolution do you play at? What games or applications are most important to you? How much did each of them cost you?

If you have them both, why don't you just benchmark them yourself on the games you play?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 19, 2011 10:26:26 PM

Go with the 6850,it is slightly faster and it offers newer technoloy.The 6850 is defenitly faster than the 768mg version of the gtx460.
What resoultion are you at?
January 19, 2011 11:47:58 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I believe I should go with the Radeon 6850 Card and sell the other one.
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 20, 2011 2:11:58 AM

Shouldn't try to sell things here,just fair warning(advertise)

What is your monitors resolution?
October 26, 2012 8:11:29 AM

Best answer selected by shiningdream.