Hi to everyone... I am trying to buy a new computer, but I couldn't be sure about which graphics card to buy. I have two questions, I'd be very glad if you could help me:
1. Which one is better: Palit GTX460 Sonic Platinum 1GB or Palit GTX460 Sonic 2GB? I think the first one has a better engine clock speed, while the second one has a larger memory. Which one do you think is more important for gaming: faster clock or larger memory? The price difference between them is not important for me, please tell me which one you'd buy.
2. Which brand should be chosen for gtx460: ASUS DirectCu, Palit, Gigabyte, Zotac, Leadtek, or MSI?
Might want to also check out the GTX560 (out next week), though it will be nowhere near as cheap.
2GB will give minor improvements in some games, at very high resolutions and/or with high levels of AA. I would personally get the 1GB version because it would be plenty for most games and my monitor (1920x1080). Also, I had looked at that Palit 2GB and thought its cooling was mediocre at best.
For my GTX470, I got the MSI Twin Frozr II (called Hawk on the 460). It is and excellent cooler. As is the DirectCu and Gigabyte's custom cooling (can't remember its name off the top of my head).