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Gtx 460 oc vs 6870

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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 12:10:38 AM

6870 is the better choice.

What is the make/model of your power supply?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 12:54:02 AM

6870 is better but costs more. have you looked for a 6850 or gtx 470?
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 1:01:33 AM

Yes that psu will be enough to power it,very good/reliabe brand.
That why u posted it?
January 24, 2011 1:02:08 AM

the 470 is out of my price range and runs tooo hot. the 6850, well i think i want better preformance than it.
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 1:08:06 AM

Well if a 470 or a 6870 is out of price range and you want more performance than a 6850 or a gtx460 then you should go with a 5850.I think it's right in between your budget.The 5850's are selling for cheap now ever since the new 68xx series came out.

XFX 5850 $200=$170 after MIR + Free Shiping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 5850 $210=$180 after MIR + Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I rather like the Asus 5850.It is much better for O.C.ing because of the type of cooler they use.
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 1:09:10 AM

What is your budget?
Plz list your full system specs and resoultion so we can better help you find what your looking for.
Also if your a gamer plz list some games you play.
January 24, 2011 1:14:20 AM

i72600
6gb memory
1tb seagate hd
psu: antec 650w
motherboard can handle 1 high end card

6870 is in my price range
couldn't find a good gtx470 for the same price
the gtx 460 is overclocked, just want to know if it's better or worse than a stock 5850, they are about the same price
January 24, 2011 1:15:59 AM

posted the games earlier, mostly new war games
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 1:56:11 AM

What resoultion is your monitor?

Get a 6870 if you can,they are very good cards and give even better performance when it comes to crossfiring.I currently own a XFX6870 and it's great.

The GTX460 O.C. is worse than a 5850.

Depnding on your resoultion you should have no problem maxing out COD series games.But if your playing BFBC2 or Arma 2 your gonna need x2 6870's to max it out.You can still play them on high settings but you can't use the eye candy(AA AF etc.)
January 24, 2011 2:17:19 AM

usually 1600x900 mowstly on a 20 in monitor, 4xaa 16xaf. Sometimes on a 42 in playing at full 1080p, 4xaa 16xaf. so either a regular 5850, the asus 5850 (is it oc'd), or the 6870
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 2:29:06 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
the 470 is out of my price range and runs tooo hot. the 6850, well i think i want better preformance than it.

The hd6850 and GTX 460 1gb are basically the same card. So if you want more performance than a hd6850, you will want more performance than a GTX 460 1gb. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=313 See for yourself. ;) 
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 5:42:27 AM

I can't tell if that version is or is not.
Why buy from amazon anyway?why not newegg?

I also game on a 20"1600x900.I manage 50+FPS in BFBC2 with no AA and no AF.I'm sure you can mange playable FPS with everything maxed out but i like to play as close as possible to 60FPS.Like i said before theirs absolutely no problem running the COD series games.I get around 90+FPS.
With your i7 i'm sure you can crank out another 5-10FPS per game.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 6:27:13 AM
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if the 6870 is in your price range, definitely get it over the 5850. Better performance for new games. in some games the gtx460 is faster than the 5850 but the 6870 will be faster than all those cards in nearly all circumstances.
January 24, 2011 12:53:32 PM

budget <205$- sorry i didnt post that earlier and i buy from amazon because ther is no tax.....sick of taxes here in california
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 24, 2011 7:15:39 PM

Last time i checked their is no tax on newegg either...
January 28, 2011 2:42:53 AM

yes, for california there is
January 28, 2011 2:43:24 AM

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April 9, 2011 6:41:02 PM

well for video editing the 460 will be better, even if it isnt oc'ed. This is because video editing also has a lot to do with your cpu and the gtx 460 has cuda technology. So it's up to you to decide which is more important, gaming or video editing? I'd prefer the 460 because it has very good framerates at 1920x1080 and (the usefullness of this has been debated) it has physx technology, great sli scaling and ofcourse cuda, which, for lack of a better phrase enables the graphics card to "help" the cpu in certain cuda compatible programs such as video editing. For me the great, yet slightly lower framerates in games are an acceptible trade-off. But in the end put all the pros of each card on a scale and see which way it leans man. Good luck with your decision.
a c 271 U Graphics card
April 9, 2011 7:56:44 PM

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