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Difference between these two GTX 460s?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130596
EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

This card is $199.99 with a core clock of 850mhz and shader clock of 1700mhz.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

This card is $219.99 with a core clock of 763mhz and shader clock of 1526mhz.


Why is the Superclocked EE more expensive but slower? Is it because of cooling?

Which card is the better buy?
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  1. 1) New models/stocks are normally cheaper.
    2) Although the cheaper cards is OCed higher, it only comes with 3-year instead of life-time warranty.

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    Which card is the better buy?

    It depends on if the life-time warranty is a must-have to you.
    If it were me, I would choose the EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR because it is cheaper and has higher clock.
  2. the one in the first link says it has higher clocks for the core, memory, etc. this means there is a slight difference, but the fan looks like one of those loud ones, like the fans found on some gts 250s. idk exactly
  3. The EE model has an external exhaust fan, which will vent heat outside the case, while the other one vents heat inside the case. The EE will be slightly louder.

    Here is the impact on case temperatures, so you can decide if it's enough of a difference to go for the louder fan:



    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/34422-evga-gtx-460-1gb-superclocked-ee-external-exhaust-review-17.html

  4. Isn't the EE slower, thought I saw a review of it being below par compared to standard gtx460?
  5. accolite said:
    Isn't the EE slower, thought I saw a review of it being below par compared to standard gtx460?

    There is no difference in the speed, provided the clocks are identical. In this case the two cards being proposed have very different clock speeds.
  6. To piggy back on my post without having to create a new topic...

    I'm really looking for a good card to run 1920x1080 res. I'm looking to play MOST titles with highest settings (not including the benchmarking titles like Metro/Crysis).


    P.S
    i5-2600K system.
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    rockyui80 said:
    To piggy back on my post without having to create a new topic...

    I'm really looking for a good card to run 1920x1080 res. I'm looking to play MOST titles with highest settings (not including the benchmarking titles like Metro/Crysis).


    P.S
    i5-2600K system.

    If $200 is your price target, then I think you have already found your card in that EVGA SSC+. If you could spend $250, then a GTX560 would be an upgrade. Either will allow you to accomplish your goal.
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  9. The card with the slower clock speeds is $10 less expensive, when you count in the $30 mail-in rebate. Makes sense.
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