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EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE vs Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 GC Edtion

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February 4, 2011 12:22:04 AM

please help. have Dell XPS400 and was told by Dell that can upgrade with GeForce GTX 460 768MB card. Dell recommend to buy from them Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 GC Edtion. I thought that EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE is better having 1Gb vs 768 Mb on Galaxy card. will EVGA work for me? Is there anything I should concider? Thanks a lot in advance.
a c 169 U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 9:03:14 AM

If Dell recommended you to buy the Galaxy model then it means all other models are compatible,so the EVGA one should work fine.
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February 4, 2011 2:23:54 PM

The EVGA one is a 460 SE which has less performance than the Galaxy 460. Which is why the 460 SE is cheaper.

"On an architectural level, the GTX 460 SE is quite different from its forbearers since its GF104 core has two Streaming Multiprocessors disabled. This means its CUDA core count is down to 288 from the standard GTX 460’s 336 and more importantly, eight TMUs have been disabled as well. This along with the lower memory and core clock speeds will likely lead to a significant performance gap between the SE and GTX 460 1GB / 768MB cards in some games."

Source: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

So even that the SE has more RAM it will perform worse. If you continue reading that article they have some benchmarks too.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 7:58:10 PM

oops,didn't see the "SE" word,thanks for pointing it out Sniper.
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Sniper is right,the SE version is notably slower than the normal GTX 460.
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February 4, 2011 8:29:24 PM

If you play at higher resolutions with high details turned on, the SE might be worth looking at. From the article Snipergod linked:

"Performance numbers for this new SE card were interesting to say the least. At lower resolutions without AA enabled, it really doesn’t compare all that favorably to the similarly priced GTX 460 768MB. Once higher resolutions and image quality settings are used, the GTX 460 SE’s larger memory bandwidth can come into play and it begins to pull out ahead of the 768MB version – at times by significant amounts. It never does come close to matching the GTX 460 1GB but then again, it was never meant to."

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