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Whats the difference between the nvidia 460 and 460SE

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February 4, 2011 5:16:51 AM

Hi I have my eye on a nvidia 460 but there is also a 460 SE going for the same price, please can someone explain the difference to me. Thanks

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February 4, 2011 6:12:10 AM

These are the two models in question that I can get for the same price

LEADTEK NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 EXTREME 1024MB GDDR5 256-BIT PCIE 2.0 DIRECTX 11 GRAPHICS CARD RELEADTEK GTX460-1024 EXTREME

GIGABYTE NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460SE 1GB GDDR5 256-BIT MEMORY GRAPHICS CARD REGV-N460SE-1GI

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February 4, 2011 6:16:38 AM

In non-technical terms its just a weaker version of the GTX 460. It would be better desision to get a GTX 460 1GB version (non-SE), what are the prices you are looking at? Maybe I can find something cheaper.
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February 4, 2011 6:52:59 AM

Unfortunately I hail from South Africa and we are royally screwed when it comes to electronics as our government has a 30% tariff on electronics, the price for the two is actually identical: R1846 or at current exchange rate approximately $253, and thats the best deal out of 16 wholesalers
February 4, 2011 6:55:01 AM

At retailers this card goes for about R2200 or $302
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February 4, 2011 7:44:34 AM

The normal version and the SE (smart edition) version have a difference in the amount of stream processors there are enabled.

The SE version has 288 cores and the normal version has 336. If both editions are priced the same, go for the normal version, it will perform faster.
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February 4, 2011 7:46:57 AM

NightDrift said:
Unfortunately I hail from South Africa and we are royally screwed when it comes to electronics as our government has a 30% tariff on electronics, the price for the two is actually identical: R1846 or at current exchange rate approximately $253, and thats the best deal out of 16 wholesalers


Ahh I see, go for the normal version, not the SE.
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February 4, 2011 2:18:05 PM

You might think of SE as "Crappy Edition", utilizing a different first word with similar meaning :) 
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February 4, 2011 2:18:43 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
You might think of SE as "Crappy Edition", utilizing a different first word with similar meaning :) 


Or, more compliant to "SE", S*** Edition ;) 
February 7, 2011 10:49:02 AM

thanks for the input folks, keep helping us lees knowledgeable blokes, we definitely appreciate it
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