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July 19, 2011 7:47:21 PM

i dont want ot overclock coz im afraid that it will melt my cpus capacitors and reduce its life span i want a cool system with performance..intel i5 - 2400,ASUS P8H67-V,corsair 4 gb ddr3 1333 mhz,LG DVD-Writer,corsair 550w psu, xfx ati 6850 1 gb,Cooler Master Chasis Elite 430 with side window..actually i wanted to buy a nvidia card of this price only because of physx as graphic cards are for eye candy .. is msi gtx460 is better than 6850
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July 19, 2011 9:02:36 PM

as long as you're not an overclocker it's a great CPU for PC gaming and GTX 460 is doing much better than HD 6850
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July 19, 2011 9:07:11 PM

Yeah, it's fine.
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July 19, 2011 9:14:49 PM

That is a great CPU for non-OCers and will provide great performance. The GTX 460 1gb normally lacks in performance a bit from what U have heard, but they are basically the same card.
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July 19, 2011 10:02:38 PM

ilysaml said:
GTX 460 is doing much better than HD 6850

really? how so? the 6850 uses less power and is ever so slightly faster across the board. Also Nvidia has some problems with their drivers at the moment. A few people I know with gtx460's and 570's are having serious issues with games crashing to desktop with display driver errors. Basically their systems are unuseable. the 460's are useable with older drivers.
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July 19, 2011 10:19:42 PM

Tom's chart's puts them as equal, GTX 460 proved well in most benchmarks, read this
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=313
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1059/pg1/inno3d-g...
read the final thoughts here
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
I'd go personally for the HD 6790, cheaper than 6850, very closed to GTX 560 ti beats GTX 460
check this out
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6790-bart...
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July 19, 2011 10:41:51 PM

ilysaml said:
Tom's chart's puts them as equal, GTX 460 proved well in most benchmarks, read this
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=313
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1059/pg1/inno3d-g...
read the final thoughts here
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
I'd go personally for the HD 6790, cheaper than 6850, very closed to GTX 560 ti beats GTX 460
check this out
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6790-bart...

That is because the hd6790 is a hd6870 with broken pieces. not a smart buy.
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July 19, 2011 10:44:18 PM

i guess what you care when you buy is the performance, maybe the guy doesn't have extra to pay for HD 6970 or a GTX 580
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July 19, 2011 10:53:06 PM

ilysaml said:
as long as you're not an overclocker it's a great CPU for PC gaming and GTX 460 is doing much better than HD 6850

I dont think there is any real data showing that a 460 is much better than the 6850 in more than a few games. Also Im not sure that card would do very well with Physx turned on anyway and thats the main reason the OP was thinking about an Nvida card.
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July 19, 2011 11:04:22 PM

what is the benefit from 1 or 2% increase in performance if he acquires the 6850 or even the 460 ? both cards are equal... me myself i'd go for AMD as long as i have been a big fan but we are looking here to cost vs performance both cards are same price almost and same performance :) 
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July 19, 2011 11:07:36 PM

ilysaml said:
what is the benefit from 1 or 2% increase in performance if he acquires the 6850 or even the 460 ? both cards are equal... me myself i'd go for AMD as long as i have been a big fan but we are looking here to cost vs performance both cards are same price almost and same performance :) 

Yeah about the same. Now if he got a 460 AND turned on the Phsyx I think the 460 might cry.


OP: Remember just because a card supports something does not mean it will do it well. A 6790 is a DX11 card but have fun playing Metro 2033 with DX11 ans tessellation on lol. So yes a 460 will allow you to use Phsyx but turning all the other details on with that would prob give you some weak FPS lol.
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July 19, 2011 11:16:08 PM

cburke82 said:
Yeah about the same. Now if he got a 460 AND turned on the Phsyx I think the 460 might cry.


OP: Remember just because a card supports something does not mean it will do it well. A 6790 is a DX11 card but have fun playing Metro 2033 with DX11 ans tessellation on lol. So yes a 460 will allow you to use Phsyx but turning all the other details on with that would prob give you some weak FPS lol.

You are exactly right about the physx, it won't be a great physx card.
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July 20, 2011 4:47:04 AM

so what graphic card is requires so that i can use both physx and other eye candy to get better frame rates..so u r concluding that i have a good mobo and processor so if graphic card is settled everythings ok right..
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July 20, 2011 10:19:11 AM

get the HD 6970 if price is not a matter to you
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July 20, 2011 11:13:55 AM

is this cpu is really good for 1080p gaming..i dont know what is the real benefit of overclock i know only that overclocking wll reduce the lifespan of cpu..
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July 20, 2011 11:14:08 AM

GTX 560 ti equals HD 6790 so you better get the 6790
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July 20, 2011 11:15:32 AM

no only gtx 560 is it okay for 1080p gaming
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July 20, 2011 11:18:43 AM

i want to know how overclocking increases the performance i know that it only decreases the cpus life span..is there will be a noticeable performance increase when overclocked..
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July 20, 2011 11:26:44 AM

read this about overclocking
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259903-29-overclockin...
1080P games will require a very strong graphics card like HD 6950 or GTX 570 in order to run DX11 games on that high resolution just fine without any problem or lack of performance
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July 20, 2011 11:51:23 AM

if i buy a asus p8p67 pro can overclock automatically without any risk..that is without damaging the cpu..i saw some features in asus bios the by a single click it overclocks automatically according to the cpu temp and voltage is that true
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July 20, 2011 12:25:19 PM

you don't need to be an overclocker, the cpu you've got is very strong enough to handle anything, overclocking automatically or manually doesn't reduce the risk or the lifetime of the CPU and other components, read the overclocking article well
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July 20, 2011 1:31:54 PM

ilysaml said:
GTX 560 ti equals HD 6790 so you better get the 6790

The hd6790 is a hd6870 which lags behind a GTX 560 Ti by a bit and is equal to a a GTX 560.
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July 20, 2011 3:43:31 PM

If you really want to use Phsyx get at least the 570. But there arnt a ton of games that use Phsyx and a lot more have there own physics engine like HAVOK and stuff like that. So you would be fine with a 6950 thats a lot cheaper than a 570. But again if you REALLY REALLY want to use phsyx get at least a 570.
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July 20, 2011 7:44:44 PM

cburke82 said:
If you really want to use Phsyx get at least the 570. But there arnt a ton of games that use Phsyx and a lot more have there own physics engine like HAVOK and stuff like that. So you would be fine with a 6950 thats a lot cheaper than a 570. But again if you REALLY REALLY want to use phsyx get at least a 570.

Yeah, but a GTX 560 ti can cut it, just I would get a GTX 570 to make sure you get buttery smooth FPS.
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July 20, 2011 8:04:14 PM

i also like to buy 570 but there are some issues with 570 drivers so im going with 560ti
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July 20, 2011 8:28:08 PM

Did anyone tell him his cpu is locked and cannot overclock enough to see real-time performance increase?. I would still go with the 570 if you have the money, the driver will be fixed soon.
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July 20, 2011 8:34:42 PM

vishalaestro said:
i also like to buy 570 but there are some issues with 570 drivers so im going with 560ti

MAke sure to get an overclocked version if your running physx youll need it.
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