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From GTX 460 768 to radeon hd 6870

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March 25, 2011 3:12:33 AM

From GTX 460 768 to radeon hd 6870 1gb.

Is it worth the upgrade?

Im only using 19" lcd monitor with 1440x900 native resolution...
March 25, 2011 3:40:57 AM

It would be around 25-30% faster.
March 25, 2011 4:21:12 AM

Yeah with that resolution you won't see dramatic increases..but, the 6870 is slightly more powerful than the gtx 460..30%-35%..maybe more in some instances is the boost your looking at... If you can get a good deal for them go for it..
Take a look at the comparisons
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/315?vs=290

In a lot of cases you get some pretty good gains!...but, if your looking for longevity go for a 6950...down the road if you look to crossfire, the 68** series may be hard to acquire and it's a bit more beneficial to gran the 6950's if your looking for some "future proof-ness"
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March 25, 2011 4:42:01 AM

At 1440x900, no. If you have low frame rates then you should look into upgrading your CPU instead.
March 25, 2011 7:55:23 AM

megamanx00 said:
At 1440x900, no. If you have low frame rates then you should look into upgrading your CPU instead.


most of my 2009-2011 games got minimum of 55-60fps all in ultra high settings.
except for dragon age 2 only high settings got minmum of 45fps in some place, never tried metro2033
i never use 8xaa above!
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March 25, 2011 8:37:15 AM

so whats wrong with minimum 45fps? maybe upgrading your monitor should be on the table. a nice 22" monitor is about ths eame price as a 6870. If your motherboard supports sli, get another gtx460. what cpu you running?
March 25, 2011 9:15:31 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
so whats wrong with minimum 45fps? maybe upgrading your monitor should be on the table. a nice 22" monitor is about ths eame price as a 6870. If your motherboard supports sli, get another gtx460. what cpu you running?


its only dragon age 2 that have minimum 45fps @ high settings the rest of my games got 55-60fps ultra high settings, 22"hd monitor here cost about 170$ samsung brand...
6870 cost 240$ powercolor brand.

i need to upgrade my gfx to 1gb if i ill use 1080p resulotion my gfx has only 768mb...
so i really need to upgrade my gfx fisrt before getting 22"hd lcd monitor..

btw im using phenom II x4 955be processor...
March 25, 2011 5:09:28 PM

get a 6870, you won't regret it, you can pick them up for like 170$ now, crossfire is really good too, they beat a 580gtx
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March 27, 2011 7:06:37 AM

If you are overclocking the GTX 460, you won't see much of an improvement.
March 27, 2011 9:30:22 AM

That 460 is a good card especially for the resolution you are running however if you were to get a 1080P monitor I would maybe grab another 460 or upgrade.
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