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MSI Radeon 6870 or MSI GTX 460?

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April 28, 2011 2:13:58 PM

Hello,
After researching a lot, i am stuck between these graphic cards-
1.MSI 6850
2.MSI GTX 460 1GB
3.MSI GTX 46O 768 MB
I play games on resolution 1360x768
I live in India
I am getting 6850 for Rs.9900($225)
I am getting 460 1 gb for rs.10500($235)
i am getting 460 768 mb for Rs.8500($190)
Which one should i choose.
I guess 6850 and 460 perform equally.
Is it worth to spend extra money on 6850 or 460 1 gb because i think that 460 768 mb can handle all my games on my res
Is there any other cheaper card that will be good?
a b U Graphics card
April 28, 2011 5:57:31 PM

You put in your title 6870, but your post says 6850, which is it?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
April 28, 2011 6:07:01 PM

^That's what I was wondering because the 6870 would be much better.

As it stands though... 460 768mb. Your resolution is low and I've seen in a lot of reviews that Nvidia cards for some reason pull ahead at lower res, while AMD cards seem to do better at high res. I don't know why. But yeah. And the extra VRAM isn't really going to do anything for you so yeah, the cheapest card is going to probably be the best one for your situation.
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April 29, 2011 2:19:35 PM

borisof007 said:
You put in your title 6870, but your post says 6850, which is it?

Sorry I mean 6850 and not 6870
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April 29, 2011 2:21:31 PM

wolfram23 said:
^That's what I was wondering because the 6870 would be much better.

As it stands though... 460 768mb. Your resolution is low and I've seen in a lot of reviews that Nvidia cards for some reason pull ahead at lower res, while AMD cards seem to do better at high res. I don't know why. But yeah. And the extra VRAM isn't really going to do anything for you so yeah, the cheapest card is going to probably be the best one for your situation.

Thanks .I think i will go for 460 768 mb.But is there any other cheaper card that can be good for my res.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
April 29, 2011 2:30:41 PM

Hard to say, your prices are very inflated.

Sapphire just released the 5850 Xtreme for $150 in NA, it's basically the same as a 460 1gb performance wise.

Also a 5770, 6790, 550 Ti might be good choices. I encourage you to check some benchmarks and compare the prices available to you to get the best deal but any of these should get you max graphics settings in almost any game.
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a b U Graphics card
April 29, 2011 4:25:27 PM

From these 3, on that res. i'd pick 768MB 460, imo it's not worth to pay 35$ more for only ~10% better performing 6850, or 1GB 460, which is few percent behind 6850. Also Sapphire 5850 Xtreme is quite cheap these days and is over 10% better than 460 1GB, maybe it's also cheap in India?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
April 29, 2011 4:56:07 PM

Yeah, anything more than the GTX 460 768mb would be a waste and even an HD5770 would be very good for that resolution.
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April 29, 2011 5:25:54 PM

wolfram23 said:
Hard to say, your prices are very inflated.

Sapphire just released the 5850 Xtreme for $150 in NA, it's basically the same as a 460 1gb performance wise.


basically the same performance wise? See, I was all set to get a GTX 460 1 gig because I heard that Nvidia had better drivers for gaming in Stereoscopic 3D than AMD, but then I found out about that $150 5850, and I had heard that the 5850 was considerably better than a 460, but you're saying the performance is about the same.

This makes me think I should jump back on the Nvidia train for the better S3D drivers and compatibiltiy with 3DTV's (Nvidia 3DTV Play).


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April 29, 2011 5:30:21 PM

LarryJones1 said:
basically the same performance wise? See, I was all set to get a GTX 460 1 gig because I heard that Nvidia had better drivers for gaming in Stereoscopic 3D than AMD, but then I found out about that $150 5850, and I had heard that the 5850 was considerably better than a 460, but you're saying the performance is about the same.

This makes me think I should jump back on the Nvidia train for the better S3D drivers and compatibiltiy with 3DTV's (Nvidia 3DTV Play).


The 5850 is generally better, but they're very close. The 5850 pulls ahead most at the higher resolutions. For 3D though you should definitely just stick with Nvidia.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/164?vs=180
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a c 376 U Graphics card
April 30, 2011 2:19:57 AM

The HD5850 is roughly 10-15% faster than a reference GTX 460 1gb on average at 1920x1200. That it is $40-50 cheaper as well makes it hard to pass up.
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May 7, 2011 8:48:56 AM

wolfram23 said:
The 5850 is generally better, but they're very close. The 5850 pulls ahead most at the higher resolutions. For 3D though you should definitely just stick with Nvidia.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/164?vs=180

I checked the prices of 5850 here and it is much expensive than 6850 and it is out of my budget.I think 550 ti is overpriced for its performance .But i am interested in 6790.What are your views about it.Is it better than gtx 460 768 mb
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 7, 2011 2:27:37 PM

The GTX 460 768mb is faster than the HD6790.
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2011 5:23:53 PM

768MB 460 is only a bit faster than 6790, and it also cost less, so imo 6790 is a waste
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May 17, 2011 6:05:56 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
May 17, 2011 2:52:56 PM

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