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Gtx 460 or 460gtx SOC

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May 7, 2011 8:12:37 AM

Hi, which one is better, this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this http://www.amazon.com/Palit-GeForce-256-bit-Express-NE5... (Dont mind the prices, in my country soc is more expensive than palit lol) ? And do SOC version need more W of psu? will 600w will be enough with amd phenom II x840? :??:  Thanx!

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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2011 1:58:42 AM

If you have a quality (Seasonic, Corsair, etc,) 600 W PSU there should be enough power for either of these two. I think that the Gigabyte SOC is the better choice because of the dual fans. but it's a close call. Both GPUs are (presumably) reference with the difference being that the Gigabyte is factoiry over clocked. I am running a reference GTX 470 OC'd and can OC with anyone with an aftermarket Zalman VF3000 cooler. If you plan to over clock then you must mind your cooling--heat kills.

Now, if you don't intend to OC then the Gigabyte will give you more performance and keep you within warranty.

BTW I picked up my GTX 470 (lightly used by a non OC'er) for $162 shipped and put on the Zalman cooler for $65. It blows the doors off the GTX 460. and runs cool.
May 8, 2011 9:57:38 AM

My psu is Corsair, so i gues it should be fine for gtx 460soc. Thanx! ^^
a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2011 12:16:19 PM

SOC, 100%, it's better than Palit + it has better cooling
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