Thanks for the chart, DXRick. In your opinion, which is the better card of the two? Is the performance gain worth the price difference over the 6870 (which was my other consideration)
xerb, I don't know offhand the wattage of my power supply. From what I have read, others have received their units with the GTX 260 and 460 watt power supply but have had no issues (like me). It seems that HP engineers have cut costs by choosing the lowest wattage possible power supply (compared to nVidia's recommendation, which likely has some breathing room added in to compensate for poor quality power supplies and other factors). Because nVidia's recommendation doesn't seem to apply here, I was attempting to replace it with a card that takes the same amount of power.
Most of the cards that require the same power perform the same.
Is this upgrade a waste of money in your opinion?