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Which is Better: HD 6870 or GTX 460

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September 23, 2011 3:54:47 PM

I found these 2 GPU's on a Web and I just wanna know which is better.

1. XFX Radeon HD 6870 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6870 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort

2. Gigabyte GV N460OC-1GI - Graphics adapter - GF GTX 460 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI ( HDCP )

And heres a PSU I found aswell:

1. OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro Power Supply (Is this good?)

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a c 245 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 4:05:32 PM

GTX460 is on par with 6850. 6870 is one step ahead from 6850. the PSU that you mention is a good one
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September 23, 2011 4:05:39 PM

GTX 460 usually has a lot more overclocking headroom.

If you OC both as much as you can, the 6870 will still be faster. However, the performance gap between the two will be smaller than it was at stock. So if the 460 is a lot cheaper, it may be a better bang for your buck if you're an OCer. But if you just want the performance and the price is right, get the 6870.
September 23, 2011 4:53:42 PM

Im gonna go for HD 6870, found it on £5.00 more than the GTX 460.

Thanks for the Help guys. :) 
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:05:51 PM

In most performance comparisons I've seen, the 6870 beats the 460 by 5 - 7fps at most, and personally, that's almost insignificant when you consider driver updates and various games written to take advantage of specific cards and chipsets. And really, if the card is already capable of sustaining 45fps on high detail at the resolution you play, what do a few more frames matter?

Since performance is so similar, I'd look at power consumption, thermal levels, and noise. The 6870 requires significantly less power while keeping a similar thermal and noise level with the 460. Different coolers can sway the temperature and noise for either chipset, but the 6870 will still have a sizable advantage in the power requirement.
a c 114 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:10:14 PM

that 6870 over that 460 for sure