I have a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... With the rebate after takes your paying about 157 if I did that math in my head right. I easily just with AMD control center overclocked to 900 Mhz GPU clock and 1180 Memory clock. I run Battlefield on High settings with a steady 35-50 fps depending on size of party and map. Can slow down a bit but not to bad. For Skyrim Im just it Will handle it well. I understand you want to get Nvidia, however AMD gives more performance per dollar in many cases.
in my opinion hd 6870 will be the best choice to and for 1080p it performs very well in gaming just 10-20 dollars more then your budget you should go for higher in cheaper price because in performance always higher is better and in price always cheaper is better.
you can play all games on high ultra settings with 2xaa or none with 35-40 fps or more so you should go for hf 6870.
Ive been an nvidia user from day one.
This time around they failed to compete.
the 460 is very decent, but every chart I see shows it 20 percent behind. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/13-Ba...
shows the 6850 at its 38 fps.
sadly they didnt add the 460 below it because it didnt even keep up.
I rather would have saved up for the GTX 560 or better the GTX 560 Ti..
no point in buying a GTX 460 nowadays unless it's an overclocked 256-bit for cheap..
256-bit OC'd for no more that $150 taxes / shipped then I might...
but that EVGA 256-bit @ only 720MHz is not worth it for $150 plus tax and shipping.
the 192-bit doesn't do it..
I have 3 - GTX 460's and all clocked to GTX 560 OC levels, (850MHz or better).
The three cards are all 2010 products. They're all a year to year and a half old. It doesn't mean they aren't useful since new cards are coming on slowly (if you need a card right now). They are all pretty decent deals (and none of them are "dead"). Some things never change though: HD 6870 > GTX 460 > HD 6850, although the difference in performance in those steps is pretty small.
an old find yes from 2010 but the post was relevant to someone saying the GTX 460 can't game and in comparison to the HD equals..
6850 is just a better design because it take one 6pin and is more powerful LOL fact I was highly considering a couple o GTX 460 or a 2 WIN but they are just getting outperformed by the newer and better card 6850.
You posted a link from 2years and 3 month ago and the games that GTX 460 was slightly faster but barely in are Starcrft2, Lost Planet, Just Cause2, and those are all Nvidia sponsored titles the rest of the games the 6850 is beating the 460.
close the thread because here comes a blind fighting fanboi......
doesn't realize that the thread has been listed as solved and knowone cares.
fighting for the 6850 when OP decided on the 6870 anyways.
and this fight about the GTX 460, grow-up.
Nope like I said I was considering a GTX 460 and still am if they go to $130 dollars then that makes them become a greater value than 6850