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GTX 460 2win 170$ sale, or wait

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August 8, 2012 8:22:31 AM

So I just found this sale... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Basically its a dual gtx460 gpu on one card. For only 170 bucks, that seems like the absolute best i'll be able to find in that pricing range for the near future. I'd like to get a new graphics card by aug 25th (gw2 releases for those who preordered and my gts250 isnt holding up well), so im wondering if i should spring for that, if the hd 7850 is a better deal, or possibly wait for the gtx660/ti\

For all those who will tell me to spring for the gtx670, I play on a 1920x1080 monitor and from my research, the 7850 will probably be all I need

TL;DR:
gtx460 2win: 170$
hd7850: 250$
wait for gtx660/ti

Thanks all!
a c 255 U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 8:39:33 AM

I am able to max just about every game I play at 1920 x 1080 with my single GTX 460 1GB. Now I don't play BF3 or some of the latest and greatest FPS type games much and since I have had this card for 2 years now I am finally looking to upgrade. If I could actually find a GTX 460 1GB 256bit card I would consider just running Sli but since those cards don't exist anymore I will likely get a GTX 660 Ti in a few weeks. The GTX 660 Ti will be $300 or so but for $170 I would not hesitate to recommend the dual GTX 460. It should beat a stock GTX 580 easily.
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August 8, 2012 8:41:30 AM

Well, If I ived in the States, I'd order this card without hesitation. I say there is no need to wait for the 660 ti cuz it will cost somewhere around 350$. The only thing I would advise is to check the power consumption, because it is recommended to have a minimum of 700 Watt Power supply, whereas you have a 620 Watt power supply.
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 8:53:55 AM

but remember,you might face driver problems.
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August 8, 2012 4:15:42 PM

yeah, the driver problems is pretty much the only thing worrying me. If it worked flawlessly, I'm basically buying near gtx580 performance for only 170$ after rebate
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 4:21:50 PM

^what if it does not?
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August 8, 2012 4:24:13 PM

then i only get the performance of one gtx460 :/  you think i should spring for the 7850 instead? or see if nvidia will release a 250$ card within the month as rumored?
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 4:26:25 PM

7850 is a wiser choice bro and with overclocking,you can easily get the performance of a gtx 580 :) 
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August 8, 2012 4:28:13 PM

They refresh this list between 1:30am and 2:30am PST.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I picked up 2 6850's for $62 each.

These are new items that have been returned, and they test them for functionality, which is more than I can say for refurb or new cards.
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August 8, 2012 6:24:56 PM

Are they used?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 6:31:15 PM

PureShefi said:
Are they used?


refurbished items are either:

A) items sent in because they failed and are factory restored and fixed again
B) Relabled or rebranded


most cards align with A at most.
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August 8, 2012 7:49:41 PM

samwelaye said:
then i only get the performance of one gtx460 :/  you think i should spring for the 7850 instead? or see if nvidia will release a 250$ card within the month as rumored?


You have to consider the fact, that even the GTX 460 alone is quite powerful and handle the latest games. Furthermore, micro-stuttering shouldn't be a problem, as this card would exceed your monitor's refresh rate in almost all games.
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 8:28:33 PM

whoever gets the 460 2WIN I will laugh you right off of Tom's as soon as you open a thread about:
driver issues, SLi enabling, poor performance, heat and unexpected power consumption..
also including physically fitting inside case..
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August 8, 2012 10:44:20 PM

nvm, thought you were talking to me lol.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 12:32:45 AM

verbalizer said:
whoever gets the 460 2WIN I will laugh you right off of Tom's as soon as you open a thread about:
driver issues, SLi enabling, poor performance, heat and unexpected power consumption..
also including physically fitting inside case..


lol not to forget about artifacts and blue screens.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:07:04 PM

hellfire24 said:
lol not to forget about artifacts and blue screens.


Is your hate of this product limited to this particular card, SLI in general or 460s as cards?
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:10:22 PM

this particular card for me....
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a c 144 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:12:21 PM

i think it should be fine. of course there will be driver issue from time to time but the way nvidia are right now i will not worry too much about SLI support. personally i would be glad to get one if i was able to get with such a price in my country lol
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:14:30 PM

460 SLi is a good option but these dual gpu solutions suck in most of the cases and i hardly doubt that nvidia is going to work on the drivers of 4xx cards.
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a c 144 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:25:58 PM

i think in driver as aspect the 400 series are not really that different than the 500 series. in fact the 500 series are the tweak version of fermi which is what the 400 series was also based on based on. maybe they will concentrate more on the 600 series more right now but i don't think nvidia will forget about fermi that fast.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:37:21 PM

hellfire24 said:
460 SLi is a good option but these dual gpu solutions suck in most of the cases and i hardly doubt that nvidia is going to work on the drivers of 4xx cards.




they are going to probably drop it sooner or later, newegg is out of gtx 460s and the only real gtx 4xx series that are still in sale is this 2win and the lone gtx 480 brand new.


edit: of relevant gamer level gpus.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:37:46 PM

LOOK...
this card in-particular the 460 2WIN has problems.
not because of the drivers in general but it's the card specifically ...

can we move on now.?
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a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2012 5:33:34 PM

The gtx 460 2win doesnt seem to have that many driver issues in games that support Sli.
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a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2012 5:34:35 PM

verbalizer said:
LOOK...
this card in-particular the 460 2WIN has problems.
not because of the drivers in general but it's the card specifically ...

can we move on now.?


Please go into detail on these "problumes" I have not had any and i have been using a gtx 460 2win in one of my rigs for about 7 months.
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a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2012 5:37:06 PM

verbalizer said:
whoever gets the 460 2WIN I will laugh you right off of Tom's as soon as you open a thread about:
driver issues, SLi enabling, poor performance, heat and unexpected power consumption..
also including physically fitting inside case..




Dont want to bring a old thread back to life but please explain why you feel this card is so bad, I have had no issues with max settings in bc3 and skyrim. Also the card does not get over 75 c when gaming in a decent air cooled case.
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October 23, 2012 1:44:19 AM

It runs hot and in no way supports Quad SLI... From my understanding it is physically possible, I tried to find a work around for a week and at one point had it in Quad SLI mode but the nvidia driver didn't recognize it and labeled it as an unknown device right after putting it into Quad SLI mode. So basically I had 4x GTX 460 in Quad SLI running 1 screen at 800x600 resolution..... This pissed me off as there is nothing stating that it wont do Quad SLI on the box, on nvidia's website or on EVGA's website. Further more any one selling it either doesn't know or doesn't care to delineate this fact either. Its only after you open the box that you find a sticker across the SLI connector stating "DOES NOT SUPPORT SLI." This says this after EVGA's product site stated "This product supports SLI."

That aside it runs well and I haven't had to many other problems accept for the fact that it doesn't necessarily run smooth... More screen jitter than expected some times seems on the verge of unstable. Slight comparability issues with some classic games.

Bottom Line... I expected more from this card, nvidia and its manufacturer. Disappointed I will buy ATI next time... I have owned 10 nvidia graphics cards and only one ATI in the past. My most reliable longest lasting nvidia was a GTX 260 I still have but found imposable to overclock even after flashing the bios, resilient though. Best ATI 9800 pro worked perfectly after downloading a third party driver and never failed or became out dated until my entire computer was outdated and I built a new rig.
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2012 3:29:51 AM

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