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GT 240 -> GTX460 Good Move?


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#1 gendoikari87

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

So like the title says I have the chance to trade some of my warhammer army for a GTX 460, but it's still only got 1gb of ram and it's IIRC the same type so is it an upgrade or just another card, i'm confused because it's newer and more expensive.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:07 AM

It would be a good move and doesn't matter if it has 1GB of video ram. There would be some significant improvement in games when you play.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:25 AM

It is defiantly worth it 1gb is a lot IMO but yes it would help ure frame rates

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:46 PM

If memory serves me correctly, it has been a while since the GTX 460 was released, the 1GB is worth it for the frame rate increase at most higher resolutions.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:52 PM

The versions of the GTX460 was released between July to November 2010, so it's not that old.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:07 PM

In computer land, that's old, especially with the newer Radeon 6000's and GTX 500's out.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:27 AM

Meh, i can't afford for the new stuff and i don't earn any money <_<

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:08 PM

so what would be the best card for around the 150 USD mark?

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:44 PM

For 150USD, you could get a MSI R6790-2PM2D1GD5 Radeon HD 6790 1GB.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:07 AM

Who cares if it's an older series. It's a great card and supports DirectX 11.
I usually recommend getting a card which is one generation behind because they usually have all the same features but you can save quite a bit of money.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

They may have the same features but they are not as fast as the new one.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 11:58 AM

I'd value the card at about $93 (USD) (non OC'd eVGA 460GTX goes for $123 new). Is it better then what you have now, yes.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

They may have the same features but they are not as fast as the new one.

I think it's clear that this member isn't looking for the greatest card out there.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

We don't know that yet because the member hasn't replied yet.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:15 AM


They may have the same features but they are not as fast as the new one.

I think it's clear that this member isn't looking for the greatest card out there.

correct, specifically i'm upgrading to play BF3 in september at medium to high graphics.

what i run currently

Foxconn am2+
AMD athalon X2 5600+ windsor
GT240
4GB Kingston ram (1400 IIRC)
Windows XP

Edited by gendoikari87, 11 July 2011 - 08:17 AM.





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