Originally Posted by Bah!
If noise and heat are issues, and you want to use features like AA and Physx, none of those cards are a good upgrade from what you already have. The 460 is too slow and the 470 is hotter than what you have.
I'm sure ATI will fix the Starcraft AA issue soon with as much of an issue it seems to be in the community.
How can it not be a decent upgrade when ATI doesn't even have the certain features he is asking for? He isn't in same crazy res either that a 460 or 470 couldn't handle. My lightweight rig plays everything I throw at it in 1920 x 1080. Yea, I can't slap tons of AA on a lot of titles, but it doesn't bother me in the least. The ones I can, I do.
Of course it probably would be better to have a dedicated card for physx though, instead of making one card handle it. My choice would be the 1 gig 460 as I see heat and power draw would be his main concern.
Don't count on ATI to fix any AA issues. Hope they do, but I would never count on it.