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Old 08-17-10, 01:02 PM   #25
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Default Re: Anyone done the upgrade from a 8800 GTX to 460 GTX?

Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Okay... I'm really having a hard time deciding what card to get. I created a thread some time back about this and just can't seem to make up my mind.

Since this thread has a lot of people posting in it whom owned an 8800GTX and went to a GTX460... this might be a great place for good feedback.

My current specs:

Core i7 920 (stock)
Intel DX58SO mobo
4GB DDR3 1600
2x eVGA 8800GTX

In short, I'm moving out into the sticks, in a trailer. It's hot where I'm moving to, and electricity is much more expensive than in the city. I need a single card that will offer comparable performance to my dual 8800GTXs while running cooler and consuming far less power.

I keep bouncing from the 5770, GTX460 1GB, to the 5850 and can't make up my mind. The ultimate test would be for me to run some benchmarks with these cards then compare them to what the reviewers and ya'll are getting- but sadly I don't have time to do that.

So trying to piece together whatever information I can. Want to get a card and keep it- don't want to buy one just to be dissappointed and have to return it or sell it to then buy another card.

Ya'll think a GTX460 would be sufficient? I game at 1920 x 1200.

Thanks ya'll.
Well, Red, I just installed my GTX470 last night, replacing two MSI 8800GTs, and here are my impressions:

SCII performed only slightly better (CPU limitation), but now I can run ultra settings and it doesn't slow down like the 8800GT's did.

Crysis I can now run on Very High, with 8XQ AA, and it runs beautifully. Very smooth.

Metro 2033 I can now run maxed out, even advanced PhysX and tessellation, and it runs about mid 30s or higher. I never saw it drop below 30fps during the opening sequence. Before that it was a sideshow at times.

Keep in mind that I use my old RPTV as a monitor, and it only does 1280x768 at 60hz.

I'd like to get a new CPU, like a Q9650, but they are still $300+....Maybe I can get the next one down. I have to wait until I can afford it after buying the GTX470. ;-)
Coolermaster ATC-210-VX1 case w/ Rosewill 850W PSU | Q9650@3.6Ghz w/ Zalman CNPS9700 LED | eVga 780i BIOS P10 w/ 4GB OCZ Platinum PC8500 | 3-WD 640GB + External WD 1TB + Lite On 12x Blu-ray Burner | eVga Geforce GTX470 SC w/ Sony 60EX700 HDTV | Nvidia HD Audio on Denon 1909 5.1 and Polk Speakers | Dual Booting XP Professional SP3 and Windows 7 Enterprise X64
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