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Old 07-19-10, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default eVGA GTX 470 vs. GTX 460 OC advice

I was thinking of getting either a GTX 470 or a GTX 460 I would overclock to at least 800 MHz. Would the GTX 460 OC beat out a stock GTX 470? I know the GTX 460 would be quieter and cooler, but for only $50 I could pick up the GTX 470. Thanks for the advice!

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Old 07-19-10, 01:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: eVGA GTX 470 vs. GTX 460 OC advice

The 460 will not beat a 470, no. Even overclocked nicely, it'll nip at its heels in some games, but the architectural differences make the 470 perform better overall.
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Default Re: eVGA GTX 470 vs. GTX 460 OC advice

An OC'ed 1GB GTX 460 will come very close to a stock GTX 470 in a few games. But the GTX 470 has a healthy amount of overclocking headroom itself. The increased VRAM on the 470 might also be appreciated on the resolutions you are gaming at.
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Default Re: eVGA GTX 470 vs. GTX 460 OC advice

Yeh, the 470 overclocking headroom will give it a huge performance difference. I'd assume that if you're thinking of overclocking a 460 then you're more than comfortable with overclocking which would mean overclocking a 470 would net you near 480 speeds.... the 470 is a very solid investment if you're an overclocker
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Default Re: eVGA GTX 470 vs. GTX 460 OC advice

I agree if you are going to overclock ,then spend the extra for a GTX 470 because they overclock great too most will do 760/3800 and faster ,my GTX 470 will do 824/3900 ,but I keep it at 775/3800 so I don't have to turn the fan up to a 100%.Trust me you will enjoy a GTX 470 much more .Besides haveing more memory and the 1gig GTX 460 run around $230- to $250 and you can get a MSI for $299.99 and you get a free game.
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Old 07-19-10, 08:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: eVGA GTX 470 vs. GTX 460 OC advice

I've seen reviews that the GTX 470 is a great deal, especially if you can get one for under $300. I don't know if I'll overclock mine too much as I have a 460W power supply in the computer I'll be using it in. Thanks for the input!
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