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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?

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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. ;-)
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Old 08-17-10, 03:58 PM   #26
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Default Re: Anyone done the upgrade from a 8800 GTX to 460 GTX?

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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. ;-)
Sounds like your 470 is offering comparable performance to my dual 8800GTXs... with the exception of AA I'd imagine. I can run Crysis @ Very High DX10 and 16xAF but no AA and doesn't dip below 30. Or atleast I could at 1680 x 1050.

See, I just recently got this new monitor from work and haven't been able to do a lot of gaming at 1920 x 1200. Don't know how well these 8800s would handle metro or crysis or the likes at this new resolution.

But so far, I'm more than satisified with their performance, even in the few games I've played at 1920 x 1200. Haven't had to turn anything down with the exception of AA.

So it's this level of performance I'm after but with less heat generated and far less power consumed. Sadly, I think the 470 would probably run too hot and consume too much electricity for my needs. The performance may be there, but the coolness and low power consumption is not... at least from the reviews I've read.
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