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02 Nov 2010   #41
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is the difference between say this one EVGA 01G-P3-1377-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FTW 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ?

There are 6-8 different EVGA GTX 460's but not quite sure what the difference is besides the memory or clock.


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02 Nov 2010   #42
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Other than core clock or memory, the difference is usually the heat sink/fan style. There are also many different MSI 460 cards. I have the 450 cyclone, and while loud at 100% fan, I never reach that speed using afterburner (Fan curve attached)


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02 Nov 2010   #43
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Other than core clock or memory, the difference is usually the heat sink/fan style. There are also many different MSI 460 cards. I have the 450 cyclone, and while loud at 100% fan, I never reach that speed using afterburner (Fan curve attached)
I'm thinking 2 EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card would work out well.

The difference between the other two, one which is the same price EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and the one which is a little more expensive EVGA 01G-P3-1378-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FTW EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card is unknown to me.

And I don't know what the difference is with the 460's that look a bit different.
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02 Nov 2010   #44
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, the different look is different heat sink and cover designs, which can positively or negatively affect cooling.

A boxed in design does not take advantage of any system cooling fans, but exclusively cools itself. Some of the other designs mix their own fan with taking advantage of any air movement in the case as well to take heat off of the heat sinks.

A lot of the differences in similar looking products will be the release date.
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02 Nov 2010   #45
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Well, the different look is different heat sink and cover designs, which can positively or negatively affect cooling.

A boxed in design does not take advantage of any system cooling fans, but exclusively cools itself. Some of the other designs mix their own fan with taking advantage of any air movement in the case as well to take heat off of the heat sinks.

A lot of the differences in similar looking products will be the release date.
I'm just gunna go with whatever you suggest lol.
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02 Nov 2010   #46
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you still looking to do an SLI setup?
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02 Nov 2010   #47
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Other than core clock or memory, the difference is usually the heat sink/fan style. There are also many different MSI 460 cards. I have the 450 cyclone, and while loud at 100% fan, I never reach that speed using afterburner (Fan curve attached)
Nice fan profile.

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02 Nov 2010   #48
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Gets the job done quietly
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02 Nov 2010   #49
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Gets the job done quietly
No doubt.

I for one, had the tendency to leave video cards fans profiles alone, but after getting my GTX 470, I had to change it manually.

It now maxes out @ 79c (low 90s with the default one), so I'm pretty happy .
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03 Nov 2010   #50
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Are you still looking to do an SLI setup?
Either or really, with the GTX 460's I was but with something like a GTX 480 I wouldn't be so inclined with the exception of future price drops and new cards hitting the market.

So I guess I am, yeah.
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