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Windows 7: GTX 460 1 GB or HD 6850?

04 Feb 2011   #1
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 
GTX 460 1 GB or HD 6850?

Which video card is faster, GTX 460 1 GB or HD 6850?

Which overclocks better?

I've seen some benchmarks and it's mixed results.


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04 Feb 2011   #2
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
Which video card is faster, GTX 460 1 GB or HD 6850?

Which overclocks better?

I've seen some benchmarks and it's mixed results.
The HD 6850 is around ~5% faster in most cases (according to techpowerup's performance chart).

Which one overclocks better?

I have absolutely no idea, both GPUs have good offerings built for overclocking.

The GTX 460 has the MSI one with the Hawk aftermarket cooling, which is said to be pretty bad ass.

The HD 6850 has the ASUS one with the DirectCU cooler and unlocked voltage.

I'd go for a HD 6850 to be honest, it's cheaper, has some very good offerings for overclocking and it's faster.

The GTX 460 1GB might be better in heavy AA/Tessellated situations though.
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04 Feb 2011   #3
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

i'm having trouble deciding between this GTX 460 and this HD 6850 both the same price
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04 Feb 2011   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
i'm having trouble deciding between this GTX 460 and this HD 6850 both the same price
Hmm I didn't know you lived in Canada.

If those are your only options, go for the HD 6850.

Have you considered ordering from NCIX.com?
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04 Feb 2011   #5
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

actually i'm not getting the card. I'm helping my friend decide on the card. He's on a budget but it's pretty much undecided. So the cheaper the better.

Based on the review from techpowerup, i would suggest the HD 6850 over the GTX 460.
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04 Feb 2011   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

If you have no allegiance I would probably go with the AMD 6850.
But for me Nvidia has never let me down so I would go with the GTX460
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It also depends on the board if he might be planning on Crossfire eventually or SLI that might be something to look into ahead of time.
Fabe
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04 Feb 2011   #7
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoJuan999 View Post
Actually this Gigabyte HD 6850 has proven to be overclockable to 1 GHz with Voltage unlocked.
And it has the Windforce Dual Fan Cooler.
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - GV-R685D5-1GD In Canada.
OC'd to over 1 GHZ:
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card Overclocked - Final Thoughts :: TweakTown USA Edition


From the tests I read that ASUS Maxed out at 945 MHz.
ASUS Radeon HD 6850 Direct CU 1 GB Review - Page 31/32 | techPowerUp
Wow nice find.

I guess both OC like champs.
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04 Feb 2011   #8
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
If you have no allegiance I would probably go with the AMD 6850.
But for me Nvidia has never let me down so I would go with the GTX460
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It also depends on the board if he might be planning on Crossfire eventually or SLI that might be something to look into ahead of time.
Fabe
my friend has a prebuilt computer. This is most likely his last upgrade for his prebuilt so his mobo doesn't support crossfire and stuff. Also is the OCed GTX 460 gonna be faster the the HD 6850 I linked?
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06 Feb 2011   #9
candle86

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

an OC'd GTX 460 can be faster, but its a bit of luck, but a GTX 460 if you can hit close to GTX 560 clocks, your now in the GTX 470 range, and will smoke an HD6850, now this is possible because the GTX460 and GTX560 are identical GPU's just the code name was changed and the GF104 was fully unlocked, but don't mistake it, the GTX 560 is running a GF104 relabled as GF114, because they unlocked all the shaders that simple. Now the other thing is voltage, most GTX 460's ship with software voltage control already, but your gonna want something custom from a good brand, as the refrance cooler won't cope with it, now if you get a good GTX 460 with custom cooling yes, if you go refrance its anyones guess.
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06 Feb 2011   #10
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

HD 6850 is alot better imo
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