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Windows 7: Best card for around $200?

22 Jul 2010   #11
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My tip: Save up a little more and go for a better ATI card


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22 Jul 2010   #12
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davidxtux View Post
If your talking between improvement.. The 5830 will sit behind a 460 Fermi. This is the difference between manufacturer specs and actual run-time.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 768MB Video Card | NVIDIA,GeForce GTX-460,Review,Fermi,GF104,768MB,Video Card,NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 768MB Video Card GF104 Fermi GPU Graphics Frame Rate Performance Benchmark Review

On a side note: These 2 cards will trade blow to blow on some games and other games, (especially older games) the 460 will outperform. This really comes down to user preference. Are you ATI or Nvidia?
I don't really have a preference, but I think NVIDIA is pretty "cool". Also, would it be worth it to get the 1GB Superclocked EE GTX 460 (01G-P3-1373-AR): http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw= priced at $250 or is it not really worth it? If it is in a way should I then just spend a few extra bucks and, if there is, get a card a step up?
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22 Jul 2010   #13
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davidxtux View Post
If your talking between improvement.. The 5830 will sit behind a 460 Fermi. This is the difference between manufacturer specs and actual run-time.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 768MB Video Card | NVIDIA,GeForce GTX-460,Review,Fermi,GF104,768MB,Video Card,NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 768MB Video Card GF104 Fermi GPU Graphics Frame Rate Performance Benchmark Review

On a side note: These 2 cards will trade blow to blow on some games and other games, (especially older games) the 460 will outperform. This really comes down to user preference. Are you ATI or Nvidia?
I don't really have a preference, but I think NVIDIA is pretty "cool". Also, would it be worth it to get the 1GB Superclocked EE GTX 460 (01G-P3-1373-AR): EVGA | Products priced at $250 or is it not really worth it? If it is in a way should I then just spend a few extra bucks and, if there is, get a card a step up?
The superclocked edition starts touching near performance of a ati 5850. So performance to dollar if it is in your price range.. then get it. If you have a bit more to spend and can get the 5850.. then get that instead.
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22 Jul 2010   #14
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
No question about it.

GTX 460 all the way. 5850-level performance for ~$200.
It's actually behind the Radeon HD 5850 in most games. But compared to a Radeon HD 5830, the GTX 460 is a better option.

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460: The $200 King - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
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22 Jul 2010   #15
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks guys you really helped me a lot! Any more information and suggestions are very welcome

EDIT: Oh yeah... one more thing I forgot (could be pretty important). If I put the new card in a PCI Express x16 slot, and not a 2.0 slot, how much performance loss am I looking at? Will it still be worth it or would it than just be smart to upgrade the mobo first? Don't really have the money for it though...
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23 Jul 2010   #16
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
Thanks guys you really helped me a lot! Any more information and suggestions are very welcome

EDIT: Oh yeah... one more thing I forgot (could be pretty important). If I put the new card in a PCI Express x16 slot, and not a 2.0 slot, how much performance loss am I looking at? Will it still be worth it or would it than just be smart to upgrade the mobo first? Don't really have the money for it though...
You won't notice any difference. I ran my Radeon HD 5850 (PCIe 2.0) on a P35 motherboard (PCIe 1.0) and it wasn't slowed down by any means. When I upgraded to a P45 motherboard (PCIe 2.0) I didn't notice any improvement.
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23 Jul 2010   #17
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
No question about it.

GTX 460 all the way. 5850-level performance for ~$200.
It's actually behind the Radeon HD 5850 in most games. But compared to a Radeon HD 5830, the GTX 460 is a better option.

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460: The $200 King - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
Check out the performance when AA is enabled:

GeForce GTX 460 1GB Bad Company 2 (DX11) Performance | bit-tech.net
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23 Jul 2010   #18
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
Thanks guys you really helped me a lot! Any more information and suggestions are very welcome

EDIT: Oh yeah... one more thing I forgot (could be pretty important). If I put the new card in a PCI Express x16 slot, and not a 2.0 slot, how much performance loss am I looking at? Will it still be worth it or would it than just be smart to upgrade the mobo first? Don't really have the money for it though...
You won't notice any difference. I ran my Radeon HD 5850 (PCIe 2.0) on a P35 motherboard (PCIe 1.0) and it wasn't slowed down by any means. When I upgraded to a P45 motherboard (PCIe 2.0) I didn't notice any improvement.
Alright, now I just have to make sure it will fit and pick a new PSU.
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24 Jul 2010   #19
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

GTX 460 all the way, cuz of the performance of that card at 200$. Pretty good at overclocking and it beat some of the higher nvidia cards in some test when overclocked. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1GB Video Card Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Overclocking - Legit Reviews
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24 Jul 2010   #20
jebuchanan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I do recommend the 1GB over the 768MB GTX460 (better performance).
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