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Old September 24, 2010, 11:14 PM
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not much of a FPS player. More of an RPG/strategy player.

Also, it will be for blu-ray movies as well so I should be fine w/ the 460 768mb model. Will see a boost going from the 260 to the 460 and will have directX 11.
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Old September 25, 2010, 12:05 AM
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cool.

for bluray playback, gt240 and up you're king. btw, the ones on disc or in mkv format? the latter, if quite large, will be ok on thine system config. ive seen a..hmm..might've been 4-8 gig sample, i think the runtime was a few minutes. never seen cpu spike up so much, even though the system had a modern video card in it.
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Old September 25, 2010, 12:16 AM
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I know the 260 is great for blu ray. However, it doesn't have an HDMI port and the picture should be better w/ that connection. The 460 at least has an mini hdmi port (or a regular one) and it comes w/ a converter to a regular hdmi port.
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Old September 25, 2010, 12:48 AM
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with the naked eye, in most situations, you may or may not see the difference. probably not. im talking about dvi vs hdmi. someone more into video stuff correct me plz :)
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Old September 25, 2010, 01:25 AM
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DVI and HDMI are exactly the same image quality wise.
Just different cables and one has sound.
If you want Blu Ray with Dolby HD MA and DTS HD you need a gts450 gtx460 or any 5000 series card
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Old September 26, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Quick update and I did buy the zotac Geforce GTX 460 (768mb) card and I am very happy with it. I can run Battlefield 2 at excellent settings and even the World in Conflict benchmark test averaged out @ 40fps at max resolution and High Settings (w/ AA). Movies are great as well (especially avatar and Ice Age). However, for movies like 3:10 to yuma, it has that old film look to it when I play that movie (blu-ray) and other live action (not animated) blu-ray movies as well. I tried with different settings and no luck. Figure it's a monitor setting, not sure.

In terms of WOW, I get no funny graphic glitches at all now. I was having situations where the windows in buildings would disappear or seem to experience tearing. Also, when flying, I would get moving edges by at the bottom of the trees and in other strange places.

Also, I should mention that is is much much quieter than the BFG Nvidia 260 video card I had in there before, which is very nice to hear (especially when I play at night)

Overall, Love it. For my situation, it was a very worthwile purchase and glad I didn't go w/ the Radeon 5830 or the much more expensive 5850.
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