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bOse December 12, 2010 05:28 AM

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I have been reading reviews and asking opinions for about a week or so, finally i came to a conclusion that i have to choose between gts 450 or gts 250, both video cards come with 128 bit bus and 1 Gb, are these cards any good ?

_dangtx_ December 12, 2010 05:32 AM

well since youre buying in europe everything is more expensive soo...if they are the same price go with the 450. how much is one there after taxes?



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JMHC December 12, 2010 05:40 AM

What games are you playing and what resolution do you play at? What processor do you have?

The GTS 250 is faster in the tests I've seen but if you want DX11 support go for the GTS 450. BTW, the GTS 250 has a 256bit memory bus.

bOse December 12, 2010 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by JMHC (Post 461259)
What games are you playing and what resolution do you play at? What processor do you have?

The GTS 250 is faster in the tests I've seen but if you want DX11 support go for the GTS 450. BTW, the GTS 250 has a 256bit memory bus.

Phenom 2 Unlocked to x3 currently at 3.3 ghz .

I usually play games at 1280x1024, Crysis Warhead and Crysis, Dirt 2, GTA4, those are my favourites .

The question now is : Should i gather more money and buy a gtx 460 ?

bvsbutthd101 December 12, 2010 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by bOse (Post 461265)
Phenom 2 Unlocked to x3 currently at 3.3 ghz .

I usually play games at 1280x1024, Crysis Warhead and Crysis, Dirt 2, GTA4, those are my favourites .

The question now is : Should i gather more money and buy a gtx 460 ?

460 is a really good card, if you willing to spend the extra money, go for it. If not 450 is your best bet.

bOse December 12, 2010 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by bvsbutthd101 (Post 461333)
460 is a really good card, if you willing to spend the extra money, go for it. If not 450 is your best bet.

Is dx11 really worth it ?

_dangtx_ December 12, 2010 08:43 AM

if your games support it, yes.

Ikthus December 12, 2010 09:55 AM

If you can afford the 450, I say pony up a little extra cash and get a GTX 460 768mb. It's only $20-30 more expensive and you'll get much better performance.

But if you had to pick between those 2, I'd say get the 450.

bOse December 12, 2010 10:13 AM

Curse the gts 450, it has only 128 bit bus . And my actual 9600 gt has 256 .

ilya December 12, 2010 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bOse (Post 461371)
Curse the gts 450, it has only 128 bit bus . And my actual 9600 gt has 256 .

It honestly doesn't make sense to even look at the memory bandwidth of the card in your situation. At that low of a resolution, core/shader clocks are a much bigger factor. In fact performance between the 3 different GTX 460's would theoretically be identical for you. Now of course if you plan on a significant monitor upgrade that would be a different story. But since you're aiming fairly low on the GPU selection, I would assume you wouldn't be aiming higher than 1680x1050 on the monitor end. (which is still a low enough resolution for low memory bandwidth cards)


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