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Old February 6, 2011, 05:42 PM
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But if you're lucky and manage to sell your 260 for a really good price, ($90+) you may as well go for a cheap 460 768mb. ~$50 for a video card upgrade isn't bad.
I had someone offer $80 for it. So it would be about a $50 upgrade if you count rebates.

With shipping and factoring in rebates, a 1g 6850 would be $25 more than a 1g gtx460. So pretty much the same price. That's not making it easy to decide

Basically I think I have to decide if I'm ever going to buy another 6850 and crossfire at some point. Or will I want to upgrade to a newer card. If I'm going to just keep upgrading to new cards then I'd buy the 460 now. I'm not a "hard core" gamer, so I wonder if I'd even ever bother with crossfire other than to just try it.
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Old February 6, 2011, 06:22 PM
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if youre going to spend 216 for a 460, why not 220 for the 560? :)
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Old February 6, 2011, 06:36 PM
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I agree with Dangtx here...the 560's at $220 is a much more significant upgrade than $200-210 for a GTX 460.
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Old February 6, 2011, 06:56 PM
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its hard these days lol...let me try again





http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-ti-220-a.html


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oops,too bad, out of sale. gl man :)
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Old February 6, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I do appreciate all the input guys, keep it coming

Here's the dollars and cents of it; final cost to me factoring in sale of my 260 and rebates
gtx460 768m about $42 (asus, stock speeds, 3 year warranty) or $53 (evga, superclocked, lifetime warranty)
gtx460 1g about $71 (stock speeds)
6850 1g about $76
560ti 1g about $168.

When I calculated earlier that the 460 was $25 cheaper, it was with an SE version, my bad.

So the 560ti would cost me about $100 more. I don't think it would be cost effective performance wise at my resolution.

So definitely a cheap upgrade with a 768m gtx460, could get a year out of it. Would it be worth the extra $20 or so for a 1g 460 or a 6850 at my resolution? Possible future crossfire with the 6850.
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dan, why do you keep referencing the GT440? Might be a bit confusing to the OP...

I still don't think there's much point in upgrading right now, especially since games that use DX11/tessellation are pretty slim...but if you must, I'd wait for a good sale on either a GTX460 or HD6850.

If you don't mind buying used, maybe checkout our BST area. I see there's some GTX460s for about $150 or so.
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On the low end 6870 on the upper 560 or the 570 but I wouldn't bother with gtx460 192bit over the gtx260 you already have, not enough jump.
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dan, why do you keep referencing the GT440? Might be a bit confusing to the OP...
No confusion, I see the article uses the gt440 as the reference in those charts, so the improvement percentage is relative to the gt440.

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but if you must, I'd wait for a good sale on either a GTX460 or HD6850.
Tee hee, that's why I'm itching, there is some pretty good sales on right now
Although if I wait a little bit, they might drop a little more.

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If you don't mind buying used, maybe checkout our BST area. I see there's some GTX460s for about $150 or so.
I can buy new gtx460's for about $150 right now (although after rebates, but still worth the chance IMO since it would be under warranty)
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its the latest chart they got, nothing to do with the lowly lowly lowly puny 440 :)

i still think 6850.

better power figures, you can give it a clocking..and use your 260 for physx :p
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I'll be selling that 260 to help pay for the new card ;)

I might give the 6850 a try. I've been an nvidia user for my last 2 cards, but I'll give a radeon a try.

Now should I get an xfx with double lifetime warranty, or buy a saphire.
Always a decision
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