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ccm001 February 6, 2011 01:07 PM

upgrade advice 1680x1050
 
I'm thinking about upgrading my vid card and am looking for advice.

I currently have a gtx260 896meg core 216 card, and I use a 22" monitor that supports max 1680x1050 resolution.

Given my resolution limit (I don't plan on upgrading my monitor) what would be a good card to go with in the sub $200 range? I was thinking about a 1g 6850 (my motherboard supports crossfire, so it could be an option in the future) or a gtx460.

Would I be okay with a 768m gtx460 at my resolution, or spend the extra and get a 1g. If there wouln't be much difference between a 768 and a 1g at my resolution I coudl save myself lots of money ;). I was thinking about the 6850 since my motherboad is amd, and my processor is amd - I might as well complete the "amd fusion". And it looks as if the gtx460 and the 6850 exchange blows in gaming performance at lower resolutions.

Any advice appreciated as always :)

_dangtx_ February 6, 2011 01:23 PM

6850 all the way, unless the 460 can be found cheaper.

try to go for the 1gig version if pocket permits.

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look up the numbers +


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JD February 6, 2011 01:40 PM

Are you having issues with certain games? I'd think the GTX260 could still hold up with 1680x1050...

yamawho February 6, 2011 02:02 PM

I upgraded one system from a GTX 260 to GTX 460 768MB.
The difference in the FarCry 2 benchmark is 20% increase in FPS looking at the average score.
I don't know what the rest of your system has but I for example swapped out a HD 4870 with the GTX 460.
I was shocked to discover there was a small increase only ... almost the same :shok:
That system has a E8500 ... when I installed the same card in a AMD x4 965 system it was 45% faster using the same benchmark at 1680 x 1050.

I oced the E8500 o 3.8 Ghz and the difference now is 25% less than the AMD x4 965 system ...

Hope this helps.

gingerbee February 6, 2011 02:14 PM

at that res i dont think you'll see much of a differance the gtx 460 does fine even at 1080p so that low should not matter

ccm001 February 6, 2011 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 482845)
6850 all the way, unless the 460 can be found cheaper.

try to go for the 1gig version if pocket permits.

ASUS GeForce GT 440 1 GB Review - Page 26/30 | techPowerUp

look up the numbers +

It looks like the 460 is slightly better than the 6850. Both are about the same price right now.


Quote:

Originally Posted by JD (Post 482854)
Are you having issues with certain games? I'd think the GTX260 could still hold up with 1680x1050...

Not really. I just want to be able to take advantage of tesselation and other eye candy, while also increasing fps. Mainly I'd like to sell the 260 while I can still get some half-decent cash.

@yamawho: I run an amd 965be, so I'd love to see a %45 improvement ;)

So either way, 6850 or gtx460, I'd see an improvement in eye candy and fps over a 260 (I hope)?

ilya February 6, 2011 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccm001 (Post 482865)
So either way, 6850 or gtx460, I'd see an improvement in eye candy and fps over a 260 (I hope)?

At your current res, you'd probably see more benefit from overclocking. 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.

yamawho February 6, 2011 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccm001 (Post 482865)
@yamawho: I run an amd 965be, so I'd love to see a %45 improvement ;)

Hehe the 45% was compared to the E8500 system.

The increase is about 30% using the FarCry2 benchmark...

Got his one ...
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ZZLEE February 6, 2011 03:59 PM

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yamawho February 6, 2011 04:07 PM

I Used MSI afterburner to overclock mine up to 810 Mhz on the core and got a blistering 3 FPS increase :blarg:

Overclocking the video card is overrated ...


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