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Old August 31, 2011, 06:59 PM
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I have an Geforce GTX 280 and while I was at my local computer store, I saw a Geforce GTX 460SSC for dirt cheap. Is the GTX 460 better than the 280? Will I notice a difference? I was looking at the 560ti too, would that have been better than the GTX 460SSC?

I just couldn't believe how cheap the card was, especially since I paid $500 for my 280 back in the day. I'd love to get the 590, but I don't have $600 to spend on a card.
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Old August 31, 2011, 07:09 PM
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Yes it is a good choice, the card will run faster, cooler and you are going to get DX 11. It's also smaller will take less space in your case. I would have taken the 560Ti which is wayyyy better, but it would have probably been a little more! You will love this card, and no it's not a bad choice, its a very good choice and it wont hurt your wallet that bad either!
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Old August 31, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Not too mention takes a lot less power! I hope you got the 1 gig edition of the 460, here is a sick price for a 560Ti:

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 58366 | eBay
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go straight for a 560 TI. dont look back :)

or 6950 if you like amd
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Old August 31, 2011, 07:39 PM
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thanks for the help guys, since I didn't open the GTX 460 package and wanted to see what everyone though on here, I'm going to return it tomorrow and grab the 560ti. :)
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Old August 31, 2011, 07:40 PM
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yeeehaaa, good choice man. I hope you win that bid!!!!!!!
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Are you sure its really all that good for an upgrade ?
I base my reasoning on this I have a 4890 which is basicly between a GTX 260 and 275 (thus weaker than a GTX 280). It is also very close (I'd say pretty much even to a GTX 460 768mb).
Granted a GTX 460 1gb is clearly better(but not light years ahead) than a 768mb and that a GTX 280 is also clearly better than a 4890 (but not light years ahead), then I'd say its somewhat of a lateral move in terms of raw performance. There are some aspects where its a clear improvement, but I'd still say going for a GTX 560TI would have been a much better choice.
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or get a used 480 for more or less the same price,but then again clocking the 560 will get you there as well.
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...i-sli-review/5

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Quote:
Are you sure its really all that good for an upgrade ?
I think it is a good move, one that he will noticed quite a bit. Min frames will be much better with a 560ti or even a 460 1GB over a 280 IMHO.
Must ask OP what are your system specs?
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