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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Darkgundam111, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Darkgundam111 New Member

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    so my uncle in new york is looking for a gaming card for his son, and wanted me to tell him the best card for the $$$. I was thinking about the nvidia 460 gtx 768 mb for $90 but I really don't know much about the ATI side since i haven't really looked into video cards greatly, so i might be missing something good from the ATI side. Is there anything better deal than this? i hear ATI cards are cooler and less power consumers than those nvidia cards.
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    I would just go with what you picked, a GTX 460 will play almost all new games with ease on medium/high settings
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    the gtx 460 is pretty good for the money. on the ati side you should look at either the 5770 or the 6850
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    wow 90$??? awesome deal bro, if anything look for a 1GB for not much more. If you can't then that card will ooowwwn!
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    Most definitely the GTX 460 1GB, if you can find it for a low price. It's arguably one of the best graphics cards for your money.
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    thanks guys guess that will have to do then. it's $90 after MIR tho, but should be fine.
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    $90 sounds a little cheapish for a GTX460. That's even cheap for a GTX460 SE or GTS450. If it's a full blown GTX460 with 336 CUDA cores, I'd jump on it. They are overclocking monsters.
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    GTX470 or 460 are the best id say for right now and if you play at 1920 x 1200+ then a GTX570 is best

    a 6870 is up near the 470 and 460 as well but the 470s can be had for $220 if you look around
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    5770 or your card
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    yeah they are having this sale at frys. its the galaxy 460gtx 768 mb. $40 MIR. I thought it was quite a deal as well but didn't know if there were other deals on the ATI side.
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    jump on that 460 bro! that is the best deal. a 6950 or something would be an alternative BUT at the price of $90 that is the sickest deal around
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    Which version/ mfgr of the GTX 460? Retail unopened box @ $90. Unheard of...get out of here. Buy 4 for SLI or at least 3 (Tri SLI )... can't go wrong !!!!

    Looked around and also at Frys.com you get a $40 rebate ends 1/30/2011 .... I believe there was a In-Store discount/rebate of $20 before Xmas. Currently $159 - $40 rebate = $119.
    TigerDirect basically offering same ... not sure if they carry a Second Rebate but guess both places same price tag. it's a 768MB card. Good for $90 ... but PASS on $120.
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    GTX460
    GTX470
    HD6870

    and

    GTX570
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    you cant put GTX460s in more then just Dual SLI.

    OP try to get the Asus DirectCU GTX460 1GB
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    It surely is, cause the SE editions (which are slower) only come in with 1 gb (he specifically said its a 768 one) So i gotta agree, its a sick price for a 460.

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