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Difference between 1GB and 768MB GTX460?

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Been considering getting a GTX460, but I was wondering what the difference was between the 768MB and 1GB versions, other than obviously more memory, and the 768MB having 192-bit bus width and the 1GB having 256-bit. Is there a huge performance difference?
 
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May I suggest you to read any of the 460 reviews that W1zaard made. The short answer is 3-5 fps.
 

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Imo, I dont think it would be much of a difference at all.
 

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Looks like there's not much to worry about then.
 

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of course ;)
 

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I'd personally go the 1gb, differences are more than just memory size and bus width

you lose 8 ROPS, down from 32 to 24, which means pixel fillrate, which accounts for much of your AA grunt in a gfx card.

all in all losing 64-bit's of bus width, 256mb of ram, and 8 ROPS is a kick in the pants to me, I feel the only reason it evens out is the identical clockspeeds, considering many current engines favour clockspeeds...

I'd spend the extra 20-30 bucks for those extras :toast:
 
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get the gigabyte one its silent at 100% fan!!! 1gb!
 

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Hmm, if I'm gonna pay $220 for a 1GB GTX460, I might as well pay $225 for the 465 with more shaders.