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Posted: Jan 29, 2011 6:15:08 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Dont buy the 450's...

As a rule of thumb for Nvidia cards..

x20 series = utter rubbish, just for watching vids and perhaps playing sims >.<
x30 series = just as bad as x20
x40-50 = A bit better bit doesnt support specific hardware benefits.
x60 = a cost effective but strong series of cards with most hardware benefits. Quiet when fully loaded usually.
x80+ = the best there is with all hardware benefits, sounds like a space shuttle taking off when fully loaded but hey :P


So go for a 1GB 460. Not much of a price difference over the 450, and you will be happier.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2011 10:54:32 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Thought about an SLI setup?
perhaps run 2 cards or so?

i run a 9800GT aswell , and mine runs everything fine for now
planning on upgrading in march after my b-day though

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Posted: Jan 30, 2011 11:04:29 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

You should buy the new series of GeForce cards 500 series, they are a lot better optimazied then 400 series
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Posted: Jan 30, 2011 11:05:25 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

The 500 series are coming in the Q1 of 2011
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You should buy the new series of GeForce cards 500 series, they are a lot better optimazied then 400 series

yes...the 500 series cards have better heat dissipation and their power consumption is more efficient. they could be said to be the improved version of the 400 series which most experts say was botched by nvidia.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2011 6:35:19 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Dont be fooled by the 560's they are not better than the 460's. But the 580's are indeed better than the 480's, as is the x70's.

In essence the 5 series was really a chance to upgrade the hardware a bit and fix issues affecting the 470 and 480 cards.

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Dont be fooled by the 560's they are not better than the 460's. But the 580's are indeed better than the 480's, as is the x70's.

In essence the 5 series was really a chance to upgrade the hardware a bit and fix issues affecting the 470 and 480 cards.

true...my 480's heat quite a bit and consume a lot of power. some would argue that the 500 series have been cosmetically altered but essentially have the same PCBs as the 400 series.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2011 7:46:16 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

I would have to agree on the 580/480 with heat but with the 560/460 I hear there is slight improvement but no buy a new more expensive card improve. but I'm still quite happily running on my 285's so I'll leave an upgrade until 6/7's
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