GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) questions?

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#1

I am thinking of getting a GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GPU but was wondering if anyone can clarify some specs for me.

  1. How does 786MB compare to 1G compare and is this only related to monitor size and where would I notice that size gap difference??

  2. 2-3 warranty or Limited Lifetime warranty ?? Would the lifetime be more worth it?

  3. The product I am looking at getting. This does have lifetime and is the least expensive of the 460 model I am looking at.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187112

  4. OC or non-OC version?

  5. I won’t be playing Crysiis or related games yet. Most likely be Witcher Enhanced version first…


#2
  1. It’s a bit slower compared to benchmarks, get the 1Gb version.
  2. Doesn’t really matter
  3. Gigabyte’s card hes gotten good reviews and is the most silent solution available atm which I would value a bit higher than price itself.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
  4. Doesn’t matter, I would care much more about noise levels.
  5. Ok?

//Danne


#3

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2538420]1. It’s a bit slower compared to benchmarks, get the 1Gb version.
2. Doesn’t really matter
3. Gigabyte’s card hes gotten good reviews and is the most silent solution available atm which I would value a bit higher than price itself.


4. Doesn’t matter, I would care much more about noise levels.
5. Ok?

//Danne[/QUOTE]

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#4

Get a GTX465 it can be unlocked into a GTX470 and the price of the 465 is just about the same as a 460!

Newegg link

Link for conversion how-to


#5

The link works fine?
Item no: N82E16814125333

@ eric93se

Some of them seems to have a nice paper weight too :stuck_out_tongue:

//Danne


#6

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2538528]The link works fine?
Item no: N82E16814125333

@ eric93se

Some of them seems to have a nice paper weight too :stuck_out_tongue:

//Danne[/QUOTE]

?? from using old drivers, the one that came with the card ??

All the reviews seem fine.


#7

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2538528]The link works fine?
Item no: N82E16814125333

@ eric93se

Some of them seems to have a nice paper weight too :stuck_out_tongue:

//Danne[/QUOTE]

Not sure cause my link didn’t work well with my broswer either…


#8

[QUOTE=eric93se;2538515]Get a GTX465 it can be unlocked into a GTX470 and the price of the 465 is just about the same as a 460!

Newegg link

Link for conversion how-to[/QUOTE]

Interesting but there is a price difference when you do go to the 1G model though…


#9

[QUOTE=eric93se;2538515]Get a GTX465 it can be unlocked into a GTX470 and the price of the 465 is just about the same as a 460!

Newegg link

Link for conversion how-to[/QUOTE]

Forgot to add if it was out of warranty I would do that flashing but if it was under warranty and it failed I know those whom advocate it here won’t pay to get me a replacement right??? I checked the price of a 460 vs 465 but one was 189 and other was 229 after rebate for both so I only really saved 40 US on the 460 vs 465. And this is both of them having limited lifetime warranty as well.


#10

The 465 is already 1GB, there is one model that is $200AR and two others that are $205AR. You would be crazy to not get a 465 over a 460.


#11

So now I was able to find a decent 465

So would this with the rebate be a better buy then now?

Looks like these two specs are slower then whats on the 460

Core Clock 607MHz Shader Clock 1215MHz


#12

It does have a slightly lower clock, but the 465 has more memory, a larger memory bit rate, and more shader processors. The bonus being the potential to flash to a 470.

Looking at these deals makes me want to sell my gtx260 and get a 465, but there aren’t that many good games right now to warrant the upgrade. A lot of people still want the gtx260 because they can now run SLI on a crossfire MB.


#13

Flashing will void warranty and there’s the quote…
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=4413995&postcount=8

Have in mind that your stock GTX465 will be slower (and a lot warmer) than a GTX460.
The GTX465 draws about 50% more power compared to a GTX460.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/print/nvidia-geforce-gtx-460.html

I recommended that Gigabyte card because it’s much more silent than the rest which is in my book well worth 20$.
//Danne


#14

Okay so reading more about unlocking, its not guaranteed and the card needs to have 10 memory chips on it. So I woulnd’t advice it unless all your homework was done. Also if you can get a 460 with a high clock frequency it will be faster than the 465 unless you plan to OC it.


#15

[QUOTE=eric93se;2538703]It does have a slightly lower clock, but the 465 has more memory, a larger memory bit rate, and more shader processors. The bonus being the potential to flash to a 470.

Looking at these deals makes me want to sell my gtx260 and get a 465, but there aren’t that many good games right now to warrant the upgrade. A lot of people still want the gtx260 because they can now run SLI on a crossfire MB.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, cause I have a GTX260core216 single GPU right now and like to go to the Fermi set but I read on the site it requires 38A for the GTX465. I was like no way my current PS supplies 12v25A on 4 rails.


That is like way over what my PS can do and I would have to invest in a more expensive larger quality PS just to power a single 465. So if I jump to the GTX465 that would mean a investment in a new PS that can give out more then 38A on 12v rails… :confused::confused::confused::confused:


#16

You do realize that 460 is better (in many ways) than 465?
Also this XFX PSU is a much better deal (there’s also a 650W model)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003 (a 650W would do just fine and you can confirm with Corsair’s PSU Calculator if you doubt me) :slight_smile:
//Danne


#17

Yeah Danne, I do now :wink: :doh:

I think he’s saying he has the Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W now. Is that right coolcolors? That PSU should have no problem with the 460 or 465. The total 12V amperage is 56A.


#18

[QUOTE=eric93se;2538809]Yeah Danne, I do now :wink: :doh:

I think he’s saying he has the Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W now. Is that right coolcolors? That PSU should have no problem with the 460 or 465. The total 12V amperage is 56A.[/QUOTE]

Yes that is right I was like man I don’t want to have to get another PS since I just bought the Antec less than a year old. Good to know I can still use it on the 460. I also just got the latest CPU magazine and they rate the 460 much better then the 465 so go figure. They also mentioned the 460 uses the GF104 and the 465 uses the GF100 as hot and noisy. They also say that for performance the 460 would first be Pailit gtx460 then evga gtx460. So I will now give those two a look over but they both run around 249.00 US… :confused:


#19

Yeah, that should be fine indeed.
Go with the Gigabyte as I said earlier… :wink:
//Danne


#20

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2538826]Yes that is right I was like man I don’t want to have to get another PS since I just bought the Antec less than a year old. Good to know I can still use it on the 460. I also just got the latest CPU magazine and they rate the 460 much better then the 465 so go figure. They also mentioned the 460 uses the GF104 and the 465 uses the GF100 as hot and noisy. They also say that for performance the 460 would first be Pailit gtx460 then evga gtx460. So I will now give those two a look over but they both run around 249.00 US… :confused:[/QUOTE]

The 460’s will all perform the same if they have the same clock speed. So they are just putting in a word for their sponsors. Only spend more if it has a better cooler that you like or its known to OC better.