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#1 Jul 16 2010 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone run a benchmark with one of these bad boys?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562&cm_re=fermi-_-14-130-562-_-Product

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#2 Jul 16 2010 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't seen any benchmarks on the 460's but if you were to purchase one, do not get the 768MB one as it has shown to be a poor performer compaired to its 1GB counterpart.
#3 Jul 16 2010 at 9:45 PM Rating: Good
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Preliminary reports suggest that the 460s [1Gb DDR5] are outperforming the Radeon 5830s, but I don't have anything to back that up ATM, just remember reading something about it a week or so ago. . and I can't remember where ><
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#4 Jul 16 2010 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is a good review for that card:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/1

As far as someone mentioning it was a "poor performer compared to its 1GB counterpart", I'm curious to know where they heard this.

Any how, I expect mine to be delivered on Tuesday so I'll share my benchmark around then.
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Do these cards typically find themselves stocked by retailers? I asked if Best Buy would be getting any and they couldn't find it in their system at the time, but I wasn't sure if it was just because they were new.
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Do these cards typically find themselves stocked by retailers? I asked if Best Buy would be getting any and they couldn't find it in their system at the time, but I wasn't sure if it was just because they were new.


I would strongly advise against buying a video card at a retailer. The markup, depending on retailer, is typically about 15-25%. On a card that would normally run you about 200-300 dollars, I'll leave you to do the math.

Retail stores also tend to have a very limited selection. People who buy computers from stores tend to not be the type of people who would know what cards are good to buy, and people who are generally knowledgeable about which cards are good buys know to buy them online. Stores might carry a small stock of about half a dozen models, but they're usually either lackluster, overpriced, or both.

Buy one online. Ditto for RAM; that **** is marked up even more because they know it's a lot easier to tell someone who comes in complaining of a slow computer that they "need more RAM" and they can pawn that stuff off on them pretty easily. Bonus if the person pays them to install it.
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#7 Jul 17 2010 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Buy one online. Ditto for RAM; that sh*t is marked up even more because they know it's a lot easier to tell someone who comes in complaining of a slow computer that they "need more RAM" and they can pawn that stuff off on them pretty easily. Bonus if the person pays them to install it.


Yeah I've had fun with pushy salesmen. This one guy tried to push a pentium 4 on to me bullsh*tting his way through telling me that it's hyperthread so it's a core2duo. At that point I said "Do you think I'm an idiot? I'm really curious."

Edited, Jul 17th 2010 12:08am by GuardianFaith
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#8 Jul 17 2010 at 1:06 AM Rating: Good
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I haven't seen any benchmarks on the 460's but if you were to purchase one, do not get the 768MB one as it has shown to be a poor performer compaired to its 1GB counterpart.

I don't know why you would think that. It's slower than the 1 GB model (by less than 10%, as I recall), but its price reflects that. It may even be the better deal -- it certainly is in Canada, where the 1 GB costs $250 instead of $230.

I'm also interested in seeing some FFXIV benchmark numbers from the 460. I haven't heard of any yet.
#9 Jul 17 2010 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
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My apologies, I thought I read it somewhere on hardocp or toms but I am mistaken. Thanks for the info. The differences are negligible. Also looks like a great overclocker on both versions.
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I haven't seen any benchmarks on the 460's but if you were to purchase one, do not get the 768MB one as it has shown to be a poor performer compaired to its 1GB counterpart.

I don't know why you would think that. It's slower than the 1 GB model (by less than 10%, as I recall), but its price reflects that. It may even be the better deal -- it certainly is in Canada, where the 1 GB costs $250 instead of $230.

I'm also interested in seeing some FFXIV benchmark numbers from the 460. I haven't heard of any yet.


It's a pretty new card; that's probably why.

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Buy one online. Ditto for RAM; that sh*t is marked up even more because they know it's a lot easier to tell someone who comes in complaining of a slow computer that they "need more RAM" and they can pawn that stuff off on them pretty easily. Bonus if the person pays them to install it.


Yeah I've had fun with pushy salesmen. This one guy tried to push a pentium 4 on to me bullsh*tting his way through telling me that it's hyperthread so it's a core2duo. At that point I said "Do you think I'm an idiot? I'm really curious."

Edited, Jul 17th 2010 12:08am by GuardianFaith


A Pentium 4? Was this like 2-3 years ago, or was this recently? And what was his answer to your potentially rhetorical question?
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#11 Jul 17 2010 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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The reason I ask about retailers is because I can probably get them at cost IF they stock them at retailers. If I buy one online, it would actually cost me more.
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#12 Jul 17 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
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A Pentium 4? Was this like 2-3 years ago, or was this recently? And what was his answer to your potentially rhetorical question?


Yes it was about 2 years ago. His response was "wait here I'll be right back". Then "Sorry sir, let me show you some of our dual-core pentiums." I ended up buying the lenovo peice of junk I have now. But hey it's got 2 cores, 4 gigs of ram and it only cost me $350 brand new :D Giving it to my wife now so she can play wow more lol.

*this was at Fry's by the way. Great deals, usually only $10-15 more than newegg, but pushy pushy sales people. They get paid commission though, so it's understandable.

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#13 Jul 17 2010 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
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*this was at Fry's by the way. Great deals, usually only $10-15 more than newegg, but pushy pushy sales people. They get paid commission though, so it's understandable.


Frys was always a fun place to visit, but it was sometimes a real drag trying to buy something like motherboard. You have 1-2 salesclerks trying to help out 12-20 customers. Then things get complicated when the clerks not knowing about all the sales and start arguing. Besides that, I like the inventory. You need to replace something ASAP, they most likely will have it.
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