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#1 Aug 02 2010 at 6:25 AM Rating: Default
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So now that Nvidia has released their "new affordable video card for gamers on a budget" I have been back and fourth reading reviews and whatnot to find out if this will really be an upgrade for me. I know I need a new video card; my current video card is a GeForce 8600 GTS (yes I know, very out-dated). As you can imagine I scored really low on the benchmark with this. But now my question is this... since I am on a budget, is just updating the video card to the 460 GTX worth the money for my benchmark? or should I not even bother and go back to WoW? I don't need amazingly high benchmark scores. But, I would like to run the game at default settings at least with no lag or clipping.

So basically, in a nutshell, is it worth it?
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#2 Aug 02 2010 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
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So now that Nvidia has released their "new affordable video card for gamers on a budget" I have been back and fourth reading reviews and whatnot to find out if this will really be an upgrade for me. I know I need a new video card; my current video card is a GeForce 8600 GTS (yes I know, very out-dated). As you can imagine I scored really low on the benchmark with this. But now my question is this... since I am on a budget, is just updating the video card to the 460 GTX worth the money for my benchmark? or should I not even bother and go back to WoW? I don't need amazingly high benchmark scores. But, I would like to run the game at default settings at least with no lag or clipping.

So basically, in a nutshell, is it worth it?


Only you can answer if its worth it or not, some people are willing to spend hundreds some are not willing to pay anything extra at all, it all depends how much YOU want to play the game.
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#3 Aug 02 2010 at 6:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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if you email me at Tweezle120@aim.com I can get you a coupon (today is the last day it's good) for %20 off that card if bought at http://www.evga.com/ (about $160 total)

that said, I have a GeForce 8800 GTS and managed to bench 2500 on low, that's probably passable on some settings.

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#4 Aug 02 2010 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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me, personally, have no intent on going back to WoW. I scored a 2300 on the benchmark, and have an 8800GTS-OC. I figured if I run acrossed a great deal I might pick up a new MB, ram, CPU and GPU. If not, I'm waiting until release and to see how FFXIV looks. If my systems runs it to my liking I won't upgrade anything until I have excess cash, if it runs like 'POO' and I really want to play I'll upgrade crap. Really it is your choice if you want to attempt XIV or go back to easymode WoW.
#5 Aug 02 2010 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Mystafetz wrote:
me, personally, have no intent on going back to WoW. I scored a 2300 on the benchmark, and have an 8800GTS-OC. I figured if I run acrossed a great deal I might pick up a new MB, ram, CPU and GPU. If not, I'm waiting until release and to see how FFXIV looks. If my systems runs it to my liking I won't upgrade anything until I have excess cash, if it runs like 'POO' and I really want to play I'll upgrade crap. Really it is your choice if you want to attempt XIV or go back to easymode WoW.


I dunno about "easy mode" but that new Fox pet for Hunter is definitely calling to me. Depending on when cataclysm is released in comparison to FFXIV I may have a dilemma on my hands.
#6 Aug 02 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I bought a budget computer about 6 months ago and just upgraded to this exact card a few days ago, previous to it with my 9500GT, I scored 800 on high and 1500 on low, now I get 2350 and 2900. Which will make the game playable on low settings and I'm ok with that, only cost $200 also so I was pretty pleased with the result.

I figure in about a year I can afford to go all out on a system that will get 5000+ on high, but for now it's all good.
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#7 Aug 02 2010 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Hijacking this thread.

Awesome avatar, Paracleets. Hopefully Silva doesn't embarrass next week.
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#8 Aug 02 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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According to the GPU calculator
Hezitate wrote:
So now that Nvidia has released their "new affordable video card for gamers on a budget" I have been back and fourth reading reviews and whatnot to find out if this will really be an upgrade for me. I know I need a new video card; my current video card is a GeForce 8600 GTS (yes I know, very out-dated). As you can imagine I scored really low on the benchmark with this. But now my question is this... since I am on a budget, is just updating the video card to the 460 GTX worth the money for my benchmark? or should I not even bother and go back to WoW? I don't need amazingly high benchmark scores. But, I would like to run the game at default settings at least with no lag or clipping.

So basically, in a nutshell, is it worth it?


I have a GTX 460 and I'm going to try and help you as much as I can. With my phenom II X4 965 I currently bench at 4217 on low and 2749 on high, all without overclocking.

The GPU calculator that is posted in a thread below says that if I were to put your 8600 GTS in my system, I would score 566.73 on low, and 369.44 on low.

Based on these rough numbers, I would recommend getting the GTX 460, especially as it isn't that expensive of a card.
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#9 Aug 02 2010 at 11:17 AM Rating: Good
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I'd definitely go for the 460 GTX over any GTS without hesitation.
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#10 Aug 02 2010 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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Well, what's your current setup besides the video card? I upgraded to a 460 from an 8800GT, but that was because my video card was the weakest point on my computer. Is your processor up for it? How much RAM do you have? If everything else is good, then yes, you will notice a big difference from upgrading that 8600GTS. But if you're running a crappy processor and 512 mb of RAM, then you'll pretty much need to upgrade your whole system before you'll notice a difference.
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#11 Aug 02 2010 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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i have been looking for a evga 460gtx for about 2 weeks now or a asus, but everywhere I search they are sold out or not even listed. Even online I cannot find a retailer with it in stock. I would not go with Galaxies model of the 460 though. While there are high reviews I have found equal number of bad ones from other sites. They ranged from overheating in normal mode, breaking when overclocked, and also the removable fan snaps if not done carefully and damages the card. Also seems there is a weaker plastic encasing the fan. At least these are the reviews from the sites, I do not have a galaxy card myself.
#12 Aug 02 2010 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Aoroi wrote:
i have been looking for a evga 460gtx for about 2 weeks now or a asus, but everywhere I search they are sold out or not even listed. Even online I cannot find a retailer with it in stock. I would not go with Galaxies model of the 460 though. While there are high reviews I have found equal number of bad ones from other sites. They ranged from overheating in normal mode, breaking when overclocked, and also the removable fan snaps if not done carefully and damages the card. Also seems there is a weaker plastic encasing the fan. At least these are the reviews from the sites, I do not have a galaxy card myself.


I think part of the reason that the EVGA is sold out everywhere is because they sell a factory overclocked card that comes with a 2 year warranty that extends to 10 years when you register online.

While I currently own the 768mb version, I ordered the 1GB version manufactured by Gigabyte, which I highly recommend as well because it comes with very, very good stock cooling and it essentially silent.
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#13 Aug 02 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I think part of the reason that the EVGA is sold out everywhere is because they sell a factory overclocked card that comes with a 2 year warranty that extends to 10 years when you register online.


is the factory overclocked card worth it? I have never overclocked my cards before. Also I think Asus has a lifetime duo-warranty, limited warranty if the card is transferred and registered with a new user. I think it is the ones ending in AR on the serial numbers.
#14 Aug 02 2010 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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If you have the money do it for sure.

My 8800GT OC'd is getting awesome scores on low (3700).So, I'm personally going to wait until the game comes out see how well it plays and if its bad then I'll get a GTX 460 768MB.

However I might need to upgrade my PSU so that's another $100.

But then next year I'll buy even another GTX 460 for an SLI setup which rivals the very expensive ATI 5970!

These cards are awesome.
#15 Aug 02 2010 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Well everything else on my rig is of decent condition. My processor isn't the greatest but I think it'll do. Intel Core 2 Duo E6850. I also have 4 gigs of RAM which i think is just at the minimum specs for FFXIV. My video card is definately what is lacking on my rig as in a previous post when someone put my card on their benchmark and ran it they were getting scores barely breaking the 500's which is what im gettin. So there goes $200 and here comes FFXIV

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#16 Aug 02 2010 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Aoroi wrote:
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I think part of the reason that the EVGA is sold out everywhere is because they sell a factory overclocked card that comes with a 2 year warranty that extends to 10 years when you register online.


is the factory overclocked card worth it? I have never overclocked my cards before. Also I think Asus has a lifetime duo-warranty, limited warranty if the card is transferred and registered with a new user. I think it is the ones ending in AR on the serial numbers.


Is it worth it? To answer this you have to ask yourself if you feel comfortable OC'ing yourself, or if you'd prefer it done by the company. Personally, I would not buy an OC'ed version because I am comfortable overclocking my own equipment. With programs such as EVGA precision, or MSI afterburner, overclocking can be done safely in a few clicks.

As for the performance of the over clocked version vs the non-overclocked:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/28

The blue line is the card on its own, the orange is the factory overclock settings, and the red is the settings that the reviewing site overclocked the already overclocked card to.
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#17 Aug 02 2010 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Welp, all of the 460's are sold out on EVGA... That sucks, I guess my code will be wasted :/
#18 Aug 02 2010 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Totally worth it. Not only do these cards perform great for the price, but 2 of them in SLI ($400+/-)out-perform the $500 GTX480 and get fairly close to the coveted 5970. The beauty of it is, you can grab one now for 200 bucks and down the road when the price goes down you can toss another one in and still have a competitive Dx11 machine. I was on the fence with these cards but they are kickass for the price. Not to mention these numbers are based on fairly new drivers which Nvidia is still working on. Once they're optimized I just can't see any reason not to grab one of these.

http://www.guruht.com/2010/07/gtx-460-sli-evga-vs-gtx-480-benchmark.html
this benchmark is for the 768mb cards. Imagine what a couple 1gigs will do. :)
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#19 Aug 11 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a GTX 460 1GB and it works great - paired with a i7 930 stock. ~2660 HI/~4600 LO on the benchmark. Playing the beta now with no issues.
#20 Aug 13 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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i just upgraded to a Gigabyte GTX460 1GB from an 8800GT. This is paired with my AMD Phenom II x4 3.4GHZ "Black Edition" and 8GB DDR2. anyways, my old score was 1567, now it is 2394 on high settings. Low is 4052 with the GTX460.

I then tried overclocking my cpu to 3.8ghz, but it had basically no effect on the high score. the low increased by about 100 points though. the benchmark appears to be gpu limited.
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#21 Sep 29 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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So just set up my new gaming rig scored a 3100 in high settings and a 5800 in low.

Cpu i5 Overclocked to 3.8ghz
gtx 460 msi hawk overclocked
4gbs ram

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#22 Sep 30 2010 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
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Ok, I have an Asus ENGTX460 1 gig and I can run the game, still I have tons of lag that I attribute to server issues. but its a solid buy.
#23 Sep 30 2010 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I bought the 460 GTX 1G super clock because after 2 weeks of looking at cards its the one old card no one says anything bad about, At 450 Watts my old expensive 650 PSU is still good.Right now its running cooler (to touch)in my system than my 8600 GTS or the hot 250 GTS I tried . The price didn't drop like the other cards so that why i waited till the last minute to buy it also I'm going to see do it qualify for the step up program when i register. I haven't tweaked any game setting but looks great so far. As FF14 release date came closer these 1 GIG versions sold out as the other cards price dropped i hope you find one. My 8600GTS was fine for almost 2 years till i came to this FF 14 forum 2 months ago a lot has change since we bought that card. lol
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Totally worth it. Not only do these cards perform great for the price, but 2 of them in SLI ($400+/-)out-perform the $500 GTX480 and get fairly close to the coveted 5970. The beauty of it is, you can grab one now for 200 bucks and down the road when the price goes down you can toss another one in and still have a competitive Dx11 machine. I was on the fence with these cards but they are kickass for the price. Not to mention these numbers are based on fairly new drivers which Nvidia is still working on. Once they're optimized I just can't see any reason not to grab one of these.

http://www.guruht.com/2010/07/gtx-460-sli-evga-vs-gtx-480-benchmark.html
this benchmark is for the 768mb cards. Imagine what a couple 1gigs will do. :)



FFXIV does not use SLI well from what I have seen. Better off getting a 480sc. Smoother gameplay. Less power.

In fact I just bought mine from evga last week. It was 5$ more for the overclocked version.

Only buy evga.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 2:03pm by Remidi
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