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#1 Aug 03 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I was messing around with ibuypower and noticed they added a GTX460 the 2gb edition and its about 40 bucks more than the 1gb edition, is the 2gb worth getting?
#2 Aug 03 2010 at 6:39 PM Rating: Good
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Do you have a large monitor (like a 30" 2560x1600)?

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#3 Aug 03 2010 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Whats the wattage requirements on it? (or if you can link it)
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#4 Aug 03 2010 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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It doesnt say what brand is it but heres the specs:

Core Clock 1400 Mhz
Memory Clock 1800 MHz
Min power: 600 Watt

No i dont have a big screen



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#5 Aug 03 2010 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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That really doesn't sound right to me. Can you provide a link?

Generally, I don't think it will do much for you if you don't have a high resolution monitor other than "future-proofing", but other than that, if you are comfortable spending an extra 40 dollars for double the ram (I would personally) then go for it, as there shouldn't be any downside.

That core clock seems way too high. My GTX 480 comes with a stock core clock of 700.

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#6 Aug 03 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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It lists a pallit picture. My guess is that it is two 460 chips on one card. As the standard clock rate on the 460 I think is 675, so if you slightly overclocked two cards to 700 each added them together you'd get 1400.
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#7 Aug 03 2010 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_X58_Core_i7_Configurator

scroll down till you see graphic cards
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Memory clocks are usually doubled and core clocks are usually in the hundreds of MHz. The universal clock rates are doubled, but no one really uses that number. There are definitely NOT two GTX 460 chips in one card.

I would just get the 1GB GTX 460 and call it a day. 2GB seems overkill for this type of midrange card.
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Interesting. However, I do not see the specs of the card listed beyond the ram. Am I just missing where it shows the clocks?
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Memory clocks are usually doubled and core clocks are usually in the hundreds of MHz. The universal clock rates are doubled, but no one really uses that number. There are definitely NOT two GTX 460 chips in one card.

I would just get the 1GB GTX 460 and call it a day. 2GB seems overkill for this type of midrange card.


Shader clocks are double the core clock.

I agree in the end about skipping it, since you are going for mid range in the first place. If you are willing to spend more money, just get a higher end card.
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#11 Aug 03 2010 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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so get the 1gb one? the 2gb doesnt improve performance?
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Not unless you are pushing massive resolutions, no, it doesn't increase performance to any noticeable (or otherwise) degree.
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#13 Aug 03 2010 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/3835/gainward-announces-a-2gb-gtx-460

So yeah everything the same as the 1 gb, just more memory.
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#14 Aug 03 2010 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
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Well, there is a 2 GB GTX 460

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/zotac_third_line_2gb_gtx_460_graphics_card

But they're not citing clock speeds anywhere near ibuypower. I'm suspecting that those clocks are in fact for SLI [dual cards]

And TBH, I'd be VERY upset if the ibuypower specs were legit for a single card. my 5870s clocks are only 950/1300, and it has a minimum power requirement of 500w. If a GTX 460 can beat it that badly STOCK. . . . I give up ;)
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#15 Aug 03 2010 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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i see, also is there a reason to stick to the 460 instead of 465? the 465 is only like 10 dollars more
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A lot of places are saying the 460 is better; it's also a newer card than the 465.
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SuperJiJi1 wrote:
i see, also is there a reason to stick to the 460 instead of 465? the 465 is only like 10 dollars more


The 460 is generally a more powerful card, so being better and 10 dollars cheaper is a pretty good reason to get it.

If you want to spend a few dollars more to get a better card than the normal 460, get yourself a 1GB 460 instead of the 786 MB. Not does it have more memory but the memory bus is ~50% greater.
#18 Aug 03 2010 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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ah i see, ok thanks guys i'll go with the GTX 460 1gb.
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For someone who is not very good with computers, I keep seeing this word "stock" mentioned for GPUs, kinda curius what it is?
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Stock refers to the factory settings, i.e. not overclocked
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#21 Aug 07 2010 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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just get the 1gb one.. i have it. its very good card. i suggest the gigabyte one
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If you're playing games above 1680x1050 ideally you want more than 1GB of ram on the GPU. If you were going to SLI 460's, the 1GB versions would be perfect. If you can't or won't SLI, the 2GB with have slightly longer legs and could be the better purchase for you. However, 40 bucks more than the 1GB version puts you in stock 470 pricing. If you can handle the power and heat that the average card gets, I'd suggest a 470 over the 460 2gb.
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Belcrono wrote:
For someone who is not very good with computers, I keep seeing this word "stock" mentioned for GPUs, kinda curius what it is?


Nvidia and ATI both make refrence boards. Initial releases are often this exact board with a manufacturer sticker and sometimes a different back plate or fan, but thats about it. Those are stock. Later on the companies will add higher quality components and different clock settings, more or different ram, different (not always better) shrouds or cooling options, etc... these are no longer refrence boards and are modified but usually sold as OC(overclocked) or + or Super or whatever :)
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#24 Aug 08 2010 at 5:55 AM Rating: Good
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Stock is in regards to factory clocks. It is different from reference.
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#25 Aug 08 2010 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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The 5870 2GB scores a good bit higher than the 1GB on the FF14 bench, the 460 2GB might be another similar situation and probably worth the minor bit more it would cost.

I wouldn't bother if you are planning in gaming in 720p (low) but for high it could definately show some nice returns on investment.
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