Looking for a Decent Gaming Card: Suggestions

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Ghostsniper64, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Ghostsniper64

    Ghostsniper64 Active Member

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    I've been shifting through the plethora of video cards on newegg.com, comparing them, getting reviews, benchmarks, ect for a few months now, waiting until the end of the year when most of the prices were supposed to drop. Well the majority of my research was in the ATI cards, which their prices didn't drop.. at all... So...

    I need suggestions for a Nividia card within the $120 price range, alittle bit more possibly give or take.

    I'm mainly a gamer and 3D modeler, so keep that in mind, but anything will be better then my horribly overclocked integrated HD 4200 32-bit interface card..
    I also usually have my resolution at around 1600x900.

    -My Build-
    AMD athlon II x4 630 @3.1GHz
    4GB DDR3 1333 ram
    530W PSU
    21in. Monitor
     
  2. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    If you don't mind buying used....I'd jump on those cards from Cowie that tommyk2005 linked to.
     
  4. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    Geforce GTS450 1GB is in that exact price range for a new card. Should be fine for what you'd be using it for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572&cm_re=geforce_gts450_1gb-_-14-130-572-_-Product
     
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    pm cowie if you do not mind used. I would take a used 460 over a new 450 any day of the week. he is 1 of the top traders on this forum, you cant access the fs/ft thread as you do not have enough posts as stated earlier
     
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    I would go for one of the 768mb GTX 460s
     
  8. Fr0stx

    Fr0stx Master Guru

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  9. Rudlow

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    GTX460, I would highly recommend 1GB version (might just be 20ish $ price difference, but definitely worth it- 256bit memory interface), if not, just take 768MB one.
     
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    QuadCannons Ancient Guru

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    As a note, cowie's used cards are all 1GB versions, whereas te $120 after rebate is a 768MB version and as someone said before there's a noticeable difference in performance with the cheaper 768MB card.
     

  11. Imglidinhere

    Imglidinhere Master Guru

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    For $120 You can probably snag a GTX 260 216 somewhere around here. Either that or a 768mb GTX 460. Either will do you just fine for the time being.


    Yes there is. I have owned both models and the lesser is a good deal slower than the 1GB model. It's at around GTX 280 speeds, whereas the 1GB model is beyond the 285 by far. Example:

    According to GPUz it's fillrates and memory bandwidth are such

    768MB GTX 460 @ 675/1350/3600 - 16.2 GPixels/s ----- 37.8 GTexels/s ----- 86.4 GB/s (stock)
    768MB GTX 460 @ 875/1750/4000 - 21.0 GPixels/s ----- 49.0 GTexels/s ----- 96.0 GB/s

    1GB GTX 460 @ 675/1350/3600 - 21.6 GPixels/s ----- 37.8 Gtexels/s ----- 115.2 GB/s (stock)
    1GB GTX 460 @ 875/1750/4000 - 28.0 GPixels/s ----- 49.0 Gtexels/s ----- 128.0 GB/s

    The 768MB model is better for any resolution 1440x900 and lower while the 1GB model is best used at 1680x1050 and higher. The lesser 460 I have is played at 1366x768 and destroys every game I put it up against.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010

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