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skullknight10 11-19-2011 01:12 PM

Is This Video Card An Overkill?
 
Im a very hardcore gamer but to be honest the only game I play is World of Warcraft. I have a VERY old (but awesome) EVGA GeForce 8800GT video card that I want to upgrade. Im thinking about the first video card linked below but is it an overkill for WoW on high settings or can the card linked below that one handle WoW on high settings. Basically I don't want to shell out the extra cash if I don't need too. Opinions needed!

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

or

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1351-KR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4Ghz (O.C. to 4.1Ghz)
ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600

Overclocked_Keyboard 11-19-2011 01:28 PM

Re: Is This Video Card An Overkill?
 
The 550 ti costs less than the 460, consumes less power and stays at about the same performance level. Either card can max wow effectively.

skullknight10 11-19-2011 01:38 PM

Re: Is This Video Card An Overkill?
 
That is so weird and thanks for noticing. Why in the world would a better card be cheaper? Although 1 thing I noticed is the 460 has 336 Processor Cores and the 550 only has 192 Processor Cores. Whats the difference?

Yami 11-19-2011 01:52 PM

Re: Is This Video Card An Overkill?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by skullknight10 (Post 1942356)
That is so weird and thanks for noticing. Why in the world would a better card be cheaper?

Because it's a generation further on, with an extra six months of development time. That drove down costs and improved performance (or, the same performance at even lower costs).
Quote:

Although 1 thing I noticed is the 460 has 336 Processor Cores and the 550 only has 192 Processor Cores. Whats the difference?
The 550's cores are each better, plus they're clocked higher.

patonb 11-19-2011 02:13 PM

Re: Is This Video Card An Overkill?
 
Yha, while technically the 460 is better, The new 5 series fermi cards really shot up in performance over the 4 series.


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