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Old 11-11-2010, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm seriously considering upgrading my GPU I currently have a Nividia GeForce 8800GT, I am looking to spend between 100 to 150 GBP.
The two cards that had caught my eye are:

OcUK Value GeForce GTX 460 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card-

OcUK Value GeForce GTX 460 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with HAWX2 PC-Game []

HIS ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card-

HIS ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card []

Any advice and alternate suggestions will be appreciated, thanks

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your PSU?


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Old 11-11-2010, 08:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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theyre pretty much neck to neck when it comes to FPS, power consumption and temps. The 6850 run 10 degrees hotter then the 460 when under full load, the 460 consumes 20w more when under full load than the 6850, the 6850 gains 2-3 fps on an avrage in most games over the 460. so its really your choice, i vouch for the 460 just because i own one, you cant go wrong. here are the benchmarks if you want to see for your self.

`Core i7 950 || `Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Mobo
`Cooler Master V6 CPU Cooler || `G.Skill 1600Mhz 6gb DDr3
`Saphire Radeon HD 6870 1gb || `2x WD Caviar Black 640gb RAID 0
`Cooler Master HAF 922 || `Corsair 750HX PSU
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My PSU is a 550w Nox Uranium II, thanks for the help
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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are you sure that's the model? searching for that brings up no results at all. probably some oem crap then.

i would consider upgrading your psu along with a gfx card upgrade. if it were a 550w from say, antec, seasonic, corsair, ocz, you'd be good to go, but i personally wouldn't trust whatever you have right now.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd say go with the 460 cause you'll get a free game with it.

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