Asus GeForce GTX 460 TOP 768MB + Free HAWX 2 game, £105.74 @ scan today only
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Asus GeForce GTX 460 TOP 768MB + Free HAWX 2 game, £105.74 @ scan today only

£105.74
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Found 10th Dec 2010Made hot 10th Dec 2010
incredible price for a very fast graphics card! just dropped another ~£10 from last week! great card and free hawx 2 pc game!
free delivery via avforums and hexus

ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5
DIRECTCU THERMAL SOLUTION & 700MHZ TOP EDITION!

- ASUS Exclusive Voltage Tweak Technology for up to 50% performance

- ASUS Exclusive DirectCU Thermal Solution: Two 8mm flattened copper heat-pipes to contact GPU directly for up to 20% COOLER than generic GeForce GTX460

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wow. very very good deal there. voted hot. £6 cheaper than the overclockers!

Does any one knows if I can use it with Normal mother board and 350W power supply?

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kyashars

Does any one knows if I can use it with Normal mother board and 350W … Does any one knows if I can use it with Normal mother board and 350W power supply?


as long as you have a PCI-E x16 length slot (which most motherboards do), it will work with ur motherboard.
you will have to upgrade your power supply though! something from a decent brand that is around 500w should do :)!

Is this much of an upgrade from a ati 4770 512mb? Anyone got a link to some benchies? Cheers.

Banned

Definetly an upgrade from a 4770, even a minor upgrade for my 1gb 4890 tbh, but, such a minor upgrade that I'll leave it, spend the £100 on something else lol.

Sell on the download code, bringing the card to under £100... very promising.

kainekainekaine

Is this much of an upgrade from a ati 4770 512mb? Anyone got a link to … Is this much of an upgrade from a ati 4770 512mb? Anyone got a link to some benchies? Cheers.



go and check here:
videocardbenchmark.net/
videocardbenchmark.net/hig…tml

4770 (1256)- GTX 460 (2327)

Oh I hate HUKD!!!

This is just tempting me to get back into PC gaming! Sold my gaming rig as wasn't getting enough use. But now can build a budget rig for the cost of a PS3. Must not spend, must not spend.......

Check out this. Useful for comparing what upgrade and cost/performance ratios etc.

Banned

Shhh don't do thatttt, I know it's almost a +50% improvement for me, I just don't want to spend my wages on a new gfx card when my 4890 works fine, but this deal, is soooo prettyyyyyyy... Gah.

isthatoldladycomingontome

Shhh don't do thatttt, I know it's almost a +50% improvement for me, I … Shhh don't do thatttt, I know it's almost a +50% improvement for me, I just don't want to spend my wages on a new gfx card when my 4890 works fine, but this deal, is soooo prettyyyyyyy... Gah.



Is this really 40 or 50% faster than a 4890 ???

If it is ............................................

Tomb

Is this really 40 or 50% faster than a 4890 ???If it is … Is this really 40 or 50% faster than a 4890 ???If it is ............................................



Naaaah, it aint 40 or 50%, infact, you'd only see around 3-8 FPS increase if you were to upgrade to the GTX 460 from a 4890. Not worth the upgrade IMO unless you really wanted to play in Directx11.

but nevertheless, this is HOT for such a mid-to-high end graphics card!!

Banned

Performance improvement means more than faster :P. It would likely be 40% yeh, but on top of that, it uses a lotl ess power, is MUCH quiter, can be overclocked far more.. 4890 sounds like an aeroplane flying through my face everytime I play a game ¬_¬ lol.

isthatoldladycomingontome

Performance improvement means more than faster :P. It would likely be 40% … Performance improvement means more than faster :P. It would likely be 40% yeh, but on top of that, it uses a lotl ess power, is MUCH quiter, can be overclocked far more.. 4890 sounds like an aeroplane flying through my face everytime I play a game ¬_¬ lol.



But in all honesty.. is it REALLY worth the upgrade? from a 4890 which is still considered pretty powerful, its only downfall is the lack of Directx11

£105!?

HOT

Be very careful buying one of these , Im stuck with a £200 paper weight

forums.nvidia.com/ind…t=0

Banned

Only if the 4890 in question has been used and abused. ;D.

I run my monitor @ 1920 x 1080 - I imagine that that the lower memory would kill any benefit over my 1gb 4890.


Answers on a postcard !!

Banned

Postcard:

Correct! 1680x1050 and under would show an improvement, but the 1gb and other benefits of the 4890 will do you better.

dear all,
I have the xfx radeon hd 4650 1gb would this be worth the investment.

Banned

I would say so, it should be a pretty big improvement. The 4650 is kinda basic gaming/home theatre. GDDR2 or GDDR3 if lucky. The gtx460 comes with GDDR5 which in itself is a NICE upgrade. Anyway, yeh, good investment or upgrade.

trev1976

Be very careful buying one of these , Im stuck with a £200 paper weight … Be very careful buying one of these , Im stuck with a £200 paper weight http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=187401&st=0



Thats put me right off. I think I will go for a 1gb ati 6850.

mrgentry

dear all,I have the xfx radeon hd 4650 1gb would this be worth the … dear all,I have the xfx radeon hd 4650 1gb would this be worth the investment.



Pretty big step up havn't got benchmarks comparing those two cards as they're not really in the same league but I would hazard a guess that this would give you double the framerates of a 4650 at 1600x1050 res

kainekainekaine

Thats put me right off. I think I will go for a 1gb ati 6850.



It might only put me right off if my motherboard was on the list of motherboard known to have a problem (it's there if you scroll down a bit), there is also a list of mobos known not to have a problem. But yea, I do understand, if I didn't have one already that worked fine with my mobo it might put me off too!

BTW I can add the GA-MA785GT-UD3H to their safe list.
Edited by: "stonebear" 10th Dec 2010

is this mainly just a graphics card for gaming use? or will it be also suitable for video editing?

Banned

Should perform admirably at video editing.

isthatoldladycomingontome

Should perform admirably at video editing.



Will that be HD editing?

I was thinking of adding it to a new system which i am thinking of building...

Intel Core i7 930 - Quad Core & HT CPU
6Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600Mhz
Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3

I will not be using the PC for gaming at all, so would a 'cheaper' graphics card do the video editing job?

thanks

steve_b21

Will that be HD editing?I was thinking of adding it to a new system which … Will that be HD editing?I was thinking of adding it to a new system which i am thinking of building...Intel Core i7 930 - Quad Core & HT CPU 6Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600Mhz Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3I will not be using the PC for gaming at all, so would a 'cheaper' graphics card do the video editing job?thanks



Depends. If the software you use supports GPU hardware support (CUDA for nVidia cards) then you will be better off spending less on the CPU and more on the GPU. I'm not upto date on what supports it so check with the software makers that it supports fermi based cards.

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steve_b21

Will that be HD editing?I was thinking of adding it to a new system which … Will that be HD editing?I was thinking of adding it to a new system which i am thinking of building...Intel Core i7 930 - Quad Core & HT CPU 6Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600Mhz Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3I will not be using the PC for gaming at all, so would a 'cheaper' graphics card do the video editing job?thanks


i think that converting programs that use the gpu to convert produce pretty poor quality image. using the cpu takes longer but is meant to give better quality videos. this is what i read over at overclock.net anyway.
if that is the case, then i would recommend as cheap a gpu as possible if no gamingor htopc use is needed

there is a novatech branded ati 6850 for £130 inc free delivery which is also a good deal, at stock it beats the gtx460 a little and its 1gb

other than that the gtx460 is a great gaming card will play anything you throw at it and it overclocks well, its not as power hungry as the other gtx400s since its a newer die or chip revision whatever it is lol

there is a novatech branded ati 6850 for £130 inc free delivery which is also a good deal, at stock it beats the gtx460 a little and its 1gb

other than that the gtx460 is a great gaming card will play anything you throw at it and it overclocks well, its not as power hungry as the other gtx400s since its a newer die or chip revision whatever it is lol

EDIT: Using the GPU to encode media is theoretically better but right now the programs havnt been utilising it properly either due to maturity of the programs or drivers, the idea is good but the finished product isn't yet. If you have a quad core cpu with high cache it should be able to do HD video depends on the bit rate how fast and quality is.

steve_b21

is this mainly just a graphics card for gaming use? or will it be also … is this mainly just a graphics card for gaming use? or will it be also suitable for video editing?


As far as I know unless you are using high end editing software such as a recent version of Adobe Premiere (not the Elements version) you will get no benefit in using a gaming card. Also only certain nVidia cards are even compatible with Premiere for hardware acceleration so check compatibility carefully if you go down that route.
The fact that you are asking such a question here makes me recommend that you get advice from a more specialised website.
Edited by: "Agharta" 10th Dec 2010

steve_b21

Will that be HD editing?I was thinking of adding it to a new system which … Will that be HD editing?I was thinking of adding it to a new system which i am thinking of building...Intel Core i7 930 - Quad Core & HT CPU 6Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600Mhz Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3I will not be using the PC for gaming at all, so would a 'cheaper' graphics card do the video editing job?thanks



If you are editing HD footage like AVCHD from digicams and H.264/MPEG-4 then the number of Cuda cores is important in terms of hardware GPU acceleration and this card has a huge 336 cores. This will greatly speed up rendering in Video apps like Premier or PowerDirector, a cheaper card will have fewer cores to help the processing effort.

As far as I am aware Adobe Premier pro is only certified for full GPU acceleration with specific Nvidia cards although you can hack an .txt file to enable your own unlisted Nvidia card ( I did it with my GTS240 and it works)

adobe.com/pro…it=


blog.krama.tv/hac…ds/

Edited by: "toaster" 10th Dec 2010

Is this better than my 8800GTS? if so is it worth the upgrade??

FlobbleBelly

Is this better than my 8800GTS? if so is it worth the upgrade??



This is much better than an 8800GTS, but you only need to upgrade if your existing card can't do what you want it to.

Super hot deal, but with the release of the new nvidia flagship card, it's reasonable to assume both versions of the GTX 460 will come down in price, post Christmas, so I'm gonna hold out, until the 1GB version hits £120 or less.

What's better, a 480 or two of these?

Anyone got any good experience with SLI?

RokkaMan

What's better, a 480 or two of these? Anyone got any good experience with … What's better, a 480 or two of these? Anyone got any good experience with SLI?



AnandTech GPU bench, will answer all your GPU performance related questions:

anandtech.com/ben…/88
Edited by: "demonite" 10th Dec 2010

RokkaMan

What's better, a 480 or two of these? Anyone got any good experience with … What's better, a 480 or two of these? Anyone got any good experience with SLI?



Well I wouldn't choose an SLI setup from scratch as it doesn't always scale well unless the games are developed with SLI in mind. At the kind of price you are looking at the new GTX 570 fits very nicely, giving good FPS at 1920x1080 max settings on most games.
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