Mid-Range NVIDIA GPU Battle: GTX 460 vs. GTX 470

Hot Hardware: Today we're looking at a trio of video cards designed to give enthusiasts like you the best bang for your buck. These factory overclocked GeForce GTX 400-series graphics cards are from Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac. Each one has taken the original reference design from NVIDIA, and gone a step further so consumers have additional options to choose from. In addition to higher GPU speeds set by the manufacturer, they provide unique features such as improved cooling solutions, customized PCB layouts, and higher memory capacity. Read on to find out how well they perform, and if one of them has what it takes to be your next upgrade.

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toaster2637d ago (Edited 2637d ago )

Ouch, that's gotta hurt for AMD. 470 and even the 460 is par with the 5870, the supposed flagship single GPU solution, while the 470 is the mid and 460 is the budget on Nvidia side.

@ Below

Yup, AMD procs have great price/performance and are on par with Intel's higher end chips when it comes to pure gaming performance. On GPU side though Nvidia is truly the king of raw horsepower. The benchmarks have proven it, and the users have spoken. A lot of people are trying to get rid of their 5xxx not for the 6xxx, but for 4xx series cards and maybe even 5xx.

ComboBreaker2637d ago (Edited 2637d ago )

but I prefer Nvidia cards over AMD (ATI) cards.

AMD motherboard with Nvidia cards = Affordable while being powerful enough.

Incipio2636d ago (Edited 2636d ago )

Whatever. nVidia Fermi GPUs run extremely hot and are energy hogs. I'll stick with my XFX 5770 1GB GDDR5.

Metro 2033 on DX11 Very High runs like butter.

toaster2636d ago (Edited 2636d ago )

lol k nice bullshot there bro, thanks for playing.

480 can barely manage DX11 with very high settings at a reasonable framerate, so I doubt a low tier 5770 can run "like butter."

Sarcasm2636d ago

"Metro 2033 on DX11 Very High runs like butter. "

At what resolution?

I find that anything 1680x1050 and above, Metro 2033 eats GPUs for breakfast especially with everything maxed in DirectX 11.

Incipio2636d ago (Edited 2636d ago )

I play at 1366 x 768 (native resolution of my 18" monitor)

And runs like butter. Very smoothly. Wonderfully.

If you're gonna knock me because of my resolution, then so be it. But the game still runs great. I'm talking minimum around 30 fps, typically staying around 45 or 55 with spikes above 60.

I have advanced DOF disabled (causes black lines to appear in the game for some reason if it's enabled, otherwise I'd use it), but tessellation is still enabled.

I can handle gaming at slightly above 720p resolution because the monitor is barely a foot from my face. It's more than enough.

@ Sarcasm - thanks for your reasonable response.

@ toaster - don't be a tool, you could have at least asked what resolution nicely like Sarcasm did

Sano642636d ago (Edited 2636d ago )

@Incipio "Whatever. nVidia Fermi GPUs run extremely hot and are energy hogs. I'll stick with my XFX 5770 1GB GDDR5."

Energy hogs??? I buy GPU's for performance not to save a penny or two on the power bill

Incipio2636d ago (Edited 2636d ago )

You probably drive a gas guzzler, huh.

Because any other answer would let the air out of your response completely. It's obvious you only value performance and not energy consumption.

Hell, we should just cancel all new processor and die shrinkage research too while we're at it, because who cares about saving a few pennies on their power bill, eh?

Because saving a few pennies on the power bill is TOTALLY what it's all about...


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