help picking a new graphics card

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#1 Edited by bluesunmerc (127 posts) -

I was thinking about buying a new graphics card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487026&ignorebbr=1. This is one that caught my eye. Its just in the right price range right now I am running a gtx 460 768 mb can anyone tell me if this a good upgrade or not? Thanks in advance. Also forgot to mention I think this card is not sli which is fine my current mother board wont support it anyway.

#2 Posted by Innovazero2000 (3144 posts) -

Meh not really, I'd at least go 750 Ti, otherwise look into the 660Ti/7870 if you can find them. Newer generation cards to look at also include 270x/760 GTX.

Those are the next (in my opinion) worthy jumps to make. I went from a 1 GB 460 GTX to a 2GB 7870 and the difference was impressive.

#3 Posted by bluesunmerc (127 posts) -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127782 i just found this one as well

#4 Edited by mastershake575 (8357 posts) -

I agree with the guy above me, At least go 750 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127784

If you check around on openbox deals, you might be able to find a 7870, gtx 660, or 650ti boost for around the same price (those are other good options on a budget)

#5 Posted by PredatorRules (8370 posts) -

@bluesunmerc said:

I was thinking about buying a new graphics card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487026&ignorebbr=1. This is one that caught my eye. Its just in the right price range right now I am running a gtx 460 768 mb can anyone tell me if this a good upgrade or not? Thanks in advance. Also forgot to mention I think this card is not sli which is fine my current mother board wont support it anyway.

Do NOT upgrade to 750 nore 750ti, if you want to see a real upgrade you want to go with 660 or 760.

The difference between the 750/750ti and your 460 one is about 8%

#6 Posted by mastershake575 (8357 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

Do NOT upgrade to 750 nore 750ti, if you want to see a real upgrade you want to go with 660 or 760.

The difference between the 750/750ti and your 460 one is about 8%

I think your math's a little off.

A GTX 460 is on par/slightly slower than a 6850 (some of the third party 750ti's are 3-6% faster than a 7850 which puts it at 6970 levels). That's at least a 25-30% boost while offering twice the Vram and better drivers

750Ti isn't ideal but I have a feeling that budget is going to be an issue (which is why open box might be the way to go).

#7 Posted by Jimmy_Russell (873 posts) -

I wouldn't put anything less than a GTX 770 or better. I currently run 4x GTX 680, I couldn't imagine having only one discrete graphics card, but that's just me.

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (8370 posts) -

@jimmy_russell said:

I wouldn't put anything less than a GTX 770 or better. I currently run 4x GTX 680, I couldn't imagine having only one discrete graphics card, but that's just me.

#9 Posted by CWEBB04z (4602 posts) -

@jimmy_russell said:

I wouldn't put anything less than a GTX 770 or better. I currently run 4x GTX 680, I couldn't imagine having only one discrete graphics card, but that's just me.

I only run one cause I can't afford to buy more.

#10 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6070 posts) -

umm, dont get the 750ti, its a waste to upgrade from a 460gtx to that. Instead buy something better or if not save up money and get something else later.

#11 Posted by kraken2109 (13125 posts) -

Saved for a 760, it'll be worth it

#12 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (712 posts) -

An important thing to take into account is the rest of your system. That is, do you have a good enough CPU to support your new GPU. And of course PSU. Since your PSU can handle 460 it will also handle 660, which I think is a better choice than 750, but 760 is the way to go, just like the others will say. You will need 2 6-pin power connectors to run it, tho. Or 30A on the 12V rail.

#13 Edited by adamosmaki (9686 posts) -

750ti is $160. For $30 more you get a significally faster r9 270 or gtx660

If your budget though is only up to $130 ( the price of the cards you listed ) then you are better off with r7 260x . Its a bit faster than 750 at the same price ( newegg prices )

Unfortunately between the $120 r7 260 and the $190 r9 270/gtx 660 currently there is no card with competitive price/performance ratio to fill the void ( 750ti is overpriced ). Amd r265 was supposed to launch early this month for $150 and according to benchmarks is about 15% faster than 750ti but still is missing in action

#14 Edited by danytarg (8 posts) -

Here's the guide I just used to buy a video card for Titanfall. http://daydull.com/tips-tutorials/titanfall-video-card-recommendation-list-review-of-the-best-value-for-your-budget-under-100-150-200-250-300/

It lists all the price ranges and the best value card at each budget level and has the best store deals for specific models. And yeah I think another post mentioned this, but if you have something like a Dell computer with limited space and probably not a great power supply, the 750 ti would likely be the way to go. Can't wait to see Nvidias next release of a more powerful card that uses the Maxwell chipset, but I bet litecoin miners are going to cause the price of it to skyrocket anyway.

#15 Edited by kraken2109 (13125 posts) -

@danytarg said:

Here's the guide I just used to buy a video card for Titanfall. http://daydull.com/tips-tutorials/titanfall-video-card-recommendation-list-review-of-the-best-value-for-your-budget-under-100-150-200-250-300/

It lists all the price ranges and the best value card at each budget level and has the best store deals for specific models. And yeah I think another post mentioned this, but if you have something like a Dell computer with limited space and probably not a great power supply, the 750 ti would likely be the way to go. Can't wait to see Nvidias next release of a more powerful card that uses the Maxwell chipset, but I bet litecoin miners are going to cause the price of it to skyrocket anyway.

I'd probably recommend a list from an actual tech site.

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