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Originally Posted by hbeeversI don't agree at all with swapping out the GTX 460 for a 6850. You can overclock a GTX 460 to be faster than a 6850 for the same amount of money with ease so it would be a better buy for those on a budget. Also how many people use Physx and how many use eyefinity, more use Physx by far. I get it that at stock speeds the 6850 beats the 460 but once overclocking comes into it (and it should on this site!) the 460 comes out on top.
Originally Posted by Ph4ZeDHow many people, even among enthusiasts, overclock their GPUs. Not very many. How many people, even among enthusiasts, have fallen for the pointless nVidia gimmick of PhysX. Not very many.
Originally Posted by Kamikaze-Xwuyanxu....
huh? so if a product is better than the reference in every single way, including price, you would still buy the reference? unless you are a hardcore watercooler.... i fail to comprehend your logic.
Originally Posted by wuyanxuonly reference design should be recommended for graphics cards.
Originally Posted by ArticleFirst off, we’ve ripped out the Intel Core i7-860 and replaced it with the equally powerful Core i5-760. The i7-860 isn't a bad CPU but with prices as they are, you can sacrifice the Hyper-Threading of the i7-860 and save some cash to spend elsewhere.
Originally Posted by fata1_666Something i don't get your reviews state that if starting a build from scratch your better of going to intel cpus. but just looking at the facts there expensive vs the amd cpus and the motherbaord arent that cheap either.i seriously doubt real world performance with windows 7 as the os anyone could tell what was inside the tower. + why no mention of the sata III wd hard drives currently floating around for £50 offering increased performance???
Originally Posted by mrbensGlad you recommended the i7-950 this month.
Can we get a 460 SLi review too please as it's cheaper than the 480 you recommend and kicks its ass in performance. I know some people will say it's more unreliable than a single card which will make the test results interesting to put this subject to bed. :)
EDIT: I'd hope that most people reading this site will be overclocking their GPU. The 460 1GB when overclocked keeps up with a 5870 for example which is much more expensive.
Originally Posted by xaser04Quote:Originally Posted by mrbensI'd hope that most people reading this site will be overclocking their GPU. The 460 1GB when overclocked keeps up with a 5870 for example which is much more expensive.
Going from experience even a GTX460 clocked to 925/1850/4300 cannot keep up with a stock clocked HD5870 is anything bar heavily Nvidia biased games or heaven. It keeps up with a mildly clocked HD5850 though.
Originally Posted by mrbensI'd hope that most people reading this site will be overclocking their GPU. The 460 1GB when overclocked keeps up with a 5870 for example which is much more expensive.
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