Upgrade from GTX280 to GTX460?

By JohnD212
Jul 23, 2010
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  1. I'm considering upgrading my video card from the gtx 280 to the gtx 460 when the cards are available for order. Does this seem like a worthwhile upgrade for around $250?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Do you need to upgrade? If everything you are currently playing works fine and maxed at whatever resolution you play I don't see the need to upgrade since you still have a nice card. Of course if you just want to upgrade cause its fun :D then by all means check out some benchmarks like JMMD pointed out. It's definitely a better card and the best bang for the buck atm imo. Not sure where you live but you can even get the GTX 460 for $200 here in the US.

    Here are some more reviews/benchmarks:,2684.html
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    No, performance is very close.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I think it comes down to two things.....

    1)As Relic said.... Because upgrading is fun? then by all means, half my upgrades are because i like the latest and greatest.

    2) is DX 11 a big deal for you?

    ....there....problem solved :p
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    What red said.
    Also, if you're planning on spending $250 on a GTX 460, you will be looking at a heavily overclocked version (Palit Sonic Platinum 800MHz core for example which will increase performance over stock (675MHz) by about 20%.
    TPU's review of the MSI Cyclone that is clocked midway (725MHz) between stock and the Palit card will give you an idea of the increases available from factory OC'ed cards (the review includes the GTX 280 for comparison)

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