Which ones better?

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Beasty92
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Hi Guys, before i buy my upgrade i thought it would be good to ask for some friendly advice :)

So i was originally going to buy the Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC for £149.77

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-gtx-460-oc-3600mhz-gddr5-gpu-715mhz-shader-clock-1430mhz-336-cores-dl-dvi-mhdmi

but then i found another graphics card... The Asus GTX460 Direct CU graphics card for the exact same price.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-gtx-460-3600mhz-gddr5-gpu-675mhz-shader-clock-1350mhz-336-cores-2xdl-dvi-mhdmi

Which one would you say has the advantage and can overclock better? :)

Cheers

Hardware_Hank
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looks like the gigabyte one has higher clock rates and they both have the same style cooler. I have an EVGA 768 MB 460 because my 5970 is dead and been through 2 replacements, hopefully my 3rd doesn't suck. but I would probably go with the gigabyte.

Beasty92
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ah thanks :) and ouch! what happened to them?

Hardware_Hank
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first one kept BSOD'n in pretty much every game I played, so I sent it back to Diamond Multimedia and they sent me a "new" card and it wouldn't assign drivers too it, it'd act like it did, then I'd restart and it wouldn't even post into windows. I tried it on 2 different rigs as well so I know its the card and not my setup (seeing as the 460 works perfectly fine)I sent it in last week so hopefully I'll be getting another one back shortly

Beasty92
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hmmm thats odd. i thought they were supposed to be the best :S anyways i hope the third one works out for you :)

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thank you :) and me too, if they send me another bad replacement im just gonna ask that they send me a 6970 or something lol

Fnawesome
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dont go gigabyte, i had to RMA mine am im still waiting for it, a month later

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ASUS is just as bad dude, if anything I would recommend EVGA but thats not one of his options.

I had an ASUS board and one of the caps fried on me, I had to go threw almost 5 different departments just to get hung up on and repeat the same thing because they didn't know where to transfer me lol... I just gave up and sold it for scraps

Beasty92
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I'v just found another Graphics card that im interested in, and has some really good revies on it too especially with overclocking. The MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB... Slightly cheaper than the other two but beats them both in terms of performance and cooling.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-460-cyclone-3600mhz-gddr5-gpu-725mhz-shader-clock-1350mhz-336-cores-2x-dvi-i-mhdmi

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I know EVGA, at least, has a lifetime warranty. I'm not sure about the other guys. I've read good reviews for Asus cards, so I'm surprised you had a problem with one.

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asus evga msi are considered the best from what I've gathered, but all cards can fail, and every brand has it's "horror stories", so I wouldn't be affected too much by some people saying that they had to RMA it and were not happy with it.

Pre-OCd doesn't say much, it's a nice guarantee that it can run a few MHz faster but you can usually obtain such a small OC yourself. I'd choose the one with the best cooler and warranty. Or if you don't care about overclocking, just the cheapest one with the best warranty.