Question GTS450 vs GTX260

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Which one? Both seem to be the same. If I checked properly GTS has a 2010 architecture while GTX is 2008
 
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Keep expectations limited, though. A modern entry-level card like the GT 1030 obliterates either.
I mean I have a potato pc from 2008 and GTS is for about $15. Had 9600Gt, upgraded to hd7700 and I gained like 10fps only in games so I just need something cheap and quick. Better gpu is limited by old Phenom and 8gbram DDR2 and 500W psu so i was looking for something between. Usually I play older games anyway. I'll wait til gpu market stops goofying around with all those ridiculous prices due to Bitcoin and other bs factors. So I wait til my mobo dies for good or any other parts.
 
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I need something cheap asap to start working. I'll be worrying about building a better pc later.

Is GTX260 896mb better than GTS450 512mb?
 
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Yes, it's better. But if you have integrated graphics you may not need a gpu. Can you list your system specs?
Specs arę potato. 8gbram DDR2
mobo Ma770ud3 Gigabyte
AMD Phenom 64 X4 9550 iirc.
500w psu
Saw Gtx960 for about $50 yesterday and missed buying just seconds away. Feeling down. Hurts do much.
 

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Sadly no benchmark will tell me anything about comparing gts 512 version. Usually they include 1gb only and I see only 512 atm
If you need a GPU for non-3D/GPGPU work, then it makes little to no difference, both will be nearly as fast as modern GPUs since acceleration for for the Windows desktop quit being a focal point 20+ years ago when even IGPs from back then were already fast enough for most office type work.

If both GPUs are in similar physical shape, I'd take the 450 too. Fewer years of wear, fewer years out of active support and lower on the performance ladder which means less likely to have been abused too.
 
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What is country, and budget?
Currently poland. As for the budget I dunno up to $125 I guess. I'm torn between crap and somewhat ok gpu. Once I watered my GTX1050 laptop and then desktop HD7770 I look for some kind of compromise. Or between 9600Gt and hd7700. Usually I play older games but even those (indie like Project Zomboid and 7 Days to Die) are so unoptimized I'd really need something better to keep up with at least 40-45fps and no stuttering every couple seconds.
 

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Is there any alternative for gtx960? Probably I'll stick to this one when a good deal pops up. Meanwhile I consider gtx460 as a backup/right now gpu. Seems to be almost the same as my good old trusty hd7770. As for gtx960 - Palit, MSI or Gainward? Had 9600gt and it really was hot af even though I changed cooling to Accelero Arctic L2 Plus.
 
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No you cannot. Crossfire is AMD, and Nvidia requires matching GPU dies to do it. Also, almost nothing supports multi GPU anyway.
Gpu dies? If that's relevant I still use Win7 64 Ultimate and play older games. Not even old drivers to do so? Yeah now I'm reading nvidia killed SLI a while ago. I just wonder if legacy drivers could help
 

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