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zenmastar
09-20-2010, 12:14 PM
Just went to two monitors this weekend, and upgraded the video from a 8500GT with 512M DDR2 to a GTS450 with 1G GDDR5 and impressed. Windows experience went from 4.9/Graphics and 4.6/Gaming to 7.1/Graphics and Gaming.

Purchased for $139.95 and $20 off coupon; had to pay the governor though.

I am not a gamer, so I look for price and low power consumption, heat, and quietness. This one fits the bill well on all counts. The old card served me well for a single monitor, but was not all that good going to two.

The extra desktop space is nice. I wonder how I got along in the last couple of years. Maybe go for a third monitor which comes in handy for the type of software apps I run (multiple windows).

That's all.

JDay
09-20-2010, 1:37 PM
You sure you don't mean $239.95? I just paid $229 for my Palit GTX460 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075) a few weeks ago and got a $30 off rebate. How much RAM is on yours? As for going with 3 monitors, you'll need another card since these only support 2 outputs at a time (the DVI and HDMI share their port). You'll want an EyeFinity card if you want a true multi-display setup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131358

NeoWeird
09-21-2010, 2:06 AM
a 450GTS and a 460GTX aren't even close to the same thing. 128 bit v. 256 bit and nearly double the processing cores just to point out two of the bigger differences.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130573

To the OP: Glad you're enjoying it! Nothing quite spruces up a computer's performance like a GPU upgrade.

JDay
09-21-2010, 2:56 AM
Oops, must not have been looking too close at that. Not even the same series card.

Mute
09-21-2010, 7:31 AM
The GTS450 is a excellent value. They perform quite well in SLI mode too.

Wherryj
09-29-2010, 11:01 AM
You sure you don't mean $239.95? I just paid $229 for my Palit GTX460 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075) a few weeks ago and got a $30 off rebate. How much RAM is on yours? As for going with 3 monitors, you'll need another card since these only support 2 outputs at a time (the DVI and HDMI share their port). You'll want an EyeFinity card if you want a true multi-display setup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131358

He bought a GTS, not a GTX.

I would certainly hope that you enjoyed the difference between an 8500 and the newer graphics processors. That is quite a step up and should be very niceable.

I went from the 8700 to a GTX285 and noticed a huge improvement. EVGA is the way to go, by the way. Lifetime warranty and a company that actually provides support.