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I have been somewhat disappointed with my cf 6870s. Every new game seems to not work properly before a new cap comes out or I make a work around with radeon pro. I am planning to switch to a single gtx 580 once I get enough money or enough rep to sell some things.
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SLI 460s are plenty fast if your making due with just one right now. Unless your flat out bored of your rig and just wanna spice things up, I would suggest just getting another.
    
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Exactly. Some games.

That's why random benchmarks for games are so bad for comparing dual-GPU scaling. SLI/CFx profiles can make all of the difference in the world. Some games you'll see 100% and some you'll see barely 20%.
i totally agree, i'm just saying from all the reviews i've read i haven't seen bad scaling on either cards...
    
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should just get gtx 460, what's the point of buying xfire mobos so you can sell your gfx card and buy 2 other cards ? ~.~
    
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Bah, forgot to mention. It's a 768mb card.
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post #16 of 42
You have a $400 budget and are considering getting 2 Mid range cards? Get a smoking GTX 570 or HD 6970 and enjoy.
post #17 of 42
Radeon HD 5850, is the best right nao, It beats the GTX460 and the HD6850 and it costs less, the Sapphire Radeon HD5850 Xtreme costs $139 on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=5850%20Xtreme
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Get the fastest single card setup you can. Always.
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post #19 of 42
your best option would be is just get another cheap gtx 460 768 sli together, upgrading to 2x 6850 it will cost more but its not worth imo since they're midrange card.
if you save up and wait 6 more month you can get 2x 6950 or maybe new amd 7000 series gpu, which would be best upgrade.
2x gtx 460 768mb sli is still very powerful it will last you several years.
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post #20 of 42
+1 for another 460. They're cheap and still somewhat fast in SLI. Save the rest of the money for something else (SSD, games, etc.).
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