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Hey guys. I was just had a quick question and was wondering about my graphics card. So when i was building my computer i got the GTS 450 recommended by a guy at Canada Computers so i thought okay its 140 bucks and seems pretty decent. Found out about a week later that was a mistake. So my question is would getting another GTS 450 in sli make it better than like a 460 or 470? Just because it would be cheaper at this point than buying a new card unless its just better to buy a better one down the road.
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SLI'ing cards always makes them better than the next one (and if you OC, even 2 levels up), but you might encounter some issues with that, mainly because of drivers and SLI profiles.

GTS 450's in SLI scale pretty well (80-95% more performance than a single card)

I have found nothing wrong with my SLI'd 450's on any game or video i play, and i'm very happy with the performance they give. Plus, they're single slot and allow me to use more slots of my mobo
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I think GTS450's are close to a Ti 560. I may be wrong though
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I had SLi 450's for a while and they were actually pretty powerful together. I ran Crysis at 1920x1200 with everything almost all the way up. You will have to play around with different drivers. I got good results with 260.99. 266.58 or whatever it was didn't work for me. I haven't tried the latest one as I've gotten a 6990
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I think GTS450's are close to a Ti 560. I may be wrong though
No. The 560's are better, tho not by a LOT. 2 450's do are better than a 560, and 460. If you OC them high enough, they could go toe to toe with, or get damned close to a 470, VRAM aside.

@derickw: I do use the 266.58 drivers, no issues here. I got a little boost in FPS in some games with the new 270 drivers, but as i fold i couldn't keep them for long
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Besides game compatability, in most cases SLI 450's will trump a GTX 460. And SLI'd 460's will trump a 480, etc.
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if i dont overclock them how will they do in comparison to like a GTX 470?
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if i dont overclock them how will they do in comparison to like a GTX 470?
they will lose.
I found that i got somewhat close to the 470's, but with both cards OC'd to 950c/1900s/2000m, but my cards do heat up a LOT. I could go up to 980/1960/2100, which gets closer, but they heat up insanely, near the max temp for the chip (97c, and my single slot cooler nor my tropical ambient temps help >_>)
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you should get rid of it and get a gtx 460, or 560 if you want a little more power.
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but it will surpass a GTX 460 for sure? and how could i get rid of it though? not to many people would buy it im thinking
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