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i need some becnhmark results... does linus have any?

EDIT: he doesn't... anyone have any?

EDIT2 Seems like the 580 wins in some benches:http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=927241&mpage=1
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/6/11 at 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
i need some becnhmark results... does linus have any?

EDIT: he doesn't... anyone have any?
Look for 460 SLI benches clocked around 700/1400/1800 and there you go.
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Pcper review: http://pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Ca...cs-Card-Review

PureOC review: http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1253.html

So basically, this card is hotter, draws more power than gtx 580 and delivers performance as same as 2 regular 460s which beat (very close, but still beat) 580 on 1080p and under.

I agree price is a bit high but newegg has it for $360 after rebate right now. That's pretty close to 460 1gb price range and what makes me interested the most in this card is the ability to do surround with a single card setup. It should be perfect for my next matx project.

Sure it can't deliver the performance as 6950,6970s CF due to VRAM limit but it should do fine if you turn your graphic settings down a bit.
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Pcper review: http://pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Ca...cs-Card-Review

PureOC review: http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1253.html

So basically, this card is hotter, draws more power than gtx 580 and delivers performance as same as 2 regular 460s which beat (very close, but still beat) 580 on 1080p and under.

I agree price is a bit high but newegg has it for $360 after rebate right now. That's pretty close to 460 1gb price range and what makes me interested the most in this card is the ability to do surround with a single card setup. It should be perfect for my next matx project.

Sure it can't deliver the performance as 6950,6970s CF due to VRAM limit but it should do fine if you turn your graphic settings down a bit.
Yeah, it'll be perfect with its amazing 1GB frame-buffer. If you want surround, don't get this. Anything higher than 1920x1200 and you're asking for a lot of trouble.
    
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Why couldn't they make something more reasonable if they had to do this, like maybe a dual 470 card, or just an OC'd 580 (for the noobs that can't overclock their GPUs)?
Sounds like a recipe for thermal meltdown.
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Most people game on 1920x1200.
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Most people game on 1920x1200.
But then the GTX 570/Radeon HD 6970 is a better option if you want to play at that res. since it'll max. out almost all games while consuming less power.
    
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Yeah, it'll be perfect with its amazing 1GB frame-buffer. If you want surround, don't get this. Anything higher than 1920x1200 and you're asking for a lot of trouble.
As I said, it would be just fine if you tuned your graphic settings down. Check the official eyefinity club and you'll see a lot of people powering their 5040x1050 or even 5760x1080 setup with their 5850s/5870s. Not everyone has the need to max out everything.

And btw, 3 monitors setup rocks.
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As I said, it would be just fine if you tuned your graphic settings down. Check the official eyefinity club and you'll see a lot of people powering their 5040x1050 or even 5760x1080 setup with their 5850s/5870s. Not everyone has the need to max out everything.

And btw, 3 monitors setup rocks.
It should be fine if you don't go heavy on the AA, but then you also have to remember the fact that you're stuck with the performance you get; you can't SLI. Because of that I think a Radeon HD 6970/GeForce GTX 570 is a better solution. If you want more performance later on, you'll have a ton more.
    
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-It is cheaper and faster than a 580, but not capable of SLI

-Didn't know 460s could only do 2 way, my mistake

-Multi-monitor support is a good point, this card might be ok for that.
Then why is there an SLI finger on this card?
     
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