Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel
Um, then build another folding rig with a 2600K? LOL. It makes sense in your case (and in most) because, if you get this card, you're limited to only having one additional card, so CrossFire/SLI is a no-go. There's also the lower power consumption and lower PSU requirement to take into account.
The rig is already built and the 460 2 win has been folding for over a month (see sig rig). It folds between 20-22k ppd. A 580 doesn't fold that high and I highly doubt a 590 would stay cool enough with a single fan. Also, the 2600k @ 4.5ghz is getting 40k ppd (clearly three fermi's are robbing it some) and the 570 SC is getting 14k (it sucks). The 460 2 win simply gets the most ppd gpu wise and that's why I have it.
As for gaming, though, I would agree.. somewhat. If the board has 2 slots and there is a big enough gap to allow for air flow to the first card, then, ya, don't go with the 460 2 win if you're going to do SLI. But, if there is no space between cards, or you just simply want one card, than I think the 460 2 win is a very reasonable option.Edited by drew630 - 5/6/11 at 8:16pm