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Then why is there an SLI finger on this card?
Manufacturing error that was overlooked.
    
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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.
Well I don't think AA really matters once you reach over 5xxx x 1xxx res. I see most people don't even touch AA at 1920x1200. And as I said, this card should only be considered for AMD fans who are tired with SLI hack and for those who prefer a surround setup with a single card like me. Otherwise, 2 separate 460s would be a better choice.

Sure the 570 and 6970 are impressive. But 570 won't do surround while 6970 offers 20-30% less performance, not to mention those who prefer physx and CUDA, like me (again).

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Then why is there an SLI finger on this card?
EVGA said it was too late to remove it.
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what if your motherboard only has 1 pci-e slot and you don't have the money to afford a gtx 580? then sli'd gtx 460's on 1 pcb is probably the best card you can get at that price.
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One word: Folding.

I can have 3 Fermi's in one case without the first two melting within an hour from being so close together they suffocate.

Plus the game performance ain't so bad either.
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Those looking for multi-monitor without shelling out for a GTX 590, and not willing to consider AMD.

Aka, those with mi-ITX systems who want Nvidia and Surround without shelling out the big bucks.
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One word: Folding.

I can have 3 Fermi's in one case without the first two melting within an hour from being so close together they suffocate.

Plus the game performance ain't so bad either.
And why would you get this for folding when you can get a 2600K for $320? Sure, you might argue over the cost of a new build being higher, but it's really not when you think about the fact that the 2600K over-clocked will deliver more than 2x higher PPD on bigadv.

EDIT: of course, this is assuming you already have a build. If you're making one from scratch for folding, there's no way the 460 2win is better than the 2600K.
    
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And why would you get this for folding when you can get a 2600K for $320? Sure, you might argue over the cost of a new build being higher, but it's really not when you think about the fact that the 2600K over-clocked will deliver more than 2x higher PPD on bigadv.

EDIT: of course, this is assuming you already have a build. If you're making one from scratch for folding, there's no way the 460 2win is better than the 2600K.
Because I already have a 2600k.
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Because I already have a 2600k.
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.
    
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Because this card folds like a beast and smokes out 580 by a good margin.

Check out this user review:http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=927241&mpage=1

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Lastly, Folding, which is really hard on cards. On a 580SC I average 17-18K Points Per Day. With the GTX460 2Win, I'm pulling PPD of 22-26K, so a large increase, but that was expected due to all the extra cores.
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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
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