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So for my birthday I'm thinking of with the money I get to get a better gpu. But I'm not sure of I want to upgrade to a gtx570 or sli my current gtx460soc. What are your suggestions?
    
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I would personally go with a 570. The 460 was by every way an entry level card.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=306

This shows that yes, the SLi 460's would be better than a single 570. But the 570 allows for further overclocking and expansion later on. You should also use your existing 460 as a physx card.

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At that res I would say go for another 460, It will be a subtantial boost and more than what you need. I recently went sli for the first time a couple days ago, my fps in crysis at 1080p with no AA went from 32fps to 62fps. Unless you have a monitor which can utilise the fps (say a 120hz monitor) then I see no reason to upgrade to a 570 just yet.

Just my two cents.

EDIT: I have yet to put my second card under water so I can't overclock the same way as I did with a single card. But at the moment, in metro with a quick bench and my gpu's at 900core I was able to surpass a 580 overclocked to 850core by 10fps or so.
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I would personally go with a 570. The 460 was by every way an entry level card.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=306

This shows that yes, the SLi 460's would be better than a single 570. But the 570 allows for further overclocking and expansion later on. You should also use your existing 460 as a physx card.

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What do you mean by using my card as a physx card
    
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You can use it as a dedicated physx card for the games that utilise it.

Www.physx.com

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Neither. No new card out there worth its salt. Can't even give you a minimum of 60 FPS in Crysis.
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Neither. No new card out there worth its salt. Can't even give you a minimum of 60 FPS in Crysis.
How stupid are you really trying to be? Is this a trolling comment? It must be, i'm pretty sure no one can geniunely be this stupid without trolling.
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Grab a 2nd 460. It's easily the most cost effective upgrade path, and in SLI, 460s edge a single GTX 580 at standard HD res @ stock.

If you manage to get another 460 that can clock like the one you have, you'll be significantly faster than stock 580 performance, let alone 570.
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Grab a 2nd 460. It's easily the most cost effective upgrade path, and in SLI, 460s edge a single GTX 580 at standard HD res @ stock.

If you manage to get another 460 that can clock like the one you have, you'll be significantly faster than stock 580 performance, let alone 570.
Not entirely true,

The 580 will perform better at higher resolutions with DX11. It's also better with higher AA.

However they will happily trade blows, it just depends on what game you're playing and stuff like that. The reason people go with 570's and 580's is so they can get a second one.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=305

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Neither. No new card out there worth its salt. Can't even give you a minimum of 60 FPS in Crysis.
i am pretty sure there is atleast 1 that i know of... probably 2

anyways... i recommend getting the 570... multiple card configs give you microstutter in some games which can make them aesthetically unpleasing. I know from experience :\\

Not familiar with the 460 but i heard it had <1gb of ram.... that would hinder/cripple it's performance on higher resolutions even with sli
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