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I'm giving a friend some build advice and we're stuck at the GPU(s).
Right now, we're comparing 2 GTX460's vs 1 non-reference GTX570 & can't decide..
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post #2 of 16
Best thing to think about is:
Is he going to upgrade his GPU in the next year or so?
Is he planning on SLI'ing the 570?
If he answers yes to both then the choice is obvious.

If he wants to buy the 460s and keep them for the next 2 years then he should definitely grab with the 460s because they will outperform a single 570 by a good margin.
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460s, they will out do it, and have around the same VRAM.
    
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The main problem is he isn't sure whether he wants to upgrade in the near future. I think if he does, it'll be from 2500k to 2800k.

The 460's in question are 2GB models.
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Quote:
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The main problem is he isn't sure whether he wants to upgrade in the near future. I think if he does, it'll be from 2500k to 2800k.

The 460's in question are 2GB models.
>2800k

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gtx 460 sli whoops a single 570!
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post #7 of 16
Definitely grab the 460s if they're the 2GB model. What res is he gaming at?
post #8 of 16
GTX460 SLI is faster.

In 1-2 years he wont want a 570sli there will be a faster single card option. The 460sli will be faster right now.

However, you cant go wrong with 1 GTX570, it is a great card.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
The main problem is he isn't sure whether he wants to upgrade in the near future. I think if he does, it'll be from 2500k to 2800k.

The 460's in question are 2GB models.
Grab the 460s then if he doesn't want to upgrade his GPU in the near future. If he's playing at 1080p/1200p then 2GB isn't really needed, but it should future proof his system for awhile.
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.. when it comes out.
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