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460 gtx SLI limited to 1 cards memory?

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I watched the tech tips graphic cards benchmarking video. A great video to compare the most popular video cards on the market. If you haven't seen it a link is posted below:

Anyway, question...

Originially, I had planned to purchase 2x MSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawks and to have them run in SLI... Numerous sites show how they out perform the GTX 580 and provide a slightly more cost effective option.

However, in the tech tip video I found that the two cards won't be able to share there memory and so, effectively, instead of having 2GB I would have 1GB of video card memory... how much will this effect the gameplay and FPS...?

I run my 24" monitor with a 1920x1080 resolution and ideally would like to max out the settings on Crysis 2 and eventually Battlefield 3... Do you think it will be possible with the 2x Hawks in SLI and if not would OCing the cards allow me to acheive this...?

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At that resolution with only 1 monitor it won't.... Ok maybe a couple fps but it's not that bad.

Edit: Crysis 2 you should be able to max out at 30fps (I'm guessing here) As for bf3 nobody has any idea. They haven't given out the system requirements yet.
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