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post #1 of 15
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Quick question folks. I have 460's in sli in my sig rig. Also own a 560 in my htpc. I was thinking about getting another 560 and putting them in my main rig. Would I see a big gain here at 1080p (besides the extra vram going from 768 to 1gb).

I don't want to waste my money. I run my 460s at 900.

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post #2 of 15
The 560 is roughly the same power as the 470, so it's a good couple steps up over the 460-768. Your Htpc would run very nicely on a single 460-768, so it may well be worth it for you, but only you can decide that.
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post #3 of 15
I don't see why you wouldn't get a performance increase in anything as long as your processor wasn't already a bottleneck with the 460's. If it isn't than you would have more GPU power to throw around with the 560's as they're more powerful.
post #4 of 15
Well a GTX 560 is around 30% faster than a GTX 460. It really depends on what you consider an upgrade. Some people will say a 20% improvement is worthy of wasting extra $$$.
post #5 of 15
the 560 is matched or a bit better then the 470 but if overclocked to 950mhz - 1ghz it reaches 570 speeds, to me thats worth the money but thats my opinion beating and or matching 2 video cards in 1 in terms looks really good from my point of view..
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post #6 of 15
It's definitely worth it. If I had the money, I wouldn't hesitate.

Just out of curiosity, why'd you use a GTX 460 in your HTPC? Isn't that kind of overkill?
 
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No I don't think so. Just wait.
 
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post #8 of 15
Were it the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, and had you not a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti already, I'd say no way. However, since that's not a case, it's wouldn't quite be quite a "waste" to do so, but personally, I'd still stay with what you have.
post #9 of 15
you would get a total of around 80 or more cores and the 560 typically clocks reaches a comfortable OC at around 950 core where it matches a 570/480... so from sli-470's (which is about how much 460 768m at 900c are) to sli-480's (560's at 950c) i think its worth it.
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Ok thanks guys. I always hear conflicting opinions. I just read in another thread that the 560 is only like 10% faster then a 460. The problem is I don't think the 560 overclocks that great. Although I haven't tried a ton and it is in a small case. After getting 2 non refrence 460's I realize how much I don't like the ref cooler on the 560.


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It's definitely worth it. If I had the money, I wouldn't hesitate.

Just out of curiosity, why'd you use a GTX 460 in your HTPC? Isn't that kind of overkill?
I game on the htpc sometimes. Admittedly less that I had planned though.
Edited by lightsout - 5/13/11 at 6:44am
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