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NCIX Markham Warehouse is having a clearance sale(similar to what they did at there BC location) this Saturday. I'm going to just check it out and hopefully snag some WD green 2TBs for $30 but there is a chance they might have some insane deals on video cards? what would be the best upgrade that'll show a good leap in performance at 1080P?
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Cheapest route would probably be another 1Gb GTX460. 1Gb GTX460 SLI is pretty good performance.

If you want more than that you will have to go 480/570 SLI as I believe 460 SLI beats single 480/570 by a decent margin.
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Cheapest route would probably be another 1Gb GTX460. 1Gb GTX460 SLI is pretty good performance.

If you want more than that you will have to go 480/570 SLI as I believe 460 SLI beats single 480/570 by a decent margin.
This is probably the best advice you're going to get.

My , if you get anything slower than a GTX 560 or a 5850, you're going to be mighty disappointed. I'd say go for a 6950 (or higher) or a GTX 570 (or higher). And of course, as Segovax said, the GTX 460 SLI will yield satisfying results.

Do you have a budget in mind?
 
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not really. if i can find a open box 580 for under $300 i'll probably go for it.
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For a good boost in performance I'd say GTX 570/HD6970
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I think if you have GTX 460 right now it's just not worth upgrading to anything.
Waiting is usually pointless, but right now you have something decent, so just keep it and wait for Kepler's release later this year. Just overclock that GTX 460, you should get a decent performance boost.

In my opinion, it's only worth upgrading if you're two or more series behind, especially if you had a low-end card, but you're only one series behind and you have a high-end card.

I had a low-end HD 4550 and I upgraded to HD 6950, so I probably won't upgrade until, uh, HD 8000 series rolls around.
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Yeah usually don't recommend waiting but for the price you'd have to pay it's not worth it upgrading the 460 1gb. It's still a great great card for 1080p. But if you really HAVE to play crysis/metro 2033 maxed out you know what to do - spend 450bucks on a 580.
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6970?
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just get another 460 and SLI it, it performs better than a single 580 and when the time comes to upgrade, hopefully by then, they'll make some games like crysis in the future. Im thinking at 1080p it would take a game to better than crysis for you to average below 60fps. At 1080p no aa my 460s at 900core 4100memory get 65fps.
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