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hello guys
today i own 2 gtx 460 1gb gigabyte overclocked to 840/1600/2000..
i am having issues with kind of games like the witcher 2,metro 2033 on max settings i am lagging like hell..30-40fps..so i was thinking to upgrade my currect gpu..i cannot afford 590 cost too much..can you offer me please a good gpu cards better than 460 sli?..
thanks and have a nice day!
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The only card that are better than 460 sli is well 590 or 6990. A gtx 580 with a good oc can compete with 2 460s.
All i said was in raw gpu power. The 460 is limited to 1g so when a game exced the 1024mb of vram, even if u oc the 460 to 1ghz they will drop like no1's business, so a 580's 1.5g will save you.
TW2 is having troubles with multiple card at the moment, also metro 2033 is still 1 of the heaviest games around.
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hello guys
today i own 2 gtx 460 1gb gigabyte overclocked to 840/1600/2000..
i am having issues with kind of games like the witcher 2,metro 2033 on max settings i am lagging like hell..30-40fps..so i was thinking to upgrade my currect gpu..i cannot afford 590 cost too much..can you offer me please a good gpu cards better than 460 sli?..
thanks and have a nice day!
have a look at http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/75...-fps-very.html

i dont think an upgrade from 2 460s is worth it at this point in time
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The only card that are better than 460 sli is well 590 or 6990. A gtx 580 with a good oc can compete with 2 460s.
All i said was in raw gpu power. The 460 is limited to 1g so when a game exced the 1024mb of vram, even if u oc the 460 to 1ghz they will drop like no1's business, so a 580's 1.5g will save you.
TW2 is having troubles with multiple card at the moment, also metro 2033 is still 1 of the heaviest games around.
so your saying with more 500MB i will get a better performance?
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have a look at http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/75...-fps-very.html

i dont think an upgrade from 2 460s is worth it at this point in time
ok i will check it out later thanks!
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you have 2 choices upgrade to GTX590 or HD6990....
coz 2x GTX 460 is better than others...
    
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Yes you will but in very rare situations, so dont take it as a rule.
In very demanding scenarios 2x 460 will drop in fps and have min fps of single digit, while the 580 remains playable.
But as siad no upgrade is worthy from 2x 460s, except another 2 cards or single card with 2x gpus.
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aww ok i think i can afford the 6990 sapphire version..its cheaper than asus version..if i will get one i will feel a big difference?
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Try updating your drivers. Nvidia improved SLI performance alot with new driver releases. Also turn off ubersampling in Witcher 2 and your framerates will almost double.
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Try updating your drivers. Nvidia improved SLI performance alot with new driver releases. Also turn off ubersampling in Witcher 2 and your framerates will almost double.
i am using 270.61 driver its the latest..
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post #10 of 13
try 275.33 and wait for next gen card's... Its not worth it to spend 600/700$ for 5/6fps... in my opinion unless you are getting quad SLI/Fire
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