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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130587

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130653

which would be the better single card. On paper the 460 looks better, but if the 580 is the better choice can someone explain why?

Keep in mind ill be upgrading my entire setup so disregard my current computer in regards to bottlenecks.
post #2 of 13
"On paper the 460 looks better"

What?


That's the most expensive 460 I've ever seen.

Oh wait, there's 2 of them.

There's only 1GB of usable RAM on the 460, which will be limiting. Single card is usually better in terms of driver support, but I've heard great things about 460 SLI. But you should just get an actual 460 SLI if you want to do that.
Edited by ____ - 6/9/11 at 12:13pm
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Im sure on paper the 580 is far greater than the 460 unless I've been mislead this entire time.
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not sure if serious but the 580 is the best between the two, however two 460's would be better than a single 580.

EDIT: Sorry just realised that is the 460 2win with dual gpu's. In that case I would say the the 460 2win would be better than the 580 in terms of performance. But i Would personally go with the 580 and then upgrade later on, with the 460 2win you dont have any upgrade opportunities.
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post #5 of 13
I'm pretty positive the 580 would be the better choice. The 2WIN card is basically a GTX 460x2. Just look up 460 SLI benchmarks and there's your comparison.
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Derrr... It's a GTX460 2win.

It beats a single 580, but the power consumption, temps, are higher.

Also comes with the traditional SLI bugs.

However, the 2win allows you to run surround from that single card, which the single 580 does not.
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The 460 X2 GPU will win.
    
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Came in to see if this was a troll thread . . . dang what's a 2win? . . . NOICE
   
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http://pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1253&page=16

Here's a review where they compare it to a 580 if you want to see some benches, it does edge it out, but as was mentioned, you get the typical pro's and cons of having two cards.
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I'd take the 580 only because the opportunity to upgrade in future is there but the 460 2win will be better but again won't stand a chance with 2 580s. your choice bud

Check this out: 460 SLI vs 580 and THIS
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