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GTX 460 or HD 6850?

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MB is SLI. Looked at both and see they are about equal. Also which company should i buy from. Need something with a good warranty and all around good product. I like Gigabyte and Asus for Nvidia. Also wondering how good XFX and Visiontek are for ATI. Also how much of a dif. is 1 GPU fan than having 2.
Looking at,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125352 GTX460.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391 GTX460.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515&cm_re=6850-_-14-150-515-_-Product HD6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353&cm_re=6850-_-14-125-353-_-Product HD6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129167&cm_re=6850-_-14-129-167-_-Product HD6850
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HD 6850 is faster.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-6850-review/11

I've linked directly to the first tested game, feel free to continue from there.
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460 GTX is better option for you.Thay are similar thats true but i think that 460 overlocks much easier and with a 850MHz core clock you can pass 6870 too with les noise and temps plus if your mb supports only SLI you can buy a second one very easy these days they are cheap.
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If your mobo only supports SLI, and you are looking at multi GPU gaming at some point then by all means go for a 460. However, it's not really that cut and dried. WIll you be gaming at 1920X1080? A lower resolution? Do you want to play on multi-monitor at some point? How often will you upgrade your GPU? What CPU do you have? WIll that CPU bottleneck the GPU?

Just things to consider. A good rule of thumb is always to avoid SLI/Crossfire in favor of a more powerful single GPU setup (within reason) and then SLI/Crossfire later.
    
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Yeah, I've owned both and I did like the 460 better - more user friendly, but the 6850 does everything I need it to.
    
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