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post #11 of 28
You probably won't notice enough of a performance boost to justify spending only $150 right now.

What card were you planning on upgrading to at the end of the year? were you planning on upgrading your entire system? Your current set up won't bottleneck anything except for a 6990 or a GTX 590. If you want to see appreciable differences in a GPU upgrade, you're going to have to go with at least a GTX 560 or a 6870. Anything in that range and above will probably play anything you throw at it for a good 2 years.

*edit* sorry meant to say GTX 570 instead of 560
Edited by joe50000 - 6/14/11 at 11:26am
post #12 of 28
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You probably won't notice enough of a performance boost to justify spending only $150 right now.
I disagree. A single 460 is already more powerful than two 9800GTs in SLI. Considering the OP only has one, this would be a pretty significant upgrade.
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yeah, im going to be playing on a single screen . running at 1920 x 1200 res.

i'm looking into getting a 2nd screen for dual screen, but only 1 screen will be used for gaming, the other screen for my IM's . also a tv around 40" , but i won't be PC gaming on that , mostly just movies and tv.

i prefer gaming on a single monitor thats about 23-24" thats a good size for me =].

trying to get the most bang for my buck. 460 SLI compared to a 560 SLI

or a single 460 compared to a 560 compared to a 560 ti .

at the end of the year... possible a 6950 unlocked to a 6970 ? xfire it .
or just a single 6990.

i just need something decent , that'll last me the next 5-6 months. anything better than my 9800 . xP
    
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460 SLI compared to a 560 SLI
It depends on your clocks. If the 460s are clocked higher, they'll win and vice versa. They're basically the same card.

Either in SLI will be faster than a single GTX 580, let alone a 560 Ti.
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Whatever you do, check out open box for sure.

Monitor this link periodically (a few times a day if you can) for great deals on 460's and 560's both.
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how significant is the 560 ti compared to 460 ?

what is ti to begin with ?
    
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I disagree. A single 460 is already more powerful than two 9800GTs in SLI. Considering the OP only has one, this would be a pretty significant upgrade.
Really? I thought the 9800 was a beastly card. Am I thinking of a different card or...?
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how significant is the 560 ti compared to 460 ?
A fair bit over a stock 460, and about 10-15% clock for clock.


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what is ti to begin with ?
It stands for titanium, but it's really just a way of designating the 384 CUDA core cards apart from the 336 (non-Ti) versions.

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Really? I thought the 9800 was a beastly card. Am I thinking of a different card or...?
It was, 4 years ago . It's still a decent card by today's standards, but in SLi they're only ~= a GTX280, which is beaten by the 460 and other current gen offerings.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 6/14/11 at 11:32am
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Really? I thought the 9800 was a beastly card. Am I thinking of a different card or...?
It was beastly, .....in 2008. And still is, depending on what you're playing. Even my 1GB 9600 GT was a beast for what I used it for.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/14/11 at 11:34am
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My GTX 470 was about 50% faster than a 9800GTX SLI in Heaven 2.5 DX10 mode so yea, the 460 will definitely beat 2x9800GT.
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