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^ This. I would wait and see what you experience is going to be with the game before you jump into anything. That is unless you are just looking for an excuse to upgrade.....I am often guilty of that one...LOL
   
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Whatever I do (SLI or a new single card) it won't be until October. Are any price drops/new cards expected between now and then?
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Originally Posted by TMallory View Post
Whatever I do (SLI or a new single card) it won't be until October. Are any price drops/new cards expected between now and then?
when Kepler is released you bet their will be!!! (nVidia 6xx series) But I will not speculate on a release schedule for those cards as I am not informed on that lol
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when Kepler is released you bet their will be!!! (nVidia 6xx series) But I will not speculate on a release schedule for those cards as I am not informed on that lol
I don't think they come out until 2012
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then dont expect the 5xxseries to be dropping in price anytime soon lol
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i really doubt SLI 460s will run BF3 butter smooth on high/max settings lol

but we wont really know! I would wait for some benchmarks of the games that you want then make your desicion after that
Of course they will....

Metro 2033, fyi, can use more than 1GB at times.

This is with my sig rig card
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Of course they will....

Metro 2033, fyi, can use more than 1GB at times.

This is with my sig rig card
So what kind of effect would that have on performance? (Metro/other games going beyond 1GB)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=306

Would it still be equal/greater than a single 570 like in these games?
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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
i really doubt SLI 460s will run BF3 butter smooth on high/max settings lol
I lol'd.

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Originally Posted by TMallory View Post
So what kind of effect would that have on performance? (Metro/other games going beyond 1GB)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=306

Would it still be equal/greater than a single 570 like in these games?
Yes. In Metro 2033, even at 2560 x 1600, 460 SLI outperforms a GTX 580, let alone a 570. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/..._460_1gb_sli/2 "Metro 2033 has taken us back to the GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI configuration offering better performance over the GeForce GTX 580. In this game, GTX 460 1GB SLI is 9% faster than GTX 580. We also did not experience any wild fluctuations in performance with the GTX 460 1GB SLI, so the performance, and most importantly the gameplay experience, were better with GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI. "

The 460s hang pretty well with the 580 considering the resolution, so at 1080p (about half the size of 2560 x 1600) the 460s are PLENTY.
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Of course they will....

Metro 2033, fyi, can use more than 1GB at times.

This is with my sig rig card
How are you seeing VRAM usage with an ATI card? I've been looking for a way but so far I've only found that nvidia supports it.
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By the time high rez Skyrim mods come out Kepler will be available. I believe we will see more high VRAM options in Kepler.
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