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No, I didn't say I can't do it, just that it would be little to no benefit, doing so.
Sorry I took "will in no way help" as "will in no way help" rather than "will offer minimal gains in limited selection of titles."
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Great info B_W!!!

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Originally Posted by juano View Post
Sorry I took "will in no way help" as "will in no way help" rather than "will offer minimal gains in limited selection of titles."
Sorry juano, I do try to be as specific and clear as possible, but sometimes...ya know..LOL

Thanks for your help!

So, I'm taking away from this discussion, that I should just run my 580, and give my 2-460's to my friend, and see if he likes em.

Oh ya, and he has a SilverStone 1000w PSU

Thanks, and again, sorry about that!
Edited by Inteller - 6/16/11 at 8:12pm
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So, I'm taking away from this discussion, that I should just run my 580, and give my 2-460's to my friend, and see if he likes em.

Oh ya, and he has a SilverStone 1000w PSU
1) Please use the edit button, instead of double and triple posting. Not supposed to double post until 24 hours.

2) That PSU is completely and utterly overkill. 460 SLI would run flawlessly off 550w.

3) Thread cleaned of double and triple posts.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 6/16/11 at 7:55pm
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A single 460 will be roughly as powerful as a 295 (a little tiny bit less, but less buggy since its a single GPU). 460 SLI will be faster than a 580, with the expense of less VRAM.
Just a small update to this thread, and again, sorry to pioneerisloud for having to warn me about triple posting, and fixing this thread!

At least in my case your above quote doesn't hold true. My single GTX580 Lightning is faster in both, benching, and has better frame rates in games.

My buddy is excited about getting my GTX460's!
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Using a 460 as physX card w/the 580 for rendering would most definitely help in Batman AA and (especially) Mafia 2, as well as helping slightly in Metro 2033. Esp. if you max out the image quality completely, such that the 580 has a lot of rendering work to keep it occupied.

This being said, unless you're playing one of these three games, it's not really worth the extra heat/power usage to keep a 460 in your machine.
    
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