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I have CF 6850s and they are beast. SLI 460s is roughly the same so you wont be disappointed.
 
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You sold your 470 to get two 460s? Considering how cheap 470s go for now, why wouldn't you just grab a 2nd one?
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You sold your 470 to get two 460s? Considering how cheap 470s go for now, why wouldn't you just grab a 2nd one?
I'm guessing he wanted more power without actually spending any money.
 
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The HD6950 is only 8% faster, its not much of an upgrade really.

2x GTX460's would be close to a GTX580 though. That'd be your best way to go.
Benchmark is old? 6950's show more like an 18% increase in performance over a 470. In some cases less and in some cases as much a 50% more. A 470 doesn't compete with a 6950.

@OP: like everyone else has said, I would've SLI'ed the 470's, but two 460's are a stellar price/performance combo.
    
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Benchmark is old? 6950's show more like an 18% increase in performance over a 470. In some cases less and in some cases as much a 50% more. A 470 doesn't compete with a 6950.

@OP: like everyone else has said, I would've SLI'ed the 470's, but two 460's are a stellar price/performance combo.
HD6950 is not much faster 20% is the maximum and an overclocked GTX 470 to 750 core can gain this 20% speed.
50%? I guess this is the GTX 580 who is 50% faster the GTX 470. Not the HD6950 which is no match for the GTX 580 by any means.... HD6950 can't compete even against the GTX 480 let alone the 580 .
HD6950 is hardly faster than HD5870 which is hardly faster than GTX 470.
OP overclocked his GTX 470 to 780 MHz (in system info) core which is as fast as a stock GTX 480 and much faster than HD6950
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HD6950 is not much faster 20% is the maximum and an overclocked GTX 470 to 750 core can gain this 20% speed.
50%? I guess this is the GTX 580 who is 50% faster the GTX 470. Not the HD6950 which is no match for the GTX 580 by any means.... HD6950 can't complete even against the GTX 480 let alone the 580 .
HD6950 is hardly faster than HD5870 which is hardly faster than GTX 470.
OP overclocked his GTX 470 to 780 MHz (in system info) core which is as fast as a stock GTX 480 and much faster than HD6950
Because 6950 has gained a significant performance increase with drivers. It's now a lot faster than a 470. You won't get this information from reviews as they used release drivers.

So yeah, you're wrong
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HD6950 is not much faster 20% is the maximum and an overclocked GTX 470 to 750 core can gain this 20% speed.
50%? I guess this is the GTX 580 who is 50% faster the GTX 470. Not the HD6950 which is no match for the GTX 580 by any means.... HD6950 can't complete even against the GTX 480 let alone the 580 .
HD6950 is hardly faster than HD5870 which is hardly faster than GTX 470.
Link to another useless review thread showing your

Google around. 11.6 just bumped my performance again in everything from Unigine to 3dMark11. The 6950 isn't going to outgun a 580 by any means, but it will stay up there between a 560 and a 570. The 5870 and the 6950 are really quite a bit different design wise even though they are based off the same architecture. 20% is a valid number overall. As for overclocking, that has to be the stupidest rebuttal people make. You overclock your 470 and then I overclock a 6950. Moot point.
    
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-17.html

The HD6950 we all agree is a better card but not by much .
and actually upgrading to a graphic card with an attainable speed with the older card is useless and the OP have better deal which is GTX 460 SLI and both will crash the 470 and 6950.
I didn't mean to turn this into flame wars. I want just to prove my point that upgrading to a single card that is not much faster is not really worth it. and if ATI improves their drivers don't forget that Nvidia also improve their drivers.
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Google around. 11.6 just bumped my performance again in everything from Unigine to 3dMark11.
That goes both ways. 275.33 gave some big performance boosts on NV's side as well, especially in 3DMark11.
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-17.html

The HD6950 we all agree it is a better card but not by much .
and actually upgrading to a graphic card with an attainable speed over my older card is useless and the OP have better deal which is GTX 460 SLI and both with crash the 470 and 6950.
I didn't mean to turn this into flame wars. I want just to prove my point that upgrading to a single card that is not much faster is not really worth it. and if ATI improves their drivers don't forget that Nvidia also improve their drivers.
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Because 6950 has gained a significant performance increase with drivers. It's now a lot faster than a 470. You won't get this information from reviews as they used release drivers.

So yeah, you're wrong
Nvidia won't put nearly as much resources into improving 4xx series performance when 5xx is out, 5xx is where they focus their drivers on. Same goes with AMD/ATI 5xxx and 6xxx. Therefore 470 performance gains has not even been close to 6950 gains.
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