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Originally Posted by 2thAche;13924724 
Those are 460 SE, a bit slower than the "regular" 460.

I wouldn't buy any of the 400 series right now. The improvements made in the 500s are significant.

Buy the best 500 series you can afford, and add another one later. If you go two 460s, you'll be ditching both of them at the next upgrade.

They are significant if you don't care about price/performance. 400 series has the best value right now, simply because of marketing, and OCP, and people believing things that really don't matter in the end matter.

Adding OCP so vrms don't explode (and they still do), which also kept the wattage down....


Seriously people can't actually believe 500 series is really all that different, can they?

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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;13925901 
They are significant if you don't care about price/performance. 400 series has the best value right now, simply because of marketing, and OCP, and people believing things that really don't matter in the end matter.

Adding OCP so vrms don't explode (and they still do), which also kept the wattage down....


Seriously people can't actually believe 500 series is really all that different, can they?

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Ofc they can? Look at this thread. Most of the people didn't bother to answer the OP with his choices, they tossed out other cards. The GTX460's are, and have always been, stellar cards. Even when they were initially ~$200 they were a good deal. Now that you can snag them for nearly half that they are a great deal. With one caveat: 1GB of VRAM won't cut it for lots of AA or a high resolution/multi-monitor setup.

I went from a GTX 465 (yeah yeah I bought it before the 460 was out), and upgraded to these two 6950's for that very reason. To be fair though balla, my fermi is a space heater in my spare rig. Seriously hot. That was the biggest failing of the GTX 480 IMO. The 580 has been nicely refined to run quieter and less hot.

Back to the topic at hand, OP it depends on what you want. Maybe I glossed over it, but if you just want horsepower at 1080, then two GTX 460's won't steer you wrong. However if, as I stated above, you are crazy for eye candy and/or want to run high res/multi-monitor configs then go with a GTX570 or better. thumb.gif

If you do decide to consider AMD, then the gentleman who posted about the 6870's was spot on. They are great bang for buck, and I can actually see them rivaling a 590 in DA2 perhaps.

Edit: OP if heat isn't a concern then snag a 480 hands down. They can be found for around $250ish if you catch a good deal. If your willing to drop $400 then the heavens may even shine on you and set you up with a way to get two.
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I vote for the 460 SLI . you could grab them pretty cheap now.
460's are still the best cards price/performance imo

source: I got one! biggrin.gif
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http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=645&card2=640#

If you tinkered with the multi-gpu in the advanced options, you would find that the 460se SLI would outperform a single 570, heck even an overclocked 570. eek.gif

Bear in mind that these are theoretical, but it does put things in perspective.
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