Originally Posted by tino1317
Thinking about shelling out the extra cash to run a couple 560TI's in SLI. My question now is how does that compare to 460SLI, and the 580.
edit: And when I saw how they compare I mean from a value/performance perspective. Is it worth paying extra for the 560TI's over the 460's.
They should be better than both the 460 SLI and the single 580, I recall seeing something which suggested about a 10% improvement over a single 580.
Personally, I'd go with the 460 SLI unless you get a real deal on anything else. I would have done, as I said before I managed to bag a 560 Ti with 15% discount, so I couldn't really pass that one up.
Yes it's not as future proof, but that setup will eat anything you can throw at it now and then some.
The other thing to factor in I guess is the other advances made on the 5XX series, primarily if you are air cooling then they do tend to run cooler than the 4XX series. Plus, cooler tends to mean quieter - whether this is a factor or not in your decision is up to you.
Keep in mind that if you are going SLI and your board forces you to put both cards right next to one another, that you should probably check out whether the card vents into or out of the chassis; with venting outside of the case being the better option in a SLI environment.
Ultimately the money is yours to part with, but moving from an 8800 series to any of these 3 setups will give you a real nice boost; though to be fair the 8800 series is not a bad card.