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What in the red faction is comparable to 460 SLI. I suppose a single card solution. Unless there's a way to Xfire my P5N-D board. Also what do you think would be a reasonable Craigslist price for the 460s. I want same or better performance. As I probably will not upgrade my CPU soon, and I'm sick of this FERMI Core2 low GPU usage crap.
     
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6950 perhaps.
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Red/Green doesn't matter. What does matter is the benchmarks and fps in your favorite games at a certain price point.

Some times nvidia wins at a price point, other times ATI does.

I honestly dont care, for example; If I could get a 6990 for 500 bucks, I wouldn't have 570 sli.

Shop around, and don't look past used/open box/refurbished items if they have a return/warrenty
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An unlocked 6950. Get a 2gb version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&Pagesize=20
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noak View Post
Red/Green doesn't matter. What does matter is the benchmarks and fps in your favorite games at a certain price point.

Some times nvidia wins at a price point, other times ATI does.

I honestly dont care, for example; If I could get a 6990 for 500 bucks, I wouldn't have 570 sli.

Shop around, and don't look past used/open box/refurbished items if they have a return/warrenty
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/manufacturer debate

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Red/Green doesn't matter. What does matter is the benchmarks and fps in your favorite games at a certain price point.

Some times nvidia wins at a price point, other times ATI does.

I honestly dont care, for example; If I could get a 6990 for 500 bucks, I wouldn't have 570 sli.

Shop around, and don't look past used/open box/refurbished items if they have a return/warrenty
This would make sense... however if you are unfamiliar with the low gpu usage issues with core 2's and certain fermi cards... benches dont really matter

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An unlocked 6950. Get a 2gb version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&Pagesize=20
This doesn't come anywhere close to 460 sli according to anandtech benches
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[QUOTE=PappaSmurfsHarem;14265852]This would make sense... however if you are unfamiliar with the low gpu usage issues with core 2's and certain fermi cards... benches dont really matter



This doesn't come anywhere close to 460 sli according to anandtech bench

Sli the the unlocked 6950 s than...
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If you're getting low gpu usage, might want to bump up the settings. Super-sampling AA always helps me make the most out of my gpu even if I got a 4-year old Q6600.

To answer your question, an oc'ed 6950 unlocked or 6970 might equal a GTX460 but honestly, I'd rather stick with the 460s.
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I really doubt any 6950's you buy will be unlockable anymore, you would have had to hop on that boat a couple months ago at the latest.

I had SLI 460's then went to CF unlocked 6950's, best move ever.
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post #10 of 33
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Sli the the unlocked 6950 s than...
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