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Wait what
You know what he meant lol.
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i know i had to do it tho. i feel that either side has good points and its still and arms race. my old 460 tops (768mb) were massive and did 915/2150 at 1.087.

they are running in 3d vision at 60fps. solid. i will never let them go only for a dream trade. they prices have dropped so fast that it isn't even worth it. keep the 460 and be happy, oc the hell out of them, and wait for the 6** or 7*** then decide the switch. it is to late in the generation to switch now. you will be very upset when the price/value of your hardware drops like a stone 5 months from now
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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...
$500? Get real I have bills ans kids.

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i know i had to do it tho. i feel that either side has good points and its still and arms race. my old 460 tops (768mb) were massive and did 915/2150 at 1.087.

they are running in 3d vision at 60fps. solid. i will never let them go only for a dream trade. they prices have dropped so fast that it isn't even worth it. keep the 460 and be happy, oc the hell out of them, and wait for the 6** or 7*** then decide the switch. it is to late in the generation to switch now. you will be very upset when the price/value of your hardware drops like a stone 5 months from now
Not unhappy just irritated that I'm using 40‰ of these cards Max. Even at 32xAA 1080, and Max textures in bc2

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Not really a great move to do. For the money you'd get for selling your 460's and the money you're be looking to spend for a single card solution, you'd end up spending more for a sidegrade at best. 460s in SLI can beat or match any single gpu card right now, so there's really no point.
    
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What is this "Core 2 low GPU usage"? As in the C2D processors will cause an Nvidia GPU to be under-utilized? If that is the root of your problem then it might be far cheaper and better off for the time being (and near future) to actually do the CPU, motherboard, and memory upgrade instead. For gaming an AMD CPU is perfectly fine and you can get them cheap. The motherboards are typically less expensive as well. Memory is at one of the loswest price points per GB in history at the moment
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What is this "Core 2 low GPU usage"? As in the C2D processors will cause an Nvidia GPU to be under-utilized? If that is the root of your problem then it might be far cheaper and better off for the time being (and near future) to actually do the CPu, motherboard, and memory upgrade instead. For gaming an AMD CPU is perfectly fine and you can get them cheap. The motherboards are typically less expensive as well. Memory is at one of the loswest price points per GB in history at the moment
I used to have an E8400 dual core, and even OC'd to 4.05GHz I was getting only 40-60% GPU usage in BC2.
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Not unhappy just irritated that I'm using 40‰ of these cards Max. Even at 32xAA 1080, and Max textures in bc2

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It is the processor holding back the cards. My setup usually gets around 65% usage on both GPUs in BC2 multiplayer. Singleplayer I get 99% usage though.
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I used to have an E8400 dual core, and even OC'd to 4.05GHz I was getting only 40-60% GPU usage in BC2.
Ouch...A C2D processor isn't all that bad so that can't be a traditional bottle neck.

If that is the case I would definately do the CPU upgrade. There is no telling if there will be other GPU problems down the road with it. Though I do have a 5850 running with a Q6600 right now and I can get full GPU ussage going. Can't say what the 6xxx series will do though
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Keep em, I wen from a q9400 to 950. If I were you i'd grab a matx 1155 mobo, RAM and an i3, just built the gf an i3 rig it is FAST.
    
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