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Actually he is right I went through it with my q9400, that procesor at 3.8 bottlenecked my 275(almost same performance as my 9800GTX+) even let alone 2 460's...
I'm sorry, I don't see how adding more gpu power to an already bottlnecked system would cause worse performance. It would the same performance at the very least.

Maybe you're agreeing with me. Lol
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I SERIOUSLY doubt that a C2D (or Quad) + 580 would get fewer frames than a SB + GTS 450. (In practically any game) Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

OP: You do need a CPU upgrade. And nothing AMD/ATI has will keep up with the 460s except a 6990. (Unless you go multi GPU, then get 2 6870s). Also: "Usage" percentages is a useless number. You need to compare you actual FPS with other people running the same game at the same settings. If you're getting 60% "usage" and another guy with a 6970 is getting 99%, if you're getting more FPS then you're still ahead.

Maxing usage on my cards is as simple as turning off V-sync/cranking up the AA. Even with a stock 2.94ghz CPU.
Umm? No... usage is quite important cause others with a single 460 and an AMD CPU or those with a core2 and equivalent ati gpu get 99% usage and nearly double the framerates while I sit at 30-45%

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I had no issue on my GTX 460 SLI and my previous Phenom II's. Only reason I upgraded to a 6970 was to reduce thermals and noise but then I ended up just going liquid anyways lol.
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