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I have a fairly simple question. Would I be better off with (2) geforce 465 cards? Or a single GTX 560ti? The price is fairly close between the two. I really want some metro 2033 dx11 action, and I game at 1080p. If the 560 will suffice for crysis/metro/cod, I would just as soon go this route. If 2 465's (possibly flashed to 470) would be better for around the same dough....175 vs 220, I might just go with sli 465's. for 350 I can run (2) 560 ti's in sli. Any comments are appreciated. I'm replacing (2) 8800gts 320's that just cannot run games on high settings. Thanks in advance.
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GF100 is old and inefficient. Pick up a 2gb 560ti, and you'll get much better results, even if you do lose a couple fps.
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I have a fairly simple question. Would I be better off with (2) geforce 465 cards? Or a single GTX 560ti? The price is fairly close between the two. I really want some metro 2033 dx11 action, and I game at 1080p. If the 560 will suffice for crysis/metro/cod, I would just as soon go this route. If 2 465's (possibly flashed to 470) would be better for around the same dough....175 vs 220, I might just go with sli 465's. for 350 I can run (2) 560 ti's in sli. Any comments are appreciated. I'm replacing (2) 8800gts 320's that just cannot run games on high settings. Thanks in advance.
Are we running at Max settings or what?

NVM

In that case, I would just go for a Single 560 ti and then SLI those later. But if you have the cash, go with a single gtx 570 and then sli those much later on.

1080P resolution maxed with a gtx 570 is a good setup
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I was under the impression that gf100 ran hotter than the midwest this month as well. Thanks for the input.
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I'd only go with a 465 if it was unlockable. Otherwise, just go with a 460 or 470. 470's can be had really cheap now, and are faster clock for clock than a 560ti.
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I can pick up a couple gtx 560ti's for 350. Pretty good price, imho. I think maybe start with one, and if needed, add a second. I've seen a single 550 kick my sli 8800's collective butts. 2 470's would run about 320.... poses an interesting question. How hot do the 470's run, and are they faster stock clock for clock? A pair is about 30 bux cheeper than a pair of 560ti's..... Is there any technology that a 560 runs that a 470 won't.... they certainly win the "processing cores" battle.
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I can pick up a couple gtx 560ti's for 350. Pretty good price, imho. I think maybe start with one, and if needed, add a second. I've seen a single 550 kick my sli 8800's collective butts. 2 470's would run about 320.... poses an interesting question. How hot do the 470's run, and are they faster stock clock for clock? A pair is about 30 bux cheeper than a pair of 560ti's.....
The 470 is faster clock for clock (more SP, more memory, and higher bandwith). My card only gets up to maybe 65 max in games. Non reference cooling.
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SLI 460's, it's slightly faster than 1 580, and if they're on sale you can obtain 2 for the price of 1 570.
 
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Well. I would go with the SLI 465's. BUT! Only if you overclock them.
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Aficianado, would it be worth it to just go with the 470's? At 30 bux less than the sli 560's, many more processing units for seti, folding, and whatever. I can afford around 400 for new card/cards? And (2) 560 ti's sli'd would be wicked fast. BUT would it render like two 470's?
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