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SLI GTX 460 768 or wait to upgrade (Battlefield 3)

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I have an EVGA GTX 460 with 768 mb of ram. I currently cannot play Bad Company 2 at high settings with 1920x1200 resolution. The EVGA 460 768mb is discontinued so to go SLI would involve ebay (or newegg recertified, would that be better?). From what I've seen 2 GTX 460's can do similar numbers to a GTX 580 and getting another 460 would be significantly cheaper than getting a 580.

My question is should I go ahead and get another 460 now or wait until closer to launch of BF3 and grab a single, higher end card? Also, will I need to upgrade my PSU in either case (see System below)?

Thanks
Edited by Jarobata - 7/23/11 at 10:36am
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It'd definitely be very fast but the low vram would hold you back at that resolution before long.
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wait for 7xxx ,768mb is low for ur resolution :|
Edited by sunnyFTW - 7/23/11 at 10:38am
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Thanks guys, that's very helpful. Any card(s) you'd recommend that's out/will be coming out by Oct 25th?
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If you can get it for stupid cheap, then sure get another. Personally i wouldn't get anything under 1gb anymore.

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Thanks guys, that's very helpful. Any card(s) you'd recommend that's out/will be coming out by Oct 25th?
Whats your budget?
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Well if you're going to use that res monitor, you should have a card that's at least 1gb vram. A 6950 for amd or a 560 ti are good choices. If you want to run bf3 at that res totally maxed, you might need more though.
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Alright, I guess now the question is do/can I wait past Oct 25th for the next generation cards.
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If you can get it for stupid cheap, then sure get another. Personally i wouldn't get anything under 1gb anymore.



Whats your budget?
It's more about it being a good value than the total price. I think I'm also going to have to consider upgrading the PSU depending on the card choice. Looks like my 600w could handle the 580 but not the 590, not sure what the case will be with the next gen cards. If the next gen cards don't come out until the end of the year I may just have to go with a 580
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Don't know that one sorry. Not sure if there's release dates for the new cards. If you're happy enough for now, the current cards out will probably be cheaper by then.
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It's more about it being a good value than the total price. I think I'm also going to have to consider upgrading the PSU depending on the card choice. Looks like my 600w could handle the 580 but not the 590, not sure what the case will be with the next gen cards. If the next gen cards don't come out until the end of the year I may just have to go with a 580
Of course, but everyone has a limit on how much they want to spend on a GPU. A GTX 580 is a high priced GPU, not a performance/price GPU. You do have SLI, so you could go that way. Maybe some 570's, they would spank a 580. I'm planning on waiting till the next gens are released then get a pair of 580's cause they will be stupid cheap then.
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