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How much video memory do your 460s have? 768MB, or 1GB?
1GB each.
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Originally Posted by Isildar View Post
1GB each.
Oh, that's not too bad. If you had 768MB cards, then I was going to say that maybe it is time to upgrade to better cards. So if two 460s really is like the performance of a single 580, then you essentially only have 512MB less than I do but with similar graphics performance.
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From the looks of it, going SLI with graphics cards faster than a gtx460 is the only worthy upgrade since I already have a single gtx580 performance?
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From the looks of it, going SLI with graphics cards faster than a gtx460 is the only worthy upgrade since I already have a single gtx580 performance?
Yeah! You already have enough power for even two 580s, so I say that the sky is the limit.
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post #25 of 36
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Yeah! You already have enough power for even two 580s, so I say that the sky is the limit.
Could a 850w psu handle 2 gtx580?
post #26 of 36
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Could a 850w psu handle 2 gtx580?
Like I said, you have enough power. Even the TX750 would have enough power. It's not about having enough power for the cards, but it's about having enough power for the entire system with the cards in it.

Guru3D was able to get their test system to pull 719W from the wall outlet when they had two GTX 580s in it in SLI under full load (source) That means that their test system pulled about 612W from the power supply when it pulled 719W from the wall outlet. So that means that even a quality 750W unit is enough.
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post #27 of 36
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Like I said, you have enough power. Even the TX750 would have enough power. It's not about having enough power for the cards, but it's about having enough power for the entire system with the cards in it.

Guru3D was able to get their test system to pull 719W from the wall outlet when they had two GTX 580s in it in SLI under full load (source) That means that their test system pulled about 612W from the power supply when it pulled 719W from the wall outlet. So that means that even a quality 750W unit is enough.
Ok so SLI gtx580 won't be bottleneck by my i7 @ 3.6GHz?
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do what im doing dude, im building a rig next may after ivy and the new gpu series come out and have matured, so i can really get the best band for my buck
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I knew it, 2 gtx460 is the same as a single gtx580. Btw is it worth buying an ssd right now or wait a bit longer until it gets cheaper?
i probably wouldnt count on SSD prices dropping anytime soon
so yeah.. get one or two .. it will improve performance greatly !
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Ok so SLI gtx580 won't be bottleneck by my i7 @ 3.6GHz?
I don't know, but I doubt it. That's a fast quad core.
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