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Well thanks for the replies, guys, I appreciate it.

I'll stick with the cards for now and see if my other upgrades will make any difference. The only problem is that once the 28nm cards come out, I might not be able to sell my cards for at least $100 each.
True, thats the only downside, however it holds the value of the performance that you are getting now and that should be good enough for now.
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noise and heat a bother?

if not ... GTX480
Haha, noise and heat is why I went with these cards in the first place - cool and quiet
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keep them, wait for refresh as mentioned the current gen are going to dip in price just the same once the next gen arrives and wipes the floor with the gtx400 and gtx500`s. Just dial back the resolution, thats the price to pay with the 460s but apart from that they practically hang with the 580 in number crunching.

If your dying to upgrade get a wc loop and max them out. Thats my plan. Gpu only blocks so your able to max out any gpu in the future.
    
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Hmm, I think there IS something wrong with my SLI. I found an extra monitor in the basement, so I brought it up and plugged it into my 2nd card - it didn't work. I plugged it into my first card and it's working fine. Any thoughts?
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Hmm, I think there IS something wrong with my SLI. I found an extra monitor in the basement, so I brought it up and plugged it into my 2nd card - it didn't work. I plugged it into my first card and it's working fine. Any thoughts?
Does your computer recognize two of your cards? Do you set them as SLI at NVIDIA control panal?
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It could be a lot of things, OP.


First of all, you should reinstall drivers, and download them from the Nvidia's website.

Second, Check that the SLI option is enabled, just like fellow IronWill stated.

Thirdly, check your motherboard specs. Is your SLI running at good speeds? The recommended minimum for a SLI is x8/x8. You might be running x8/x4 or even worse. Also, some cheaper motherboards tend to share bandwidth between the second PCI-E slot, and the other PCI slots.

And last and maybe least, check that your CPU is not bottlenecking. You have an 930 so it is probably not the case, but you can check, anything is possible.
     
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It could be a lot of things, OP.


First of all, you should reinstall drivers, and download them from the Nvidia's website.

Second, Check that the SLI option is enabled, just like fellow IronWill stated.

Thirdly, check your motherboard specs. Is your SLI running at good speeds? The recommended minimum for a SLI is x8/x8. You might be running x8/x4 or even worse. Also, some cheaper motherboards tend to share bandwidth between the second PCI-E slot, and the other PCI slots.

And last and maybe least, check that your CPU is not bottlenecking. You have an 930 so it is probably not the case, but you can check, anything is possible.
Checked all of these.

1.) Newest drivers are installed from Nvidia's website, the 275.33 drivers
2.) SLI is enabled in the Nvidia Control Panel
3.) Motherboard is an EVGA X58 SLI LE - The cards are running in the x16 and x8 slots.

Perhaps it's my SLI Bridge Connector that's not functioning?
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Hello everyone! This is my first post, so please bare with me. My previous forum family died so I had to find a new one - anyway, moving on!

I'm in the mood for some upgrading from my two EVGA 460 1GB's. I just haven't been pleased with the performance I've been getting with them and I feel that a single-card solution is the right way to go. I've kind of been looking at the 6950's or a 570, as money doesn't grow on trees for me (sucks to be 17). Basically, I'm looking for the best of the best for under.... $300? Nothing too high, I'm wanting to upgrade other parts of my pc (but I already have all that figured out).

[Long, elaborate plan] I'm thinking my cards will at least sell for $100 used on Ebay, maybe $125 if I'm lucky (I've been pretty lucky in the past so who knows). That leaves me at least $200 for my cards. To put it short, I'm upgrading my PC worth $362, and have estimated that I can sell my used parts for at least $230 - leaving me the difference of $132 out of my total $350. After which, I'll have $218 to spend, but giving the $200 from my video cards, that would be $418 - but obviously I don't want to spend all my money as I need to save up a bit. Anything under $300 would leave me at least $118 left, so that sounds good.

So, what should I get for under $300 in the terms of a single-card solution? It can be AMD or Nvidia, that doesn't matter to me (Intel can run both Crossfire and SLI ;D)

Thanks a lot guys!
6950 goes against the 560Ti, 6970 goes against the 570. Get the 6970.
    
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what your claiming does not make sense to me.

Its probably something to do with your sli and not functioning correctly.

gtx 580 is a great card but with your 1g gtx460 sli, there really isn't any difference between 1 gtx 580 and gtx460 sli.

in that sense you're thinking about gtx 570 which is a downgrade from gtx580 hence downgrade from your gtx 460 sli (assuming both cards are functional) unless you sli the 570s or crossfire.
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As I said, I'm not pleased with the performance I'm getting. I can't max out Cryris 1 or 2 and get above 40 fps the entire time. Metro 2033 has to be played on High settings without AA. Maybe it's my motherboard or something else on my system, I'm not sure. Perhaps SLI isn't working for some odd reason. After upgrading my mobo, memory, and cpu cooler (to fit the new memory), I'll see how things are.

Also, thanks for the replies.

@Horsemama1956
I haven't been keeping up on what new cards are coming out. Should I wait a week or two for something to bring down prices?
Crysis puts a lot of systems to it's knees so I want go there. But the Metro 2033 doesn't make sense, because with a gtx470 and a phenom x4 840 metro is extremely smooth. Your 460s are a bit faster than my 470 and a stock 580 so must be a driver problem of some sort.
    
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