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The 1gb won't sli with the 768. They're too different. The 768 has less memory bandwith and fewer ROP's.

I remembered about 2 seconds after i posted
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GTX 560Ti are pretty beastly. I hear them compared to an HD 5870 all the time, and I went from a GTX 460 to a HD 5870 and the difference was huge! I say go GTX 560Ti. Although obviously SLI GTX 460 would be very powerful.
Yeah. I'm waiting for an e-mail from the guy seeing if he's willing to take 60 + my card for his GTX560Ti. If he is, I think I may go for it and then SLI 560's down the road. Getting another 460 that will clock at similar speeds to mine is ~$125, but for the ~$60 here and another ~$150-160 in a couple months for another card I could get 560 SLI for just a little bit more (granted 460's will be cheaper at that time too).
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Yeah. I'm waiting for an e-mail from the guy seeing if he's willing to take 60 + my card for his GTX560Ti. If he is, I think I may go for it and then SLI 560's down the road. Getting another 460 that will clock at similar speeds to mine is ~$125, but for the ~$60 here and another ~$150-160 in a couple months for another card I could get 560 SLI for just a little bit more (granted 460's will be cheaper at that time too).
Could always go 470 Faster than both.
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The only thing that might limit you is vram. 1gig is seeming like less and less these days. My 1280mb is starting to become an issue.
This is going to sound like a super nub question, but what are the exact value/benefits of having more VRAM? Say, 1280 vs 1GB @ 1080p resolution?
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Could always go 470 Faster than both.
I assume you mean SLI 470, or do you mean a single OC'ed 470 card?
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I assume you mean SLI 470, or do you mean a single OC'ed 470 card?
Both?
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Ah okay, thanks. They will both run at the speeds of the lowest card, right? You think 2x GTX460 1GB running @780-800 core will rival a stock GTX580?
They trade blows at stock clocks. At 700-800 core you'll be much faster than a single 580.

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Could always go 470 Faster than both.
Unless that 470's doing 900+ core I'd be surprised if it beats a 1.1Ghz 560 Ti. That is a monster OC. BTW OP, I'd ask for proof of it running those clocks. That's really, really high on air.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 8/8/11 at 6:21pm
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This is going to sound like a super nub question, but what are the exact value/benefits of having more VRAM? Say, 1280 vs 1GB @ 1080p resolution?
The higher the resolution, extra monitors, AA, tessellation, etc. all use vram. Newer games are using more and more, and running out is like hitting a bottleneck. I know Crysis 2 is using about 1200mb out of my 1280 consistently with DX11 and high res textures enabled.
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They trade blows at stock clocks. At 700-800 core you'll be much faster than a single 580.

Unless that 470's doing 900+ core I'd be surprised if it beats a 1.1Ghz 560 Ti. That is a monster OC. BTW OP, I'd ask for proof of it running those clocks. That's really, really high on air.
Yeah, I'll ask to see the benchmarks before I buy it (I was surprised as well). I guess it all comes down to what I find at what price. I'd be fine with going anywhere from GTX460 SLI all the way up to GTX560Ti SLI, just depends on the deals that come my way. Either way, I should have plenty of power for BF3 and SW:ToR (or so I hope).
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Grab a 2nd 460 and laugh at the power, a 560 is a higher clocked 460 pretty much.
not exactly
a 460 is a gimped GF104 while a 560 Ti is a fully unlocked GF114 with much higher clocks
a 560 just barely out performs a 470
460's are overrated (i've gone through three 460's, one SC and two FTW's)
was not impressed with SLI 460's even though they were FTW's
I'd say get the 560 then save up again and get another
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