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post #71 of 97
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Originally Posted by banging34hzs View Post
yea there about the same but i figured that the gtx460s are roughly 50 bucks cheaper then a 480.

EDIT: so after looking at newegg the cheapest sli evga's are equal to the price of a msi lighting gtx480.
It May be worth it for me. I already have 1 GTX 460

According to my calculations an upgrade to a dual 460 system will, in the long run, cost me about 90 bucks.

EDIT: what does it mean when 1 PCIE is at x16 an the other PCIE is at 4x??

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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
Get a 6990 or so. A single 580 doesn't max out all games, so not worth it.
On that resolution it does. Maybe expect the games with poor optimalization.
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post #73 of 97
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It May be worth it for me. I already have 1 GTX 460

According to my calculations an upgrade to a dual 460 system will, in the long run, cost me about 90 bucks.

EDIT: what does it mean when 1 PCIE is at x16 an the other PCIE is at 4x??
It means that the x4 slot is running at 25% of the bandwidth (essentially speed) of the x16 slot. So regardless of what GPU you fit in that slot, it's not going to run anywhere close to the efficiency of the card in the x16 slot.
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Get that GTS 450 out of there, the phsx on the 590 smokes it! Tour slowing the 590 down
False. I've done tests with physx and I receive higher framerates with the gts450 as a dedicated physx card.
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It means that the x4 slot is running at 25% of the bandwidth (essentially speed) of the x16 slot. So regardless of what GPU you fit in that slot, it's not going to run anywhere close to the efficiency of the card in the x16 slot.
Why would anyone buy an SLI board with a hampered x4 slot, doesn't that mean that one SLI card will be running slower than the other?
post #76 of 97
Return the 590 and get a single gpu card of your choice if your not happy with it (assuming you still can return it), the 590 is a great card though it is disheartening that some games still do not utilize SLI.
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return, buy a 580 and an SSD.
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Why would anyone buy an SLI board with a hampered x4 slot, doesn't that mean that one SLI card will be running slower than the other?
That's exactly what it means, yes.
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post #79 of 97
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That's exactly what it means, yes.
Then forget about the Dual 460s just keep the 590
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Fixed.

Seriously, the OP wants to downgrade not sidegrade.
Lol, the card isn't that loud. Both my 6970s running 100% aren't even loud enough to not have me sleep through.
    
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