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So one of my friends want to buy my 460 from me to SLI. And as I wanted to upgrade any way for BF3. I was looking at GTX 570 but I found good deal for GTX 480. It's almost twice as cheap as GTX 570. Would upgrading from GTX 460 1Gb to GTX 480 would be good idea?
 
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So one of my friends want to buy my 460 from me to SLI. And as I wanted to upgrade any way for BF3. I was looking at GTX 570 but I found good deal for GTX 480. It's almost twice as cheap as GTX 570. Would upgrading from GTX 460 1Gb to GTX 480 would be good idea?
The 480 should be slightly faster than a 570, so absolutely. You'd gain more power with a second 460, though.
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Yes, since its half the price of a 570. 570 is ~ 480. However, be prepared to deal with the heat of the 480 if you get it.
    
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The 480's are great and a steal at their current price. You could also get an aftermarket cooler for the 480 and still save money against a 570 (I've got the same one on my 470 and it's awesome)
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Heat would be nice since here in Latvia winter will soon come
Ok, so I'll take GTX 480.
Thank you for your advice, sorry for my bad engish and +rep for all of you.
 
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My EVGA 570 stay pretty cool compared to other cards idling around 29C and load is 64C at max. I've also had to make the choice between the 480 and 570 I am happy with my choice and I'm going SLI as soon as there is a waterblock for the non-reference design. Personally I'd choose to go with a 570 for the VRAM and the heat comparison.
     
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Personally I'd choose to go with a 570 for the VRAM and the heat comparison.
The 570 has less VRAM...
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Theyre pretty close in performance, so if you got a good deal on the 480 go for it.
    
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The 570 has less VRAM...
Derp I'm sorry I was thinking of memory.
     
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GTX 570 all the way.
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