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I have 2 gtx 460s i haven't ran them in sli as my psu only have 2 12 volt rails rated at 18 amps each. I do have a new psu coming its a 600 watt psu with 4 12 volt rails rated at 18 amps each. so sli is possible in the next couple of days.

I also have a hd 6870. I installed it over the weekend and have not been impressed with it. It seems to do worse than my single gtx 460. What should i go with 6870 and get another for crossfire (that is what my mobo supports) or sli the existing gtx 460s i have? (Sli hack to work)
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I'd avoid the 6870s due in part to the poor performance and driver support I had when I was using them months ago when they came out up until i switched to the 560 Tis which beat them hands down. If you are noticing worse performance stick with what is working best for you.
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You might as well sli the two 460's that you have, since you already own two. From what I have heard/read online, two 460's and two 6870's will perform very similarly. I have 6870's in xfire and they are superb. Definitely better than my single 5870. Makes me want to try 6970's in xfire...
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post #4 of 15
The difference is too small once you overclock to matter. Considering you already have two 460s, you should keep'em and clock'em.
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post #5 of 15
You could sell the 6870 and grab a new 9 series mobo for SLi support.
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post #6 of 15
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you could sell the 6870 and grab a new 9 series mobo for sli support.
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Problem is ill just send the 6870 back to newegg i bought it on an openbox deal. And iam not trying to spend anymore money. Are their issues with the sli patch? From what ive read it seems to work well.
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post #8 of 15
Since you already own both 460's, is it possible to test out the patch first before sending in the 6870? That would probably be your best bet since you'd have a definitive answer. Also, it's cool that you'd be able to refund the 6870 instead of trying to sell it. That makes keeping the 460's an even better choice IMO.
    
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I owned two 6870s, and their performance was by far superior to the GTX 460s my friend had. In fact, the 6870 has similar performance to a GTX 470.

So I am completely speechless when I read that you get a better performance with a GTX 460.
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lol, nothing to see here.
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