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Anyone have a 460 2win?

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What are your experiences with it? I've just about had it with AMD and their wonderful drivers constantly crashing and adding another 20+ seconds to my boot for it to reconfigure itself on the desktop.

Returning it tomorrow and thinking about ordering the 460 2WIN edition. I know buying re-certified is good and all, but I'd much rather have something with a warranty behind it. Unless you can show me a pair under 300 bucks.
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I havent seen any benches on this card, and it isnt on HWcompare. I want to know how it compares the the 580.
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I have no experience with the 460 2Win but if you dont mind waiting a little you could easily pick up 2 460s open box for alot less, and they come up somewhat frequently and if you get a MSI or Asus, I am told they have pretty good warranties even if open box... Just a thought.
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I havent seen any benches on this card, and it isnt on HWcompare. I want to know how it compares the the 580.
Here you go-

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=927241&mpage=1

http://pureoverclock.com/article1253.html

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-990737/review

http://pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Ca...cs-Card-Review
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From what I've heard it's a bit better performing than a single 580 for less, but I went with the 580 in case I want another card later - something the 2Win can't handle.
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I have no experience with the 460 2Win but if you dont mind waiting a little you could easily pick up 2 460s open box for alot less, and they come up somewhat frequently and if you get a MSI or Asus, I am told they have pretty good warranties even if open box... Just a thought.
Well I can't wait otherwise I'll be stuck with AMD. And I'm sorry, but I absolutely HATE these drivers and the fact my card wasn't on an hour before I got an insane amount of artifacts and freezing on-screen.

So I'm getting rid of them for my money back.
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The 2win isn't a good value is the problem. It's way more expensive than 2 460's. A dual gpu card should be a better value than 2 of those cards. It would also be nice if it really had 2gb of memory.
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The 2win isn't a good value is the problem. It's way more expensive than 2 460's. A dual gpu card should be a better value than 2 of those cards. It would also be nice if it really had 2gb of memory.
It does? It's two 1gb 460 chips.
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It does? It's two 1gb 460 chips.
Yeah. So it only has 1gb. SLI doesn't combine memory.
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It does? It's two 1gb 460 chips.
The two GPUs mirror the image. The total memory doesn't combine.
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