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^title. the only game i have trouble running so far is bf3. should i go sli?
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GTX 460 sli is like a GTX 580 or close to it atleast.

Should do you well for a couple years.
    
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post #3 of 15
460 SLI will be as valid as a 580 will be as valid in the future

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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
GTX 460 sli is like a GTX 580 or close to it atleast.

Should do you well for a couple years.
460 SLI performs above a normal 580 but not by much i think atleast 5-10%
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post #4 of 15
As cheap as 460's are now I would say yes and you should be good for at least another year or so. Beyond BF3 there isn't many major hitters coming, well Skyrim, but beyond that you should be good. I'd do just because the cost to increase in FPS would be significant.
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I think it'll lat as long as games don't use more than 1GB vram at 1080p resolution or like 2-3 generations then I bet you'll want to upgrade if you care about maxing up games.
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post #6 of 15
Till the 580 gets outdated...And well that will be quite awhile. The 460 is already a series old, and it's still an extremely good card.
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post #7 of 15
Go for SLI .... you can get a 460 for like 60 bucks now. Only problem might be vram.
    
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post #8 of 15
what do you guys think of going from 460 single to a HD 6950 unlocked to 6970. with budget in mind down the road u can get another unlock to 6970 (just return any cards that dont unlock or buy from owners who confirmed it did). and have CF 6970s would be pretty beast right? or is this a bad plan lol
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post #9 of 15
As other people have said... VRAM is your only issue...

Otherwise.. they will last quite a while...

This reminds me of the old 480 vs 2x460 debate that used to happen all the time...

In truth... 2x460s are and always will be a good cheap performance combo

It is cheaper then any other option you have as well for the same performance..
post #10 of 15
I guess 460s sli should be able to last another year or two since I always have average fps above 55 for even the most demanding games right now (metro 2033, crysis 1 with mods, crysis 2 with dx 11 & high res, bf3... you name it) and that's for maxed settings at 1920x1200 with x16AF and no AA.

Seriously, you should be fine with 1gb VRAM for res under 1920x1200 unless you really need to bring AA to the max.
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