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So, I'm in a little dilemma, I'm confused between getting a 560 ti or two 460s in SLI. Which one should I get?

Also the 460s i'm going to be getting if they are better are going to be 768MB each.

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Also, I need the graphics card to be ONLY around the 200 dollar range.

So which one? Maybe even a 6950, I have no idea.
Edited by Dropshock - 10/8/11 at 10:53am
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post #2 of 32
For $200, I believe 2 460's or 2 5770's would give you the most bang for the buck. If you shop around, you won't have any problems finding them in this price range. Enjoy the graphical goodness.biggrin.gif
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Are you planning to go to 1080p, or stick with your current monitor? ^ and yup, 460 SLI has awesome price/performance.
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Originally Posted by skinnysumo;15225259 
Are you planning to go to 1080p, or stick with your current monitor? ^ and yup, 460 SLI has awesome price/performance.

I guess I might go to 1080p later. But probably not as I'm content with my current output.
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Welcome to ocn Dropshock .

GTX 460 768 MB SLI is better than a single GTX 560 Ti. However the rig with single card is more stable than the SLI rig. As the SLI rig is very driver dependent. It is also might be bottlenecked by its tiny memory of 768 MB only. most todays games eat 1 GB or more memory. So they might not cut it very much with some games like BF3 & Crysis 2. There is no future proof in that upgrade IMO.
And always remember you can get a GTX 560 TI now and SLI it later if you want to smile.gif .


HD6950 vs. GTX 560 Ti
Both cards trade blows in performance but the GTX 560 Ti offers superior performance at extreme tessellation levels against the HD6950.
If you play games that are heavily tessellated like Crysis 2, (BF2 full ver. maybe?) then the GTX 560 Ti.
If you play games that use little or no tessellation then the HD6950.
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At 1080P, 2 - GTX460 768mb's would max pretty much everything out there at the moment. They'll run neck and neck with a GTX580 at that res.
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight;15225279 
Welcome to ocn Dropshock .

GTX 460 768 MB SLI is better than a single GTX 560 Ti. However the rig with single card is more stable than the SLI rig. As the SLI rig is very driver dependent. It is also might be bottlenecked by its tiny memory of 768 MB only. most todays games eat 1 GB or more memory. So they might not cut it very much with some games like BF3 & Crysis 2.

Both cards trade blow in performance but the GTX 560 Ti offers superior performance of extreme tessellation levels against the HD6950.
If you play games that are heavily tessellated then the GTX 560 Ti.
If you play games that use little or no tessellation then the HD6950.

How do I know if a game uses a lot of tesselation or not?

I'm mainly going to be playing Crysis, Crysis 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, GRID, Dirt 3, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: The Run, Bulletstorm, Homefront, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Batman: Arkham City.

Which card should I get for all of those?


I'm not going to be running at 1080p. o which card is best for those games and at running around 720p? Sorry if I'm asking too much. But this stuff is critical as I need the best bang for my buck.
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get 3 of these if your mother board supports 3x crossfire price vs performance on these cards is great

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102898
    
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Originally Posted by jhsuperfast;15225313 
get 3 of these if your mother board supports 3x crossfire price vs performance on these cards is great

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102898

I don't have 300 dollars to spend on graphics cards.

I have around 200 dollars.
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Op asked about $200 cards. 560Ti, 6950, 3x5770 is pretty much out, unless you're planning on buying used (which is also a good option). For $200, 2 460's or 2 5770's (new) are your best options.
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