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SLI GTX 460 SE or 570 Frozr III?

post #1 of 8
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I'm building a new system and have a couple questions.

I have a GTX 460 SE . the question is .. Should i just go SLI with the 460s or buy a 570 Frozr III and down the road (could be a few months) buy another 570 for SLI.

How close in performance will SLI 460s give me compared to the 570?

Thanks
post #2 of 8
Get the 570, the SEs are not far from a single 570.
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Well remember the SE isnt a regular 460. Only has 288 shaders best i remember. So not only do you need another it wont compare to 460 in sli the same. The memory performance on most SE's was higher giving them similar performance in SOME situations. The card had no real reference clocks once again best i remember.

But in comparison to the 570 leaving microstutering out it should have higher frame rates. I would still do the 570.
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I was pretty bummed when I noticed I bought the SE version. I wasn't even paying attention. I should of known when the cost was about $50 less when I was researching the card.

Does anyone have a place for good 570 single and SLI benchmarks?
post #5 of 8
460 SE's in SLi have almost identical performance to regular 460s in SLi. At stock it should be slightly slower than a single 580. When both are overclocked the 460 SE's should be faster.

Microstutter doesn't happen with 460s. Maybe they're choking their cards with a AMD CPU.

Getting a second 460 is easily the best choice here.
    
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Aren't there still issues with driver profiles and SLI? Things like that?
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Aren't there still issues with driver profiles and SLI? Things like that?
I had serious problem when I had a Q9550 like you with my SLI 460's now that I have the 2500K these things just dominate games.
     
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I say 570, then you can upgrade to SLi when and if you need to
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