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My friend is currently building a new a pc and we were taking a look at his graphics cards do you guys at OCN think its worth it to keep is current 460 and SLI or upgrade to a 6970 or a 580? He plays alot of FPS (will be playing bf3) and plays games such as wow etc...
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If its the 1GB GTX460, and not the SE model, just SLI it. Cheapest possible bang for his buck option out there since he's already got one.

Another 460 1GB is about $150, and 460 1GB SLI will beat out a 580.

A single GTX580 is $420 and up (on sale). Again, the 460 1GB SLI will beat it.

I normally don't recommend SLI / Crossfire options honestly, but since he's already got one, it would be the logical upgrade path.
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Does his motherboard support SLI?
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If its the 1GB GTX460, and not the SE model, just SLI it. Cheapest possible bang for his buck option out there since he's already got one.

Another 460 1GB is about $150, and 460 1GB SLI will beat out a 580.

A single GTX580 is $420 and up (on sale). Again, the 460 1GB SLI will beat it.

I normally don't recommend SLI / Crossfire options honestly, but since he's already got one, it would be the logical upgrade path.
How do we clarify if its SE or not? and his mobo will support SLI
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How do we clarify if its SE or not? and his mobo will support SLI
GPUz? Or it should say on the card or on the sticker on the card. Somewhere it'll say it, lol.

If its a regular GTX460 1GB, I say SLI. If its the 768MB model or the SE 1GB model, I'd say save up for another card (especially if planning on gaming at 1080p).
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Seems like it is the 1GB. Tried looking at various websites, and i don't see anything other than a 1GB version for the OC edition.
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Seems like it is the 1GB. Tried looking at various websites, and i don't see anything other than a 1GB version for the OC edition.
There are a FEW models out there. But it should say GTX460 SE on the card (or on the sticker), if it were an SE model.

If its the 1GB card (non SE), then yes SLI would be a GREAT option to go with. GTX580 performance, and he'll be out around $150 instead of $420+.
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There are a FEW models out there. But it should say GTX460 SE on the card (or on the sticker), if it were an SE model.

If its the 1GB card (non SE), then yes SLI would be a GREAT option to go with. GTX580 performance, and he'll be out around $150 instead of $420+.
I know, but PNY doesn't seem to make GTX 460 SE cards. Tried googling them, but there weren't any. It seems to be this card. http://www3.pny.com/GTX-460-OC-1024M...P2899C434.aspx
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Just run GPU-Z and be done with it already.
    
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I know, but PNY doesn't seem to make GTX 460 SE cards. Tried googling them, but there weren't any. It seems to be this card. http://www3.pny.com/GTX-460-OC-1024M...P2899C434.aspx
You can pick those up refurb on newegg for $105. It's out of stock right now, but should come back in soon I'd think.
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