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3x GTX 460 vs 2x GTX 560

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Which would be better for gaming on 3 monitors at 5760x1080p? im worried about the fact that the 460's only come in 1GB but maybe since theres 3 it will act like 1 per monitor? IDK can someone help me out?
post #2 of 9
You cant sli 3 gtx 460's, only 2 are possible in sli.

Edit:
I would recommended you pick up 2x 2gb GTX 560's.
Edited by Captain1337 - 10/15/11 at 9:58pm
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^^^This.

Look for 2gb 460s or 560s. Personally, I would go for the 560s with 2gb smile.gif
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SLI 560's w/2GB vram would be better off.

As they said, you can't do anything but SLI 560/460's.

And if you see the "dual-460" or w/e, you can't SLI those to make it Quad-SLI 460's.
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You could also grab a couple of 2gb 460's and save yourself some money for basically the same card.

They're $200 on newegg.
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yeah, i would recommend the 460 over the 560 as well.
the 560 is a rebranded 460.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by t00sl0w;15329809 
yeah, i would recommend the 460 over the 560 as well.
the 560 is a rebranded 460.

I believe GTX 560 is based on GF114 GPU with some shaders disabled while GTX 460 is based on GF104 GPU. So, I don't believe 560 is rebranded 460.
Performance per clock is similar but GTX 560 still provides better performance per watt. And don't forget that GTX 560 can achieve higher clock speed compared to GTX 460.

But well, I wouldn't recommend GTX 560 over GTX 460.
Get GTX 460, overclock it to GTX 560 clock speed and you'll get GTX 560 performance.
Or get GTX 560 Ti instead if you want better performance.
Oh yeah, for 5760 x 1080, I would also suggest 2GB VRAM.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bima Sylirian;15329959 
Oh yeah, for 5760 x 1080, I would also suggest 2GB VRAM.
SLi GTX 560's are going to struggle at and above 1600P anyways, they don't have the power for demanding titles. VRAM is not the issue.

If gaming at 1080P though, they are fine.
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Quote:
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I believe GTX 560 is based on GF114 GPU with some shaders disabled while GTX 460 is based on GF104 GPU. So, I don't believe 560 is rebranded 460.
Performance per clock is similar but GTX 560 still provides better performance per watt. And don't forget that GTX 560 can achieve higher clock speed compared to GTX 460.

But well, I wouldn't recommend GTX 560 over GTX 460.
Get GTX 460, overclock it to GTX 560 clock speed and you'll get GTX 560 performance.
Or get GTX 560 Ti instead if you want better performance.
Oh yeah, for 5760 x 1080, I would also suggest 2GB VRAM.

The 460 is the same gpu with shaders disabled. The gf114 might have a few revisions, but they're the same basic gpu. The price difference isn't worth it.
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