Originally Posted by Alienware69
What's a better value right now? SLI EVGA 465s for $130 each or CFX Sapphire Toxic 6950s for $269 each?
Thinking practically if you already own two GTX 480's I'm assuming your running them just fine in SLI. Your killing games with them so I'm not sure why your looking for a different set up? Can you elaborate?
Regardless of heat - they've already proven themselves after almost two years shown they can handle it and it's not a factor. Built strong.
Your getting two 6950's/465's (even unlocked) is more of an expensive side grade than an upgrade more than anything. Those 480's SLI are running like 570's SLI. The 6950's unlocked or heavily over clocked compare to the performance of 570/6970 cards.
If your really looking for a real
upgrade, wait until the next gen cards come out because you'll find better performance (15%-25%) than current cards. The big hype is they will use 50% less power consumption and in turn will dissipate less heat than current gen cards.
I think you'll be happier with two 670's or 7970's instead. They're speculated to start trickling out the end of December.