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I have been wanting to go nvidia for a while now i just ran into a deal for a used 2win for $200 what are your thoughts on this card and is it really comparable to a 580?
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the 2win is barely comparable with 2 physical 460's... let alone a 580..
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the 2win is barely comparable with 2 physical 460's... let alone a 580..

you do realise that 2 gtx 460's outperform at gtx 580 right?

if you can get the 2win for $200 thats an insane price/performance deal, the 2win outperforms the gtx 580.
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been rather debated and tested that 2 460's actually performed rather better then the 2win model..as for it out performing a 580 it's a tad.. not by much when compared to 2 actually physical 460's....


p.s i got a 460 of my own biggrin.gif so it ok ^-^
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post #5 of 17
The 460 2win is clocked at 700Mhz which is higher than stock 460s so it should be around 5% faster than a GTX 580. But of course, temps, power consumption and micro stutters are always problems for multiple GPUs setup.
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Originally Posted by goldbranch View Post

. But of course, temps, power consumption and micro stutters are always problems for multiple GPUs setup.

It's not always true that multiple gpu setups have microstutter. It's my understanding (and experience) that most sli rigs running gtx 560Ti/gtx 470 or better are for the most part stutter free... It's the slower cards that can't seem to handle the added complexities. As far as sli goes, it's hard to recommend anything below that threshold. I think the appeal of the 2win is if you're going to have 2 of them for sli, with a quad like effect. Of course in this case the price is far better than getting a 580.

good sli updated article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stutter-crossfire,2995.html

The efficiency of the bus between the gpu cores is an important factor here that would explain why despite higher clocks, a 2win performs slower than 460 sli. If you think about it some more it actually makes some sense... it just means that the pcie 8x bus is of higher throughput or of better integrity than the bus on the 2win that runs between the two cores.
Edited by TehStone - 12/12/11 at 2:37pm
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post #7 of 17
Last i knew you cant quad sli with a pair of 2win cards.

There is no upgrade path. And a pair of 460s is on par with a 580. Overclock them to 825+ and you a nice margin ahead of that.
    
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Uhh, for $200 it shouldn't be hard to figure out which one to get. If you can find a 580 for that much though, I'd get that instead.
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What is micro and what causes a 2win to be slower than a 460 sli
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What is micro [stuttering]

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stutter-crossfire,2995.html
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