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Cpu is fine for two 460s in sli, and a 1090T-1100T would not help the cause. Most games use at most 4 cores anyways.
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Yes. You can SLI any 460 from one manufacturer to another. So long as each card is inherently a 460, you're good to go. However, I cannot remember if the 786MB version (slightly less powerful than a true 460 with 1GB) can SLI with a 1GB version.
Just grab any cheap 1GB 460 you can (similar clocks or not) and SLI. You can always increase the clock speed of the lower clocked card to match the higher clock speeds of the other (most likely). And if you don't increase the clock speed of the lower clocked card, the higher clocked card will default (if I remember correctly) to the lower clocked speeds of the other.

You cant SLi one with lower cuda core or vram count. So it must be another 1GB model. redface.gif imho he could just put the faster card on the top slot and MSI after burner will auto sync the slower cards clocks with the top card. Thats what I do biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Cpu is fine for two 460s in sli, and a 1090T-1100T would not help the cause. Most games use at most 4 cores anyways.

Its not really about the core count that poses the bottleneck. rolleyes.gif CPU Speed, Architecture to name a few including lots of other things come into play. His CPU will pose a slight bottleneck, but I guess he can always upgrade later on.
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 1/23/12 at 6:08pm
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i have a evga 460 1gb "1365" part no . with a 90mm hole cut in the plastic above the heatsink putting a fan in there brought the temps down 6-9.c in most games card was a little quieter to
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WOW a lot of help in this thread. Thanks everybody!! biggrin.gif

I guess I could SLI with another 460, but ASUS, the one I have now, is so low on clocks, it would be tough to bring the other card's clocks up!

BUT I found that this PNY has the same exact clocks!! tongue.gif

So would these two work well in SLI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133428

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391


$30 rebate to $100 total WOW cheap cheap
NVM its out of stock
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I can attest that a 6 core will give you a performance boost over a quad core despite no games actually threaded to use 6 cores. I went from an unlocked X2 555 to this X6 and I saw a decent bump in frame rates in the benchmarks I use for my rig (Crysis, Metro, AvP). So it will help. Even though the game isnt threaded to use 6 cores, those 2 extra cores will still be working and getting things done a little faster than with 4 cores given the same clock speed.
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I can attest that a 6 core will give you a performance boost over a quad core despite no games actually threaded to use 6 cores. I went from an unlocked X2 555 to this X6 and I saw a decent bump in frame rates in the benchmarks I use for my rig (Crysis, Metro, AvP). So it will help. Even though the game isnt threaded to use 6 cores, those 2 extra cores will still be working and getting things done a little faster than with 4 cores given the same clock speed.

Funny you say that - you have to have had some kind of unstable core or something because, I ran benchmarks in games with a 955 @ 3.8 and a 1055T @ 3.8 and the results were so close you could say it was near identical.
    
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Funny you say that - you have to have had some kind of unstable core or something because, I ran benchmarks in games with a 955 @ 3.8 and a 1055T @ 3.8 and the results were so close you could say it was near identical.
Although not the same I have been running 2x GTX 275s ( SLI ) on a PII 965 and have tried a 1090t on the same machine and at the same clock ( 3.8ghz ) the frame rate difference was mostly around 5 to 10 Fps so there but not huge . but the 1090t goes to 4 ghz the 965 does not ( on air ) and then it becomes noticeably faster but the system constantly overheats at 4 Ghz so I am back to the 965 which has no cooling issues - and till summer is over - stock clocks .
So will an X6 improve the playability of your games ? - Not by much !
Go with the SLI if you can get the second card .. It will work fine
If later on you want to upgrade to an X6 thats fine too but it will not make a huge difference . Thats if you can actually get one .
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Funny you say that - you have to have had some kind of unstable core or something because, I ran benchmarks in games with a 955 @ 3.8 and a 1055T @ 3.8 and the results were so close you could say it was near identical.

Dont get me wrong, it wasnt a huge jump. I gained maybe 4 fps on Crysis (about 10%) but only around 5% on Metro and AvP. You can see on this AnandTech Bench between the 955 and 1090 that the X6 is a little bit faster. Youre right thats it not by much and most likely, youre not going to see the difference in real world gaming though.
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Hehe!!! I told you earlier at the other Thread biggrin.gif
Just overclock your 965 and add another 460... and you good for a decade wink.gif
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460sli is faster than a 580 - it's still a beastly setup. that said you might be bottlenecked by that phenom in certain games. my phenom capped my 5970 to 40% usage in bf3 before i got a 2600k. if you find the phenom lacking, try to pick up an x6 before they go extinct. AMD has already stopped production and prices will only go up from here.
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