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I'm planning on saving up money to buy a new motherboard and cpu to be able to run a gtx460 in sli (got 1 so far). I've got an FX 4100 which I think isn't going to be enough to have a gtx460 sli. I might get an 8120 or I might switch over to Intel...not sure tongue.gif. I still have to buy a new motherboard and a cpu, so I might as well jump to intel. My question is, could I be able to get at least 2 more years (by summer 2014 maybe rolleyes.gif ) of solid gameplay with an sli config of two gtx 460's?
 
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A year. I's already almost 2 gen old.
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post #3 of 11
it'll be as future proof as the 580 will be since thats the performance of it in SLI is so if the 580 becomes to aged then the 460 SLI will be to aged, the 460 SLI can still power todays games like BF3 with great FPS just don't expect to play on Ultra
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Depends on the resolution. They will do 1080p for a good bit longer, I don't think they will have issues delivering solid gameplay until 2014 as long as you don't expect ultra 24/7 in the ensuing years. I will guess that they will drop to about med settings (for smooth fps) around the end of next year. (JUST MY GUESS)
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Couple years. Just dont run AA.
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Couple years. Just dont run AA.

Yea..it's not nice when playing BF3 with just 1 card rolleyes.gif
 
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post #7 of 11
With 460 SLI, as long as you stay at or below 1920 x 1080 and don't crank AA all the way up, it can last to 2014 no problem.

460 1 GB with 256-bit right?
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post #8 of 11
Unless you can't live without 8x AA at 1080p in every game you play, they'll last until the next console gen for sure with solid graphics settings, so 2013+. As long as Nvidia keeps SLI driver support up for old cards, those 460s will have plenty of muscle down the road.

I'm in a similar boat myself, with a 965 and 2 6850s.
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post #9 of 11
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With 460 SLI, as long as you stay at or below 1920 x 1080 and don't crank AA all the way up, it can last to 2014 no problem.
460 1 GB with 256-bit right?

Yep that's right.
 
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I'm not wrong in assuming I'd need a more powerful cpu to SLI right?
 
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