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as the title states, is going from a GTX460 to an HD6950 worth it?

I ask because I was going to get a second GTX460 and sli but apparently a 256bit memory interface and 192bit memory interface card are not compatable to sli. and sadly all I can find are 192bit interface gtx460's now and mine is a 256bit memory interface.

so in my persuit of better performance and a video card upgrade to last me at least a year and a half to two years is it worth it to swap out my gtx460 for an HD6950?
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as the title states, is going from a GTX460 to an HD6950 worth it?
I ask because I was going to get a second GTX460 and sli but apparently a 256bit memory interface and 192bit memory interface card are not compatable to sli. and sadly all I can find are 192bit interface gtx460's now and mine is a 256bit memory interface.
so in my persuit of better performance and a video card upgrade to last me at least a year and a half to two years is it worth it to swap out my gtx460 for an HD6950?

Yes its worth it to get a single 6950. I went from a 1gb 460 to a 6950(2gb) and it was amazing. I also got a second 460 card for SLI on the back up rig. I have to say while the 460's are powerful I like my single GPU set up more. Skyrim has crap scaling and BF3 use's more than 1GB of VRAM at 1080p. Hope this helps.
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I actually did this myself and no I don't think it was worth it. I ended up selling my 6950 and buying a second gtx460 right here from OCN for $110 shipped. This sli setup smokes a single 6950. Even my gtx460 when OCed to 890/2000 got pretty similar frames to my 6950. Averaged less than a 10 fps difference in bf3. Would definitely recommend you hold onto your gtx460 and try to find another 256bit either here or on ebay. My frames have almost doubled now in sli with bf3. Also make sure to get a non SE version. Even though they are both 256bit they will not sli together. Good luck. thumb.gif
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I would say yes here is a link to compare cards.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/542?vs=510
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The 256 bit interface is the 1gb version. also there are plenty of them out there. I would say the SLI, Have loved my 2 460's
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The 256 bit interface is the 1gb version. also there are plenty of them out there. I would say the SLI, Have loved my 2 460's

Sadly thats incorrect. I was under the same impression, but there are 192bit 1Gig cards out there. I know for a fact Evga's SC cards are 192bit. its what I was going to get to mate up to my current Evga EE FPB GTX460.


Thanks for the advice so far guy's. very hard decision to make as I already had plans to get the second GTX460 tomorrow untill I found out the only ones on the shelf are 192 bit and wont sli with 256bit.
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I actually just went from a 6950 to 2x 460s .
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I actually just went from a 6950 to 2x 460s .

How does it compare?
I've got mixed answers as to weather a 192bit 460 will mate up to my 256bit 460.
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Here's a 460 SLI vs 6950 2gb single card for the the 460 are a OC Monster card can do 800+ with no votage tweaks mostly so expect better numbers then what the graph shows smile.gif

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How does it compare?
I've got mixed answers as to weather a 192bit 460 will mate up to my 256bit 460.

they will not be SLI-able different memory buses, the 192 460's are those V2's that stealthed their way onto shelfs for the most part.
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You can't sli a 192bit and 256 I'm positive. Also, the cuda cores need to be the same. Make sure if you buy a second card that if your first card is 336 cuda, that your second card is aswell. There is a gtx460 SE that has less than 336 cuda and they cant sli together either.
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