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This is more of an opinion thread if I was to replace my GTX 460. It's been working well and still continues to work well; however what would be the best upgrade graphically for around or under 300 USD? I'm running a Q6600 and still going strong @ 3.6 for over 4 years! biggrin.gif Would this cause a bottleneck to any of the newer cards? I've been out of the computer loop for about 2 years.

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Wait for the 670Ti, or SLI another matching 460 for ~$100. Your power consumption if you decided to SLI would be ~430W on load via guru3d TDP tests.
 
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Adding another GTX 460 would net you the most bang for your buck. I don't think your Q6600 would bottleneck any of the new mid-range cards.
post #5 of 8
You have a few options.

You could add another 460. Upgrade to a 7850/570/560ti 448. Or you could get a new z77 motherboard and upgrade to ivy if you're still happy with your single 460 thumb.gif
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The only problem is I cannot run SLI on this motherboard. I could, but it would only run at 4x.. I believe. How would the GTX 580 work?
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post #8 of 8
Then again even at 4x in sli you might get about the same performance just adding another 460... but that imo is a step backwards if anything get some newer tech
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