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Hi all, was just wanting some advice about upgrading a friends rig with some new graphics power. Right now he is running my old setup, 2x EVGA 460 GTX OC 1gb. He doesn't have a price he is willing to spend yet but with the release of the 660Ti, I'm still not convinced that it would beat those 2 cards considering hes running 2 monitors @ 1050p. Would it be wise just to tell him to get a card like the MSi 670 GTX OC PE 2gb? Thanks for the help, I've been trying to keep up with these new cards but it's hard to judge honestly. I myself have been thinking of trading my 4 580's for 2 670's or 680's mainly due to power consumption.
    
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The 670 will kick ass If he is willing to pay for it, or maybe find a used one here on OCN. Keeping in mind that scaling isn't perfect, the 670 should be at least a bit faster than the 460 SLI, and use far less power (150w+) and less heat. (Estimation based on this)

As for your 580x4 to 680x2, You probably wouldn't lose much performance that way since by the 3rd/4th card scaling was horrible on the 580 if I remember right. Then you could just give your friend some of your 580s tongue.gif
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