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Sli 460's still worth it?

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I'm thinking of upgrading my rig come Christmas.
Going to an 8350, SSD, 990x MB, and I'm thinking of getting another MSI Cyclone 1GB 460 for SLI in that system.

Mostly using it for Boinc, some gaming, heavy video editing with a variety of software. I'm seeing used 460's for around the 100$ mark and am wondering if that is a better route than say buying a 570. I think my PSU can handle it.

What say you?
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the 1gb of vram might be a limiting factor in bigger res, basically the same problem for 1.2gb 570s.......... Which version is your 460?
post #3 of 17
I still run games on high settings. Still great for the price
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Originally Posted by Testier View Post

the 1gb of vram might be a limiting factor in bigger res, basically the same problem for 1.2gb 570s.......... Which version is your 460?

The 1gb version.
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For sure worth it if you can find a good price. The only problem is the vram, but you can work around that if you need to.
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The 1gb version.

Is there 2 1gb version?Yep, a 1gb gtx 460 v2 with 192 bit bus.
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There is a 1 GB version with 256 bit bus and 768MB version with 192 bit
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I would have to say its too late for even used 460s right now that the 600 series (nvidia) and 7000 series (ATI) are in the market.
I imagine you spending ~80 USD for each 460 to run them in SLI, you might aswell just get the 7870 which is on sale atm going for 189.99 USD
or if you would rather run with Nvidia, the GTX 660s are awesome cards, i couldnt wait for the 600 series ( I wish i did) and went ahead and got two GTX 480s here on OCN. I love my 480s specially because i got them for less than 200 USD each at that time.
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There is a 1 GB version with 256 bit bus and 768MB version with 192 bit

There is a 192 bit 1 gb 460. It is on nvidia's site.
post #10 of 17
I think the 560se was 192bit 1gb frame buffer

the 460 was as follows:

460 1GB; 256bit 336 sp
460 768mb; 192 bit, 336 sp
460se 1gb; 256 bit, 288 sp

then you have the 560 which is the same as the 1gb 460
and the 560se which is 192 bit, but still has a 1 gig frame buffer but 288sp

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560/specifications

although it looks like Testier is right, they also had another 1gb 460 that was the same as a 560se basically.

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460/specifications
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