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I also recommend new tech over old. But since new cards are to be released soon, id much rather wait for the 7xx series. My guess is that the 760 will be equal to 670 now, kinda like it always has been 660>570. I know what they say about waiting for new tech, but honestly i waited 3 months for 680 to come out and it was the best pc related day i had when it released. And that way i get the most out of it before i need to upgrade

Yes, but they release the top tier cards first, its been like that for the next few generations. So we will probably see 770/780 in March but it will take until June or so to see the 760/760Ti which means even more waiting.
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^ true...
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I don't think the OP should bank on seeing super cheap 660's when the 7xx equivalents come out either. The 560ti scarcely shifted in price (here in the UK) when the 660 and 660ti dropped and it vanished from most shelves in any quantity quite fast. The retailers are not dumb they wont get caught with alot of high cost stock that has to be price slashed.
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I was thinking of going Crossfire HD 6850(essentially the same as the GTX 460) but i decided to wait a bit and go for gtx 7xx series when it comes out.I want Nvidia but current nvidia's price per performance isn't anywhere near the price per performance ratio on AMD with their hd7xxx series.In my opinion though,on gtx 6xx generation,go with 660 ti and above.Below isn't really worth it IMO!
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another 460 WILL be awesome and WILL do you untill the new worthwhile upgrade comes out. Infact im fairly sure overclocked 460s at around 850mhz will be close to a 680. 1GB of vram will not be an issue. I mean for the guts of £75 it really is the best decision you could make. Ok it can be annoying not beingable to run certain games on Ultra over high because of vram limitation, but realisticaly you wont notice the difference, every thing you play will be 60fps or more and you can now use FXAA to further save on vram.
    
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another 460 WILL be awesome and WILL do you untill the new worthwhile upgrade comes out. Infact im fairly sure overclocked 460s at around 850mhz will be close to a 680. 1GB of vram will not be an issue. I mean for the guts of £75 it really is the best decision you could make. Ok it can be annoying not beingable to run certain games on Ultra over high because of vram limitation, but realisticaly you wont notice the difference, every thing you play will be 60fps or more and you can now use FXAA to further save on vram.

Nope my 460s at 920 were still behind a stock 670. Not far off but still behind.
 
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another 460 WILL be awesome and WILL do you untill the new worthwhile upgrade comes out. Infact im fairly sure overclocked 460s at around 850mhz will be close to a 680. 1GB of vram will not be an issue. I mean for the guts of £75 it really is the best decision you could make. Ok it can be annoying not beingable to run certain games on Ultra over high because of vram limitation, but realisticaly you wont notice the difference, every thing you play will be 60fps or more and you can now use FXAA to further save on vram.

Nope my 460s at 920 were still behind a stock 670. Not far off but still behind.
close the GTX 670 if they are both clocked @ 850MHz or something, 'Juliancahillane' is over-exaggerating quite a bit..
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I'm just making the point that they are a really good setup. And for the money hard to beat. I do remember mine wiped the floor with a 580 so therefore couldn't be far off a 670. It would cost about £250 for a second hand 580, so £175 after selling his 460. If the op just buys another 460 its saving a lot of money and going to be better.

Then he can afford a big 7xx when it arrives. And it would be a worth while upgrade. The difference between a 670 and 460 sli is negligible in real world present day gaming. So why spend £250 instead of £75 to find that out? Op needs realistic sound advice not kepler fan boy's. No offence. I mean 2 460s are more than powerful enough to last a while.
    
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I agree, 2x 460s is plenty to last until gk110 or gk114 roll around. thumb.gif
 
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post #30 of 96
buying a GTX 460 in today's time and age is not that wise, save up more money and make a purchase of more recent tech..
sell the first GTX 460 and then use that money to get a better card.
I'd pay to use the GTX 460 as my back-up GPU but not a primary, not even in SLi.
your gonna have to eventually sell them or stop using them soon anyways as they become a liability.
so future-proof now.

now if only light to medium gaming and no desire to game at higher settings then I guess it's OK.
make sure you turn down AA.
Edited by malmental - 1/25/13 at 4:19am
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