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You do know two 460s wipe the floor with a 660 and cost less don't you? What's the liability in that? What makes the newer mid range and over priced technology better? I don't see your logic. The 460s have already lost their value and won't lose any more because price becomes relevant to performance after the 'new tech' vibe wears off. The 6xx are next to loose their value because they are over priced for what they offer at the moment.
    
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post #32 of 96
we have different opinions about it...
moving along.

and yes, I'm the one who knows the comparison in performance not you... LoL
you tend to exaggerate things remember. (wipe the floor, c'mon you sound like a noobie..)
I know the SLi 460's will gain more FPS then the 660 single (lower resolutions).
I'll take the 660 with the 2GB of VRAM and then SLi that later on.
always go for the stronger single card.

so now what.? tongue.gif
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-660-2GB-Review-Kepler-GK106-229/Legacy-GPU-Comparison-9800
Edited by malmental - 1/25/13 at 5:09am
post #33 of 96
to prove my point that they do not 'wipe the floor'...
added a second source.
edit: also remember that NOTHING SCALES 100% so doubling the 460 scores for SLi is adding more frames that aren't there.

enjoy.








Edited by malmental - 1/25/13 at 5:24am
post #34 of 96
those are stock gtx460s, when you start to overclock them they show alot more potential (and they are great overclockers), like I said earlier in bf3 on a mix on high and ultra with fxaa at 1080 I was getting well over 100fps, I could record with fraps at a constant 60fps (it never dipped below that while recording), when just playing I never saw frame drops below 80fps. 460 sli is so cheap and for the moment would be a great setup while waiting for the 7xx series cards, rather than blowing alot of money on the 6xx series. The OP would have to try and sell the 460 he already has which lets be honest could take a while, then would still have to fork out a fair sum of money to get a 660. I know we have differing opinions on this, but the 460sli in this case makes more sense as it offers the best value and performance for the OPs money while he waits for the next generation.
 
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wait for the gtx 700 series.... thats what i would do

460 its old tech and sli always have some problems... the 700 series will be available not that far

Telling him to wait for the 700 series why yes would yeld better performance BUT prices/availability will be sooooo high it won't even be funny for like the first 2 months..

I would get another 460 to hold you off or you could go with a 660 and itll hold you off too.
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those are stock gtx460s, when you start to overclock them they show alot more potential (and they are great overclockers), like I said earlier in bf3 on a mix on high and ultra with fxaa at 1080 I was getting well over 100fps, I could record with fraps at a constant 60fps (it never dipped below that while recording), when just playing I never saw frame drops below 80fps. 460 sli is so cheap and for the moment would be a great setup while waiting for the 7xx series cards, rather than blowing alot of money on the 6xx series. The OP would have to try and sell the 460 he already has which lets be honest could take a while, then would still have to fork out a fair sum of money to get a 660. I know we have differing opinions on this, but the 460sli in this case makes more sense as it offers the best value and performance for the OPs money while he waits for the next generation.
power consumption and heat, maybe the OP is concerned about that.
a possible factor in the equation.

not arguing because I would sell the first GTX 460 and then grab a new card.
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power consumption and heat, maybe the OP is concerned about that.
a possible factor in the equation.

Good point, but he made no mention of it in his posts so I haven't concerned myself with that in this case. Although that was a huge reason for me going with the 670sli, basically doubling my performance while still using around the same power and producing less heat.
 
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power consumption and heat, maybe the OP is concerned about that.
a possible factor in the equation.

Good point, but he made no mention of it in his posts so I haven't concerned myself with that in this case. Although that was a huge reason for me going with the 670sli, basically doubling my performance while still using around the same power and producing less heat.
I love my SLi unit and not upgrading it until the GTX 7 series so I know what you mean mate.
I'm running SLi 448's and if they were any less than that then I would have upgraded already.
I might downsize the unit though if the GTX 7 series is all that and just run a single config.

I've been in the OP's shoes and have made several 'learning' decisions, SLi 460's was cool.
just one to two years ago.
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Yep love my sli setups, and I rekon 460sli is still cool (I still use it in my other rig). thumb.gif
my last 460sli 3dmark11 run before getting my first 670
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/3362949
and my first 670 run at stock settings
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/3377808

Still a pretty beastly setup for the money wink.gif
 
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So we can conclude that I was right and malmental is full of **** lol. The 460s where less than 1000 points behind the 670 according to your benchmark score.
    
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