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so 2x 460 would be better then a 1 7850 or 480 ?
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what if im able to get a msi gtx 660 2gb for £135
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Sorry been semi busy at home, two 460's wreck a 480 into oblivion if you can get them past 825 or so and their performance is much closer to a 470 SLI with high enough clocks. Most can do about 850 and with voltage unlocked bios hitting 900 is fairly easy but unless you're under water for fun most do go over too much. My own 460's can bench @ 925 and never hit past 75C but because they're on air I have them folding 24/7 on second rig @ 850.

Though at that price a 660 is a steal since most in the UK i think still go from 160ish-200+

Check out this link for SLI 460's @ 800 which pretty much ANY 460 should be able to since I've never heard of a single one not hitting at least 800 on the core. That review also uses the inferior 768MB card so check out this link for the 1GB vs 768 comparison.
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Its not new its used but I should be covered as its not registered or purchased online and its only a month old, what i want to know is how it will compare to the others, 2x 460 gtx, 480, 560, 7850, 7870
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Its not new its used but I should be covered as its not registered or purchased online and its only a month old, what i want to know is how it will compare to the others, 2x 460 gtx, 480, 560, 7850, 7870

I think 460's at high OC might beat the 7870 at high OC, but this would still not be better because of drivers and SLI support not being the constant, specially with older cards. To be honest though if you're in the realm of a 7870 that's the best card out of the bunch and Raghu would be correct where for a bit more 7870LE is the MUCH better card. a 560 is just a rebranded 460 wiht higher clocks, clock for clock I think it was like a 1-3% difference I'll look it up for you in a bit. Also updated my last post to check links to benchies.


*EDIT* Here you go from one of our own http://www.overclock.net/t/948160/gtx-460-vs-gtx-560-ti-clock-for-clock/0_100

Note that's the ti so a regular 560 is basically the same but higher base clocks vs a 460.
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Its not new its used but I should be covered as its not registered or purchased online and its only a month old, what i want to know is how it will compare to the others, 2x 460 gtx, 480, 560, 7850, 7870

Here you go. This is a HD 7850 vs GTX 460 comparison.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=542
Here is a 7850 vs GTX 560 comparison
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=543
Here is 7850 vs 6870
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=540

7850 for the win! Less power. only one 6pin connector. Better performance. And best bang for your buck. If you can go 7870...go for it...but I suggest 7850 as it is on par or better than a 6950
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=510
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Thanks for that, Ive narrowed my choice down to the 660 and 7850 both at £130 - £140

now just need to know which is better of the 2
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Here you go. This is a HD 7850 vs GTX 460 comparison.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=542
Here is a 7850 vs GTX 560 comparison
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=543
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=510

For the record I hate their charts because of the whole non driver update thing and some of those, while being accurate at the time, could be vastly different in many cases today. Also note those were done with a card at I believe 675 on the core which would be a different card to a 800+ one.
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For the record I hate their charts because of the whole non driver update thing and some of those, while being accurate at the time, could be vastly different in many cases today. Also note those were done with a card at I believe 675 on the core which would be a different card to a 800+ one.
Noted...but I don't think it's going to double frame rates. Even still. OC the 7850 and you have a 7870...still no comparison.
As far as gtx660 vs 7850, 660 looks like a better performing card. The price difference is bg here, not sure in the UK. The rest is up to you.
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