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Budget graphic card - coming from 460 GTX 2GB or SLI???

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Hi guys, I've been debating on upgrading my GPU.


Currently I am using a eVGA 460 GTX 2GB. The card really does do a great job, only a few times do I notice it falling behind.



I am running -

AMD 1100T
8 GB RAM
Samsung SSD 120GB

Games I play:

League of Legends - no problems here

Crysis 3 -

BattleField









Would it be worth buying another and SLI them? Or upgrade to a newer card?


Budget - $150.00 (Will be buying a used card)
post #2 of 9
I think your best gains per dollar will be buying a used 460 to SLI like your thinking. I think it would be hard to find a used card for $150 that would be a good enough jump to be worthwhile, when your just barely having trouble playing the games you want to play.
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I run 2 460 2gbs and I have no complaints. For a budget upgrade you can't really go wrong.
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post #4 of 9
To beat SLI 460's clocked at 800-850c you'd need a 660ti or higher. If you can find yourself another 460 for that price then go ahead, you will get near double the performance and you won't hit the vram wall that 460's often do with your 2GB version.
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OP sell your GTX 460 2GB for around 100 - 110 bucks. go for the GTX 760 2GB or HD 7950 boost depending on your brand preference. a single GPU is always better than multi GPU. more consistent and smoother performance. stock HD 7950 boost will be 2x the perf of stock GTX 460

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/28.html

1920 x 1200

HD 6850 - 46
HD 6870 - 55
GTX 560 Ti - 59
HD 7950 boost - 100
HD 7970 Ghz - 115

stock GTX 460 is on par with HD 6850. 900 - 925 Mhz GTX 460 would be on par with stock GTX 560 Ti. HD 7950(1125 mhz) is on par with HD 7970 Ghz. so both at stock and overclocked the HD 7950 boost is 2x the perf. GTX 760 OC would be slightly slower than HD 7950 OC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

OP sell your GTX 460 2GB for around 100 - 110 bucks. go for the GTX 760 2GB or HD 7950 boost depending on your brand preference. a single GPU is always better than multi GPU. more consistent and smoother performance. stock HD 7950 boost will be 2x the perf of stock GTX 460

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/28.html

1920 x 1200

HD 6850 - 46
HD 6870 - 55
GTX 560 Ti - 59
HD 7950 boost - 100
HD 7970 Ghz - 115

stock GTX 460 is on par with HD 6850. 900 - 925 Mhz GTX 460 would be on par with stock GTX 560 Ti. HD 7950(1125 mhz) is on par with HD 7970 Ghz. so both at stock and overclocked the HD 7950 boost is 2x the perf. GTX 760 OC would be slightly slower than HD 7950 OC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933
I agree with this post, although I don't think you'll be getting $100-110 for a used 460 these days, even a 2GB model.

Still, I would sell it and try to catch a 760 or 7950 on sale.
post #7 of 9
Yeah, You should sell your GTX 460 then buy a GTX 760 or higher.
post #8 of 9
There is a hd 7950 from ncix at 239 ar or one asus 660 ti in newegg for 235 ar
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks for the post guys! I have some thinking to do!
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