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I currently have a gtx 460 768mb card. I'm looking to get a little bit more power for the cheapest price possible. I was thinking of getting another 460 for sli. My monitor has a resolution of 1600x900. Would it not be the smartest move since I'd be stuck with only 768mb of graphics memory?
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Just my 2 cents. Sell the GTX 460 and get the GTX 670 or GTX 760.

Or use the 460 as a dedicated Physx card.

Or if going to the red team like the other member said a 7970 or in your case even a 7950 would be an excellent upgrade
Edited by Unhooked - 10/31/13 at 9:04am
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2 issues here, number one is your power supply, I'm not sure if PC Power and Cooling is a good make.

Number 2, given the fact that the card is so old. You're looking at about $70 ball park for a second hand one. You may be better off with a second hand 7970 GE which would significantly out perform that setup with less power and less heat in your case. You can then use your existing card for Physx.

Yes you will need more money, I've seen second hand 7970 GE's go for around the $180 mark.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/859?vs=768

Also, i'm not sure how the 400 series scale either.
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PC Power and Cooling was the gold standard before OCZ bought them out. Their main OEM was Seasonic and Wintact I believe
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Pc power and cooling power supplies are a little unknown but they're considered legit power supplies. It easily ran my 6950 crossfire setup when I had it. I can get the second 460 for under $50 I think, but what I'm mostly concerned with is the memory. Would 768mb just hold me back way too much?
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post #6 of 24
Coming from a 460 sli setup, I don't recommend getting another one. It's such an old card that you can easily get much faster single card setup for not much more money. Also you won't have to deal with sli problems in games. You could get a gtx 580 (fast as two 460's) for $200, even a 570 would be alright. You could also give it some time a wait for used 7970/7950 to show up for cheaper.
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I was considering selling my 460 and getting a 7850 2gb. Price is a major factor in all this. I'm on a pretty tight budget at the moment. Would a 7850 be a decent upgrade?
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for the cheapest price possible a GTX 650 Ti boost would provide a slight upgrade. do not go with SLI especially with a 768 mb card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130910
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Yes, a HD 7850 would be a decent upgrade over a single GTX 460 768Mb card.
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by razaice View Post

I was considering selling my 460 and getting a 7850 2gb. Price is a major factor in all this. I'm on a pretty tight budget at the moment. Would a 7850 be a decent upgrade?

yeah go with MSI HD 7850 TF3 2GB or EVGA GTX 650 Ti boost 2GB

www.amazon.com/R7850-2xMiniDisplayPort-TWIN-FROZR-2GD5/dp/B007MLSGHE/

both are close at stock. the HD 7850 has more OC headroom and scales better with overclocking.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/63523-amd-radeon-r9-270x-r7-260x-review-23.html
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