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So I was wondering if a 6970 would be any form of an upgrade from my GTX 460 SLi... I was thinking of moving to single GPU(to reduce power and heat) but not sure what would be either equal or better.

I was also considering a 6950 and flashing with a 6970 bios, but not sure there either lol

Thanks, LR
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I would say to just stick with your GTX 460's in sli and not waste time. Your GTX 460's in sli beat the GTX 480 and come close to the GTX 580.
    
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Eh, probably not worth the effort.
Anything in particular your 460's don't do well now?
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Originally Posted by beers;11823185 
Eh, probably not worth the effort.
Anything in particular your 460's don't do well now?

^This. Unless you are facing some inherent problems with the 460's in SLI, I would stick with it.
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http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3460/gainward_geforce_gtx_460_1gb_goes_like_hell_glh_edition_in_sli_overclocked/index10.html

Overclock those two cards. LAUGH WITH ME LAUGH. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

OC to 900mhz/1800+/4000+ MUAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
     
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Moving from GTX 460 SLI to Radeon HD 6900 won't reduce heat because Radeon HD 6900 is hotter than GTX 460. HD 6970 also offer less performance compared to GTX 460 SLI. But it will reduce the power consumption greatly!
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I am more pleased with Radeon HD 6950 because it use lower power than GTX 460 in gaming. AMD claims GD 6950 use 140 watt on typical gaming while NVIDIA claims GTX 460 1GB has 160 Watt TDP (TDP should means Typical-gaming Design Power in NVIDIA biggrin.gif).
    
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post #7 of 7
SLI'd 460s for sure. CUDA + Folding

Benchmarks really show enough reason to stay.
    
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