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that's encouraging. What cards can scale 90% and does Mobo choice have anything to do with it?
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No that you are considering 460's but Toms has a nice write up of 460's scaling which is amazing to be honest.

1680 average scaling 86% increase
1920 88%
2560 102%

SLI scaling has really improved recently, after my meeting let me try and find the later card reviews I know I commented on in an earlier post.

I just mention the 460's since I have that page bookmarked.

Edit: Here is a bench for thr480 as you can see there are some games where it gets close to 100%
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interesting, any recent news on the upcoming 6990?
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wow I'm really torn...

I can get a 6950/70 for $300, and probably will not get nice cloth effects(physX), and will not be able to use 4xAA or ASF.

OR I could SLI a couple 460s/470s for areound the same price and get nice PhysX affects, and maybe be able to use AA and ASF? But it will be hotter, require more power, etc.

How does AMD handle cloth and particle physics without PhysX?

I would REALLY like to go single card on this, but would REALLY like to see what the 6990 is going to be like...any change the 6990 will be released at CES this week?
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I've done surround with my 2 470s and. Can tell u that frame rat suffered horribly couldn't max wow any more with a plus 60 framerate andthe moniters I used were 1400x900 my advice would be to get a 6950 and unlock definately the best bang for ur buck way to run multile moniters.
    
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