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thanks for the replies! I have one more question: is it possible to get the 460s in sli and a 9500gt for physX? I have a 3 way sli board.
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thanks for the replies! I have one more question: is it possible to get the 460s in sli and a 9500gt for physX? I have a 3 way sli board.
Yes.
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Yes.
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ive seen cases where you would be better off with just the 2 460's than with the 9500gt for physx
    
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You might want to consider the 580. Google GTX 460 SLI and prepare for horror stories.

Personally, I have stuttering all the time. Camera panning looks horrible due to nonstop stutter, my screen goes black for a few seconds at a time playing Dawn of War 2 (known problem that Nvidia is working on).

I've never run into buggier drivers in the past 10 years (currently using the schlock that is 260.99).

With SLI 460s you can brag about your high frame rates, but gameplay is horrible. Everything was so much smoother on my CrossFireX 4870s.
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You might want to consider the 580. Google GTX 460 SLI and prepare for horror stories.

Personally, I have stuttering all the time. Camera panning looks horrible due to nonstop stutter, my screen goes black for a few seconds at a time playing Dawn of War 2 (known problem that Nvidia is working on).

I've never run into buggier drivers in the past 10 years (currently using the schlock that is 260.99).

With SLI 460s you can brag about your high frame rates, but gameplay is horrible. Everything was so much smoother on my CrossFireX 4870s.
Sucks for you then because every game I own plays buttery smooth. I have NONE of the issues that you're having.
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Sucks for you then because every game I own plays buttery smooth. I have NONE of the issues that you're having.
Congratulations.
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You might want to consider the 580. Google GTX 460 SLI and prepare for horror stories.

Personally, I have stuttering all the time. Camera panning looks horrible due to nonstop stutter, my screen goes black for a few seconds at a time playing Dawn of War 2 (known problem that Nvidia is working on).

I've never run into buggier drivers in the past 10 years (currently using the schlock that is 260.99).

With SLI 460s you can brag about your high frame rates, but gameplay is horrible. Everything was so much smoother on my CrossFireX 4870s.
You might want to look into that O_o Get your cards checked or something. You shouldn't be having any of those issues (I would have expected those issues from your crossfire setup )
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You might want to look into that O_o Get your cards checked or something. You shouldn't be having any of those issues (I would have expected those issues from your crossfire setup )
It's not unplayable or anything, it's just super annoying. The problems are pretty subtle (except when the screen goes completely black after driver failure). The framerates are amazing, the gaming experience is just not smooth (like it was with the 4870s) I googled around and it seems pretty common for GTX 460s in SLI to suck.

If I hadn't come from the CrossFireX setup, I'd probably think the 460s in SLI were awesome, but with the 4870s as a reference point, the 460s just aren't as good at producing smooth gameplay.
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It's not unplayable or anything, it's just super annoying. The problems are pretty subtle (except when the screen goes completely black after driver failure). The framerates are amazing, the gaming experience is just not smooth (like it was with the 4870s) I googled around and it seems pretty common for GTX 460s in SLI to suck.

If I hadn't come from the CrossFireX setup, I'd probably think the 460s in SLI were awesome, but with the 4870s as a reference point, the 460s just aren't as good at producing smooth gameplay.
pebkac.

GTX 460 SLI gameplay is smooth and has been with every single driver release I've tried.
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