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Originally Posted by StashHouse;12126978 
What's the point? GTX460 SLI easily beats a GTX580.

In average frames, yes, in many situations. But you will probably get a better experience with a single 580 because the GTX 460s in SLI microstutter, experience banding and the frame rates dip lower than with the 580.

Simply looking at frames per second doesn't tell the whole story of gaming experience.

Here's a decent article on GTX 460 SLI v. GTX 580:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/02/geforce_gtx_580_vs_460_1gb_sli/
Edited by coelacanth - 1/24/11 at 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by StashHouse;12126978 
What's the point? GTX460 SLI easily beats a GTX580.

and if I get a second 580, it will beat two 460s. I haven't made my decision yet anyway...
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Originally Posted by coelacanth;12127125 
In average frames, yes, in many situations. But you will probably get a better experience with a single 580 because the GTX 460s in SLI microstutter, experience banding and the frame rates dip lower than with the 580.

Simply looking at frames per second doesn't tell the whole story of gaming experience.

Here's a decent article on GTX 460 SLI v. GTX 580:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/02/geforce_gtx_580_vs_460_1gb_sli/

Wow. After that I think I may end up going the way of the 580. Plus, wouldn't 2 460s take more power consumption then 1 580?
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Wow. After that I think I may end up going the way of the 580. Plus, wouldn't 2 460s take more power consumption then 1 580?

Yea.
Vanilla GTX 460 1GBs in SLI = ~320 W.
Vanilla GTX 580 = ~244W.

SLI has some problems, but then again SLI 460s are cheaper than a 580.
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As much as people cite micro stuttering as a downside to sli, I honestly have to say I've never encountered it with my 2x 9800GT setup or my GTX 460s. Not in a single game...

I actually had had some micro stiuttering with a single 460 on my old stock Q6600 before I upgraded completely.

I wouldn't let that discourage you tbh. People make more out of it than it is imo.
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior;12136052 
As much as people cite micro stuttering as a downside to sli, I honestly have to say I've never encountered it with my 2x 9800GT setup or my GTX 460s. Not in a single game...

I actually had had some micro stiuttering with a single 460 on my old stock Q6600 before I upgraded completely.

I wouldn't let that discourage you tbh. People make more out of it than it is imo.

Some people can't see microstuttering. Some people can see it and it bugs the **** out of them.

On youtube there are microstuttering videos and half the people say they can't even see it, half are super annoyed by it. Where SLI really struggles is camera panning. It almost looks like a slide show sometimes. I'm not holding my breath for a fix, since it's been an issue for years. I'm getting used to it, but coming from CrossFireX 4870s I was surprised how badly SLI stutters by comparison.

I can see it and it's pretty annoying. Disabling SLI basically cures it.
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Some people can't see microstuttering. Some people can see it and it bugs the **** out of them.

On youtube there are microstuttering videos and half the people say they can't even see it, half are super annoyed by it. Where SLI really struggles is camera panning. It almost looks like a slide show sometimes. I'm not holding my breath for a fix, since it's been an issue for years. I'm getting used to it, but coming from CrossFireX 4870s I was surprised how badly SLI stutters by comparison.

I can see it and it's pretty annoying. Disabling SLI basically cures it.

I don't really know exactly what microstuttering is, but I do notice some annoying things sometimes. Especially when I run 3DMark Vantage, but just thought that was the program. And their are other reasons why I would want to get the 580. Like I said earlier, I may want to get a second 580 in the future, or I'd rather have 1 card that can perform at the same level as 2. The main reason though is that my 460s are non reference cards and I wanted to watercool them but only with full cover blocks, but no one makes any for them....but I'm still kind of on the fence with the 580.
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