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post #11 of 32
For £195, its a good move.

I am waiting for mine as well. I preordered too
    
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You should do more research before posting.
No, I don't.
    
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post #13 of 32
460x2 = quicker.. but no upgrade path....

480 = a touch slower... but you could have 4 of these in the right system
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Worth if you play games that are badly coded for multi-card, or do not support multi-card.

Bad if you play games that do the opposite.

Simply put, two 460's are more powerful than a 480.
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I don't really care for stock comparisons.

I've seen people with near 1000 core on gtx 460's get around 29k in vantage, my gtx 470 gets almost 23k. If the scaling is any good, I'd get around 40k or more.

gtx 460 also fall short when you start using higher settings and add tessellation into the mix.


The pricing difference is also a lot less than it used to be $310 is about right, though you should consider trying to grab a used one for around $280 to make it an even better deal.
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post #16 of 32
i'm always a fan of single card vs multi but seems like a pointless move
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i'm always a fan of single card vs multi but seems like a pointless move
I wouldn't say it's good or bad, at this point it is nearly pointless unless the OP is having problems with SLI. If the idea is a gtx 480 now and another down the road then it would make a lot more sense.
    
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Except a GTX480 right now doesn't make much sense, either. Not since the GTX570 and HD6970 came out.
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No, I don't.
Apparently, yes you do :O

GTX 460's are slightly faster than a single GTX 580, so you should be able to do the other calculations.

OP, you shouldn't have done this, while GTX 460 SLI have much more power, and better thermal performance.
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Except a GTX480 right now doesn't make much sense, either. Not since the GTX570 and HD6970 came out.
It makes sense at that price range.

It also makes sense if you plan to play at high res.

5xx doesn't really impress me, higher factory clocks, better factory cooler... The 570 for instance is only 4% faster than the gtx 470 clock for clock but it's over $100 more expensive.


OP you should put it under water, hit 950 core and be within striking distance of your old setup with much better thermals and noise without the issues SLI brings, then later add another, and another, and another and go 7000+ res surround with 3d vision and physx.
    
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