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I bought my 2 cards for $300 at Micro Center. Here is my 3dMark 11 score.

My CPU was clocked at 4.8ghz
My GPU's were clocked at 800/1600/1850
Your 460s are the SE version.
Sorry for double post.
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You're not serious with this comparison are you? An i5 Lynnfield at 4.4Ghz vs an i5 2500k at 5GHz? That's the only reason those scores are so close. The GPU scores are 8k apart and the 460s aren't even as heavily OC'd...
I was only going off the gpu part 8k apart, 1 card vs 2, two being the max, three being my max... It seems within reason to say the gtx 470 is a superior card at the current pricing. A heavy overclock on a gtx 460 of that type is like 100 MHz, the card is already near its peak from the factory, whereas a gtx 470 is clocked at 607, the difference is adding a waterblock to a gtx 460 is near pointless.


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The last sentence is just silly. Who would pay 75% more for 20% performance gain and GF104 is a much better chip than GF100.
Yah that sentence was silly. I got my gtx 470 for $185 new, they're currently going for around $220 new, and grabbing a used one for around $150 is possible. As I said, gtx 460 only made sense when the better performing gtx 470 was $350 and the gtx 480 was nearly $500. Times have changed and so has pricing. For instance the gtx 460 hawk is now $180. For just a few dollars more you get a faster card, with more upgrade options.
    
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get another 460....
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post #24 of 52
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This is what I'm talking about.



I've owned 3 470s (Gigabyte SOC, MSI 465 GE, Galaxy GC) and from what I saw on OCN, I can tell you that not many 470s can achieve a stable 800Mhz OC on air under 1.087v as it's just getting too hot over that voltage for air cooling.
The last sentence is just silly. Who would pay 75% more for 20% performance gain and GF104 is a much better chip than GF100.
I hit 750 on mine with no voltage tweaking. 800 is within reach of less than 1 volt depending on the card.

850 would be the max on air from what i've seen.
post #25 of 52
i would always go with the best card and then add another card when needed...

but since he already has a 460.. it makes sense to get a second one
post #26 of 52
Get another 460. They are cheap now that the 560's are out and 2 460's will last a long time.
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post #27 of 52
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I was only going off the gpu part 8k apart, 1 card vs 2, two being the max, three being my max... It seems within reason to say the gtx 470 is a superior card at the current pricing.
A 470 for $220 isn't bad, but that's a stock-clocked reference model. You're comparing that vs the price of an OC model 460 with a high end custom cooler. A more accurate comparison would be to look at the OC/custom cooled 470s, which are $260 and up. At that point you're much better off getting a 560.

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A heavy overclock on a gtx 460 of that type is like 100 MHz, the card is already near its peak from the factory, whereas a gtx 470 is clocked at 607, the difference is adding a waterblock to a gtx 460 is near pointless.
Stock 460s are 675 core, and several people have gotten over 900MHz with them. That is a heavy OC.

900 core on a 470 is much rarer if not impossible on air, and adding waterblocks aren't free... so much for that $220 price tag.
post #28 of 52
So a custom cooled GTX 460 is better than a stock GTX 470 but a custom cooled GTX 470 is not better than a stock GTX 560 ? The logic doesn't add up.
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So a custom cooled GTX 460 is better than a stock GTX 470 but a custom cooled GTX 470 is not better than a stock GTX 560 ? The logic doesn't add up.
Considering that's not what I said, I have no idea what you're talking about. Twin Frozr 2 560 = $249.99
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I forgot about the rebate on the first card and the rebate I'd have on another one. 380 for the pair of gtx 460s. Seems kinda silly to sell the first one at a loss then buy a 580 that would match the two. Would my hardware in the sig handle to two 460s and my cpu overclocked fine? The p8p67 pro is sli able even though it's not certified?
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