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SLI: GTX 460 2gb or GTX 560 1gb for multi-monitors?

Poll Results: Which setup should I choose for SC2?

 
  • 48% (30)
    GTX 460 2gb SLI
  • 51% (32)
    GTX 560 1gb SLI
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post #1 of 55
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Strict comparison between these two cards, please don't tell me to get 3gb 580s or 6970s.

So they're around the same price right now, I'm just wondering which setup would be provide better performance?

Setup is 3x 30"
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post #2 of 55
2GB would be very helpful at the large res

so sli 460s
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post #3 of 55
I don't know which setup would perform better overall, but at 5760x1200 resolution 1GB of VRAM is not enough. The fact that the 560s > 460s will compensate for that somewhat.
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post #4 of 55
Sli 460's The more memory will help push the resolution.
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post #5 of 55
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post
I don't know which setup would perform better overall, but at 5760x1200 resolution 1GB of VRAM is not enough. The fact that the 560s > 460s will compensate for that somewhat.
Yea that's what I'm trying to figure out, if the extra cores on the 560 will overcome the extra 1gb of memory on the 460s.
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post #6 of 55
From the tests I've seen, the gtx 560 still give an advantage over the 460 2gb. Granted I haven't found them paired up against each other in the same test due to when they were released, but looking at previous benchmarks of each in surround vision, the 560 sli has a performance increase over the 460's.
post #7 of 55
GTX 460 2GB in my opinion, not to mention the GTX 580 is incredibly over-priced for what it is, I say hold back this Gen's, and wait for the next ones. I thought the whole of ATi's and Nvidia's card were a let down that come out as of recent.
    
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post #8 of 55
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From the tests I've seen, the gtx 560 still give an advantage over the 460 2gb. Granted I haven't found them paired up against each other in the same test due to when they were released, but looking at previous benchmarks of each in surround vision, the 560 sli has a performance increase over the 460's.
Could you please link some of those test? I haven't seen any on the GTX 460 2gb in surround.

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GTX 460 2GB in my opinion, not to mention the GTX 580 is incredibly over-priced for what it is, I say hold back this Gen's, and wait for the next ones. I thought the whole of ATi's and Nvidia's card were a let down that come out as of recent.
Thinking about the GTX 560, not the 580. Also, I have a GTS 450 right now, and it's not cutting it @ 4800x2560
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post #9 of 55
i've never researched a purchase for such a high resolution (because i game at 1920x1080 like a normal gamer ), but i imagine 1GB of vram would be a severe issue. if you want to use any kind of AA and/or high res textures you'll need more than 1GB vram at that resolution. i believe that you're framerate will remain high as you monitor it, but you'll experience hitching as textures etc. are offloaded from the GPU because you've saturated your 1GB vram.

it sounds like you've heard it all before (6950 2GB unlocked blah blah blah)..but honestly the 460 2GB does not seem like your best bang-for-the-buck. however strictly between those two choices, i'd go with the 460 2GB.
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post #10 of 55
Although I know you said you're only interested in those two cards... have you considered the 2GB 560?
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