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Poll Results: Which setup should I choose for SC2?

 
  • 48% (30)
    GTX 460 2gb SLI
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    GTX 560 1gb SLI
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post #11 of 55
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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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Although I know you said you're only interested in those two cards... have you considered the 2GB 560?
The reason I ask about the GTX 460 2gb is because one, I figured 1gb of vram wouldn't be enough. Two, I think it has the best cost/performance ratio. And finally, I want to go w/ Nvidia b/c with AMD you need to use a mixture of DVI-D and DP ports that cause a permanent tearing due to slightly different output signals from the two ports (see Vega's thread on [H]), plus it has more driver issues.

Clock for clock, the GTX 560 is only about 10% faster than the GTX 460, but the GTX 560 2gb cost $60 more than the GTX 460 2gb, and in SLI that's $120.
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The reason I ask about the GTX 460 2gb is because one, I figured 1gb of vram wouldn't be enough. Two, I think it has the best cost/performance ratio. And finally, I want to go w/ Nvidia b/c with AMD you need to use a mixture of DVI-D and DP ports that cause a permanent tearing due to slightly different output signals from the two ports (see Vega's thread on [H]), plus it has more driver issues.

Clock for clock, the GTX 560 is only about 10% faster than the GTX 460, but the GTX 560 2gb cost $60 more than the GTX 460 2gb, and in SLI that's $120.
Gotcha. Well tbh, I don't know that there is a really good "budget" option for a surround setup.

The 2GB 460s wouldn't run out of VRAM at that res, but they're is still confined to a 256-bit bus (the 560 as well). If these are the only options in your price range, the 460 would have to be the choice since the 1GB 560 would absolutely choke with any amount of AA enabled. This guy tried maxing Crysis in Eyefinity with 1G VRAM... it didn't go so well.
post #13 of 55
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Gotcha. Well tbh, I don't know that there is a really good "budget" option for a surround setup.

The 2GB 460s wouldn't run out of VRAM at that res, but they're is still confined to a 256-bit bus (the 560 as well). If these are the only options in your price range, the 460 would have to be the choice since the 1GB 560 would absolutely choke with any amount of AA enabled. This guy tried maxing Crysis in Eyefinity with 1G VRAM... it didn't go so well.
Well, everything besides the GTX 580/570 has 256bit bus, so I can't really help it there...
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post #14 of 55
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Well, everything besides the GTX 580/570 has 256bit bus, so I can't really help it there...
Well if you're cool with rebates, you can get a reference 470 for ~$220. 1.2GB VRAM and a 320-bit bus. It should perform a lot better at the res you're interested in.
post #15 of 55
Well two 460s with 2GB can handle surround, but don't expect playing with high AA with them in many games as at very high resolutions, they will start to bottle neck on performance. So the 2GB memory won't be used to its limit.

I would say go for the 460s if its cost/effective issue. They cost a lot less and are still great cards.
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Well two 460s with 2GB can handle surround, but don't expect playing with high AA with them in many games as at very high resolutions, they will start to bottle neck on performance. So the 2GB memory won't be used to its limit.

I would say go for the 460s if its cost/effective issue. They cost a lot less and are still great cards.
Haha yea, I will mainly be playing SC2 with them w/o AA, so I think I should be fine!
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Haha yea, I will mainly be playing SC2 with them w/o AA, so I think I should be fine!
Don't forget that SC2 doesn't support eyefinity/surround. Max if i'm not mistaken is 1920X1200, which is a stretched 1920X1080.
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post #18 of 55
2 GB GTX 560 would be ideal, but might be a bit out of ur budget. but not by much.
i would not get anything less than 2 GB for multiple 30" panels. you might even need 3 GB. there's a member on here who runs 3 30" panels and he reported VRAM usage of way over 2 GB in some heavy games.
you will have to lower texture settings in some games.
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post #19 of 55
2GB 460s but be sure to OC them well.
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2 GB GTX 560 would be ideal, but might be a bit out of ur budget. but not by much.
i would not get anything less than 2 GB for multiple 30" panels. you might even need 3 GB. there's a member on here who runs 3 30" panels and he reported VRAM usage of way over 2 GB.
you will have to lower texture settings in some games.
You will bottle-neck the ram over the 2GB only if you are going nuts with 8aa and 2560X1600X3 monitors.

With two 560s or two 460s, its not even possible anyway, no matter the amound of ram the cards have, as the cards aren't even close to the amount of raw power required to do that.

He is just trying to get a cheap surround setup. So anything over the 1.5GB won't matter that much.
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