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hey guys was just wondering what pros/cons each setup would have, both would be MSI Twin Frozr 2

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Performance wise the SLI 460s are close to the 480s performance but the 570 out performs the 480( if only just), so id go for the 570.
More pros:you get the performance of the sli setup in a single card and have the option for a second or third 570.
Edited by JFuss - 2/15/11 at 12:34pm
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The 460 sli will beat a 570 slightly but there's not a huge amount in it.

I would say go for 460 sli as 570's are known to crash and burn when overclocked so I would go for 460 sli.

Obvious cons of a 460 sli is it's louder and there's 2 cards.
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I would go 570, my 460's are beasts (both OC'd to 900) but right next to each other they get warmer and noisier than I would like. You can always get another 570 too.
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The so-called crash and burning of oc'ed 570's is rather exaggerated. Yes some people have lost theirs when overvolting, but almost exclusively when power limiter is disabled during stress testing (like furmark). There are plenty of people with oc'ed 570's that have had zero problems, myself included.

Back on topic.....my vote would be for the 570. Sure the 460 sli performs a little better than the 570, but a single gpu is always the way to go when performance and cost are similar (no microstuttering issues, increased heat, etc.). And the option of adding a second 570 down the line when it comes time to upgrade is hard to pass up; you can't do tri-sli with the 460's.

Hope this helps, I had the same decision a few weeks ago and looked into it extensively.
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I would say go for 460 sli as 570's are known to crash and burn when overclocked so I would go for 460 sli.
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I suggest you do some research before posting about things like that.

Go with the 570 OP, you wont regret it.
 
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Performance wise the SLI 460s are close to the 480s performance but the 570 out performs the 480( if only just), so id go for the 570.
More pros:you get the performance of the sli setup in a single card and have the option for a second or third 570.
Last time I checked, sli 460s are surpassing a single 580 in terms of performance.
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Yea im not planning on buying this until taxes come back. but i wanted to do research in the mean time. and i know people will say wait till SB comes out. but SB costs more. and i7-950 can do more than any game can throw at it now. i see no point in spending more on SB when I could use this computer for many many years. My GPU is the final thing im looking into, already did too much research on everything else lol.
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Last time I checked, sli 460s are surpassing a single 580 in terms of performance.
That is correct as per all benchmarks I've seen (3 or 4 now).
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Yea im not planning on buying this until taxes come back. but i wanted to do research in the mean time. and i know people will say wait till SB comes out. but SB costs more. and i7-950 can do more than any game can throw at it now. i see no point in spending more on SB when I could use this computer for many many years. My GPU is the final thing im looking into, already did too much research on everything else lol.
Well if your just gonna be gaming the i7 would be a waste anyways, games do not use HT very much if any at all. But if your doing other things then by all means get the i7.


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Last time I checked, sli 460s are surpassing a single 580 in terms of performance.
Barley but yes they do, there is no upgrade though if you go with 2 460s.
 
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