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I was looking at maybe getting a 460x2 and Crossfire them. I have what is in the sig below. Would I see a improvement. Mainly wanting to get EQ2 at 1920*1200 maxed out with 60+fps. Would I get that with a 460.
    
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I was looking at maybe getting a 460x2 and Crossfire them.
Now that would be interesting.
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lol meant to sli sorry thinking about getting a 5770 or 6970 crossfire to just want to see which would give me the bang I am looking for less.
    
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sli 460's would be crazy faster than what you have now... sli 460 is faster than a single 580.
    
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5770 isn't that great. I would at least get a 5850 if you're gonna go the ATi route.
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post #6 of 25
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I guess the question which 2 x 460 or 2 x 5770 get me closest to being able to play EQ2 at 1920*1200 at max settings. or would get 1 570 or 6970 be best. And also let you know in the future I am going to move to a 2560*1600 so would want to push the same that res with max settings.
    
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I guess the question which 2 x 460 or 2 x 5770 get me closest to being able to play EQ2 at 1920*1200 at max settings. or would get 1 570 or 6970 be best. And also let you know in the future I am going to move to a 2560*1600 so would want to push the same that res with max settings.
2 460s are much faster than 2 5770, and should be overkill for EQ2 at any res really.

Still if you're planning to upgrade your monitor to 2560x1600 the 570 or 6970 might be a better buy. SLI 460s have more raw processing power but will be limited by their memory at super high resolutions. You can always pick up a 2nd 570 or whatever down the line as well.
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well, I am hoping i can upgrade my monitor in like 6 months, but still no promiss of it. but would a single 570 be equal to or greater then 2 gtx 460's? and yeah I could order a second 570 but would I have to match them if say i get a evga OC one that is 797mhz core when I got the second or could it be any gtx 570.
    
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well, I am hoping i can upgrade my monitor in like 6 months, but still no promiss of it. but would a single 570 be equal to or greater then 2 gtx 460's? and yeah I could order a second 570 but would I have to match them if say i get a evga OC one that is 797mhz core when I got the second or could it be any gtx 570.
No, SLI 460s are slightly faster than a single 580, so a 570 will be slower.

570s do come with ~1.3G memory and a 320-bit bus, so they perform better at extreme resolutions with AA enabled etc.

And yes you can SLI different brands, so long as they are the same card.
post #10 of 25
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so would 2x gtx 460 be better then a single 580. what I am trying to deside on is the fact that I have the money for 2 460 now could get 1 570 and maybe 1 580 but not sure if I could get a second down the road before the next card sets come out. and not sure if and when I be up grading monitor. So with the money I am got which would be the best buy now. 2x 460, 1 570 or 1 580(maybe). and I want to go with I cant get an upgraded monitor and I cant get a second card.
    
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