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2 460's are faster than either a 570 or 580 so just get that...
    
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Wife just offered to let me order 2 of the 570 and step them up in a few months to 580. but she want me to make sure that 2 gtx570 and then 2 months later 2 gtx580 is going to be better then the 2 gtx460.
    
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Ok so would the 2x 570 then later the 2x 580, be an better then the 2x 460. The reason I am ask is that if the 2x 460 will perform or out perform the 2x 580 at 1920*1200 then I can save that money.

OR which would be better 2x 480 or 2x 580?
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Ok so would the 2x 570 then later the 2x 580, be an better then the 2x 460. The reason I am ask is that if the 2x 460 will perform or out perform the 2x 580 at 1920*1200 then I can save that money.
What?

Obviously SLI 570s or 580s will outperform SLI 460s. It's kind of a waste at that res though since 2x 460s are more than enough.

SLI'd 580s are overkill unless you're planning on a surround setup.
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well, the thought behind getting the sli 580 is that if in 6 months if we can get me my monitor then I have the power to push the 2560*1600, but I dont want to say I will have it, not, but she is saying that if the 580 will push that monitor then get it now, because we dont know when we could upgrade past this time and if we do get the monitor and the 460 (480) will not push it at max res and max setting then it would be worth getting the 580s because we probley will not be upgrading vcards for another 2 or 3 years. and will be getting a 2560*1600 before then for sure, just might not be in the next 6 months.
    
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Sounds like we should be talking to your wife.....
    
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Sorry forgive all the babbling, just blow me away, here I was ready to go with sli 460. and out of left field she goes let just get you the sli 570 and in the next 2 months we will upgrade them to sli 580s. Because we know your going to get that 2560*1600 monitor, and they said that the sli 580 will be able to push that res and the max setting, because you know your a man and you want to make your computer sing and dance at max volume. I laughted. I have a great understanding wife.

But thanks for the help and info.
    
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post #18 of 25
Just get 2 x 570s. That way you can play games at max settings for the next four years and pretty much any resolution including 1600p.
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Before you buy anything, I'd hop on the EQ2 forums and see if it supports SLI or Crossfire. I haven't played it in years, but last time I played it SLI and Crossfire weren't supported.
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post #20 of 25
see sli gtx 460<gtx 580(stock for stock)
but oc gtx 460 sli=>gtx580
gtx570 sli>=gtx480 sli(maybe)>gtx460 sli
gtx580sli= nothing in the world currently......
and i think gtx 570 sli is enough for ur needs even for 3 years.....
but take into account whether eq2 supports sli/crossfire or not,coz if it does not then ur performance can get even worse than a single card's...........
hope it helped...
Edited by ghost_z - 2/19/11 at 4:33am
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