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Yes, very.

2 460's in SLI have 20% better performance than a GTX480.

560ti's have 20-25% better performance than a 460, so you can gather from that what those cards are capable of.
     
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dual GTX 570 if you can get them for a decent price otherwise HD 6950s in CF will beat two 560 Ti in SLI for sure.
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Get dual 470s and fold for OCN! Or if you won't be folding, get the dual 6950s as mentioned. Also. you're probably going to see a severe botleneck with that CPU, or are you pgrading?
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Originally Posted by hli53194 View Post
Get dual 470s and fold for OCN! Or if you won't be folding, get the dual 6950s as mentioned. Also. you're probably going to see a severe botleneck with that CPU, or are you pgrading?
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Bang for the buck would be 2 560ti's
    
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phenom ii x6
That one will still bottleneck two of those GPUs. In games you should really notice the difference if you upgrade to SB or X58 platform instead. Or wait for BD of course.

I did some comparisons with my CPU @ 3.8 vs a PHII X6 at 4 GHz and both CPUs bottleneck even 470s in SLI or 5850s in CF.
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That one will still bottleneck two of those GPUs. In games you should really notice the difference if you upgrade to SB or X58 platform instead. Or wait for BD of course.

I did some comparisons with my CPU @ 3.8 vs a PHII X6 at 4 GHz and both CPUs bottleneck even 470s in SLI or 5850s in CF.
that cant be true maybe the bottleneck in Ph II x6 was in ram or in NB but certanly not in 5850 CF ...i mean c'mon 5850 is near 6850 performance which can run in CF on a 3.6Ghz x4 without bottleneck
for OP PowerColor 6950 460$ for both after rebates and promo codes (will eat throught 560Ti SLI and after unlocked to 6970 will come close to 570 SLI which is 700$ )
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Don't forget to get w7 64 bit while you're upgrading the rest of your system,so you can actually use your 4gb of ram.
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2 GTX 560Ti in SLI configuration!
Also, for that price you can even have a GTX580.
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