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post #11 of 63
GTX 460 SLI are slightly better than a single GTX 580, I would SLI them, since they are much cheaper.
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post #12 of 63
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Originally Posted by cheez_it_lord View Post
does crysis utilize sli
Yes.
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post #13 of 63
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this graph would indicate that they both have similar performance
Difference, is that this test does not use AA at all, or just adaptive AA.
Once you crank AA up, you will see the 460s lag behind for the lack of memory.

If you see their "highest playable settings", you can clearly see that the 580s gives a higher AA option, which shows that both its memory and core are faster than the 460s SLI combo.

So no, I would say that 460s sli isn't better than a single 580.
But yes, its much cheaper today, and gaming results won't be much of a difference.
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post #14 of 63
One 580 because SLI-Systems are just big pains in the neck, I always tell people to use one GPU. Besides, one GTX580 is better, consumes less power, and runs cooler. GTX 580 Is a MUST Buy
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Single 580. One good card is always better overall than 2 old/midrange cards. SLI always seems to have strange issues here and there.
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post #16 of 63
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Having 2 580s is a collosally stupid move considering the next gen is going to blow them away. Just get 2 460s and overclock them, youd be daft not to. And trust me, any game that doesnt support sli, will likely be ancient and wont even need to use two cards, every game I play has 0 issues, and my 460s give me 38 fps in unigene with everything maxed at 1920x1080. They destroy a 580 and cost you less.
i dont find them to be collosally stupid, i think they run quite nicely. even if the next gen blows them away, what does that mean for a 560? completely destryoing them and pissing on their remains??
     
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post #17 of 63
Because a. They dont wipe the floor and piss in their remains, give them a bit of a slap and tell them to behave at most, i mean the gaming experience isnt gona be much different. b. You wont have wasted your money quite as badly buying 2 560s. Its like buying crossfire 4870s when the 5850 is about to come out, cost nearly half the price, and run nearly as well. Just plain stupid unless youve got money to burn.
    
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post #18 of 63
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i am a man who likes bang for your buck so if you have the mobo to handle it always get the card that is cheaper and sli them...it is not ok to get the best single card because they are to expensive...and after the 580 there will be a 680...780...and 880...so getting the best card means you are not getting the best deal...for example a gtx 460 new is about $130..x2=$260...the sli 460 annihilates the 480 at 400$ and is comperable to the 580 $500 and sli 560 $500 annihilates the 580...so again its BBFYB TO GO WITH 2 LOWERcard sli...thankyou and goodnight
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post #19 of 63
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i am a man who likes bang for your buck so if you have the mobo to handle it always get the card that is cheaper and sli them...it is not ok to get the best single card because they are to expensive...and after the 580 there will be a 680...780...and 880...so getting the best card means you are not getting the best deal...for example a gtx 460 new is about $130..x2=$260...the sli 460 annihilates the 480 at 400$ and is comperable to the 580 $500 and sli 560 $500 annihilates the 580...so again its BBFYB TO GO WITH 2 LOWERcard sli...thankyou and goodnight
see for you people that are only playing 1080p thats fine, try playing 2560x1600 with aa turned right up or multi screen set up you 460 sli wont cut it, dont go bashing a card because you cant afford it or even afford a set up to utilize its power.

Screw both the 460 and 560 go used and get 480 for the price of a new 560.
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post #20 of 63
2 X GTX460 SLI are a better bang for the buck right. Performance is about the same. When new cards come out you will lose less.

One single high end card has less problems + for the 580 there. I don't think SLI is very troublesome though. The 580 has more memory obviously. Like someone else said, 1 monitor, 460 1GB sli.
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