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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.
you mad?
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you mad?
How am i mad?
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haha your £2000 setup doesnt even look any better than mine. Such a waste like, in 6 months time your setup will be worth half that and two 660s in sli will probably be just as powerfull and only cost me £400, this is what were getting at. Your mental or must own an oil rig or something to go wasting that much money to play metro with 32xaa and 8x supersampling. I mean you guys are ment to be smart, It just not justified blowing that much cash when your hardly seeing any benefit.
    
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post #24 of 63
I've had pretty much every possible crossfire and SLI setup over the last several years.

I recently moved to a single GTX580 and have to say it will take some major convincing to switch back. My SLI'd GTX470's for example (or my crossfire 6870's) provided much higher maximum FPS but where a card like the GTX580 shines is in the minimum FPS...
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I was just looking at the prices, why not go with SLI 470s? One of the best card ever imo and will do you nicely for a bit...will give you more performance then a sli 460 and much more performance than a single 480 or 580 fromw hat I believe.

I could be wrong tho, I havnt really seen any 580 vs 470sli benchies...but even a 470 alone is a pretty nice card.
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post #26 of 63
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haha your £2000 setup doesnt even look any better than mine. Such a waste like, in 6 months time your setup will be worth half that and two 660s in sli will probably be just as powerfull and only cost me £400, this is what were getting at. Your mental or must own an oil rig or something to go wasting that much money to play metro with 32xaa and 8x supersampling. I mean you guys are ment to be smart, It just not justified blowing that much cash when your hardly seeing any benefit.
By the time your 660s come out il will be able to pick up a third 580, for $250-$300 which will blow away your 660 sli, but i dont even see 2 660sli beating 2x 580 sli which then means my 580s in the long run are cheaper then your idea of buying the midrange card and upgrading every couple years, and like i said before you guys are only playing 1920x1080/1200, where im running 2560x1600
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post #27 of 63
But one 580 costs £400 at the moment, meaning youve spent £800 on gpus!! My whole rig cost a little more. By the time you add your 3rd, for say £200 at the time, you will have spent £1000 in gpus and thats alot.

On unigene 2.1 with everything maxed at 1080 i get 38.9 fps adv. and 17.something min. The thumnails on my system which ive wiped but its on another thread used in a similar discussion.

Fair enough you need the mem for the higher res but FLIP ME 800 notes!
    
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But one 580 costs £400 at the moment, meaning youve spent £800 on gpus!! My whole rig cost a little more. By the time you add your 3rd, for say £200 at the time, you will have spent £1000 in gpus and thats alot.

On unigene 2.1 with everything maxed at 1080 i get 38.9 fps adv. and 17.something min. The thumnails on my system which ive wiped but its on another thread used in a similar discussion.

Fair enough you need the mem for the higher res but FLIP ME 800 notes!
But in the end my 3way sli 580s will last alot long then 2way sli 460/560 and correct me if im wrong cant do 3way sli. so in the end it works its self out hell forget about the third 580, even to well pay for its self in time when you need to up grade. Hell my set up will prolly last me till the release of maxwell, will your sli 460/560 ?
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Fair enough i suppose your making the investment now, i just think theres better value to be had
    
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Fair enough i suppose your making the investment now, i just think theres better value to be had
But if you cant afford 580s which is abit expensive 460/560 is a decent set up.

I dont know how your used market is up there, but here i can pick up 2x 460 for $200CAD(used) or i can pick up 2x 480s for $600CAD(used) theres even ati/amd but i wont even go there lol
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