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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 ?

Er.. for 1500 dollars, it had better last longer than my 380 dollar SLI. I'm not sure why you're even trying to compare these two GPU setups..

I can buy 2 "670s" to add to my 2 460s for less than you'll have in 3 580s, and still have hundreds to spare. Multi-high-end-GPU setups will never have long term value/bargain.

However, I do believe the topic is ONE 580 vs 460 SLI, and tbh, I'd rather have the 580. Minimum FPS = most important, and the 580 is marginally superior to this end. One 580 also uses less power overall.

Hardocp did a review, at 2560 x 1600, and the 460s held up really well, but the end result - 580 wins. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/02/geforce_gtx_580_vs_460_1gb_sli/
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Er.. for 1500 dollars, it had better last longer than my 380 dollar SLI. I'm not sure why you're even trying to compare these two GPU setups..

I can buy 2 "670s" to add to my 2 460s for less than you'll have in 3 580s, and still have hundreds to spare. Multi-high-end-GPU setups will never have long term value/bargain.

However, I do believe the topic is ONE 580 vs 460 SLI, and tbh, I'd rather have the 580. Minimum FPS = most important, and the 580 is marginally superior to this end. One 580 also uses less power overall.

Hardocp did a review, at 2560 x 1600, and the 460s held up really well, but the end result - 580 wins. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/02/geforce_gtx_580_vs_460_1gb_sli/

Please go to the 2nd page of that link and first 3 out of the 6games the 460 sli couldnt even play at the same setting as "1" gtx 580
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I will be able to tell you tomorrow or this weekend. I am swapping out my 460's for a 580 Twin Frozr that should arrive tomorrow.

I will run some benchmarks on my 460's before I pop them out.
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Being a single card and similar performance GTX580 will walk all over. Less problems, better drivers, higher min fps, work with all games. Less heat, better that min fps.
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Please go to the 2nd page of that link and first 3 out of the 6games the 460 sli couldnt even play at the same setting as "1" gtx 580

...I said 580 wins. Didn't I? The 460s are keeping up very well though, especially for their value. I'd like to point out "2" 460s cost quite a bit less than "1" gtx 580. ...
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The GTX580 just owns two GTX460's just get one 580 you will not regret the buy.
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The GTX580 just owns two GTX460's just get one 580 you will not regret the buy.

No, it doesn't. And if you'd bothered reading any posts or reviews you would have known that.

The 580 has the *edge* but it doesn't "own" anything, especially considering it's ~30-40% more expensive.

Edit: Tats, pay special attention to Minimums, as that's where the only real difference will be.
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No, it doesn't. And if you'd bothered reading any posts or reviews you would have known that.

The 580 has the *edge* but it doesn't "own" anything, especially considering it's ~30-40% more expensive.

Edit: Tats, pay special attention to Minimums, as that's where the only real difference will be.

I have to agree with you here. The performance difference isnt worth the extra $100-200 price tag depending on model.

The only edge I see is that the 580 is a single card and would allow for future upgrades by adding another later down the road. The 460 is limited to 2 way SLI so youre at its max on expansion.
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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.

lol i checked now 2.1 with all maxed on 1920 and got 39 fps tongue.gif proof?
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Edit: Tats, pay special attention to Minimums, as that's where the only real difference will be.

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