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I Currently have a MSI 460Cyclone 1gb and im starting to want more power and a better frame rate ingame. And for watching blu-ray movies on my tv.

So the Question is toss in another 4601gb and Sli them or get something bigger and better 570 or 580 or 6970
i myself leaning towards the 460 mainly because it isnt gonna cost me 600$

but im open to idea's and suggestions
post #2 of 12
As soon as I got another GTX460 for SLI, my framerates in FurMark jumped up like 30 FPS which amazed me lol.

Nice cards, but I'm not totally sure if a GTX570/580 would out-perform dual-460's
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460 and SLI hack tbh. the other options won't help as much when it comes to framerates
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In terms of pure performance with no consideration to power/stability/drivers:

580SLI > 480SLI = 570SLI > 560SLI = 470SLI > 460SLI > 580 > 570 = 480 > 470 = 560 > 460

Scaling for 2 cards is generally pretty good for most modern games ranging from 70-100% increase in frame rates regardless of whether its AMD or Nvidia.

Your 460 is more than enough to decode video now and into the future, integrated graphics are enough for that function.
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Sli definatly looks like the route to take. Now, do i have to have the exact same card or can i get a different 460?
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=55409&vpn=N460GTX%20HAWK&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1281
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58572&vpn=02G-P3-1386-KR&manufacture=eVGA

i wouldnt mind 2 of those eVGA 460 fermi's
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Even the Gigabyte at NCIX is at a good price here.
 
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Originally Posted by TimeToKill;12551000 
Sli definatly looks like the route to take. Now, do i have to have the exact same card or can i get a different 460?
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=55409&vpn=N460GTX%20HAWK&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1281
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58572&vpn=02G-P3-1386-KR&manufacture=eVGA

i wouldnt mind 2 of those eVGA 460 fermi's

You can get different cards with the caveat that they both have the same memory buffer.
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post #8 of 12
I'd get the MSI Twin Frozr II. Those coolers are sweet.

This is priced much better http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=54626&vpn=N460GTX%20Cyclone768D5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo;12552583 
You can get different cards with the caveat that they both have the same memory buffer.

This. As long as they're the same (either both 1gb models, or both 768 models) it will work.

My framerates are fantastic. I can't imagine needing to upgrade for a few years to come.
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo;12552583 
You can get different cards with the caveat that they both have the same memory buffer.

So this should work ?
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=56332&vpn=N460GTX%20Hawk%20Talon%20Attack&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar
i like the twin frozr
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