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post #11 of 82
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12729180 
No.

OP: Honestly, it doesn't matter. Either combination will play every game out there maxed with 60 FPS at 1080p.

The 6870s will cost a little more, provide a little more "performance" but also come with AMDs "wonderful" drivers.

The 460s cost a little less, but use a little more electricity. They're a no brainer if you're into folding.


While you guys are comparing 460s to 6870s, remember that those are mere 675mhz 460s. Performance scales wonderfully with higher clocks, something that can't be said for the 6870s. Also, 2 460s can be had for 300 USD. 2 6870s will cost you at least 420 USD.

Either will serve you well.

Just by checking the benches from me link you can see that the 6870 cf far outperforms the 460s. Granted the human eye won't be able to tell the difference and both will indeed max every game out there at 60fps.

Given that both are the same price, why not get the better? Might just max more future releases. OP has stated its for gaming, not folding.
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What about GTX 460 SLI @ 850 MHz core clocks?This Review http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=614&Itemid=72 states overclocked 460s beats 6870s & I'm a bit worried about AMDs Drivers as from what I've heard they aren't as good as Nvidia Drivers.
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Yes its for only gaming have no interest in Folding.
post #14 of 82
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Originally Posted by Rakin;12729243 
What about GTX 460 SLI @ 850 MHz core clocks?This Review http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=614&Itemid=72 states overclocked 460s beats 6870s & I'm a bit worried about AMDs Drivers as from what I've heard they aren't as good as Nvidia Drivers.

Both sli and cfx will have driver issues. Best thing to do is get a powerful single card solution, as many here from OCN will advise.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12729227 
Compare overclocked cards wink.gif

1. Why?

2. Can you post reviews/benchmarks of 6870 OC CF vs 460 OC SLI? Seriously, I haven't been able to find any and am curious.
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post #16 of 82
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Originally Posted by Juicifer;12729271 
Both sli and cfx will have driver issues. Best thing to do is get a powerful single card solution, as many here from OCN will advise.

I wish GTX 580 would be available in stock now. They'll come 1 month later so no option but to go for dual GPU solution.smile.gif
post #17 of 82
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this shows 6870 > 460 lachen.gif
post #18 of 82
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12729227 
Yeah? What of it?

The 6870s gain -nothing- with overclocking, while Fermi is well known to overclock like nothing before. Compare overclocked cards wink.gif

NO. again

6870 stock
3dmark_vantage_stock.jpg

6870 overclocked
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/301?vs=314
Does this link work for you? I posted it before, its benchmark comparison between 460 1gb sli and 6870 cfx
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The 6870s gain -nothing- with overclocking, while Fermi is well known to overclock like nothing before. Compare overclocked cards

Well, thats not true. I cant say I know how 460 OC do compared to 6870 OC, but I get pretty decent boost, in benchmarks at least, with my 6870 CF OCed vs stock.

Either way, when I game I keep them stock because like someone pointed earlier, it can already max out pretty much anything at 1920x1080 60hz.

And personally I never had any problems with ATI/AMD drivers.
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