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one powerful card trumps sli for various reasons. I would never buy 2 cheap cards over one powerful one
There are always price points where this holds true, and where it does not.

Example: Pairs of GTX460 and 470s are currently less costly than a single GTX580, but will out-perform it.
     
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Originally Posted by shalomyo View Post
look at the 1gb with mild OC - 23fps

sli and ull get about 40
I was look at the cards that mdocod had....

and also remember that those FPS are the Average FPS...

so the min FPS will probably be down in the 5 fps range....

also... what was the price difference between the 480 and the 2x460?
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lol why dont you noobs try running some real resolutions like metro2033 at a resolution of 6040x1080 like i am. you will soon see why gtx460's are so cheap lol.

with my SIG rig even running at 60fps is a struggle, and thats with out any AA (its not needed at this resolution anyway) but i do run 8x AF.

And yes this is why we buy powerful single cards because GPU Memory does not scale in SLI. im always sitting on the edge of my 1.5Gb GDRR5
 
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And yes this is why we buy powerful single cards because GPU Memory does not scale in SLI. im always sitting on the edge of my 1.5Gb GDRR5
Technically speaking, the memory does scale in SLI, but not in capacity, in bandwidth instead.
     
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Yeah 460 sli FTW!
First, benchies:
Psh this isn't even at 1.0875. All 460s hit atleast 850 with most going upwards of 900core clock
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3810/n...vendor-cards/7
http://m.tweaktown.com/articles/3460...ked/index.html
http://m.tomshardware.com/reviews/qu...-480,2745.html


Brah, you made a mighty fine decision. 460s are great cards, screw what these guys are saying. At $320 they were ripe for the picking. I mean beating a 480 alone is feat enough but also beating at times a 5970 and 470sli at stock? While costing a ton less? I don't know about you guys, but that's value to me.
     
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lol why dont you noobs try running some real resolutions like metro2033 at a resolution of 6040x1080 like i am. you will soon see why gtx460's are so cheap lol.

with my SIG rig even running at 60fps is a struggle, and thats with out any AA (its not needed at this resolution anyway) but i do run 8x AF.

And yes this is why we buy powerful single cards because GPU Memory does not scale in SLI. im always sitting on the edge of my 1.5Gb GDRR5
Im wondering who the noob is here? this is what you posted just a few days ago.

GPU Memory wall only way to add more in that rig would to add another 470 for quad sli.At higher resolutions GPU memory quickly runs out.

I constantly max out my 4.5Gb of GDDR5.

Partical effects and textures do it.
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.............

1x480 = 1.5Gbs usable VRAM
2x480 = 1.5Gbs usable VRAM
3x480 = 1.5Gbs usable VRAM
4x480 = 1.5Gbs usable VRAM

because the information is mirrored...

it isn't added together....

it is like RAID 1...

Not RAID 0
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I found a evga 570, the same as mine for $276 on amazon but the guy doesn't remember if he registered it. Does anyone know how long after you buy a egva gpu you have to register it?
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Sorry guys I was switching between 2 posts and posted that question here instead of there. Sorry
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