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I was actually thinking about a dual 460 but damn, that thing wouldnt fit in my case...
New case or run caseless.


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Hmmm interesting although ill have to agree with the fail on the price two gtx 460s can be had for almost $100 less. I can see the benefits from only having to run on card but the price is again a bit of a put off imo the perks of a single card arnt worth that much
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If only the price was $350
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$429, Wow.

No looking good for the GTX 590.
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I'm seriously contemplating replacing my GTX470s for a card like this. Performance will be a slight downgrade but it will be so much easier to cool this card than two 470s. My gaming room is already a good 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and opening a window doesn't do much good now that spring is coming and its still way too early to turn on the AC.

It's also far easier managing a single card than messing with two as you save a ton more slots and can then have the huge bonus of a much easier time keeping the sound as far away from the video card as possible.

I'm also sure these will be sought after by folders as well as GTX460s are some of the most efficient GPU folders
If you're only in it for the cooling advantage, I'd suggest you underclock your GTX470's to match the performance of a GTX460. Much easier solution than buying two GTX460's. Difference in performance between the two SLI rigs is some 15-25%. So somewhere in the region of 450-520 would be roughly stock GTX460's in SLI.

But indeed as you said, a dual GPU card like this does have it's advantages, and the extra you have to pay is either not worth it, in which case you obviously don't care for it's advantages and are more likely to be satisfied with a dual videocard setup rather than a single videocard with dual GPU.
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You don't get 2GB of memory any more than you get 2GB of memory when you SLI two x 1GB GTX460s. Yes, it has 2GB of memory, but its effectively only 1GB as far as games are concerned. Same goes for the "512 bit" memory.

The 3D surround out of the box is true though, because this is basically SLI on a card, just like any dual GPU solution.





I'm seriously contemplating replacing my GTX470s for a card like this. Performance will be a slight downgrade but it will be so much easier to cool this card than two 470s. My gaming room is already a good 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and opening a window doesn't do much good now that spring is coming and its still way too early to turn on the AC.

It's also far easier managing a single card than messing with two as you save a ton more slots and can then have the huge bonus of a much easier time keeping the sound as far away from the video card as possible.

I'm also sure these will be sought after by folders as well as GTX460s are some of the most efficient GPU folders



Two 460s take up at least four slots, and you really don't want to sandwich cards right next to each other in an ideal setup so that's 5 slots down the drain in a decent air cooled setup. This is a two slot solution and thus you're paying for the convenience. Its a single card that should destroy a single GTX580 in overall performance and its still cheaper, I wouldn't say that makes it overpriced.
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GTX 580 performance for $430. Do want.
And one day down the road when you say man i want more power your screwed and have to buy 2 of a diff card
Yes this might beat 1 580 but once again you get what it is nothing more since it wont sli two separate cards.So pretty much you cant upgrade beyond the 1 card...
And 2 460's say separate cards will run cooler imo cause of the double cooling sollution.Instead of 2 chips on 1 card.
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