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My bro has a Superclocked EVGA GTX 460 that hed sell me for a good price. So I thought maybe Id grab another and go try SLI for the first time.

or

Should I go with a HD6950 for a little more?

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SLI 460's will be a bit faster than a single 6950, but the 6950 has 2gb vram. You have 2 monitors... 1 short of NV Surround or Eyefinity with one 6950. Running massive resolutions with Surround or Eyefinity, you're going to want that 2gb vram on the 6950. Tough choice really. I'm towards biased to the 6950, but if you stay single screen in 3d under 1200P the sli 460s are faster. Personally I would choose the vram.
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2 460s at 900 mhz are faster than a 580.
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If you are getting them cheap, get the 460s.
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2 460s at 900 mhz are faster than a 580.
The 460s are faster at stock settings, at 1080p. The 580 offers superior gameplay at 2560 x 14/1600 though. There's a review on Hardocp, just google for it.

It will be -much- faster than one 6950. And don't let the negative nancy's come through yelling Microstutter! Boo! bother you. It's been non-existent for me. Most fluid, trouble free gaming I've ever had.

Unless you're dead set on a 3 display setup, go for it.
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Where did op say he wanted multi monitor?
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Where did op say he wanted multi monitor?
... Did you even read the thread? That comment was re: post number TWO. " You have 2 monitors... 1 short of NV Surround or Eyefinity with one 6950."
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Where did op say he wanted multi monitor?
His signature rig.
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GTX 460 SLI has better performance overwall. However, you limit your upgradability this way. I would still get the GTX 460 though and worry about upgrading 1-2 gens down the road.

Here's a comparison of a single 6950 vs 460 SLI

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Produ...10.213.216.219
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post #10 of 23
get the 2 460's way better performance then a 6950/70 in every way
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