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post #11 of 46
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He's talking about his system memory, not video memory.
No, the fact that he said his system memory is video memory, and his res is 16:9
    
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so 1gb of video ram isnt enought?
for 3 montiors at 1920x1080 most likley not at higher settings but at a lower res then they should be fine like 16whateverx1050 they should be fine
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ahhh i was just asking if Gtx460 in sli can run 3 Monitors?
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for 3 montiors at 1920x1080 most likley not at higher settings but at a lower res then they should be fine like 16whateverx1050 they should be fine
ok cool
post #15 of 46
2x GTX 460 SLI on your Corsair 450w? Eh, hard to say if that's even doable... Just a heads up.

Also, your E7500 would bottleneck that SLI setup. And especially with such a large res on 3 monitors.
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2x GTX 460 SLI on your Corsair 450w? Eh, hard to say if that's even doable... Just a heads up.
I have a 850 wat on its way lol
post #17 of 46
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No, the fact that he said his system memory is video memory, and his res is 16:9
Maybe he isn't as tech-savvy as us. Either way, why does it matter? He's just asking a simple question.


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I have a 850 wat on its way lol
Your 450W is enough:

http://guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-sli-review/15

An 850W is extremely excessively major overkill to power a system with just two GTX 460s in it.
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You can probably run the cards off a 650W PSU.

You will likely run into VRAM issues unless you play at a low resolution. I would recommend at minimum 2 GB of VRAM if you want to be able to turn on AA and other post processing.
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Man, even a quality 550W would be enough.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Your 450W is enough:

http://guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-sli-review/15

An 850W is extremely excessively major overkill to power a system with just two GTX 460s in it.
It pulls 433W with 100% GPU stress, not CPU + GPU stress. It even says on the bottom of the page:

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BTW we stress the GPUs here,. not the processor, so you need to add another 100~150W for overall power consumption.
For safety reasons and some expandability, he should go with at least 650W, but I guess it doesn't matter now since he bought a 850W, though I wouldn't say it's overkill since that thing will probably last him quite a few builds down the road.

Back on topic, if I had 460 SLI I'd just game on a single 1920x1080 screen. Keep in mind that even if you go with 3x 1440x900, you'll basically be putting a similar workload on those cards as if you were running a single 2560x1600 monitor.
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