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Originally Posted by Liighthead View Post
is for another rig
i5 760 8gb ddr3 n a 460, ssd ect but yeah

5970 = $370 - $400 2nd hand.
460 = $150ish new


im upgrading my rig soonish hopfully haha, im broke

ALSO: im in australia haha, bit more expensive ova here
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post
SLI 460s still edge all single gpu cards available atm. Since he already has one, why not just SLi it?


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Heres my problem with SLI 460s:

To require that much horsepower, you're playing at 1080p+. If you're not, you don't need that much speed. And if you are, then you likely need more vram then available with 460 SLIs (1GB max, possibly 768mb based on your original model purchase. SLI isn't additive).
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The 5970 is definitely faster. Dual 460's performance is close to 570 performance.
They match a 570 if not surpassing it entirely.

But yes, the 5970 is vastly faster. Though I want to say that drivers are a LOT better for that card, the owners of those cards say that they suck horribly. Which comes as a surprise to me in all honesty.
     
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Yeah used, I would assume he's looking at a used one.

There's no reason to buy a new one at full retail.
They still go for $600+, yeah?
yeah bout $700+ down here >.<
atm the other rig has a 1gb GTX ASUS 460.

arfter today might be spending it on some rc cars o.O

but yeah all in 1080p
    
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I actually transitioned from an HD5970 to a GTX 570 and felt it was an upgrade. To be honest, the drivers are what drove me away. But make no mistake about it though, when the 5970 worked, it destroyed my GTX 570. So I just got a second 570 and haven't had a need to go backward since.

Ultimately, what a good upgrade is for you will depend on what your actual budget looks like. All I saw was the price ranges for the cards you are looking at, but not how much you are actually going to, or planning to, spend. If I missed it, I apologize.

Generally, for a single 1080p screen, an HD6870 or GTX 560 would more than suffice while not being as harsh on your wallet. Further performance can definitely be had if you add a second 460 for SLI as an even more cost effective solution. But if you're intent on spending money in the used 5970 realm, then a new HD6950 or GTX 570 would be the better choices over the 5970. If nothing else, at least you'll get a decent warranty as most 5970's are approaching the 2 year mark.
     
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