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So basically I am looking to upgrade my system. Currently I have the MSI 460gtx cyclone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-510-_-Product

I am either debating running this card in sli(the mobo I have, I would have to do the SLI fix which is outlined on the forms)

OR

thinking about buying a single GPU 6950 and doing the unlock to 6970 or just dishing out the cash and getting a 6970. Need some input basically, or so called reassurance. Lay it on me what would you go with, why?benefits what would I see the most performance out of?
Edited by Modz - 4/12/11 at 11:12am
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460 sli outperforms a 580
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5850 doesn't unlock to a 5870. Maybe you are thinking of a 6950? And 460 SLI will be much more powerful than a single 5870.
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Get a second 460.
It will perform well.

And as said, the 5850 isn't unlockable to 5870.
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460 SLI is beast, and your PSU will laugh at them.

But like you said, you WILL need to use the SLI fix for your motherboard.
    
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You are talking about unlocking a 6950 to a 6970, not the 5 series.

And SLI would be better.
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You are talking about unlocking a 6950 to a 6970, not the 5 series.

And SLI would be better.
Yeah my bad I miss typed i meant the 6950 to 6970, since my mobo is crossfire enabled, in the future it would allow for me to go into xfire with them.
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Originally Posted by Modz View Post
So basically I am looking to upgrade my system. Currently I have the MSI 460gtx cyclone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-510-_-Product

I am either debating running this card in sli(the mobo I have, I would have to do the SLI fix which is outlined on the forms)

OR

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Just get the 6950 then unlock it to a 6970 and OC the crap out of it.
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