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GTX 480 soc VS SLI GTX 460 SOC?

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One of these: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-079-GI

or two of these?: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-099-MS
(Ignore prices,)

assuming the 460's run at 900mhz core, and whatever the standard OC for the 480 is.
Edited by antipesto93 - 4/13/11 at 1:10am
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480 will beat it, but at 1GHz my 460 SOMETIMES does better than a 480.
    
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GTX460 sli is much more powerful than a single GTX480. It all comes down to the resolution you're gaming at.

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You can achieve 900MHz on a 480 with good cooling.

I'd go for the single 480 for that price! Maybe slighlty slower in some games but then again it maybe slightly faster in others!
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Assume that 2 460's will cost me the same as a 480 please
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Assume that 2 460's will cost me the same as a 480 please
Get the 480s, the higher VRAM will help at higher res, plus adding one of the these in later will be killer. 460s SLI are great for 1080p though
    
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Assume that 2 460's will cost me the same as a 480 please
If you already have two 460s in SLI, it's really not worth swapping. Just wait for something better to come out!
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That 480 is running at the speed of a 580 stock. If you get those 460's up to 900-950 they will beat it. The 480 has more VRAM though.
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That 480 is running at the speed of a 580 stock. If you get those 460's up to 900-950 they will beat it. The 480 has more VRAM though.
At 700MHz they will beat a 580 pretty good, 900 would be overkill by far.
    
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post #10 of 14
480s = more futrue proof...

460x2 = max.. plus no good for surround/3d due to lack of VRAM

480x4 = max... plus 2x480s = 1.8 the performance of a heavily OCed pair of 460

also 480x2 is good for surround.. i know this because i have the setup myself
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