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2 Gtx 460 768mb or 1 Gtx 580?
Suggestion to choose please?
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1 gtx 580. Always go for single card vs multiple card. Besides the 580 eats almost everything you throw at it.
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why the 460 768mb cards? why not the 1gb versions? *i migth be missing something here ^_^*

as i've read SLI 460 can well, pretty much reach stock 580 on some benchmarks

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

you can get the performance *more or less* of a 580 with sli 460 for cheap.
so the obvious choice is sli 460. But for me, I hate dealing with SLI/CF setups, so I think I'll suggest getting a 580 ^_^ single card solutions are better imo, you save yourself from the hassle of sli/cf setups.. ^_^
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1x gtx 580..
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post #5 of 20
Is a simple choice to be honest. If you want the single most powerful card and dont care about money get the GTX 580. If you dont care about doing SLI and spending half the money get the GTX 460. You can always spend the same amount of money and get dual GTX 560's. Both setups will perform about the same unless you run at resolutions higher than 1900x1200. If thats your case get the GTX 580.
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post #6 of 20
In most games two 460's will come within about 10 fps of a 580.

Bad Company 2:

460 768MB in SLI @ 1920x1200 = 62 fps
580 @ 1920x1200 = 67 fps

Dirt 2:

460 768MB in SLI @ 1920x1200 = 87 fps
580 @ 1920x1200 = 96 fps

If you want the latest and greatest go with the 580. If you want to save some money for other toys and all you do is game than get the 460's.
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post #7 of 20
I would personally recommend the single gtx 580 because you can do sli in the future if you wish.
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you should get the faster single card instead of two. I'd get the 580.
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Gtx 580
    
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I always prefer one fast card!
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