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I have a 460 gtx 768, the reason I got the 768mb version is that the monitor I gamed off of was a 19" 1440x900 off monitor. There really was not much reasoning i thought to get the 1gb version, at that time. Newegg had a 1080p 23" monitor on sale the other day, and I couldn't pass it up. I run dual monitors, have done so for a while now. One at 1080p the other at 1440x900. So basically should I get a second 460 gtx 768, or get a higher end card in a single card setup?

I want the game to look good on the 1080p monitor, but I understand that the AA and AF may cause some problems, which is fine, I can live without it.
Edited by atomicmuffin - 4/21/11 at 1:26pm
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I'f you are playing at 1080P, definately get a card that has more vram.
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Welcome to OCN, nice first post!

Since you are running on a dual setup, oddly with 2 different screens, but gaming on one right? If so, I say if you can find another for a cheaper price, go for it.
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The 460 is a pretty good card as is, if you can sell it and get a card worth 250 (2x used 460's) that's better in 460's in SLI then go for it. otherwise go SLI.
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Welcome to OCN, nice first post!

Since you are running on a dual setup, oddly with 2 different screens, but gaming on one right? If so, I say if you can find another for a cheaper price, go for it.
I run the dual monitor setup because I use it a lot for work, having autocad open in one screen and email, internet, etc. open the other. But for gaming I just use one monitor, the 1080p one.
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Considering the prices of that particular card, upgrading to SLI is a really cheap avenue to a pretty major performance increase for someone who already has one of them.

If you're honestly not worried about getting AA on every game, a SLI GTX460 768MB setup does well at 1080p w/o AA. Frankly on most games it'll do fine even with some AA, but there will be a small handful of titles where you won't be able to pull it off, or only be able to do 2xAA at best.
    
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I play on a 23" @ 1080P(1920X1080) and also have an ASUS GTX460 768Mb. Works great . I run BF:BC2 on highest settings and never dip below 60fps usually closer to 70. Havent had any trouble with FPS issues in any of the other games I play either i.e. RIFT, Bioshock 1&2,Fallout 3, New Vegas, Crysis Warhead etc. etc. And thats with a single 460 768Mb.
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