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hey guys right now i have a gtx 470 that is kind of showing its age and so i have a friend is giving me his gtx 460 768 for free and i thought i can just sell my 470 and buy another 460 so I can SLI. Is this a good idea or should I justsell my 470 and the 460 to get something like the 570?
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To be honest there is no point buying old technology. I'd sell both the cards which will get you around $300 and you can put that towards a 570
    
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Meh I say take the sli.
At stock - 570 level performance
Overclock them to 900mhz... And well you'll start seeing gtx 470 sli level performance.

I'm not biased in the least mind you , nope has nothing to do with the fact that I own two myself
     
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by SS_Patrick View Post
To be honest there is no point buying old technology. I'd sell both the cards which will get you around $300 and you can put that towards a 570
Old technology? 2 gtx 460's will whoop a single 570 and won't blow up if you overclock them. I would wait till the 600 series comes out, there is no difference in technology with the 500 series
Edited by kyle7412 - 4/25/11 at 8:59am
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Cant you oc the 470 more??? Also i think you should sell both and get a 570 (msi TFIII).
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post #6 of 17
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Cant you oc the 470 more??? Also i think you should sell both and get a 570 (msi TFIII).
Not unless that thing is really a 580 in disguise ( in which it still isn't worth it) should you even consider a 570 from two 460s. I did for awhile. Then i put up reviews from tech power up, guru3D, Toms, and anand. The 460 sli reviews on one screen, the 570 review on the other.

I stopped caring about the existence of the 570 real quick.
     
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post #7 of 17
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Old technology? 2 gtx 460's will whoop a single 570 and won't blow up if you overclock them. I would wait till the 600 series comes out, there is no difference in technology with the 500 series
Not at higher resolutions. I had two EVGA GTX 460SC 768MB cards and they had trouble when I went above 1080p. The additional frame buffer of the GTX 570 helped a bit when I hooked into my Dell U2711.

Otherwise, yes, two GTX 460s can still kick some serious ass for a mainstream gaming PC.
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post #8 of 17
I'd get another 470 for SLI if it was me.

Oh, wait, that's what I did do.

SLI 470's is a perfect setup if you want to max everything at 1920 res, IMHO. I love this setup.

I wouldn't want to lose the 512MB of vram going to SLI 460 768MB. Don't forget memory doesn't add together in SLI.
    
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post #9 of 17
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Old technology? 2 gtx 460's will whoop a single 570 and won't blow up if you overclock them. I would wait till the 600 series comes out, there is no difference in technology with the 500 series
2 of the 1gb versions at 700MHz beat a 580, OC them to 850 and you have a great destroying machine.
    
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post #10 of 17
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I'd get another 470 for SLI if it was me.

Oh, wait, that's what I did do.

SLI 470's is a perfect setup if you want to max everything at 1920 res, IMHO. I love this setup.

I wouldn't want to lose the 512MB of vram going to SLI 460 768MB. Don't forget memory doesn't add together in SLI.
Actually this does make more sense.
Get the 460
Sell the 460
Use some of your own money
Buy second 470
Be happy
     
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