2 GTX 460 vs 1 GTX 570 SLI cards


Jun 14, 2011
I'm about to do a system rebuild (though alot of new components). It will be for gaming but will probably drift into the realm of unity/3DMax/Blender. My question would be between two differing sets of graphics cards single great card verse two cheaper SLI cards, both around $350.

(2x)EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked



(1) EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570


I'm leaning towards the second of the two because I may buy a second one much later down the road when prices have come down(maybe 6 months to a year). But if I can get a substantial boost from the two 460's now I may go with that

Rest of specs

CPU: intel i7 2600K
MB: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
CASE: Tower with 4 120mmfans, 1 140mm
PS: 700 watts
Ram: 4x2 DDR3 1600
(sorry bout not looking all specs up, but you get the idea)

Any opinions/facts/benchmarks would be greatly appreciated


Jun 15, 2010
agree. Always been a fan of powerful single card solutions unless you run multiple monitors. The recent multi-card micro-stuttering issues brought to my attention by a toms hardware article make me fear such setups even more.

I think they make special cards for design workstations that would use for example 3dsmax. These cards are very expensive. For heavy rendering duties of course a dual 460 will slightly out perform the 570, but I think for gaming you will prefer the 570.

Dunno if your into saving money, but I hear the 560ti performs almost on par with the 570 when overclocked. I may buy one myself and save the $80 price difference between a 560 and 570. GL
Well it is always an interesting decision to make , get two now and be enjoying the performance of them now , or get the one really good card and pick up another later on. There is also the dilema of the new release which you know will be tempting. Since the two card option costs only $350 I would go with that and that way it gives you the option of looking at what the new release is and what the capabilities are and then after all the bugs are worked out with hardware and drivers you can decide if you want to go with the new cards. There would be no rush because you would have the two cards doing the job for you and it gives you more flexability in your decision.