I don't know what Newegg prices you're looking at for the GTX 460, but they're currently selling for only $207 shipped today. Newegg is offering 10% off of the Palit 1GB GTX 460 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075) with the promo code EMCYVNV39 and free shipping.
What this article proves is that AMD/ATI strategy of smaller chips, paired, is better than one large chip.
As a customer, I'm glad to see that Nvidia reached the same conclusion and is finally able to compete with AMD: for the past year, if you knew about graphics, you wouldn't have bought Nvidia cards over AMD/ATI.
I'm looking forward to see what response will come from those guys to such good numbers of the 460!
This is impressive considering NVIDIA will probably release a dual GPU card and a 485 next. NVIDIA is a good company and you shouldn't doubt their ability to compete in any market. Yes they were slow to release DX11 cards. Why, they wanted to do DX11 correctly. Patience rewards usually.
Is very interesting to read about those cards with an overclocked 6 cores CPU.
Nonetheless, older tomshardware articles show that less powerful processors profit more from different cards than top of the line processors.
So it would be interesting to know if less powerful processors have the same results with 2 460 against one 480. Also, non X58 motherboards should have poorest SLI scaling.
How do compare in AMD or i5 systems? Makes it sense to do 460 SLI on i3, or a single more powerful card makes sense?
The bad news about the 460 are that since it is not allowed to use triple SLI, it means that Nvidia have no plans to deliver a competitive card on nearby future.