Sli gtx 460 768mb vs 570

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Ditht

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Hello,

I need help with deciding how to upgrade my Graphic card. Currently I have a Phenom 2 x4 955 with a single gtx 460 768mb. My motherboard is the 870A Fuzion and supports SlI

I don't know whether to get another gtx 460 768mb to SLI, or upgrade to a GTX 560 or 570. I also have a 650W PSU. My aim is to save as much money as possible but still be able to get almost highest settings on new games like BF3, Skyrim, Arkham city, etc.
 
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I used to game at 1680x1050. As sure as you're reading this the 768 frame buffer on your current card was choking your system. Getting a second card does not double it. I'm telling you, go for the 570. Been there done that.

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Much better in what?!

The GTX 570 do have lower temps, consumption, and less noisier.

But if the game scales properly it's slower than SLI GTX 460 768mb, and more expensive (specially if the person already have 1 GTX 460 card, the upgrade path comes with hundred bucks or so).

Much better is a dangerous statement since a card have MANY aspects to be analyzed.
 

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You WILL have performance gains with SLI, if u think do u need more performance, just OC the CPU (since I think u will have some minor bottleneck with this CPU in stock)
 

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It's not some more money, it's much more money since he needs to sell for a very low price his GTX 460 768mb, and gather money to buy a GTX 570.
He won't be buying 2x GTX 460 in a row, it's just one.
 
get the 570 if you're in a position to have a choice. It's a much better avenue and will give you more gains than sli-ing a lower end card....... that small memory buffer will strangle you if it isn't already. Going to 2 cards doesn't double it. There's more to gaming than reading the numbers in benchmarks and thinking just because they might be higher it must be better when in fact it isn't.
 

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but I already own one card so i can pay 120 pounds for one more card or more than double for a 570
 

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My monitor is 1650 x 1050, I'm not sure if this is 1080p. I probably will never buy a bigger monitor so would it still be that much of a problem?
 

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if you think that "you have some minor bottleneck with this cpu in stock" than why are you suggesting sli? :na:
 

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He suggests ocing the processor will fix the bottleneck
 

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That's what I was saying: the cheaper upgrade path to adquire GTX 570 levels of performance is to SLI ur card.
Just take care of the temps inside case, gets hot like hell.

(Commentaries of someone that do have GTX 460 1gb SLI, and tried GTX 570 in my own pc)
 

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I wrote in the same post that OCling the CPU might correct that.
Let me try to use a smiley now -> :na:

EDIT: @Ditht, Good use from all opinions here about the upgrade path, have a good luck in ur upgrade and happy buying !!
 

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I will probably do the 460 SLI. The only thing stopping me is I have a coolermaster 932 HAF with a corsair liquid cooling. In my last PC I fried most of the stuff due to insufficient cooling. Would a single liquide cooling unit be enough? What did you use to cool your 460 SLI?
 



I used to game at 1680x1050. As sure as you're reading this the 768 frame buffer on your current card was choking your system. Getting a second card does not double it. I'm telling you, go for the 570. Been there done that.
 
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Ditht

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I think your right. Ill go for the 570. In addition to possible "choking", I don't have the experience to overclock well and will probably fail SLI somehow.

Thanks for the quick replies everyone!
 
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