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Upgrading Advice 460 SLI or 470

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August 2, 2010 12:00:49 AM

My current computer specs are as follows.

Core i7 920 @3.2ghz
12gb DDR3 1600
GTX 285 2gb
Thermaltake 750w PSU
EVGA x58 SLI motherboard.

I am upgrading my computer to better play Final Fantasy XIV but I play a lot of other games as well.

I am looking at the GTX 470 1280mb card or 2 460 1gb cards. What do you guys think? Which is better and is my PSU enough to SLI 2 460s? I am thinking it is but don't know for sure.
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 2, 2010 12:27:33 AM

does FF XIV support SLI?
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August 2, 2010 12:45:20 AM

I nearly sh*t my self when i saw the recommended requirements for the game... I was thinking well that didn't take long at all for the usage for the new hard ware. ( New Nvidia Cards )

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Intel Core i7-920 (2.666 GHz)
4096 MB

Your question.

Does the game support SLI/ Benchmark version

NO - http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/finalfantasy14/show_msgs...

NO - http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1277990458...

N/A - http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1279305081...

Maybe Soon - http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1276957341...

I cant really say it will use SLI, or if it doesn't. Either way some of the links i posted say it will come out with SLi support/CrossFire.

Either way you should go with the Gtx 460 SLI. Either way you'll be saving money. From what i read the difference between the GTX4xx serious are only a few frames less about 2-5. I would go with the GTX 460 SLI. You will be getting more power. For FF XIV, im sure Sli support will come out. If you are really unsure of this sistuation. I would wait it out, but for the most part im positive they will release SLI/Crossfire. After all the benchmarks don't detect the 2nd GPU. So maybe the full game does support it.
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August 2, 2010 2:31:28 AM

I ended up ordering a 470. And if FF14 supports SLI in the future I will prob get a seconds and a new PSU.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 2, 2010 2:39:57 AM

FF14 will support SLI, the reason the benchtest doesn't is becuase its in windowed mode......
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2010 4:17:46 AM

IMO, FF14's specs chart is grossly exaggerated. It looks far worse than Crysis or Metro2033, yet it has higher system specifications? O_o

I'd say if you can run FarCry2 well, then you can run FF 14 well.
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August 2, 2010 4:35:43 AM

In a situation like that where a game recommends an i7 920 @2.66ghz stock to play the gaame ... :ouch:  ... how would an i7 860 @2.80ghz stock compare with it's slightly higher ghz?
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2010 4:38:31 AM

To keep your options open in the future, get a 470 now which would leave room for adding another one in SLI.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
August 2, 2010 4:39:35 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
IMO, FF14's specs chart is grossly exaggerated. It looks far worse than Crysis or Metro2033, yet it has higher system specifications? O_o

I'd say if you can run FarCry2 well, then you can run FF 14 well.


they probably wanted some early press..."The Crysis MMO is coming". didn't they come out with the GTX460 as recommended before the card even launched?
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August 2, 2010 5:45:04 PM

The Gts 250 and GTX 460 are very similar in power consumption in my book. 'Im not even all that sure how you can do that. I just got my 250 maybe 4 months ago and this thing just came out? I'm a little disappointed, you think its worth upgrading?
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