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1 x 460 1Mb or 2 x 6800GTX SLi

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August 28, 2010 5:59:13 PM

Hi team,

I have an Asus M/B with AMD 64x2 FX CPU and 2 8600 GTX in SLi and 4Gb mdual band memory, Windows 7 Premium and 6 H/Ds using 2 80 Gigs in Raid 0 configuration. Would I get a much better visual jump using a single 460 GT 1Gb board ???

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a b Î Nvidia
August 28, 2010 8:20:34 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
We don't have 8600 GTX,we have 8600GT and 8600GTS, however going from either of them to a single GTX 460 will give you a great boost in performance.
a b Î Nvidia
August 29, 2010 4:17:09 AM

^+1
You'll see a HUGE performance increase from 2x8600GT to a single GTX460.
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August 29, 2010 3:54:35 PM

Team,

The game I most use is Microsoft Flight Sim X Accelarator. I can not use both my SLi cards to give me a good frame rate with everything on full as the program won't allow it....
Would I be better off splashing out £200 on a new 460 1Mb card or is the real performance difference just not worth it?

Kind regards for any helpful replys....

Underdog54
August 29, 2010 3:55:29 PM

Correction:-
460 1Gb card.....
a b Î Nvidia
August 29, 2010 4:01:49 PM

The GTX460 flattens dual 6800GTXs.
Considering perfect scaling, the SLI setup should perform around the 9600GT, but real-life scaling should be at around the GT220+/8600GTS range.

But FSX should be more CPU intensive than GPU however, whats your current setup?
a c 173 Î Nvidia
August 29, 2010 4:53:00 PM

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  • 2 x 8600 GTX in SLi v 460 GTX
    August 30, 2010 5:40:24 PM

    Timop said:
    The GTX460 flattens dual 6800GTXs.
    Considering perfect scaling, the SLI setup should perform around the 9600GT, but real-life scaling should be at around the GT220+/8600GTS range.

    But FSX should be more CPU intensive than GPU however, whats your current setup?


    My setup is:-
    A8N-SLI DELUXE
    2.40 Ghz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
    Bus Speed 200 Mhz
    4 x 1 Gb Memory (2 matched pairs)
    2 x 8600 GT SLi cards
    Windows 7 Business loaded on 2 x 80 Gb in RAID 0
    4 x HDs total 1.5 Tb
    Sky Boradband 12.7 MPS
    LG L226W flatscreen monitor....
    4 x DVD writers
    Seagate 850w power supply.

    It's almost 3 years old and to this day I can not find a way to make flight sim run in SLi mode. My Athlon is just inside the required specs for a 460, I think.....

    Thanks for your help....

    Mike
    August 30, 2010 5:43:26 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
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  • 2 x 8600 GTX in SLi v 460 GTX


  • I'm new here and I don't understand your comment :-
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    Help please?
    a b Î Nvidia
    August 30, 2010 5:54:45 PM

    A GTX 460 would be several times faster than SLIed 8600GTs. Your processor will limit the card from achieving its full potential however.
    a c 173 Î Nvidia
    August 30, 2010 6:20:39 PM

    Underdog54 said:
    I'm new here and I don't understand your comment :-
    This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
    Help please?

    You started two threads on the same subject, so I merged them together rather than deleting one as they both had responses.
    August 30, 2010 7:44:15 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
    You started two threads on the same subject, so I merged them together rather than deleting one as they both had responses.

    OK I understand, thanks for that....

    Michael
    August 30, 2010 7:47:54 PM

    jyjjy said:
    A GTX 460 would be several times faster than SLIed 8600GTs. Your processor will limit the card from achieving its full potential however.

    Noted your reply, thanks for that. Any surgestions? My main game is Flight sim X.....
    August 30, 2010 7:50:26 PM

    Maziar said:
    Hello and welcome to the forums
    We don't have 8600 GTX,we have 8600GT and 8600GTS, however going from either of them to a single GTX 460 will give you a great boost in performance.

    This seems to be the general consensus but my AMD would seem to be a limiting factor for the 460 card.
    Thanks for your help....

    Michael
    a b Î Nvidia
    August 30, 2010 7:59:58 PM

    Well for that system I would recommend something cheaper like an HD4850 or GTS 250. You won't see much benefit from more powerful cards but it is still a large upgrade over what you have.
    Optimally if you have some money you can upgrade the system to something that can properly use a GTX 460. Unfortunately your motherboard uses DDR ram which is outdated so you would need to replace that along with the motherboard and processor. It still doesn't have to cost too much. Something like this;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    Would work for less than $200. The processor is a x2 but it is actually a quad core with 2 of the cores locked. With that motherboard you can attempt to unlock the other 2 cores and the odds are quite good that it will work(70-80%)
    a b Î Nvidia
    August 30, 2010 8:19:40 PM

    I have an A8N-SLI Delux computer right next to me with a 4800+ in it, haha. Anyway, yeah if you tell us your budget maybe we could help you out.
    a b Î Nvidia
    August 30, 2010 9:24:49 PM

    GTX 460 is easily the winner as others have obviously pointed out. And yes, as they've also stated a CPU upgrade is probably a great idea if you can budget for it. :) 

    With the OP's LG L226W monitor (1680x1050) he/she could get away with saving cash on a GTX 460 768MB card to help fund the CPU upgrade if needed. Though obviously the GTX 460 1GB is better (more RAM and more Texture units/ROPs).
    !