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Should I upgrade my 9800gtx+ SLI for a gtx 460 gtx 470 or gtx 460 SLI?

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September 9, 2010 4:07:02 AM

I currently have the system noted in my sig. I play a fair number of games, the most recent of which is Mafia II. I always game at 1920 x 1200 and I try to enable Physx whenever possible. I have two 1920 x 1200 monitors and game on the main sli display and leave monitoring software running on the other one. Yes, I know that I could get better performance by disabling the second monitor, but I like to make sure all my temps and fans and system utilization are within spec.

With that in mind, would it be worthwhile to upgrade my current 9800gtx+ sli setup to something like a gtx 460, gtx 470, or even gtx 460s in SLI? I also fold on my graphics cards when I'm not gaming, if that affects anyone's opinion. Thanks in advance!

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September 9, 2010 4:20:13 AM

yes, go for a couple GTX 460s in SLI, it will reallyyyy boost your folding score and help with the dual monitor setup

if you are just going to switch those two out for a single card, don't waste your money.
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September 9, 2010 9:52:25 AM

Going from 2 9800GTXs to 1 GTX 460/470 doesn't make any sense,so go for 2 GTX 460s and you'll get a good boost in performance.
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September 9, 2010 3:19:56 PM

I recently upgraded from a BFG 9800gtx+ 1gb to an EVGA GTX 460 1GB Superclock. It's a great upgrade, but I can't imagine doing that from your sli setup. It's hard to tell exactly, but I think I got more than 50 percent more performance in games (especially BFBC2) and so I'm happy. I play on a 24 in monitor. However, my old card was still a decent card and anything less than a 460 would have been a waste of time.

I recommend you go SLI 460's. Check back and let us know, plus maybe some benchmarks- I like to compare Far Cry 2 DX10 on mine.


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September 10, 2010 8:09:46 PM

Best answer selected by bwiltse2620.