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GTX 460 sli or HD5850 Crossfire?

Hello! and thank you for spending some time reading my thread :na:
Well, i'm building a pc for a friend of mine and we already have pretty much everything we need for it...
Exept for the GPU's.
We DO know that we want 2GPUs that can make Crysis 2 kinda playable when it launches.
We can't decide wich ones.
I was thinking about the GTX 460's in SLI.
He was whinking about 2 5850's in Crossfire.

This two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130575
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375

so... um.... :heink: we can't make our mind on wich of these two would do the best combo.
The GTX 460's come pre overclocked to 850mhz on the core, and that i would say is the highest they would get.
The 5850's in the other hand are at 725mhz, with a custom cooler, and im sure they would overclock a little bit further.

Your opinions count! plz help!

Other specs:
Intel core i5 760
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (gotta love this bad boys)
Kingstone HYPERX T1 Series 1600 mhz
Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 PSU.
ASROCK p55 Extreme Motherboard.
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  1. GTX 460 SLI lol. There is a benchmark and GTX 460 SLI blows it out of the water.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/04/geforce_gtx_460_1gb_sli_vs_radeon_hd_5850_cfx
  2. Best answer
    I would get two gtx 460 or wait for the 6000 series to come out if possible.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

    That link is outdated they did that article again with new drivers.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/09/13/nv_gtx_460_1gb_sli_vs_ati_hd_5850_cfx_redux
  3. killerchickens said:
    I would get two gtx 460 or wait for the 6000 series to come out if possible.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

    That link is outdated they did that article again with new drivers.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/09/13/nv_gtx_460_1gb_sli_vs_ati_hd_5850_cfx_redux



    nice find pretty awesome driver improvements 460 still better overall and a bit cheaper.
  4. Agree, go with SLI GTX460...
  5. killerchickens said:
    I would get two gtx 460 or wait for the 6000 series to come out if possible.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

    That link is outdated they did that article again with new drivers.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/09/13/nv_gtx_460_1gb_sli_vs_ati_hd_5850_cfx_redux

    WOW! Thank you sir!
    I've been looking forever for a review like that!
    The asus looks very good too! thank you!
    :na:
  6. Best answer selected by gerardb.
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