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GTX 580, HD 5870, GTX 460 SOC

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November 14, 2010 11:05:58 PM

Hello,
I am getting a new pc at the end of the year and I'm having a tough time deciding what graphics card I should get. I looked at the HD 5870, but i think i want to go to either the GTX580, which is really expensive, or the Gigabyte GTX460 SOC (x2 maybe) which is still cheaper than the GTX580.
What do you guys think?

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November 14, 2010 11:13:15 PM

I think that two 460 1gbs will perform at roughly the same level as a 580, but there are always issues with SLI. Even so, dual 460s would be a very good route if you don't want to buy a single 580. If you want a more reliable setup for a higher price, a 580.

Edit: You might want to wait for Radeon 69xx to see what comes out. The 6970 could very well beat the 580 for a cheaper price.
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November 15, 2010 9:21:13 AM

I always choose single card solution, it gives you less problem, less heat and less power consumption...
So i think getting GTX580 is really good plan. :) 
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November 15, 2010 12:48:03 PM

wa1 said:
I always choose single card solution, it gives you less problem, less heat and less power consumption...
So i think getting GTX580 is really good plan. :) 



^^ I like his plan. Also going SLI will mean you have to spend more money on the PSU, MB, Cooling...
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November 15, 2010 3:57:30 PM

I would go for the single GTX580, allowing you to upgrade in the futute to SLI. Having said that, I think your choice of the Gigabyte SOC version of the GTX460 is a good one. That is a quiet and fast card, for a mid-range price.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-460-...
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