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December 9, 2010 8:35:22 AM

helo everybody... i'm currently using a gtx 460.... with the launch of gtx 500 series cards this month... i feel like want to upgrade my graphics card but is it worth to upgrade to gtx 570?....

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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 9:21:32 AM

That depends on a few factors. Why are you looking at an upgrade? The 460 is quite a decent card. What resolution do you game at? And what kind of games? Also, what's you rig configuration?

The GTX 460 is good till 1900x1080. However, add another one in SLI and you're as good as a 570. So it all depends upon what you're looking at.
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 11:24:25 AM

Well, before saying anything, would you mind to tell us your FULL specs? including monitor? After that we'll see whether you need to upgrade or not...
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December 10, 2010 8:46:15 AM

well, here is my spec...

core i5 750
asus p7p55d mobo (crossfire only)
gigabyte gtx 460 1gb
chimei 24eh full hd monitor
kingston hyperx 4gb ddr3 1600mhz
coolermaster centurion 5 ii casing...
corsair h50 cpu cooler
coolermaster silent pro 850w psu....
December 10, 2010 8:49:30 AM

i do play games such as crysis warhead... mafia ii... gta iv.... metro 2033....
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 10:02:23 AM

If you think the system needs a boost then the 570 is a good option but if the 460 plays everything fine then why bother.
December 10, 2010 10:38:19 AM

There is an SLI hack that will allow you to run SLI as long as you have slots.

This has existed since the X58 came out which supported both XFire and SLI without any special hardware besides the extra slots. The hack dupes the driver into thinking it's an X58 MB with SLI support.

If you SLI you could just get another GTX460 which would give you same (or better) performance as a GTX580.

That's what I would do.
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 11:18:56 AM

^ Agreed! A second 460 would give you a good enough kick, placing you in the same vicinity as the 580. However, if your options are restricted to a single GPU, I'd recommend the GTX570. If budget is a problem, go for the GTX 470.

Keep in mind that the 470 runs hot as hell, but that's not a factor for not getting it. The 570 is what the 480 should've been. If your resolution is 1900x1080, the GTX 470 is good enough. The 570 is pretty steep as of now. I believe it's in the range of $350-$370. The 470 is good enough for upto the resolution I mentioned. Plus, it's cheaper than the 570. Get the Gb Super Overclocked for 299.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or the MSI Twin Frozr II for 279 with MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either of the two will give you good performance with lesser noise and heat levels.
December 12, 2010 12:13:46 AM

but my mobo second pcie slot only runs at x4 speed... even its possible to hack the bios but will it hurt the performance of sli??
a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 12:55:53 AM

you're right 'phenom90' - i know that board - and it's "CF only" cause of the second slot being only x4... and yeah... it'll hurt speeds... (x8 has proven to not take almost any performance hit compared to x16.. but x4 has unfortunately).. stick with 1 card for sure...
December 12, 2010 1:09:16 AM

too bad my place didn't sell palit products... because i want the sonic platinum edition...
December 12, 2010 1:12:39 AM

(quote) ^ Agreed! A second 460 would give you a good enough kick, placing you in the same vicinity as the 580. However, if your options are restricted to a single GPU, I'd recommend the GTX570. If budget is a problem, go for the GTX 470.

Keep in mind that the 470 runs hot as hell, but that's not a factor for not getting it. The 570 is what the 480 should've been. If your resolution is 1900x1080, the GTX 470 is good enough. The 570 is pretty steep as of now. I believe it's in the range of $350-$370. The 470 is good enough for upto the resolution I mentioned. Plus, it's cheaper than the 570. Get the Gb Super Overclocked for 299.


also too bad my place still selling these cards more expensive compared to current market prices...
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 3:18:52 AM

"Hack" software is kind of risk, since your board only CF capable then you'll better with AMD cards or stay with single powerful card. The worth upgrade from GTX460 is GTX470/GTX570/HD6870/GTX580.
December 12, 2010 3:23:29 AM

I don't think the x4 slot will hurt the performance so much that it still won't at least be equal to a GTX 570 - and at a third of the price.

Really though, a single GTX 460 should be enough if you're not using a 30" monitor.

Maybe you should wait for ATIs 28nm GPUs due out next year. They'll probably kick the living crap out of anything you could buy now.
December 12, 2010 9:26:43 AM

28nm?? its not the upcoming 6900 series right?? if that is what you mean... that is still far away... maybe i'll just wait for 6900 series and see how they perform then deciding which one i'm gonna get.... i think for sure i won't go cf or sli because i have to change my mobo....
December 12, 2010 10:58:40 AM

I've been waiting for a year to upgrade my HD 4870, but it still runs everything at max so what is the point besides bragging rights? Your GTX 460 out performs my card...
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