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460 SLI vs. 570

Hello,
What would be better:
2 EVGA GTX 460 (768mb) in SLI

VS.
1 EVGA GTX 570 1.28GB
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  1. 2 460s :D thats what im gonna do , lol i need one more card though
  2. Currently at NEWEGG, a GTX 460 (768Mb) sells for ~ $140 after rebates.
    A GTX 570 (1.28GB) sells for about $270

    I recently purchased the GTX 460, but I was seeing some artifacts the other night that were occurring on my desktop and prevented me from loading any games.

    I thought about stepping up to the 570 because I am still within 90 days... or I could get a 2nd 460...
    I haven't been able to re-produce the artifacts I was getting the other night, but I was not overclocking and checked the temperature on the card which was around 35 C

    Thanks for your replies.
  3. Oh last thing, I have a 750 PSU from Corsair, I am assuming that will be enough to run 2 of either card in SLI... Yes?

    Computer is pretty simple, Quad core Q9550, 8 GB ram, Vista 64 bit, DVD burner, and 3 WD hard drives 1TB, 250 GB, 160GB, ASUS P5ND MB.
  4. If you got artifacts and didn't overclock or anything, I'd RMA that card.

    Also, two 768mb 460s might not perform as well as a single 570, depending on the games and resolution. The extra memory on the 570 helps a lot for 1080p or higher with AA, AF, DoF etc.
  5. I'd get a 570 before SLIing 460's, especially the 768mb versions. SLI doesn't always work as it should, depending on the games you play.
  6. @ OP, can you hang it out until next week to see what the GTX560 brings.
  7. @ Mousemonkey,
    Thanks for the suggestion, but if exchange the card with the step up program the 560 might not be an option.
    I wonder if the 560 would outperform the 570, I am doubting it will, but the price break might be an option if I choose to go SLI.
    I don't mind spending the $150 to upgrade from 470 to 570... I was more concerned with how a 460 in SLI would compare to a single 570, but as Bystander wrote, performance will vary depending on the game, and it seems wiser to go with the 570.
  8. A single 570 now would give you the option to SLi later perhaps and unlike bystander I have found that most of the games that I have played over the last six years or so have utilized SLi.
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    Mousemonkey said:
    A single 570 now would give you the option to SLi later perhaps and unlike bystander I have found that most of the games that I have played over the last six years or so have utilized SLi.


    Most games I have played also support SLI, but not all. Some just performed like a single card, some have added glitches. When picking a card to start with, a single card is usually best, unless you are already at the high end and want more power.

    And like you said, you can SLI later down the road.
  10. I like to SLi from the start, it worked out with the 7900's and 8800's and I have a good feeling about the 560's.
  11. Well, it turns out the 768Mb version of the 460 is not eligible for step up through EVGA. I decided to buy a 2nd 460 (768Mb) before they are no longer available.

    I would have liked to step up to at least a 570, but I am hoping that with 460 in SLI I will be able to handle most games out there for the next year or 2.

    Thank you for all your replies.
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