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460 SLI vs. 570

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January 17, 2011 1:58:40 PM

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

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1 EVGA GTX 570 1.28GB

More about : 460 sli 570

January 17, 2011 2:08:54 PM

2 460s :D  thats what im gonna do , lol i need one more card though
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January 17, 2011 2:11:11 PM

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.
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January 17, 2011 2:20:29 PM

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.


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a b Î Nvidia
January 17, 2011 2:29:51 PM

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.
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a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 17, 2011 3:03:36 PM

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.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
January 17, 2011 5:45:10 PM

@ OP, can you hang it out until next week to see what the GTX560 brings.
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January 17, 2011 5:56:05 PM

@ 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.



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a c 171 Î Nvidia
January 17, 2011 6:06:04 PM

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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a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 17, 2011 6:22:58 PM

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.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
January 17, 2011 6:28:01 PM

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.
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January 27, 2011 2:01:46 PM

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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January 27, 2011 2:04:35 PM

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a c 171 Î Nvidia
January 27, 2011 2:06:26 PM

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