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GTS 450 SLI or 560 ti?

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March 10, 2011 3:33:06 PM

I am looking to upgrade my gpu. At first I was thinking of picking up a second gts 450 to run sli but when I started looking into it, I'm not sure twin gts 450s will be worth the hassel to run sli. I really like the looks of the new 560 ti. What kind of performance difference would I be looking at between gts 450 sli and a single 560 ti? Thanks.
Current Specs:
Win 7 64
Asus P7P55D-Pro mobo
i7-870
4 gigs ddr 3
GTS 450
HAF 922 Case
850w 80+ PSU

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March 10, 2011 5:37:59 PM

I would grab a GTX560. What screen resolution do you run and what do you use your computer for?
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March 10, 2011 5:58:06 PM

Well, a pair of overclocked GTS 450's in SLI is about 4% faster than a single GTX 470. A MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr factory overclocked @ 880 mhz is about 10% better than a GTX 470. So depending on overclocks, the performance will be very close, somewhere around 6% give or take. The great thing, another GTS 450 will only cost you about $100 - $120.



http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTS_4...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Twin_Fro...
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March 10, 2011 6:03:00 PM

I can tell you from experience that a single 560 ti is faster than 2 450's in SLI at least in benchmarks. You could go with 2 460's in SLI they would perform just about as good as 2 560 ti's, would only cost $20-$40 more than 2 450's and would blow a couple of 450's and a single 560 ti out of the water.
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March 10, 2011 6:27:14 PM

^+1

I agree two 460s in SLI would be best for the money.
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March 10, 2011 6:43:14 PM

Except that he already has one GTS 450, so the prices would be:
2 GTX 460's: ~$320
1 GTX 560: ~$250
1 GTS 450: ~$100
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March 10, 2011 7:20:35 PM

Thats true. If that is the case then another GTS 450 would be the way to go.
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March 10, 2011 7:46:09 PM

I appreciate the input guys, thanks. The cheapest option definitely seems to be a second gts 450 for sli. Only thing is I have never run sli before so I am not that familiar with it. On the other hand, I'm not sure I can justify around $100 more for a single 560ti if it will only give me a small performance boost over 2 gts 450's.
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March 10, 2011 7:54:13 PM

SLI is no big deal you plug the cards in, use the SLI connector to link the 2 cards, hook up the monitor to the first card, and enable SLI in the Nvidia control panel.

You have plenty of power and CPU for both cards so that isnt a problem. Dont sweat it, if you need help the forums are here.
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March 10, 2011 8:00:23 PM

sell the gts 450 on craigslist(you could get around 70-100 dollars(depending on the density of population in your area). Then get a oc or normal gtx 560 ti from msi, gigabyte, pny, or asus then overclock it to 1ghz. It will then completely blow the 460 off the planet, a 570 of its ship, and 2 460s vs 2 560 ti soc would get anihaltated so go with the 560 ti
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March 11, 2011 11:34:54 AM

sofyanator said:
sell the gts 450 on craigslist(you could get around 70-100 dollars(depending on the density of population in your area). Then get a oc or normal gtx 560 ti from msi, gigabyte, pny, or asus then overclock it to 1ghz. It will then completely blow the 460 off the planet, a 570 of its ship, and 2 460s vs 2 560 ti soc would get anihaltated so go with the 560 ti



1 560 ti overclocked wont perform any better than 2 overclocked GTS 450's in games, it will be $100+ dollars cheaper because he already has one, 2 and he wont get $75-$100 for his card because you can get one new for around that price.
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