I recently posted a thread on whether gtx 460's 768mb would be good for a nvidia surround. If I were to do this I would have to upgrade my psu which would cost etleast $70 on top of the price of the card. Could I sell my gtx 460 keep my power supply (585w) and buy a much better card not necessarily for surround or eyefinity (but it would be nice)
I was just going to go with a couple 1440 x 900 monitors just for the fun of it which they wouldn't have that much trouble with considering that resolution is close to 2560x1600 which works with most games with reduced settings. Otherwise I will just use it on one monitor.
I am going to use them mostly to multitask but I am expecting to play older games on them. I will try it out and the games I can play, I will play, the games I can't, I won't. Do you have any better suggestions?
No,thats what i would mostly do if i had a eyefinity setup.My single 6870 can't handle such high resoultions.Even with corssfire it still takes a toll.You need some serious hardware to play new games at that resoultion.I was getting really good FPS in Battlefield 2,that is definitly doable with a sli gtx460,infact i think you can manage COD Black Ops with that SLI setup.
I find it dizzing to play RTS with a multi monitior setup.I would avoid it,just a warning.
Even if you did manage to sell your GTX460 and go for a single card like the GTX560 or so the GTX460 sli would still beat a single card.
I'm not sure if it's the clocks or the RAM that gets decreased when you SLI the same cards with more RAM.I know for sure the clocks of the higher card will be decreased to meet the slower card but i'm not sure about the RAM.You should ask a question about it.Anyway look into getting the 2G GTX460 when it is time to buy the other GTX460.The extra RAM will certainly help out a lot.
"I'm not sure if it's the clocks or the RAM that gets decreased when you SLI the same cards with more RAM.I know for sure the clocks of the higher card will be decreased to meet the slower card but i'm not sure about the RAM.You should ask a question about it.Anyway look into getting the 2G GTX460 when it is time to buy the other GTX460.The extra RAM will certainly help out a lot."
I am pretty sure the two cards are not even compatible but i will start a thread about it later and see if anyone can answer it.
Not sure about Nvidia as much as ATI but i've always thought cards from the same series you can crossfire.With the Nvidia cards isn't it the same card only?Only difference between them is the amount of RAM.
Definitly start a post about that to get it clarified.
On the other hand they may not stop produicing them and the prices could drop even more.The GTX460 is still a really good card i don't see why they would stop making them.Some companies still make the 4850 and thats ancient.
Is the GTX560 no ti going to be more powerful or less?