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May 28, 2011 6:58:13 PM

So im looking to upgrade for the future release of mainly bf3. i do some other gaming but that will be my main. I can pick up 1gb versions of the 460s for about the same price of 1 570. My system runs pretty cool now usually topping out at around the mid to high 40's gpu and low 50's gpu while playing BC2 (with a 9600 gt). So i feel ok that i would have adequate cooling for the sli'ed 460's. However i do worry cuz i heard that the 460's tend to run hot all by themselves let alone in sli. So just looking for thoughts and opinions.

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May 28, 2011 7:51:12 PM

460s aren't very hot, there has been some issues with them lately however, a lot of people are reporting blowouts on the cards about 8 months after use. This is due to the heatsink not directly making contact with the chips after the pads have worn out, at least to my understand.

However for performance GTX 460 SLI will outperform a single 570.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=306

We won't know what write for you though unless we know the rest of your system specs. Particularly your PSU, Mobo, Resolution, and PSU.


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May 28, 2011 11:37:44 PM

Sorry

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May 28, 2011 11:52:46 PM

Since you don't have a 460 already, I would recommend the gtx570. I prefer one card solutions.
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May 29, 2011 3:24:01 AM


The best advice I can give you is to buy the best single GPU you can afford, and then you have the choice to upgrade by SLI/Xfire later. Otherwise, you have to sell off the old GPUs and get a whole new setup. Yes, 2 GTX 460s may beat a GTX 570, by a hair, but what do you do with orphaned GTS 460s?
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May 29, 2011 4:11:59 AM

chesteracorgi said:
The best advice I can give you is to buy the best single GPU you can afford, and then you have the choice to upgrade by SLI/Xfire later. Otherwise, you have to sell off the old GPUs and get a whole new setup. Yes, 2 GTX 460s may beat a GTX 570, by a hair, but what do you do with orphaned GTS 460s?


Not to mention the level of headache you may experience with multi-card solutions with some games, and twice the chance of something mechanical failing.
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June 8, 2011 2:18:43 PM

Best answer selected by kingloser.
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June 8, 2011 2:38:23 PM

word, get a gtx 570, the choice is simple imo
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