Running a evga 460 clocked at 890/1000 with a phenom 9850. I am getting bottle necked so I am upgrading to a 2500k. I am also going to upgrade my gpu setup but I am stuck.
There are 2 options right now.
1.Sell the 460 and use that for a 570
I know the 460 will be stronger than the 570 but it is a dead upgrade.
If you are getting an SLI capable P67/Z68 mb, and if your PSU is up to the load, and if you can pick up a 2nd GTX460 for a good price, then a pair of 460s in SLI is a formidable performing pair up through 1080P resolution in most games, certainly rivaling the GTX580, and easily faster than the GTX570, making it an economical upgrade, certainly extending the GPU life of the rig by another year or so....
If you get the 570, though, you could pick up another one at some later date and SLI those two. I'd go with the single best card now and SLI later. You'll sacrifice a little now for better later.
You may not need another card after getting the 570, but if you're like me and you crank the details, distances, AA/AF, etc... and enjoy quality as well as performance, I'd go with the 570 and SLI in the future.
O sorry, I play on 1920 x 1080, I play black ops currently. I dip down to 40 fps in some parts of the map. I am guessing it is due to my weak phenom 9850 cpu. But I know the 460 is not strong enough to max out battlefield 3 or even cod8. I have about 1000-ish to spend, about 800 of it is taken up with the cpu/mobo/psu/ram/cooler/hdd. I could spend more but it would be coming out of my school funds.
Edit: If I can sell my 460 for 125 the 570 upgrade will cost 100 more than the 460 sli setup. The 570 upgrade includes a hx 850 compared to the hx750 for the 460 sli.