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Sli GTX 460 or 6950 or 6870

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November 20, 2011 11:53:07 PM

Hello fellow geeks,

Right now I am wondering what I should do about my graphics situation.

Do you think that getting 2 GTX 460's for around 120 each would be smarter than a single 6870 for around 140 (hold me off until the 28nm gpus come out) or just go for a 6950 1gb for like 200 now?

My intentions are to run Skyrim and BF3 on high to ultra at 1080p :sarcastic: 

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November 21, 2011 12:05:30 AM

sharpiedpanda said:


My intentions are to run Skyrim and BF3 on high to ultra at 1080p


My 6850 can run BF3 and Skyrim on ultra fine, at around 35 FPS on 1680x1050, so I would think a 6950 would be perfectly fine for you
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November 21, 2011 1:11:15 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=314
Depends on what you want. If you want to upgrade later, then go with the 6870, otherwise go with the 460 SLI since the 2 460's out perform the 6970. However, you need a bigger PSU, for the SLI, so you might want a 750W+ PSU if you are going to SLI.

As for the 6870, it's not a bad card at all, I can run most games on Ultra at 1920x1080 at decent frame rates, so if you wish to upgrade to the 28nm, then get this card.
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December 6, 2011 11:07:54 PM

Hey r0aringdrag0n,

Do you think that it's possible to run sli'ed 460's on a 650w OCZ psu? On the Sli ready site, none of the zs series psu's are listed yet some 650w's are on the list from other companies.
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December 7, 2011 12:12:32 AM

XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB dual fan version= GTX 570
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December 7, 2011 12:13:30 AM

But really what do you have now? Two 6870s in Xfire out perform 2 460's.
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December 7, 2011 10:26:26 AM

sharpiedpanda said:
Hey r0aringdrag0n,

Do you think that it's possible to run sli'ed 460's on a 650w OCZ psu? On the Sli ready site, none of the zs series psu's are listed yet some 650w's are on the list from other companies.

Yes, you can run 2 460's with a 650W psu...it's not on the "supported" list because they can't test all the powersupplies. It might be a little less than needed if you're going to OC tho.
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March 31, 2012 9:49:29 PM

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