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Sli GTX 460 or 6950 or 6870

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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB dual fan version= GTX 570
  5. But really what do you have now? Two 6870s in Xfire out perform 2 460's.
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    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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