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GTX 1GB 460 SLI VS GTX 560 Ti?

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October 10, 2011 3:11:46 PM

Should I get the GTX 460 SLI 1GB or a single GTX 560Ti? I'm going to be running at 1440x900 and later maybe upgrading to 1080p. Which one would be better for modern gaming, and future gaming?
a b Î Nvidia
October 10, 2011 3:18:07 PM

That is a low ress to start with but at 1080p they are great. Two gtx 460 will outrun even higher end cards than the gtx 560ti. They all have their cons but if you can mod them to where they don't degrade then you will enjoy them for a long time if not go for a gtx 560ti that has the mid plate.
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October 10, 2011 3:21:30 PM

nforce4max said:
That is a low ress to start with but at 1080p they are great. Two gtx 460 will outrun even higher end cards than the gtx 560ti. They all have their cons but if you can mod them to where they don't degrade then you will enjoy them for a long time if not go for a gtx 560ti that has the mid plate.



Yeah, thing is; I'm getting the 460s for a lower price than the 560 Ti itself, so I was thinking whether i should go for the low price of 100 each.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 10, 2011 3:27:51 PM

Let me guess you are getting them on eBay? If so better hope that they are not trying to pass you something that has been cooked. I would go for it performance and economy wise but you will need to mode these cards so they don't fail on you in a few months to a year down the line.
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October 10, 2011 3:27:58 PM

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GTX 460 SLI = HD5970
GTX 560Ti = GTX 470.

in short, getting a single 560Ti is a downgrade.
I do find it funny that u have that much GPU power for such low res though



Yeah in a few months I'll be upgrading to 1080p when I have the money. Until then, I want the best parts for my computer so I won't have to upgrade any soon. Also, I have a Phenom II x4 955 BE and a 750W PSU.
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October 10, 2011 3:34:47 PM

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Where ur getting the cards?
I agree with Nforce on not getting them on ebay, never know if the cards are Fermi'ed for good



No I'm getting them from a friend, he's going to give me everything, receipt, warranty info, card, etc. I've seen him test it and it works as good as new. He's selling them low since he got 580s in SLI.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2011 3:39:24 PM

I HAVE 1 QUESTION: Is it 768 MB version or 1 gb?

If its 768 you wont be able to play 1080 due to Ram bottleneck (SLI dont add up the ram) if its 1 gb, you are quite safe.
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October 10, 2011 3:39:32 PM

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Tell your friend to keep the cards ready for 24 hours of Unigine, Winter is approaching, and it's coming fast....... :pt1cable: 
Haha, the best time to keep the cards cool during heavy testin, eh?
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October 10, 2011 3:41:47 PM

1G, as said in the title. ;) 
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a b Î Nvidia
October 10, 2011 3:43:14 PM

Winter this year will be a cold one but once again you will need to mod these come summer next year.
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October 10, 2011 3:49:52 PM

nforce4max said:
Winter this year will be a cold one but once again you will need to mod these come summer next year.


Any guides on how to mod the 460s? No idea :p .
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a b Î Nvidia
October 10, 2011 4:00:41 PM

It depends on which model that you are buying that he is selling. For most refernce card just pull the cooler and add three vram cooler to the power vrm like this.




Fermi lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg4fIlvyAGs
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a b Î Nvidia
October 10, 2011 4:03:07 PM

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I lol @ u guys because of that, [:aford10:7]
I live on the equator so the temperature is naturally constant all year round..............unless Mt. pinatubo explodes again..


LoL, in my part of the world you fry for 4-6 months then have two or three that is great then freeze for the rest lol. Once on one of my old rigs the cpu temp was down to only 2c when I opened the window. :lol: 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2011 5:45:42 PM

same here in the winter i lay my machines down on the floor lowers temps by 10c
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a b Î Nvidia
October 10, 2011 5:50:20 PM

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What CPU and What clocks ?

at least ur better than the Arabs, they can only OC their CPU at night cause CPUs cant run in the day with that 50C ambient temperature :lol: 

Then again....ambient temps of 10C at night could allow year long SOCs...


It was a e6400 that was on a crappy asus board using a crappy thermaltake cooler. Not bad for air though :lol: 
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October 10, 2011 6:42:30 PM

I have just SLI 2 x GTX 460 1GB, granted mine are super overclocked versions running upto 930Mhz, I'm not sure which versions you have - the performance is above GTX 570 and somewhere around GTX 580, insane

around 110fps on BC2, 1920x1080, 32xCSAA, 16xAF, HBAO enabled, i.e. all settings at max

you'll be wanting to play (is this for gaming?) at 1920x1080 (1080p), the SLI GTX 460 or single GTX 560/560 ti will handle this res no problem



my impression would be that if you live in a hot place and have a computer like the ones we're talking about you will also have air conditioning machines, god I hope so anyways

the 460 do run cool - mine idle 27c, max 59/60c (bear in mind i live in the UK where it is not warm generally), I understood the 560/560 ti run higher temps, can anyone comment on this - I shouldnt imagine the temperature difference is huge either way

does the mobo have the correct number of lanes and is SLI ready?
and do you run any PCI (or other) cards that might have to be taken out when you install the 2nd GTX 460 (i just made a dumb error, purchased PCI sound card and 2nd GTX 460 at same time - the 2 x GTX 460 now block up my PCI slots so the soundcard can not be put in my system grrr)

let us know how you get on

chaz
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a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2011 7:03:49 PM

560/560 should usualy run a bit hotter due to higher clocks and the base clock of the 560is 812 or something while the 460 is 675,
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October 10, 2011 7:12:06 PM

thanks spentshells
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a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2011 7:12:20 PM

@cps1974, My 560Ti's run hotter than your 460's.

@spentshells, The base clock is 822mhz.
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October 10, 2011 8:49:57 PM

Dropshock said:
Any guides on how to mod the 460s? No idea :p .


I have only seen bios mod guides for unlocking voltage potential (to get more performance/stability out of the card - at the expense of heat)

not sure how a bios mod would extend the life of the card unless clocking it down - but I've got 2 of the buggers working in SLI so I'm happy to be educated - or do y'all mean "mod" by replacing the stock cooler and putting vram cooling sinks on?

chaz
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a b Î Nvidia
October 11, 2011 2:00:43 AM

cps1974 said:
I have only seen bios mod guides for unlocking voltage potential (to get more performance/stability out of the card - at the expense of heat)

not sure how a bios mod would extend the life of the card unless clocking it down - but I've got 2 of the buggers working in SLI so I'm happy to be educated - or do y'all mean "mod" by replacing the stock cooler and putting vram cooling sinks on?

chaz


You must not know much about hardware modding to say something like this. Remove the cooler and apply the vram coolers to the power vrm and reinstalled the cooler. Works for most but some cards like the evga EE are more difficult.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2011 3:24:29 AM

thanks MM,
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2011 4:25:00 PM

spentshells said:
thanks MM,

No worries, I wasn't intending to be pedantic over 10mhz but seeing as I've seen an OC'd version for sale (MSI I think) that was clocked at a whole 830mhz! :o  I thought it prudent to get the true base speed known. :ange: 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2011 4:32:53 PM

No prob I've been quoting 812 all along, whats the deal with this 18 thing ?
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October 11, 2011 4:37:43 PM

nforce4max said:
You must not know much about hardware modding to say something like this. Remove the cooler and apply the vram coolers to the power vrm and reinstalled the cooler. Works for most but some cards like the evga EE are more difficult.


aha no im fine with understanding - cleaning gpu and applying new thermal material, replacing stock coolers and adding ram sinks i simply misunderstood and thought bios modding was being talked about

a clarification was all that was needed - its pretty obvious we were talking at cross purposes, cheers

im sure the OP will appreciate the hw modding info & links though
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2011 4:58:32 PM

spentshells said:
No prob I've been quoting 812 all along, whats the deal with this 18 thing ?

Something is broken again but apparently a spanner wielding gerbil is on the case.
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