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GTX 460 768mb SLI question

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October 13, 2011 11:53:30 PM

Right now I'm running a (factory-clocked) EVGA GTX 460 768mb card, and I'd like to SLI it.

The problem is, the same card is tougher to find (it's on Ebay, but often for $200+, much more than it's worth).

What are my SLI options? Can I add a second, non-EVGA equivalent card? Can I use 1gb GTX 460's?

Thanks in advance for any help.
October 13, 2011 11:58:33 PM

Alternatively, can you guys think of a better option than SLI?

If you guys feel it's worth it to save up for a better (single) card, I'd definitely take the advice into consideration.

Reference: I can get a Zotac GTX 460 768mb for $115, or any brand of GTX 560 1gb for around $150-160.
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October 14, 2011 12:19:04 AM

You don't need to use the same brand to SLI, just the same card.
What resolution are you using? The 768mb card isn't really ideal for SLI as you'll have a ton of processing power while the memory is limited. I would probably Ebay your current card and look at something like a GTX 560 Ti.
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October 14, 2011 12:20:56 AM

jackofhearts495 said:
Alternatively, can you guys think of a better option than SLI?

If you guys feel it's worth it to save up for a better (single) card, I'd definitely take the advice into consideration.

Reference: I can get a Zotac GTX 460 768mb for $115, or any brand of GTX 560 1gb for around $150-160.

Yeah, save up and grab a GTX 560 ti. It has 1gb RAM which will help in modern games.
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October 14, 2011 12:21:27 AM

jyjjy said:
You don't need to use the same brand to SLI, just the same card.
What resolution are you using? The 768mb card isn't really ideal for SLI as you'll have a ton of processing power while the memory is limited. I would probably Ebay your current card and look at something like a GTX 560 Ti.

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October 14, 2011 12:58:55 AM

I'm running at 1920x1080p. I guess I'll try to hoc my card and find a new one.

My budget's $270 max. I was thinking about an overclocked EVGA GTX 570. Any suggestions?
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October 14, 2011 1:00:49 AM

GTX 570s start at about $50 more than you are saying you want to spend.
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October 14, 2011 2:23:43 AM

Go for the 560 TI, the 570 is faster, but at the cost of more power, heat and size. And yes you can SLI with any other 768MB 460, brand does not matter. SLI will throttle down to match the lowest clocked card, which be circumvented by OC the second card to match your current one. MIS, Gigabyte and Asus all made great versions of the 768 460, all with great coolers (good for being a top card).
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