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October 19, 2011 9:33:49 AM

Hi there, my new upgrade will be a ASUS P8Z68-V with i5 2500k Plus a Powercolor HD 6990. and at the moment i have a GTX460. what advantage (if any?) will i have if i use a HD 6990 as my primary display card. and the GTX 460 in the second slot. for more screens it will be better. but i only use a 1080p screen for gaming with no secondary screen(s).

will this be any good? or should i just give the GTX 460 to my brother?

thanx

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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 9:40:46 AM

you cannot use the 460 and 6990 in tandem; they are completely different manufacturers. Give your brother the 460 as an early xmas gift...........
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October 19, 2011 9:44:16 AM

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October 19, 2011 9:44:35 AM

haha, okay thanx. will do, thanx for the help
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 9:45:26 AM

np, have fun with your new setup
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October 19, 2011 10:09:13 AM

Hey Jergens,

what your suggesting is not possible you cant have a ATI card and a Nvidia Card in the motherboard like that. There is only two ways it works you either have Crossfire Configuration or a SLI Configuration. as far as im aware of.

Crossfire is - ATI Dual Video Cards

SLI - Nvidia Dual Video Cards

your GTX 460 im taking is the 1gb oced model? honestly man the 6990 is more then enough for any games you want to play. Dual video cards to me is a bit over the top. its only adding more heat and power to your system having dual video cards, but thats just my opinion.

the difference you will see from the 460 to the 6990 is going to be a huge performance increase. Below I have listed a website I use to compare graphics cards. i have compared the 460 to the 6990 and as you can tell there will be a massive performance difference.

http://www.hwcompare.com/9553/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-ra...

I personally am upgrading as well from a GTX 460 to a 6950 i was going to get the 6970 but there can be rumors and finaly been confirmed that you can overclock the 6950 to a 6970s specs. so basically you will be running a 6970 :)  and the best thing is i save myself $200 instead of paying $400 for the 6970 I pay half of it and i get the same product in return when i overclock it :) 

and btw yes you should give the GTX460 to your brother that card is still a decent card ive had mine for at least a good 3 years and havent had any issues with it. and also i would think your a top brother if i was your brother haha.

anyways man Good luck with everything :) 
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October 19, 2011 10:10:14 AM

:o  im too late :\ hope everything works out for you Jergens :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 10:41:02 AM

ok, so you havent bought the 6990 yet?
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October 19, 2011 10:44:58 AM

Yep all good i wont double post just do the original plan give your 460 to your bro and you get the 6990 happy gaming :p  just a quick question what resolution do you play with at the moment?
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October 19, 2011 11:01:04 AM

1080p. and no i dont have the 6990 yet. im upgrading. but i want to know what i need. mabe a GTX580?
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 11:16:49 AM

look in your other thread
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