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Sli gtx 460 768mb vs 570

Hello,

I need help with deciding how to upgrade my Graphic card. Currently I have a Phenom 2 x4 955 with a single gtx 460 768mb. My motherboard is the 870A Fuzion and supports SlI

I don't know whether to get another gtx 460 768mb to SLI, or upgrade to a GTX 560 or 570. I also have a 650W PSU. My aim is to save as much money as possible but still be able to get almost highest settings on new games like BF3, Skyrim, Arkham city, etc.
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  1. then gtx 570 is much better with latest driver installed.
  2. Save as much money AS POSSIBLE, the choice is to SLI ur GTX 460 768mb card.
  3. would my pc be bottlenecked by the processor or 768mb if I choose to SLI?
  4. pro-gamer said:
    then gtx 570 is much better with latest driver installed.


    Much better in what?!

    The GTX 570 do have lower temps, consumption, and less noisier.

    But if the game scales properly it's slower than SLI GTX 460 768mb, and more expensive (specially if the person already have 1 GTX 460 card, the upgrade path comes with hundred bucks or so).

    Much better is a dangerous statement since a card have MANY aspects to be analyzed.
  5. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307480-33-tomshardware

    read this but these two cards will be little cheaper and easy way is add some more money to buy single best card that is gtx570
  6. Ditht said:
    would my pc be bottlenecked by the processor or 768mb if I choose to SLI?


    You WILL have performance gains with SLI, if u think do u need more performance, just OC the CPU (since I think u will have some minor bottleneck with this CPU in stock)
  7. pro-gamer said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307480-33-tomshardware

    read this but these two cards will be little cheaper and easy way is add some more money to buy single best card that is gtx570


    It's not some more money, it's much more money since he needs to sell for a very low price his GTX 460 768mb, and gather money to buy a GTX 570.
    He won't be buying 2x GTX 460 in a row, it's just one.
  8. get the 570 if you're in a position to have a choice. It's a much better avenue and will give you more gains than sli-ing a lower end card....... that small memory buffer will strangle you if it isn't already. Going to 2 cards doesn't double it. There's more to gaming than reading the numbers in benchmarks and thinking just because they might be higher it must be better when in fact it isn't.
  9. pro-gamer said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307480-33-tomshardware

    read this but these two cards will be little cheaper and easy way is add some more money to buy single best card that is gtx570


    but I already own one card so i can pay 120 pounds for one more card or more than double for a 570
  10. swifty_morgan said:
    get the 570 if you're in a position to have a choice. It's a much better avenue and will give you more gains than sli-ing a lower end card....... that small memory buffer will strangle you if it isn't already. Going to 2 cards doesn't double it. There's more to gaming than reading the numbers in benchmarks and thinking just because they might be higher it must be better when in fact it isn't.


    My monitor is 1650 x 1050, I'm not sure if this is 1080p. I probably will never buy a bigger monitor so would it still be that much of a problem?
  11. vitornob said:
    You WILL have performance gains with SLI, if u think do u need more performance, just OC the CPU (since I think u will have some minor bottleneck with this CPU in stock)

    if you think that "you have some minor bottleneck with this cpu in stock" than why are you suggesting sli? :na:
  12. pro-gamer said:
    if you think that "you have some minor bottleneck with this cpu in stock" than why are you suggesting sli? :na:


    He suggests ocing the processor will fix the bottleneck
  13. Ditht said:
    but I already own one card so i can pay 120 pounds for one more card or more than double for a 570


    That's what I was saying: the cheaper upgrade path to adquire GTX 570 levels of performance is to SLI ur card.
    Just take care of the temps inside case, gets hot like hell.

    (Commentaries of someone that do have GTX 460 1gb SLI, and tried GTX 570 in my own pc)
  14. pro-gamer said:
    if you think that "you have some minor bottleneck with this cpu in stock" than why are you suggesting sli? :na:


    I wrote in the same post that OCling the CPU might correct that.
    Let me try to use a smiley now -> :na:

    EDIT: @Ditht, Good use from all opinions here about the upgrade path, have a good luck in ur upgrade and happy buying !!
  15. vitornob said:
    That's what I was saying: the cheaper upgrade path to adquire GTX 570 levels of performance is to SLI ur card.
    Just take care of the temps inside case, gets hot like hell.

    (Commentaries of someone that do have GTX 460 1gb SLI, and tried GTX 570 in my own pc)


    I will probably do the 460 SLI. The only thing stopping me is I have a coolermaster 932 HAF with a corsair liquid cooling. In my last PC I fried most of the stuff due to insufficient cooling. Would a single liquide cooling unit be enough? What did you use to cool your 460 SLI?
  16. then need a decent cooler for cpu but the oc'ing of 955 is not too good.
  17. i am not sure this will fix bottleneck.
  18. pro-gamer said:
    then need a decent cooler for cpu but the oc'ing of 955 is not too good.


    I have the black edition, I dont know if that helps
  19. Best answer
    Ditht said:
    My monitor is 1650 x 1050, I'm not sure if this is 1080p. I probably will never buy a bigger monitor so would it still be that much of a problem?



    I used to game at 1680x1050. As sure as you're reading this the 768 frame buffer on your current card was choking your system. Getting a second card does not double it. I'm telling you, go for the 570. Been there done that.
  20. swifty_morgan said:
    I used to game at 1680x1050. As sure as you're reading this the 768 frame buffer on your current card was choking your system. Getting a second card does not double it. I'm telling you, go for the 570. Been there done that.


    I think your right. Ill go for the 570. In addition to possible "choking", I don't have the experience to overclock well and will probably fail SLI somehow.

    Thanks for the quick replies everyone!
  21. Ditht said:
    I have the black edition, I dont know if that helps

    yes i know but with a best cooler you can overclocked max at 3.8ghz.this is not enough for sli'ing
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