2 GTX 460's vs GTX 550

Hello,
i am buying this system:
Core i5 - 2500
3.3GHz CPU
8Gb DDR3 Ram
2Tb Hard Drive
Gaming Case
620W PSU
DVD Burner

and i wanted to know whether i should get 2 gtx 460's or 1 gtx 550
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  1. From those choices the 460sli.
    You allreday have these cards or you still are buying ?
  2. Of the two 460 SLI for sure. If you have not bought it, then there are other good options as well.
  3. that's an odd connundrum - are you sure you mean GTX 550?

    the choice is yours really but 2 x GTX 460 in SLI can be on a par with GTX 570/580 depending upon whether you overclock the cards.

    The GTX 460 still costs more than the GTX 550 despite being an older card, look at this for a comparison:

    http://www.hwcompare.com/9691/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-550-ti/

    so, 1 x GTX 460 is greater than 1 x GTX 550Ti
    GTX 460 SLI is way better than 1 x GTX 550Ti (as stated before GTX 460 SLI can be on a par with GTX 570/580)

    you need to have a closer look at your PSU specs to be certain it will cope with GTX 460 SLI, but at 620w I would hope so. Is your motherbard SLI ready and is the 2nd lane you are intending to use free from obstruction by anything else in the case?


    chaz
  4. 2 gtx 460 is better
  5. cps1974 said:
    that's an odd connundrum - are you sure you mean GTX 550?

    the choice is yours really but 2 x GTX 460 in SLI can be on a par with GTX 570/580 depending upon whether you overclock the cards.

    The GTX 460 still costs more than the GTX 550 despite being an older card, look at this for a comparison:

    http://www.hwcompare.com/9691/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-550-ti/

    so, 1 x GTX 460 is greater than 1 x GTX 550Ti
    GTX 460 SLI is way better than 1 x GTX 550Ti (as stated before GTX 460 SLI can be on a par with GTX 570/580)

    you need to have a closer look at your PSU specs to be certain it will cope with GTX 460 SLI, but at 620w I would hope so. Is your motherbard SLI ready and is the 2nd lane you are intending to use free from obstruction by anything else in the case?


    chaz



    so i should get this:
    Core i5 - 2500
    3.3GHz CPU
    8Gb DDR3 Ram
    2Tb Hard Drive
    DVD Burner
    Gaming Case
    620W Power
    with 2 GTX 460's.
    but would a 620W psu be good enough??
  6. xXShanesterXx said:
    so i should get this:
    Core i5 - 2500
    3.3GHz CPU
    8Gb DDR3 Ram
    2Tb Hard Drive
    DVD Burner
    Gaming Case
    620W Power
    with 2 GTX 460's.
    but would a 620W psu be good enough??


    It'd be cutting it extremely close with an OC'ed 2500. Which PSU is it? Antec High Current Gamer?
  7. samuelspark said:
    It'd be cutting it extremely close with an OC'ed 2500. Which PSU is it? Antec High Current Gamer?



    im not sure which psu im getting, i just know its 620 watt. so i should get a better cpu??
  8. You need to find out WHAT PSU it is because it will be a crucial factor in if your build will work at all. Here's a better idea. Get a single GTX 560 Ti which can be overclocked to 460 SLI performance while costing less, being quieter, and producing less heat.
  9. samuelspark said:
    You need to find out WHAT PSU it is because it will be a crucial factor in if your build will work at all. Here's a better idea. Get a single GTX 560 Ti which can be overclocked to 460 SLI performance while costing less, being quieter, and producing less heat.

    you right! but when he overclock gtx460 sli than the performance is going double than that of gtx560ti.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=330

    look at the link gtx460sli with non oc'ing performance is high and when its start oc'ing than guess how much the performance of gtx460 sli has?
  10. pro-gamer said:
    you right! but when he overclock gtx460 sli than the performance is going double than that of gtx560ti.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=330

    look at the link gtx460sli with non oc'ing performance is high and when its start oc'ing than guess how much the performance of gtx460 sli has?


    Hey. GTX 560 Ti > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > GTX 460 when you OC to about 1000. And 620w can't handle OC GTX 460's seeing how one will take up about 300w when OCed.
  11. And later, he could get a better PSU and add in another GTX 560 Ti which would be aobut GTX 590.
  12. samuelspark said:
    Hey. GTX 560 Ti > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > GTX 460 when you OC to about 1000. And 620w can't handle OC GTX 460's seeing how one will take up about 300w when OCed.



    have a look here, with an 130w i7 CPU over clocked to 4ghz, the total system power of the GTX460 in SLI only reached 470w.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli-geforce-gtx-480,2694-10.html


    chaz
  13. Ok you try running dual 460's with a 500w PSU. It's not gunna work.
  14. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nvidia-geforce-gtx-460-graphics-card-review/11 One stock GTX 460 takes 250w. Multiply x2. You get 500w and that leaves only about 100w for an OC 2500k don't forget to take into consideration of system fans, harddrives and such. Chances are, it's not going to be the best PSU in the world if the OP can't find out which one it is.
  15. cps1974 said:
    have a look here, with an 130w i7 CPU over clocked to 4ghz, the total system power of the GTX460 in SLI only reached 470w.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli-geforce-gtx-480,2694-10.html


    chaz


    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=330

    Scroll down to the power consumption. over 500w in furmark.
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