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November 1, 2011 7:17:22 PM

Hello,
recently made the wrong purchase of a Zotac 460 GTX 2Gb card in the hope to SLI it with my 460GTX 768MB card; if I would have known about this forum, I would not have made that mistake.

I still have time to return it for a small re-stocking fee. Would it be worth getting a 560ti, or is the 570 a huge upgrade over the 560 and worth the extra $100.00?

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November 1, 2011 7:33:49 PM

To get the best performance you should return it and get another 460 that can SLI together with it. That would be your best bet as one 560 is only marginally better than one 460. The 570 is much better than a 460 but if you have an SLI 460 setup this would be better than a single one of either of these.
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November 1, 2011 7:36:01 PM

NewEgg.com still has lots of 460s available for really cheap. That would be your best option. What is your 460 exactly? Make\Model
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November 1, 2011 7:44:22 PM

videogamerign said:
To get the best performance you should return it and get another 460 that can SLI together with it. That would be your best bet as one 560 is only marginally better than one 460. The 570 is much better than a 460 but if you have an SLI 460 setup this would be better than a single one of either of these.


I put the "old"460GTX in my son's machine as he is now playing WoW and needed something better for his computer.

I could either drop another $200, and buy a second Zotac, or only spend an additional $125 and get a 570. If I went with the 460s in SLI, would the savings of $75.00 (total GPU cost when comparing a single 570 to two 460s) to go with the 570 be worth it? I mainly play WoW and BF3.

On a side not, I have a recently built i7-2600k rig, so CPU is not a factor of performance.

Thank you for the help

PS....trying to find a 460GTX 768Mb to SLI with my original card, has yielded no results
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November 1, 2011 7:45:35 PM

videogamerign said:
NewEgg.com still has lots of 460s available for really cheap. That would be your best option. What is your 460 exactly? Make\Model



As I am not at home right now, I can only tell you that it is an ASUS branded 460GTX 768Mb card.
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November 1, 2011 8:33:20 PM

dont bother with the 768mb 460 SLI. You want 1gb or more ram to run things like BF3 with high-ultra detail. When you add cards together in sli, the "available ram" is that of the lowest ram card. another 2gb GTX460 SLI would be great, but they are overpriced for $200.
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November 2, 2011 3:19:32 PM

So you gave your 768 to your son and want to know if getting another 460 2GB is better than getting a single 570, Yes this would still get you better results than haveing a single 570 as they are based off of almost the same die. The 570 has a few more cores and has better power and heat settings. An SLI settup with 460s will beat a single 570 in every game by more than a few frames.
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November 2, 2011 5:54:54 PM

videogamerign said:
So you gave your 768 to your son and want to know if getting another 460 2GB is better than getting a single 570, Yes this would still get you better results than haveing a single 570 as they are based off of almost the same die. The 570 has a few more cores and has better power and heat settings. An SLI settup with 460s will beat a single 570 in every game by more than a few frames.



Video,

Thank you for the response. I have two questions for you:

1. Currently have a 650w power supply - is that enough for 2 x 460GTX cards?

2. Am I better off spending a little less overall (about 60$) for the 570GTX, or is the fps so significant that the SLI 460s are the better way to go?

Thanks a ton!
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November 2, 2011 6:18:33 PM

A 650 is not going to be able to power an SLI setup like that. A dual setup would get better frames in som games. I looked up a chart for it and it really depends on the application that you would be running.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

With the limitation that you have on the PSU though you should get the 570, you shold definately get an overclocked one though as it will get better performance closer to what the SLI setup would be.
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November 2, 2011 6:26:46 PM

kokes said:
Video,

Thank you for the response. I have two questions for you:

1. Currently have a 650w power supply - is that enough for 2 x 460GTX cards?

2. Am I better off spending a little less overall (about 60$) for the 570GTX, or is the fps so significant that the SLI 460s are the better way to go?

Thanks a ton!

the 570 is a great option if you want a single card solution and dont want to bother with dual gpu scaling issues and such which have crippled some games before patches and drivers come out for them .
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November 2, 2011 6:38:20 PM

It looks like there are a few good options out there for a 570GTX, if any of you have any experience with Gigabyte, EVGA, or MSI, please let me know which you would prefer. Reading reviews on them is hit or miss. On a side note, I am not planning on OC'ing my GPU, unless further down the road I become more confident/proficient in "tweaking" my computer.

Sorry for the sophomoric questions, but I don't feel like making a $300-400 mistake...again.

Thanks again
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November 2, 2011 6:41:22 PM

i own a msi 570, and it is very good... the twin frozr from MSi is a great cooling design.
i am perfectly happy with my card, and would recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade in that price range.
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November 2, 2011 6:56:00 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
i own a msi 570, and it is very good... the twin frozr from MSi is a great cooling design.
i am perfectly happy with my card, and would recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade in that price range.



Thank you for the quick response - I really appreciate all the help from these responses.

LOL - figures you choose the most expensive 570 :)  $369.00 at Newegg.
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November 2, 2011 7:09:10 PM

I perfer EVGA When itcomes to Graphics cards, they have great cards with good overclocking. Their main thing is GPUs also where as companies like MSI and ASUS' main thing is MOBOs. I have had problems with MSI in the past so I cannot recomend them.
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November 2, 2011 7:19:59 PM

Thank you for all the responses. I am going to look into EVGA OC 570s as well as MSI.

Keep up the great help to people like me that need it :) 

Time to close this thread - no need to beat a dead horse.
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November 2, 2011 7:36:16 PM

kokes said:
Thank you for all the responses. I am going to look into EVGA OC 570s as well as MSI.

Keep up the great help to people like me that need it :) 

Time to close this thread - no need to beat a dead horse.

Good luck on the upgrade, glad to be of help
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November 3, 2011 8:05:06 PM

Best answer selected by kokes.
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