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Could GTX 460 SLI last me a few years for gaming?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 12, 2011 12:58:22 AM

I rather not spend lots of money on a GTX 500 when i could upgrade my aging dual core setup. I was wondering if I just get a
core i5 setup with an additional GTX 460 1gb for sli if those graphic cards could hold up to the latest gaming on max settings in 1080p.
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December 12, 2011 1:23:01 AM

It will still be a powerful setup close to a single GTX580! How long it lasts is going to be based on the user demands!
December 12, 2011 1:33:23 AM

An SLI 460 should last you a number of years. Just make sure you constantly update your drivers. The beta drivers tend to have more SLI fixes
It'll be nearly as powerful as a GTX 580

If you can, i'd wait buying a CPU until Ivy Bridge comes out this spring. Its Intel's next CPU after the current Sandy Bridge processors.
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December 12, 2011 2:58:54 PM

But im guessing those would be in the 400 dollar range when an i5 2500k is $200 right now and possibly cheaper when the next generation comes out.
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December 12, 2011 3:06:58 PM

Well, I'm a GTX 460 SLI owner.
It could last few years, it only depends how picky you're.
With 2600k + SLI GTX 460

I CAN'T (all with 1680x1050):
Max Metro 2033 (with or without 3D Vision)
Batman Arkham City DX11 with Physx max (with 3D Vision)
Witcher 2 with ubersampling. (with or without 3D Vision)

There's some games that I can't max already, hard to tell the games to come.
If you not that picky, yes, it will last couple years