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Gtx 460 768mb Sli or Gtx 580 3gb?

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January 25, 2012 10:29:07 PM

I want to upgrade my gpu and wanted to know if i would get a performance increase with a gtx 580 3gb over an gtx 460 768 sli.
Ive tried looking for comparable benchmarks but have not found many.

my resolution is 1920x1080
Intel i7 950 @ 4ghz
Asus Sabetooth X58
6gb Corsair dominatior Ram
Ultra x4 750 psu

thanks in advance!
a c 88 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 10:40:22 PM

I would say the performance would be better or close to a 580 as the 560ti SLI beats a single 580. If you are looking to upgrade I would suggest waiting for the 600 series, they will be worth looking at as the new generation of gpus will perform better than the current ones and will also drive the prices down for the 500 series.
January 25, 2012 10:50:40 PM

a single high end GPU will spare you from the hassle of two GPUs so my choice would be the 580 or the 7970 ( of course considering the two GPUs you want are somehow old ) that will open you a path do upgrade in the future
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 11:43:12 PM

The GTX 580 and it's 3gbs of Vram would be my choice. The memory doesn't stack in SLI.
January 26, 2012 12:16:17 AM

Quote:
a single high end GPU will spare you from the hassle of two GPUs so my choice would be the 580 or the 7970 ( of course considering the two GPUs you want are somehow old ) that will open you a path do upgrade in the future


after doing a little more research i think i may go with the 7970.i was considering the Gtx 580 over 7970 for the price drop later down the line.but seeing as the price is just a little bit more than the 580 and the benchmarks are better i believe ill go with the 7970.

Not sure if the benchmarks are the same due to drivers.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

7970 Benchmarks
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

a c 179 U Graphics card
January 26, 2012 1:45:34 AM

The GTX680 is going to be the first Nvidia card out and from all the talk it is looking like February and the rumour has it, it will be around 399.00 dollars. Somebody psoted a price chart and I will post it here so you all may see.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/page-336587_33_150.ht...

This second link is the news on the GTX680. What ever way you go all the cards are very nice and you can't go wrong. Just remember that all the cards have there pro's and con's and everybody has there opinion's bottom line it is what you want to happen, what you feel good with. Good luck to you

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_geforce_gt...
January 26, 2012 1:56:13 AM

Depends? Do you already own one 460? I know you might, just making sure...

PLEASE do me a favor, either way, get rid of that ultra powersupply right now....
January 26, 2012 8:13:07 AM

Astrofinity said:
Quote:
a single high end GPU will spare you from the hassle of two GPUs so my choice would be the 580 or the 7970 ( of course considering the two GPUs you want are somehow old ) that will open you a path do upgrade in the future


after doing a little more research i think i may go with the 7970.i was considering the Gtx 580 over 7970 for the price drop later down the line.but seeing as the price is just a little bit more than the 580 and the benchmarks are better i believe ill go with the 7970.

Not sure if the benchmarks are the same due to drivers.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

7970 Benchmarks
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...


with the 7970 you can't really go wrong it's a monster and it's a new tech
(if you are not going to buy any time soon and if Nvidia going to release it's new serious in Feb then yo can wait but if you don't want to it's completely fine and go for the 7970 ) :D 
January 28, 2012 3:42:43 PM

Quote:
Depends? Do you already own one 460? I know you might, just making sure...

PLEASE do me a favor, either way, get rid of that ultra powersupply right now....


yeah its the evga gtx 460 768mb in sli.already planning on getting an Antec or Cosair 1k+ watt psu and ditching the ultra x4.
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