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GTX 260SLI OR GTX 460

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March 11, 2012 3:43:58 PM

I AM GOING TO BUILD MY GAMING PC BUT I DONT KNOW WEATHER I SHOULD GET DUAL GTX 260 SLI OR SINGLE GTX 460
I AM GOING TO PLAY GAMES LIKE CRYSIS 2 ON EXTREME SETTINGS AT THE RESOLUTION OF 1920X1050 IN 3D VISION
MY FPS NEED TO BE HIGHER THAN 25FPS

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March 11, 2012 3:56:51 PM

can someone answer?
March 11, 2012 4:27:20 PM

260's are old and power hungry. If you dont have a 260 already, get a 460. Gives about the same performance as a 6850. You can max Cry2 on it, but not Cry1.
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March 11, 2012 4:29:38 PM

i dont care about the power consumption i just care how much fps i can get using 3d on crysis 2 maxed out
March 11, 2012 4:33:21 PM

but i need the 3d vision
March 11, 2012 4:35:20 PM

and if i dont do u need a special monitor for the amd 3d
March 11, 2012 4:41:28 PM

I'd go for the 460. Almost as much power as the 260's in SLi and you get DX11 support! The 460 is also a smaller card. Also, if you don't have any card yet why dont you just SLi 460's?!? That's what I did and I play Crysis 2/BF3/Skyrim MAXED!
If you have the 260 and are just looking to upgrade why not just get the 560ti which is a BEAST! Friend of mine got two to SLi but was using one for a few days waiting on new mobo and the power of that card is amazing! Not much more pricey and if you wait for the 6 series im guessing it will drop more.
March 11, 2012 4:45:57 PM

Cash091 said:
I'd go for the 460. Almost as much power as the 260's in SLi and you get DX11 support! The 460 is also a smaller card. Also, if you don't have any card yet why dont you just SLi 460's?!? That's what I did and I play Crysis 2/BF3/Skyrim MAXED!
If you have the 260 and are just looking to upgrade why not just get the 560ti which is a BEAST! Friend of mine got two to SLi but was using one for a few days waiting on new mobo and the power of that card is amazing! Not much more pricey and if you wait for the 6 series im guessing it will drop more.

I dont have enough money to buy dual 460. i only have a 1100$ budget. the build that i want:
intel i5 2500k
asus p8p67 m-pro
corsair 400r
corsair tx750
corsair vengeance 8gb
liteon 24x optical drive
March 11, 2012 4:50:35 PM

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I agree GTX 460 is a good card especially that it is priced the same as a 6850 right now and GTX 460 SLI still rip hard in any games today.

i dont have enough money to buy dual 460s
i would really appreciate if u could write some components for my rig with dual 460s for around 1100$
March 11, 2012 4:51:24 PM

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For $1100 you can fit SLI GTX 460 in your budget and you will be glad you did do you want me to make you the best performing build template for you money from Newegg cause it's not a problem I got all day it's Sunday FTW.

ok thanks
March 11, 2012 5:09:30 PM

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What all do you absolutely need like DVD writer ect or do you just want me to keep it all about max performance for gaming for you dollar ? $1100 can get you a top end gaming rig today. PS where are you buying from is Newegg ok with you are you in the states ?

i need a 300mbps wifi card
a 24x dvd writer
thats it
i live in us so i can get the parts from newegg
March 11, 2012 5:20:56 PM

I suggest you wait till late April for the i5 3570K, z77 motherboard, and a 660GTX.
March 11, 2012 5:34:34 PM
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March 11, 2012 6:36:13 PM

NO! Don't get that model of 460, it's 192 bit, look at this: EVGA 01G-P3-1370-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Same price but 256 bit bus.
BTW, 460's SLI'ed kickazz!
March 11, 2012 7:17:23 PM

i still have a question left.
with gtx 460 sli how much fps can i get with crysis 2 maxed out 1920x1050 in 3d ?
March 11, 2012 7:21:50 PM

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Bus width does not matter so much like what people try and make a big deal about.

Absolutely untrue. Especially if you plan to play at 1080p and/or with any AA turned on. Memory bandwidth is one of the major ways card makers differentiate between their mid- and low-end cards.

The 192-bit GTX 460 is overpriced for its performance and not as fast as a similarly-priced HD 6850. If you were somehow able to find a 256-bit GTX 460, it would be priced about the same as a much faster HD 6870.

This is always a great place to start.
March 11, 2012 7:39:38 PM

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Then I guess to your logic of bus width my 448bit GTX 275 should be as fast as a GTX 580 LOL and the GTX 275 sucks at handling high rez and AA filtering.

exactly
the most important thing is the memory clock and the momory config and the functions the card comes with like dx 11/ 3d/ sli/crossfire
March 12, 2012 1:25:39 AM

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NO NO NO you don't need anything more than i5 2500K so more is a waste and 660ti will not be as good of value as GTX 460 SLI and it's never a good idea to wait it's always a great idea to buy the best of a previous generation tho at discount price.

The i5 3570K is really not a more but a short wait for lower 22nm. Tomshardware tested the i7 3770K to be about 15% faster. If the cpu world spec sheet is correct is going to be the same price as i5 2500K. Being its a 77 watt it may save the OP some cash on the power bill over the 15 2500k's 95 watt.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i5/Intel-Core%20i5-3...

One important aspect of the my suggestion is the z77 motherboard which integrates USB 3.0. Current motherboards with USB 3.0 relies on etron and other 3rd party chips which are problematic at best.

From the leaks the 660GTX may be as fast as the 580GTX which takes about 2 460's in SLI. Even if the 600 series is about the same the previous generations should have lower prices when the 600 series launches near the end of April. The launch is so near its really worth wait to see even if you end up getting the last generation.
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