Which is better? GTX 460 SLI or GTX 580 Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx SLI Geforce Graphics Product Last response: April 2, 2012 2:40 AM in Graphics & Displays Share JuvenileJonesy April 1, 2012 10:41:09 PM I have a chance at a good deal on a GTX 580 and I currently run GeForce GTX 460 SLI. Here are links to both please tell me which would be better and how much. Thank You. GeForce GTX 460 SLI http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-136... GeForce GTX 580 http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=015-P3-158... More about : gtx 460 sli gtx 580 kelthic a b U Graphics card April 1, 2012 10:54:42 PM http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... Read this. m 0 l JuvenileJonesy April 1, 2012 11:04:23 PM Quote:depends. power consumption / power supply heat motherboard case on pure performance wise the SLi GTX 460's are slightly better than the single GTX 580. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=305 http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics... some complain about SLi and micro-stuttering. when actually it's a non issue especially with both identical GPU's.. PSU: 700W Silent Pro Cooler Master Mobo: Sabertooth 990FX Case: NZXT Phantom CPU: AMD FX 8120 OC 4.5Ghz Ram: 8g Corsair Vengeance 1600spd m 0 l Related resources Phenom II X4 965 BE with GTX580 + GTX460 for Physx or GTX580 SLI - Forum Sli between GTX460 and GTX580 - Forum GTX 580 vs GTX 660 Which is better? - Forum Gtx 460 768mb Sli or Gtx 580 3gb? - Forum 460 gtx sli vs 580 gtx - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kelthic a b U Graphics card April 1, 2012 11:07:29 PM Performance wise, as the article i link states, the 460 SLI is better. However, they are also louder, hotter, and more power hungry, so you will need to consider that. EDIT: i see that MALMENTAL touched on this a little also. m 0 l swifty_morgan a c 106 U Graphics card April 1, 2012 11:07:54 PM it's a no brainer. the 580. although benchmarks might give similar numbers there's more to games than fps and some people seem not to want to admit it. and if you were in a position to spend that money on a 580 why not just go for the 680 ? m 0 l Gallarian April 1, 2012 11:18:32 PM 2x460's smash a single 580 in frame rate. But on some games you will be forced to drop to a single 460 in order to play it smoothly, as poor SLI support is quite common (Skyrim is a prime example - get ready for stuttering and bad scaling). Also as the other have mentioned it requires more power and cooling - a 700w PSU is pushing it for a SLI set up with those 4th generation cards. So, in conclusion 2x460's are better but sometimes you might regret it. m 0 l DelroyMonjo a b U Graphics card April 2, 2012 2:20:09 AM If you already have 460's up and running a 580 won't boost performance much. If you want a single card get a 680 or whatever Nvidia comes up with. That's what I'm waiting on. My SLI'ed 460's are just fine for now at 1920x1080 m 0 l MMO Fan April 2, 2012 2:34:21 AM kelthic said:Performance wise, as the article i link states, the 460 SLI is better. However, they are also louder, hotter, and more power hungry, so you will need to consider that. EDIT: i see that MALMENTAL touched on this a little also. Actually GTX 460 are not loud and hot at all in fact they are among Nvidias most cool and quite cards ever. m 0 l MMO Fan April 2, 2012 2:37:49 AM Quote:well I have and I can't complain... 965BE @ 4.0GHz (usually 3.8GHz) GA-990XA-UD3 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SLi N460GTX Hawks 700-watt power supply Antec 300 Illusion (3x120mm, 140mm fans) dual 1080p monitors would I trade them for a GTX 580, probably yes for an EVEN TRADE. (1.5-2GB) version GTX 580 in-particular. I don't experience 'micro-stuttering' and I actually scale quite well. the thing is however, this isn't my gaming unit and just my main box. and that too (gaming unit) is an SLi unit... http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/malmental/IMG-20120319-00022.jpg How silent are you GTX 460s and how many frames do you get in BF3 and Crysis 1 ? m 0 l kelthic a b U Graphics card April 2, 2012 2:40:44 AM Quote:Actually GTX 460 are not loud and hot at all in fact they are among Nvidias most cool and quite cards ever. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4008/nvidias-geforce-gtx-... I stand corrected, i was comparring them with the 470/480 sli configs I've seen. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli... sorry about that! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhich one is better, MSI 460 Hawk vs GB Gtx 560 OC?? Forum GTX 580 or SLI 460's? Forum GTX 460 SLI vs GTX 580 Forum SolvedWhich is better for gtx460 card, MSI or eVGA ? 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