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. 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 Related resources Sli between GTX460 and GTX580 - Forum GTX 580 or GTX 460 SLI - Forum SLI GTX 460 's or a single better card? - Forum Which one is better for GTS250 or GTX 460 - Forum GTX 580 vs 460 and 680 next year - 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. swifty_morgan a b 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 ? 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. 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 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. 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 ? 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGTX 580 or 2x GTX 460 Superclocked? ForumShould GTX 580 SLI be lagging in Max Payne 3? ForumGtx 460 768mb Sli or Gtx 580 3gb? ForumGTX 460 SLI - Equal to what? 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