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GTX460v2 vs GTX560SE

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July 1, 2012 7:03:48 AM

Hello,

I'm running an AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.0Ghz.

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card solution with TWO of these for SLI.
I can handle the heat and I can provide the power with 750W.

Which one is a better buy for $120?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66805&vpn=01G-P3-1361...

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70905&vpn=01G-P3-1464...

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I can't get anything higher due to potential bottlenecking from the processor. Also, I would like to spend as little as possible. $200-$300... Getting GTX560Tis or something higher would be a waste as I'm SURE there will be a bottleneck.

Can I push it to GTX560s (non-Ti)? I'm playing @ 1080p resolution with full everything.


Thanks in advance.

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July 1, 2012 7:06:43 AM

One Radeon 7850 will outperform two 460s after an OC, while still using a lot less power.
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July 1, 2012 7:09:54 AM

Thanks for the advice, but I need a NVIDIA cards for my purposes. I don't mind the power draw so much as I am currently using SLI 9800Gts and it's no big deal.

Anyway, which do you think performs better with the Phenom?
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July 1, 2012 7:25:17 AM

The 560 SE will be the slowest. The cards all have a 192 bit memory bus, so that's even, but the 560 has 288 cores, while the 460s have 336, not to mention a slightly higher core clock. The latter 460, with the dual fans, had 20% 1 star reviews on Newegg from being DOA, it seems, so do some research if you decide to buy that one.
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July 1, 2012 7:34:20 AM

fb39ca4,

Thanks for your insight. Seems so logical the way you've put it in text.

The GTX560SE has an MSRP of 129.99 so I'm not really even getting much of a deal there. I was just wondering if the GTX500 cpu cores had some really good overclocking ability or something that the GTX400s didn't have. Core count on the GTX460 would make it better.


On a side note, do you know if SLI GTX560s ($135 each) would be bottlenecked by the Phenom II X4 955 OC?
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July 31, 2012 4:01:23 PM

Best answer selected by rex000.
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