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460 GTX SLI (768MB) VS 7850 HD XFX (2GB)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 18, 2012 12:21:57 PM

I just swapped out my 460 GTX (768MB Vanilla) video cards that I had in SLI configuration for an HD 7850 2GB video card and boy what a mistake. The 7850 HD when overclocked still couldn't compete with the 460 GTX's stock clocks in SLI. I know that the HD 7850 is a single card vs dual card 460 GTXs configuration, but man what a disappoinment. Those vanilla 460s are beasts. Well, I guess I will have to save up another $260 dollars to buy another 7850 HD and put them in Crossfire and then I will finally see the title change hands again to the CF 7850s. Please understand that the XFX 7850 HD is an overclocking beast and runs really cool temps while overclocking; matter of fact I maxed out the MSI After Burners overclocking software, the 7850 HD was still capable of more overclocking but the software wouldn't let me do it. Just curious if anybody else has had a chance to compare 460 GTXs in SLI vs a single HD 7850. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

My Configuration:

I5 3570K
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD
Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit)
XFX 850 Watt Pro Core Edition Power Supply
Cool Master EVO 212
Option#1 XFX HD 7850 2GB
Optioni#2 EVGA 460 GTX (768MB Vanilla) 2 each SLI Configuration
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June 18, 2012 12:38:18 PM

What are you comparing them on? Core clocks alone or did you do any amount of benchmarking or anything else? The 460 isnt a beast by any stretch of the imagination. It would be considered a low end card nowadays.