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Graphics 460 SLI

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by boltonuk007, 31 Dec 2011.

  1. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Never had a problem with SLI been using it for years it works great
     
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  2. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    ...and for £107.35 its a relatively cheap boost
     
  3. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    £107 is amazing for a new 1GB 460 - I paid nearly that for my second card, but it was used :eeek:

    The only problem I have with the EVGA is the crappy alumium cooler with no heatpipes. Quite a few of the 460s use these and whilst they are perfectly fine for single card use, they suck for SLI...
     
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  4. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    just had to order an SLI bridge off ebay though for £5, I can live with that. I inherited the motherboard and it didnt come with one.
     
  5. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    I was sorely tempted to buy a cheap second 460 but as my first GV-N460OC-1GI is so good, i paid the extra £30 for another.
     
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  6. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    I dont know how easy this is to judge but what do people think 2 x 460's are the equivalent of? maybe a 580?
     
  7. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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  8. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Where SLI 460s fall down over a 580 is at high res with lots of AA as the extra VRAM of the 580 gives it a good advantage.
     
  9. jizwizard

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  10. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for that, thats a useful site, makes it quick and easy to make a comparison. I think its worth paying an extra £107 for the performance (ish) of a £350-£400 card
     
  11. jizwizard

    jizwizard Modder

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    Definately
     
  12. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Yep, the numbers don't lie. SLI 460s are awesome for the price, albeit with a caveat or 2.
     
  13. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    It's worth overclocking the GTX 460 as well to catapult performance even further ahead of a GTX 580 in SLI enabled games. For example Battlefield 3 really benefits from SLI, not only is frame rate doubled compared to a single card but when overclocked; in my case to 890MHz on the core (with 1.112V) the game screams by on high settings at 1080P. Required a modification to the GPU BIOS to go over the 1.087V limit of the cards firmware but I'm reaping the rewards in game now!
     
  14. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    IIRC Blogins you have a 2560 panel? How does BF3 run at native with your rig?

    I do not like the idea of lowering the resolution, I'd rather dial down other settings
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'm running SLI 460's and right now I can't see any reason to upgrade, there's nothing around they won't handle, like the others have said and overclocked they fly along.
     
  16. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Personal preference. At native resolution I can get dips in frame rate down to 40FPS with high settings. At 1080P with high settings and vertical sync I get a solid 60FPS which makes me a better killer! :D
     
  17. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    i have my single overclocked to 900mhz, so two of these will be awesome!
     
  18. N17 dizzi

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    I mainly fly jets in BF3 so solid 60fps not required for putting holes in choppers.

    You put holes in a different kind of chopper :D
     
  19. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    So many interesting tactics to use in Battlefield 3! :D
     
  20. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    I have a 550W PSU, do you think this will be enough? im getting all sorts of results from the online calculators.
     

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