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    Default Re: Best upgrade from GTX 460 point of view?

    Crysis 2, Res Evil 5, Portal and dead Space 2 to name a few. I want to upgrade for Battlefield2 and MW when they come out. I did look at SLI but I Point of View don't make my card anymore. Could I combine another 460 from a different company? My card is a 768ddr5. Could I combine it with say a 1gb 460?
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    Default Re: Best upgrade from GTX 460 point of view?

    Look on ebuyer.com and novatech.com ,free delivery on orders over 50

    There's an ATI 6850 2gb model that's close to 560 ti performance if I remember correctly
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    Default Re: Best upgrade from GTX 460 point of view?

    My understanding is that SLI requires that both cards are in the same "family", so that any two GTX 460 cards should work fine in SLI. It's somewhat easier if both cards have nearly identical specifications when it comes to overclocking, but you can apply different overclocks to each card with the proper software.

    Check out: FAQ - SLI-Zone
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    Default Re: Best upgrade from GTX 460 point of view?

    I think your best bet with an Nvidia upgrade is to buy one of the better GTX 560 Ti cards (384 Cores) and sell you GTX 460 768MB card.
    If you SLI your current card with a GTX 460 1GB card, my best guess is that the higher SLI performance will be (at most) about 50% higher than with a single 460 1GB card. The 560 Ti should perform about 25% better than a 460 1GB card. You could add another 560 Ti later if you want or need even more performance.

    Keep in mind that your X58-UD4 also supports CrossfireX if you want to go with Radeon cards. I'm not familiar with CrossfireX requirements with a dual card setup.

    Send a PM (private message) to Psycho101, include a link to this thread, and ask him what he thinks is the best way to go. He is very knowledgeable with video cards and overclocking.

    Let us know which way you go with your upgrade.
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    Default Re: Best upgrade from GTX 460 point of view?

    Thanks fella.

    I have indeed come to that conclusion myself and will do as you suggest.

    Here is an MSI card I am looking at. My understanding is that it is worth spending less on a stock clocked one and then overclocking as I have read they are very easy to bump up with MSI Afterburner.

    Scan.co.uk: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card - N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC

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    The MSI 560Ti should be an excellent card, especially when overclocked.
    The Twin Frozr II design provides excellent cooling and is very quiet. My MSI 460 Hawk is an excellent performer and the fan noise isn't too loud, even when I manually set the fan speed to 100%. The Afterburner tweaking software is excellent.

    The MSI 560 Ti Hawk comes with a higher stock overclock (950 vs 880MHz) but the Hawk's Twin Frozr III design is reported to be significantly louder than the Frozr II design. Overclocking results should be similar with both cards.

    Good luck with your new card.
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    Default Re: Best upgrade from GTX 460 point of view?

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