2 GTX 460 OC from gigabyte 768 mgbytes or 1 5850 gigabyte 1GB

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PontezZ
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Hi all i have currently a dilemma i have 1 gtx 460 OC from gigabyte with 768 mgs and a HD 5850 1GB wqat is better the 5850 or selling the 5850 to get a new 460 OC for sli? PS i cant buy another 5850 because its too expenssive but is it worth the 2 460 ?? tks in advance

Rui Ponte

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maybe the two 460's.. but it depends if your motherboard can support it. but not only that but also the speeds that your motherboard will run the 2 cards at. make sure that it will run both cards at least at both 8x speeds. also your powersupply, if u have the right connectors and wattage

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my mobo is a Gigabyte EX58-UD5 it supports sli or crossfire the speeds for the gpus are 16x i have an ocz 700 watts powersupply

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It depends on what resolution your system is running.If you are running a high resolution, you want a card with higher V-Ram. What games do you play? Certain games are "optimized" between ATi or Nvidia

GIGABYTE-X38-DS4 water cooled chipset - GTX 460 - Seagate 32MB(c) 500GB + Intel 120Gb SSD -- C2Q Q6600 3.4Ghz-8GB(4X2GB)- Thermaltake Toughpower 700W - Win 7 64-Bit Ultimate - CM-690
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Buying based on what games you play also limits you on what games you can buy in the future. In all honesty, either build two systems, one with an AMD (ATi) GPU(s), and one with an nVidia GPU(s), or just spend a little extra on whatever you buy to make sure you can handle everything.

In your situation, another 460 makes sense because of the fact that the AMD 5000 series is retired. Solves itself.

Of course, you could go nuts and buy an AMD HD 6990 card, which has two 6970 GPUs on it, and send me your old hardware.... ;-p

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well iv selled the 5850 and buyed the asus GTX560 TI OC DCUII for 180 buck brand new graphics card and im going to use the gtx 460 for physx

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1st, awesome choice for a new graphics card. 2nd, honestly, I think you're performance would be better just using the 560TI by itself instead of trying to keep the 460 in ya system as a dedicated physx card.

just another computer lover