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gtx 460 1gb sli or hd 4890 2gb crossfire

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by piego59, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. piego59 New Member

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    hi everyone
    i'd like to know your thoughts on this
    i currently have gtx 460 sli (gigabyte oc 1gb)
    today i got a hd 4890 2gb (vapor x) ... cheap

    since the 4890 is quite cheap, would it be worth getting a 2nd 4890 2gb and sell the 2 gtx 460, would i get better performance? i may make some money and get better framerates and graphics.

    my system: i7 920, x58 extreme, 12 gb, corsair 950w

    thank u all for ur replies
     
  2. Volkszorn88

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    Keep the 2x gtx 460s
     
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  3. piego59 New Member

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    i thought maybe the 2gb on the hd 4890 would make a difference
    but i take ur words on it
    thank u
     
  4. Volkszorn88

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    Or you could try selling all 3 cards and buying gtx 570/580/6950 2g
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Not a bad idea there Volkszorn88.
     
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Stick to your current configuration.
     
  7. piego59 New Member

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    would it be of a great improvement ?
    i check some benchmark and see how it run, and i'll see how much i could get out of those
     
  8. Jeffredo

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    The SLI'd GTX 460 1GBs would lead all those cards around by the nose. Keep what you have.
     
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    2GB of memory can make a difference in certain scenarios (very high res & maxed out settings) but only if the GPU is powerful enough to actually much such scenarios playable.

    In the case of the HD4890 is it unlikely to be able to utilise the extra memory, it doesn't quite have the raw grunt to push the settings required to use it.

    A Single GTX460 overclocked to 800/1600/4000 will be noticably (read: ALOT) faster than a HD4890 and two of them in SLI will walk all over HD4890 CF, 2GB or not.
     

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