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  1. phobias23

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    Im planning on selling my hd5870, to get a couple of GTX 460 gigabyte 1gb oc 715mhz. But i have some questions:

    1-Will the SLI of this 2 Gigabyte too hot?
    2- Can my PSU support this load?
    3- How profitable will be the SLI configuration?:confused:

    Guys, i need your help once again? thanx!

    Note: Im pleased with ATI brand and im just trying to get better performance not A FAN PUPPET!!!!!! :D
     
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    That OCZ psu may be enough for it but i dunno how well it will hold up with it for 24/7 or if you OC the cards alot

    ive seen its hit or miss with OCZ sometimes with there reliability
     
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    im not planning on overclocking those cards and my psu only has a 6pin and a 8 pin connectors, I will have to use the adaptors that comes with the cards. should that be ok?:confused:
     
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    ive have ran a card with those adapters and it worked fine.
     
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    As a rule, single more powerful cards are better used by games than dual card setups. Not to mention the fact that dual card systems tend to take a lot of tinkering.

    This guy has a heck of a good deal on a 480. The stuff he sells is rock solid.
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    so, i just have to rely in my psu, i hope it will endure it. and this matter have me crazy, will 2 of these 460 heat up that bad in SLI,take a look
     

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    psu has to be enouph, wondering how much of an improvement u will actually get, say 15-25%? i would wait for new radeons
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    I know its true about a single card solution, but if i will choose a gtx 480 the zotac amp! will be the one cuz I live in Cuba! and dude, its really hot here!:twitch: the stock gtx480 will evaporate!:D and i read about the sli benches on the gtx 460 and they really look pretty good.:rockout:
     
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    All estimations I see are putting the 6870 ahead of a 480, probably about the same as 460 sli. So just wait a wee bit. Shouldn't be much longer now.
     
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    I really trust in ATI products but like i post 2 minutes ago in the hd6000 thread, will the
    hd6000 series will be released on september like th hd5000 or we will have to wait till december? thanx dude.
    and the hd6000 beat a gtx480, I HAVE TO SEE THAT! and if it beat a 460 gtx sli too will be amazing for everyone who is expecting better performance like I am.:D:D
     
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    i Had the 5870 and went to 2 of the gigabyte 460s and i love it, idle at 24-25c in my place and depending on the oc no higher then 60c. Kicks ass in games and OC like crazy! And quiet as hell at 100% fan!
     
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    Dude but you are using the fan at 100%? Could you tell me how hot their were at stock configuration?:toast:

    note: everybody says that a single Gpu is the best option, but if anyone have the oportunity on get dual cards (SLI/Xfire) , they do!:p:D
     
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    I've went the dual card route and wont be doing it again.... Single Powerful GPU FTW
     
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    i personally prefer 2 cards over one. he 460 sli scalling is simply amazing benches have shown that time and again. even at hot ambient temps your gpu temps will not be that hot with the 460's they are very efficient and run nice and cool
     
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    Well at everything stock for these cards fan at 40% didnt go over 55c playing bc2
     
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    I think on getting those 2 gtx460, if ATI comes with some monster to beat the hell out of this SLI ,well good for all who expect the best ,no matter if is ATI or Nvidia. Gaming like heaven is what matters.:rockout:
    anyway I hope that this thread help everyone who its interested in upgrading to gtx460 sli.

    TPU rocks!!!
     

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